Family of Peter Bridge of Headcorn, ca.1550-1608?
date location record name description note
Peter may be the brother of Christopher and Alexander.
17 Sep 1572 Headcorn Marriage Peter Bridge & Marie Bode
13 Sep 1573 Headcorn Baptism Christopher Bridge son of Peter
18 Sep 1575 Headcorn Baptism Nicholas Bridge son of Peter
14 Jan 1582 Headcorn Baptism Mary Bridge dau. of Peter
28 Mar 1585 Staplehurst Baptism Ambrose Bridge son of Peter
6 Jul 1589 Staplehurst Baptism Ales Bridge dau. of Peter (Alice)
30 Apr 1608 Headcorn Burial Peter Bridge could be Nicholas's son
Family of Nicholas Bridge of Headcorn, 1575-1652...
date location record name description note
Nicholas appears to be Peter's son
26 Sep 1606 Headcorn Baptism Peter Bridge son of Nicholas named after grandfather?
30 Oct 1608 Headcorn Baptism William Bridge son of Nicholas cf. Wm. son of Thomas
? Nov 1611 Headcorn Baptism Mary Bridge dau. of Nicholas
7 May 1638 Headcorn Poor rate Nicholas Bridge up to 1652 3 ac
Family of William Bridge junior of Headcorn, 1608-1673...
This seems to be Nicholas's son. The poor rate accounts also show "William senior" who is Alexander's son with 22 ac. He died in 1658 and so William junior becomes simply William thereafter. Possibly at some date his son William takes over.
14 Nov 1641 Headcorn Baptism William Bridge son of William jnr & Elizabeth
8 May 1650 Headcorn Poor rate William Bridge junior 2 ac
29 Apr 1651 Headcorn Poor rate William Bridge jnr "or occupier" 2 ac
10 N0v 1652 Headcorn Poor rate William Bridge "00"
21 Apr 1657 Headcorn Poor rate William Bridge jnr 3 ac
1668 Headcorn Poor rate William Bridge 3 ac
1673 Headcorn Poor rate William Bridge 2 ac
2 Jun 1682 Headcorn Poor rate Widow Bridge 3 ac
1686 Headcorn Poor rate Widow Bridge or the occupier 3 ac
There are no records of burials of any of this family in Headcorn. Maybe they had become non-conformist?
Family of Christopher Bridge of Headcorn, b. ca. 1550
date location record name description note
Christopher may be the brother of Peter and Alexander.
13 Sep 1573 Headcorn Marriage Christopher Bridge & Johane Bourne
8 Feb 1576 Headcorn Baptism Alexander Bridge son of Christopher
A Christopher Bridge features several times in the records of the Freemen of Canterbury, 1554-1606. However, the last of his several children was baptised 1574, at St. Andrew's, Canterbury, so this is not the same man.
Family of Alexander Bridge of Headcorn
If this is Christopher's son then he married relatively late, aged 44, but also died at 54.
7 Nov 1620 Headcorn Marriage Alexander Bridg & Anne Liden
30 Jun 1622 Headcorn Baptism Mary Bridg dau. of Alexander
16 Jul 1622 Headcorn Burial Mary Bridg dau. of Alexander
11 Jul 1624 Headcorn Baptism Katherine Bridg dau. of Alexander
18 May 1628 Headcorn Baptism Margaret Bridg dau. of Alexander
10 Mar 1630 Headcorn Burial Alexander Bridge