Bridget Allgar

Female 1562 - Aft 1623  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Bridget Allgar 
    Christened 11 Mar 1562  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 31 Jul 1623  of Messing Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1901  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father William Allgar,   bur. 2 Aug 1575, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert White,   b. Abt 1558, of Messing or Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17 Jun 1617, Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1585  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sara White,   c. 8 Mar 1585/1586, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft May 1617  (Age ~ 31 years)
     2. Nathaniel White,   c. 30 Apr 1587, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 9 Jun 1623 to 31 Jul 1623, Fering, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    +3. Mary White,   c. 24 Aug 1590, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1652, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    +4. Elizabeth White,   c. 5 Mar 1591/1592, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jan 1669/1670, of Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     5. Bridget White,   c. 18 Aug 1594, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John White,   b. Aft 1597, of Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1683/1684, Hartford, Hartford, England, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 85 years)
    +7. Anne White,   c. 13 Jul 1600, Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1647, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Surname also known as Alger.

      2. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 432-433: "Joseph Loomis (Lomys, Lomax), prob. born abt. 1590; was a woolen draper in Braintree, Co. Essex, England; sailed from London 11 Apr 1638, in the 'Susan and Ellen': arrived at Boston 17 Jul 1638; first appears in Windsor subsequent to 1639; Church Record gives date of his son John's admission to Windsor Church 11 Oct 1640. Probably he was of Mr. Huit's company, 1639, and was the '___ Loomys' adm. to Windsor church same date as his son John. -O.C.R. He m. in Messing, county Essex, Eng., 30 Jun 1614, Mary White, bp. 24 Aug 1590. She was the daughter of Robert W. of Messing, and Bridget Allgar, who was bp. 11 Mar 1562, and was dau. of Wm. Allgar of Shalford, Co. Essex, Eng. -'Extracts from Parish Record of Messing, Communicated by Henry D. White of New Haven, Conn.' She was prob. sister-in-law of John Porter, another prominent Windsor settler. He d. (25 Nov) 1658; wife d. 23 Aug 1652."

      3. The book "Descendants of Joseph Loomis in America," by Elias Loomis, Berea, Ohio, third (1908) edition, pp. 103-104, in speaking of the will of Robert White:
      "This will, supplemented by other records, yields the following facts:
      Robert White, yeoman, b. England, prob. at Messing, and there died, and buried June 17, 1617. He m. June 24, 1585, Brydgette, bapt. at Shalford, Mch. 11, 1562, dau. of William Allgar, who d. at Shalford, and there buried, Aug. 2, 1575. (See N.E. Hst. and Gen. Reg. June 1901.)
      Robert White lived in Shalford most of the time from his marriage, until a few months before his death. He was a rich man, for those times. He was friendly to the Non-conformists. Shalford is 2 miles south of Weathersfield; here (Shalford) were b. his children; and here baptized; viz.:
      1. Daniel.
      2. Sarah, m. James Bowtell.
      3. Mary, bapt. Aug. 24, 1590; m. Joseph Loomis, Windsor, Conn.
      4. Elizabeth, m. William Goodwin, Windsor, Conn.
      5. Bridgett.
      6. Anna, or Rosanna, m. John Porter, Windsor, Conn.
      7. Nathaniel.
      8. John, m. Mary Levett, Hartford, Conn."

      4. The following partial excerpt concerning the parents of John White is found in the biographical sketch for John White in "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III (see his notes for full transcript):
      "John White
      Origin: Messing, Essex
      Migration: 1632 on Lyon [Hotten 150]... Birth: About 1597, son of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White of Messing, Essex [NEHGR 55:22-31]...
      Associations: Three of John White's sisters came to New England with their husbands: Mary, wife of Joseph Loomis; Elizabeth, wife of William Goodwin; and Anne, wife of John Porter [NEHGR 55:22-31]... Bibliographic Note: In 1901 "A Descendant" published an excellent article on the White family in England, and the connections to other New England immigrants [NEHGR 55:22-31]. In 1915 Frank Farnsworth Starr prepared the best account in print of the immigrant and his children [Goodwin Anc 2:395-419]."

      5. FHL book "Various Ancestral Lines … Goodwin and … Morgan …," by Frank Farnsworth Starr (1915; Hartford), pp. 395-399: "The Family of Robert White.
      Shalford, a small parish of Essex County, England, is located in the north middle section of the county, four and a half miles northwest of Braintree, the nearest railroad town, and has a population of about 700.
      The writer visited this parish in August 1891, made an examination of the Church Register which begins in 1558, and found many interesting items. In the record of baptisms are found:
      1560 Sept. 9, Mary Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      1562 Mar. 11, Brydgette Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      1565 Apr. 6, Jdhn Allgar son of William Allgar
      1567 Oct. 5, John Allgar son of William Allgar
      1583 May 5, Elizabeth Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      In the record of burials:
      1565 Aug. 1, John Allgar son of William Allgar
      1575 Aug. 2, William Allgar the elder
      The following entries were found in the record of marriages:
      1575 Oct 16, Henry Bette son of John the elder and Anne Allgar
      1582 Sept. 27, Ralfe Bette and Marye Allgar
      1585 June 24, Robert Whighte and Brydgett Allgar
      The last entry gives us the marriage of Robert White and Bridget Allgar; the daughter of William Allgar of Shalford. Of White's parentage and earlier history we have no knowledge. He seems to have resided at Shalford until after November 7, 1616, the date of the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to William Goodwin then of Bocking, Essex County, later of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other towns in New England.
      In May 1617, he was a resident of Messing in the same county when he made his will, and where he was buried on the 17th of June following.
      Thus far, there has not been discovered any record of the death of his wife Bridget, but she is supposed to be the person of that name, to whom one Nathaniel White of Faring, Essex County, in his will made June 9, 1623, left a life annuity of £ 10. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts., vol. for 1623-4, 158.)
      The following is a copy of Robert White's will, as entered in the records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, volume Weldon, 40... [Article transcribes will; however, I do not copy it since I already have a transcript of it in a separate note.]
      It will be interesting to note that of the daughters mentioned in this will, three with their husbands, became residents of New England, as follows:
      Mary, wife of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, Connecticut Elizabeth, wife of William Goodwin of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Hadley, Massachusetts, and Farmington, Connecticut
      Anne, wife of John Porter of Windsor, Connecticut. We have no knowledge of his son Daniel, except that he was made one of the executors of the will; possibly, he was the child of a previous marriage.
      Child of Robert and ___ White:
      -Daniel bap. ___ legatee and executor of the will of his father; nothing further known about him.
      Children of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White (Church Register, Shalford, Essex County, England):
      -Sarah, bap. Mar 8, 1585, mar. James Bowtell of Little Sating, Essex County, England and was living in May, 1617 (Robert White's will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London).
      -Nathaniel, bap. "Laste day of April," 1587; he is supposed to have lived at Feering, Essex County, and to have died in 1623.
      -Mary, bap. Aug. 24, 1590; mar. June 30, 1614, Joseph Loomis, who emigrated to America and settled in Windsor, Conn.
      -Elizabeth, bap. "fyfte March", 1591; mar. Nov. 7, 1614 William "Godwyn of Bocking singleman." He emigrated to America in 1632 and became one of the settlers of Hartford, Conn.
      -Bridget, bap. Aug. 18, 1594; mar. Sept. 28, 1618, John Christmas.
      -John, bap. ___, mar. Dec. 26, 1622, Mary (Lev ?)it.
      -Anne, bap. July 13, 1600; mar. Oct. 18, 1620 John Porter of Felstead, Essex County, who emigrated to America and settled in Windsor, Conn."
      [Sources in footnotes;]
      -Will of Nathaniel White of Feering, Essex County, in Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts, vol. for 1623-4, 158.
      -Parish Register, Messing, Essex County, England."

      6. FHL book "Various Ancestral Lines ... Goodwin and ... Morgan ...," by Frank Farnsworth Starr (1915; Hartford), pp. 395-399: "The Family of Robert White.
      Shalford, a small parish of Essex County, England, is located in the north middle section of the county, four and a half miles northwest of Braintree, the nearest railroad town, and has a population of about 700.
      The writer visited this parish in August 1891, made an examination of the Church Register which begins in 1558, and found many interesting items. In the record of baptisms are found:
      1560 Sept. 9, Mary Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      1562 Mar. 11, Brydgette Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      1565 Apr. 6, Jdhn Allgar son of William Allgar
      1567 Oct. 5, John Allgar son of William Allgar
      1583 May 5, Elizabeth Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      In the record of burials:
      1565 Aug. 1, John Allgar son of William Allgar
      1575 Aug. 2, William Allgar the elder
      The following entries were found in the record of marriages:
      1575 Oct 16, Henry Bette son of John the elder and Anne Allgar
      1582 Sept. 27, Ralfe Bette and Marye Allgar
      1585 June 24, Robert Whighte and Brydgett Allgar
      The last entry gives us the marriage of Robert White and Bridget Allgar; the daughter of William Allgar of Shalford. Of White's parentage and earlier history we have no knowledge. He seems to have resided at Shalford until after November 7, 1616, the date of the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to William Goodwin then of Bocking, Essex County, later of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other towns in New England.
      In May 1617, he was a resident of Messing in the same county when he made his will, and where he was buried on the 17th of June following.
      Thus far, there has not been discovered any record of the death of his wife Bridget, but she is supposed to be the person of that name, to whom one Nathaniel White of Faring, Essex County, in his will made June 9, 1623, left a life annuity of £ 10. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts., vol. for 1623-4, 158.)
      The following is a copy of Robert White's will, as entered in the records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, volume Weldon, 40... [Article transcribes will; however, I do not copy it since I already have a transcript of it in a separate note.]
      It will be interesting to note that of the daughters mentioned in this will, three with their husbands, became residents of New England, as follows:
      Mary, wife of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, Connecticut Elizabeth, wife of William Goodwin of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Hadley, Massachusetts, and Farmington, Connecticut
      Anne, wife of John Porter of Windsor, Connecticut. We have no knowledge of his son Daniel, except that he was made one of the executors of the will; possibly, he was the child of a previous marriage.
      Child of Robert and ___ White:
      -Daniel bap. ___ legatee and executor of the will of his father; nothing further known about him.
      Children of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White (Church Register, Shalford, Essex County, England):
      -Sarah, bap. Mar 8, 1585, mar. James Bowtell of Little Sating, Essex County, England and was living in May, 1617 (Robert White's will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London).
      -Nathaniel, bap. "Laste day of April," 1587; he is supposed to have lived at Feering, Essex County, and to have died in 1623.
      -Mary, bap. Aug. 24, 1590; mar. June 30, 1614, Joseph Loomis, who emigrated to America and settled in Windsor, Conn.
      -Elizabeth, bap. "fyfte March", 1591; mar. Nov. 7, 1614 William "Godwyn of Bocking singleman." He emigrated to America in 1632 and became one of the settlers of Hartford, Conn.
      -Bridget, bap. Aug. 18, 1594; mar. Sept. 28, 1618, John Christmas.
      -John, bap. ___, mar. Dec. 26, 1622, Mary (Lev ?)it.
      -Anne, bap. July 13, 1600; mar. Oct. 18, 1620 John Porter of Felstead, Essex County, who emigrated to America and settled in Windsor, Conn."
      [Sources in footnotes;]
      -Will of Nathaniel White of Feering, Essex County, in Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts, vol. for 1623-4, 158.
      -Parish Register, Messing, Essex County, England."

      CHRISTENING:
      1. NEHGS Register, Vol. 55, pages 22-31, 1901, see notes of Robert White for full transcript of article from which the following partial excerpt is taken:
      "The children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor. By a Descendant.
      ...Extracts from Parish Registers of Shalford and Messing, Co. Essex, transcribed by Mr. Frank Farnsworth Starr.
      From Parish Register of Shalford.
      Marriages...
      1575, Oct. 16, Henry Bette son of John the elder and Anne Allgar.
      1582, Sept. 27, Ralfe Bette and Marye Allgar.
      1585, June 24, Robert Whighte and Brydgette Allgar...
      Baptisms.
      1560, Sept. 9, Mary Allgar daughter of William Allgar.
      1562, Mar 11, Brydgette Allgar dau. of William Allgar.
      1565, April 6, John Allgar son of William Allgar.
      1567, Oct. 5, John Allgar son of William Allgar.
      1583, May 5, Elizabeth Allgar dau. of William Allgar...
      Burials.
      1565, Aug. 1, John Allgar, son of William Allgar.
      1575, Aug. 2, William Allgar the elder..."

      DEATH:
      1. Was named in son Nathaniel White's will proved 31 Jul 1623. Bridget's death had to be after that date.