Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Joseph Bridger

Male 1628 - 1686  (58 years)


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  • Name Joseph Bridger 
    Birth 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 8 May 1686  Isle of Wight County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60546  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Family Hester Pitt,   b. Abt 1632, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 8 May 1686, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1648  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

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      The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Apr., 1899), Page 243

      Will of ColI. Joseph Bridger : Personal estate to be equally
      divided between his wife and sons : Joseph, Samuel and William,
      and daus. Martha (Godwin), Mary and Elizabeth, share and
      share alike; except Martha Godwin is to have one hundred pds.
      less than the rest in respect of what I have already given her hus..
      band; and alsoe there mother and my dear wife shall have in the
      first place and before it be delivered, over and above her proportion
      at her choice, one Bed covering and furniture to it, halfe
      dozen chaires, a chest of drawers, table and carpet and looking
      glasses and Andirons to furnish the chamber and one horse as she
      shall choose, and one man, and one woman servant white or black
      to waite upon her, besides all her apparell, Rings, jewels, and ap,
      purtenances for life, and at her decease to go to his heirs; to
      Samuel Bridger the plantation bought by me of John Gatlin and
      William Gatlin wherein John Cooke now lives, also one half of
      my plantation of Curawaock 7800 acres, &c.; to Son William
      850 acres granted to me by an escheat formerly belonging to Nathaniel
      Floyd, &c., and another tract part of which is leased to
      Christopher Wade; his wife to have the tract of land on which
      he lives, 850 acres formerly belonging to Capt. Upton, and 300
      acres formerly belonging to Mr. Seward, and she keeping the
      Brick housing and orchard in repaire; after her death they are
      to go to his son Joseph, as well as half the land at Curawaock for
      his natural life, and remainder to the heirs male of his body;
      'also tract at Manokin: to my mother Mrs. Mary Bridger 5
      puunds yearly during her life. Lt. ColI. Jno. Pitt, Mr. Tho. Pitt
      and ColI. Arthur Smith to assist my wife, to whom I give 20
      shillings apiece to buy Rings.
      Wife Hester Bridger Exx. 3 Aug. 1683. By a codicil he disinherits his son Joseph, "who I finde fly out with divers dissolute courses of life and is grown very disobedient to me.", Entails the land that went to him on his other sons and divides the personal estate between his children Samuel, William, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, and Hester. Dated 18 Oct., 1683. Proved May 8, 1686.

      note: Bridger was born in 1628 and died April 15, 1686. See "The Old
      Brick Church, Smithfield"; by R. S. Thomas, Va. Hist. ColI., Vol. XI.,
      p. 142. He married Hester Pitt, 4. of Col. Robert Pitt.
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 318-319
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents (missing) I THOMAS GREEN (missing) Whereas JOHN CATETT & ELIZA. his Wife of the County of (missing) Letter of Attorney bearing date in October 1659 under their hands (missing) to make saile in their names & for their use formerly bel(missing) SLAUGHTER both deced containing Eight hundred (missing) the head of CHUCKATUCK CREEK in the sd County of the (missing) & for their use to the purchaser or purchasers to make (missing) good & lawfull possession thereof as by the sd Lettr. of Attorney may appear Now Know Ye that I the sd THOMAS GREEN for & in consideration of the sum of (missing) thousand pounds of Tobacco & Cask to be paid by JOSEPH BRIDGAR (missing) the ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY aforesd according to the purport & true meaning (missing) by the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR in the name & for the use of the (missing) receit whereof I hereby acknowledge have by Virtue of the aforesd Letter of Attorney in the name & behalf of the sd JOHN CATETT & ELIZA, his Wife their heirs & admrs. forever a certaine part of the sd tract of land unto the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR his heirs & assignes for ever that is to say all that land formerly (missing) by the sd Capt. JOHN UPTON unto JOHN KING & LAWRENCE WARD begiving at a great Poplar stump neer to the then dwelling house of the sd JOHN KING & LAWRENCE WARD abutting N. W. upon a branch of CHUCATUCK CREEK then known by the name of NEW TOWN HAVEN runing SW into ye woods & NE upon a branch that doth abutt upon the head of PAGAN POINT CREEK & bounded by marked trees the same being now in the possession of Capt. JOHN ENGLISH & GILES PAULETT together also with the land now in the occupation of JOHN CAR(missing) & also all that parcel! of land likewise formerly Leased by the aforesd Capt. JOHN UPTON unto NICHOLAS MORRIS adjoyning unto the aforesaid Land the same being now also in the occupation of WILLIAM CARNGTON & JAMES ASK the marked trees to the outermost bounds & so running S. W. into the woods to have and to hold the forebargained premises unto the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR his heirs or assignes for Ever in as ample manner as the sd JOHN CATLETT &ELIZA. his Wife or their heirs could hold the same & I the sd THOMAS GREEN do hereby in the behalf of the sd JOHN CATLETT &ELIZA. his Wife their heirs and admrs. grant with the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR his heirs & assignes that he shall peacably hold the premises without the trouble of the sd JOHN CATLETT &ELIZA. his Wife or their heirs or admrs. or by any other persons claiming & further I the sd THOMAS GREEN do covent. in the behalf of the sd JOHN CATLETT & ELIZA. his Wife with the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR shall be kept Indemnified unto the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR (missing) sd Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER & agt. all persons whatsoever I the sd THOMAS GREEN will acknowledge the (missing) ISLE OF WHITE or when sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR shall require the (missing) hand & seale this Sixth day of May 1661
      in presence of WILLIAM BROSSIE, THO: GREEN
      WILL EDWARDS, THO. CULME Isle of White County this 10th day of June
      1661 by Mr. THOMAS GREEN Attorney of JOHN CATLETT & ELIZA. CATLETT his Wife JOHN JE----INGS CI Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ELIZA. CATLETT have appointed my Loveing Kinsman Capt THOMAS GREEN my true & lawfull Attorney for me to acknowledge in the County of Rappa. my free consent to the Sale of the land which Mr. THOMAS GREEN Attorney of my Husband Mr. JOHN CATLETT hath made by vertue of his sd Letter of Attorney to Capt JOSEPH BRIDGAR & do by these presents promise to rauify & confirme what my Attorney shall do in the premises Witness my hand this second day of 9ber 1664
      in presence of JOHN DANDY, ELIZA. CATLET
      WARWICK CAMOCK
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa. 2 9bris 1664 pr JOHANNE CATLETT &ELIZA Uxorem

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