Family of Henry1 Bridge of Smarden, ca. 1650-1704
Henry1 may be the first son of John & Mildred and therefore elder brother to Gilbert. He is probably half-brother to Robert and perhaps also to Stephen.
date location record name description note
16 Apr 1677 Cranbrook Marriage Henry Bridge & Margret Boorman  
20 Jan 1678 Cranbrook Baptism Elizabeth Bridge dau. of Henry & Margrett  
Henry seems to have taken land over from John Bridge in Egerton
5 Nov 1680 Egerton Poor Rate Henry Bridge for Mr. Grinhills land £8 rent
16 Feb 1682 Egerton Baptism John Bredge son of Henry & Margaret (John2)
19 Oct 1683 Egerton Poor Rate Henry Bridge no landlord £8 rent
11 Dec 1685 Egerton Poor Rate Henry Bridge no landlord
Robert Tildens land
£8 rent
£6 rent
5 May 1686 Egerton Baptism Mary Bredge dau. of Henry & Margaret  
5 May 1686 Egerton Baptism Jane Bredge dau. of Henry & Margaret  
12 Oct 1687 Egerton Poor Rate Henry Bridge Mr Grinhills land
Wanden field
£11 rent
£1 rent
15 Jun 1688... Egerton Poor Rate Henry Bridge Mr. Greenhills land
Wanden field
Rizely land
£11 rent
£1 rent
£6 rent
2 Jun 1689 Egerton Baptism Susan Bredge dau. of Henry & Margaret  
17 Apr 1691 Egerton Baptism Henry Bredge son of Henry & Margaret (Henry2)
23 Jul 1693 Egerton Baptism Robert Bredge son of Henry & Margaret  
3 May 1695... Smarden Poor Rate Henry Bridge tenant of Mr. Groombridge £34 rent
The Poor Rate accounts are missing for 1704-14.
22 Mar 1704 Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Henry Bridge Smarden yeoman
(Margaret) wife bed, £5 p.a.
John son, executor  
Henry son, executor  
Robert son £100 when 21
Mary daughter £50
Jane daughter £50
Susan daughter £50 when 18 or married
John Baker son-in-law £5
26 Jul 1704 Smarden Burial Henry Bridge householder  
4 Sep 1704 ACC82, f356 Probate Henry Bridge Hedcorne  
24 Jul 1705 Smarden Burial Margaret Bridge widow  
Children of Henry1 Bridges
10 Apr 1711 Smarden Marriage Susannah Bridges & John Ottaway  
13 Nov 1711 Headcorn Marriage Jane Bridge & William Homes WH of Warehorne
6 Feb 1716 Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Henry Bridges Smarden (Henry2)
John Bridges brother £20 to each of his sons
John Ottaway bro.(in-law) with son John
Thomas Fetherstone bro.(in-law), mar. Elizabeth  
Mary Bridges sister, executor  
Robert Bridges brother, executor  
16 Feb 1716 Smarden Burial Henry Bridges d. 15 Feb, age 25 (gravestone)
2 Mar 1716 ACC83 f356 probate Henry Bridges Mary and Robert executors
26 Dec 1716 Smarden gravestone Death Susannah Ottaway wife of John age 28
7 Sep 1753 Consistory Court of Canterbury Will Mary Bridges Smarden sister of John2
Robert Bridges brother £12 quarterly for life
Henry Bridges nephew £20 + £20 on death of Robert
John Bridges nephew "all ready money and securities"
"If John have no issue then after the death of Martha his wife leave money to my relations"
25 Apr 1754 Egerton Burial Mary Bridges    
4 May 1754 CCC63, f525 probate Mary Bridges    
Family of John2 Bridges of Smarden, 1682-1716
This John2 Bridges is a close contemporary of John the son of Stephen Bridge the elder. Perhaps Henry's sons adopted the extra "s" to distinguish themselves from the other family.
date location record name description note
16 Feb 1682 Egerton Baptism John Bredge son of Henry & Margaret  
14 Mar 1708 Smarden Baptism John Bridges son of John & Sarah son of Henry1
8 May 1708 Smarden Burial John Bridges son of John  
20 Nov 1709 Smarden Baptism John Bridges son of John & Sarah (John3)
10 Jan 1712 Smarden Baptism Henry Bridges son of John & Sarah  
7 Dec 1713 Smarden Baptism Robert Bridges son of John & Sarah  
20 May 1715 Smarden Poor Rate John Bridges   £33 rent
13 Dec 1715 Smarden Burial John Bridges yeoman d.12 Dec, age 34 (gravestone)
28 Feb 1716 Smarden Burial Henry Bridges child d.26 Feb, age 5 (gravestone)
20 Apr 1716 Smarden Poor Rate Widow Bridges   £33 rent
20 May 1716 Smarden Baptism Henry Bridges son of John & Sarah (Henry3)
26 May 1718 Smarden Poor Rate Widow Bridges last entry £33 rent
13 Oct 1718 Smarden Marriage Sarah Bridges & Francis Jordan (3 children)
3 Sep 1725 Smarden Burial Sarah Jordan wife of Francis age 45, bur. with John Bridges
Children of John2 Bridges
1747 Canterbury roll of Freemen John Bridges writing master mar. Martha Lane
John became a freeman by marriage, since his father-in-law John Lane was a freeman
7 Sep 1753 Consistory Court of Canterbury Will of Mary Bridges Henry Bridges nephew £20 + £20 on death of Robert
John Bridges nephew "all ready money and securities"
"If John have no issue then after the death of Martha his wife leave money to my relations"
10 Mar 1757 Barham Burial Mary Bridges aged 86 so born 1670/1
It is not obvious who this is! She does not fit in with any of the data I have. However, I have not found any earlier references to the Bridges family in Barham and I am assuming that Henry Bridges (below) is Henry 3, son of John Bridges of Smarden since it seems likely that his uncle Robert was the "cousin, grasier of Barham" mentioned in the will of Thomasin.
7 Jun 1743 Barham Burial Amy Bridge wife of Henry Bridges
15 Jan 1746 Barham Baptism Mary Bridges dau. of Henry Bridges Henry 3 remarried?
22 May 1748 Barham Baptism Susanna Bridges dau. of Henry Bridges
20 May 1750 Barham Baptism Elizabeth Bridges dau. of Henry Bridges
6 Jan 1754 Barham Baptism John Bridges son of Henry Bridges
2 May 1756 Barham Baptism Sarah Bridges dau. of Henry Bridges
6 Apr 1782 Kingston Burial John Bridges from Barham