This is my personal genealogy hobby site. The data contained here has been gathered through 20 years of genealogy. Some of it is my research, much of it has been shared with me.

DISCLAIMER: This is my speculative data. I've verified very little of it. Use it for hints and pointers, but do your own research!

It costs me over $50 (US) a month to have this data on the web, so your support would be appreciated! If clicking on advertisments is not your thing, please consider a donation!

Rob Salzman
PO Box 25335
Beaverton, OR

sponsored links

This data changes often. If you've arrived from a search engine, it's could be that you don't see the information you were looking for. The current index for can be found here. You can email me at genealogy at for updates, removal requests, etc.

Family Sheet

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 Mother: Elizabeth
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 Wife: Penelope
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 Born: 1621 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
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.
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.


Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. is a website