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1). Thomas will was dated 30 September 1657 and proba t e d 2 9 J une 1658. There is tentative and highly ambiguous evidence that T h o m as Scudder may have departed Kent after 26 March 16 3 7 t o a v oid possible loss of a suit for heavy damages a ga ins t hi m , going first to Colingbourne Ducis the hom e o f h i s brot her, Reverend Henry Scudder , and then t o Amer ica.Th e evide nce is contained in the report of a d amage s uit i n Chancer y C ourt in 1640 several years aft er Thoma s dep arture in volving Sir Henry Neese and hi s wife, pet itioner s, agains t Mr. Chase,clergyman, and h is father an d brothe rs. Sir H enry asserted that while h e and his wif e were te mporarily i n London, Mr. Chase e t al seized Si r Henry s dw elling in St one , Kent, calle d Stone Castle about four mi les north o f Horton Kirby ,for a fortnight , consuming o r embezzling h is possessio ns,and denying hi m access or pos session. Durin g this per iod, Sir Henryleas ed a second hous e, in Horton Ki rby, ap parently owned by T homas Scudder, i n which to live . Si r Henry further mainta ined that the Cha ses, in pursu i t of their malice agains t him, secretly c onspired wit h He nry Scudder, clerke, a nd the said Thomas S cudder o f Ho rton Kirby , to deny Si r Henry access to the s econ d house a s well , in order t o carry outtheir threat t o drive him o ut of that countr y. By the time of the 16 4 0 Chancery case , Sir Henry ha d regained possessio n o f Stone Castle an d had recovered 3 0 pounds in damage s fro m the Chases throug h five or si x courts of law an d equity . The apparent purp ose of th e 1640 action was c hiefly t o enable Sir Henry to r ecove r additional damage s to cove r his costs, which he clai me d in one stat emen t to amoun t in excess of treble the s a id 30 pounds, a nd others t o total in excess of 300 pou nds. Thomas Scudder was also known as Old Goodman Scudd e r i n his community.
Name: Thomas Scudder Sr. Note
Born: 1587 at Colingsborne, , Wiltshire, England
Married: Abt 1610 at Kent, , , England
Died: 1658 at Salem, , Essex, MA
Father: Henry Scudder
Name: Elizabeth Stoughton Note
Born: Abt 1587 at Of Naughton, , Suffolk, England
Died: 9 Sep 1666 at , , , England Or USA
Other Spouses: John Scudder
Father: Rev. Thomas Stoughton
Mother: Katherine Montpesson
Name: William Scudder
Born: Bet 1612 and 1615 at England, , ,
Died: Bet 1650 and 1657 at Huntington, , Suffolk, NY
Name: Thomas Scudder Jr.
Born: 1615 at London, , Middlesex County, England
Died: 14 Nov 1690 at Huntington, , Long Island, NY
Wife: Mary Ludlam
Name: John Scudder
Born: 1616 at Groton, , Suffolk, England
Died: Bef 6 Jan 1685 at Newton, , Queens Co, NY
Wife: Joanna Chamberlin
Name: Martha Scudder
Died: Abt 1650
Husband: Joseph Lathrop
Name: Elizabeth Scudder
Born: 12 May 1622 at Salem, , Essex County, MA
Died: 28 Feb 1699 at Boston, , , MA
Husband: Henry Bartholomew
Name: Henry Scudder
Born: Bet 1626 and 1630 at England, , ,
Died: Aft 25 Jan 1661 at Huntington, , Suffolk, NY
Wife: Catherine Este
2). !Elizabeth was added to this family after she was menti o n e d as a probably daughter of the Rev. Thomas Stoughto n a n d h is wife, Katherine in TAG 33 107. Only her marri ag e wa s gi ven, to John Scudder at St. Mary s in Maldon , Ess ex, E nglan d.Like the other three probable sister s menti oned i n th e article, no record of a christening h as bee n found. !Please see the qualification mentioned in the notes f o r E l izabeth Stoughton s probable sister, Margaret Stoug ht on . O f the three probable daughters mentioned, Elizab et h wo uld b e in second place to be the accepted member o f t he fa mily o f the Rev. Thomas Stoughton and his wife , Kath erine.