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John Tidd and Margaret Greenleaf

John Tidd and Rebecca Wood

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John and Margaret (Greenleaf) Tidd

John TIDD - b. about 1589, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England; d. Apr. 24, 1656, Middlesex Co., MA. His death date is from The New England Ancestry of Dana Converse Backus, by Mary E. M. Backus (1949). His will was dated Apr. 9, 1656 and was proved Nov. 10, 1656 in Middlesex Co., MA. The will names wife Alice, son John, daughters Elizabeth FULLER and Mary KENDALL, and seven grandchildren. Moved to Woburn and signed Town Orders Dec. 18, 1640. Married first 1614 in England; and second Alice. The date and place of the marriage of John and Alice has been found as Jun. 11, 1657, Charlestown, MA . However, it will be noted that this date is over a year after the death of John TIDD of Woburn, MA.

Margaret GREENLEAF - b. about 1595, England; d. 1651, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. documentation of her surname has not been seen. It may be that the surname is due to another John TEED, who also arrived in American in 1637 as a 19 year old servant for Samuel GREENFIELD. This John TEED was at Salem and Ipswich, MA and removed to Exeter, NH, where he signed a petition in 1643, together with Samuel GREENFIELD.

Children of John and Margaret Tidd

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  1. Samuel - d. 1651, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. His estate was inventoried Oct. 4, 1651 in Middlesex Co., MA. Married Sarah on Apr. 13, 1650 (spource of this date cannot be determined). Sarah was married second by 1654 to John SOUTHWICK. Daughter of Samuel and Sarah TIDD: Elizabeth married James GILES.
  2. Hannah - d. Aug. 14, 1650. Married William SAVELL on Sep. 21, 1641. Four children. Probably the William SAVILL of Braintree 1640, who had sons John; Samuel; Benjamin; and William.
  3. Elizabeth - Elizabeth - b. Sep. 19, 1626, Charlestown, Yarmouth, England; d. Jun 1649, Salem, Essex Co., MA. Married Jun. 13, 1643, at Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, Thomas FULLER (b. Jan. 20, 1619, Rendenhall, Norfolk, England; d. Jun. 16, 1698, Salem, Essex Co., MA), son of Ralph FULLER and Elizabeth ELLIOTT. Children of Elizabeth and Thomas FULLER include: Thomas married Ruth RICHARDSON; Elizabeth; Ruth married first Timothy WHEELER, and second Henry WILKINS; Deborah married first Isaac RICHARDSON, and second Mr. SHAW; John married Rebecca PUTNAM; Jacob married Mary BACON; Joseph died young; Benjamin married Sarah BACON; and Samuel did not marry.
  4. Mary - d. 1705, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA. Married Dec. 24, 1644, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA Francis KENDALL (b. 1620, Westmoreland, Cambridge, England; d. 1708, Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA), freeman of Woburn 1647. Children of Mary and Francis KENDALL: John married first Hannah BARTLETT, second Elizabeth COMEE/COMEY, and third Eunice (BROOKS) CARTER PARKER; Thomas married first Ruth BLODGETT, and second Abigail RAYNER (or BROUGHTON); Mary married Israel REED; Elizabeth married first Ephraim WINSHIP, and second Joseph PEIRCE; Hannah married William GREEN; Rebekah married Joshua EATON; Samuel married first Rebecca MIXER, and second Mary LOCKE; Jacob married first Persis HAYWARD/HEYWOOD, and second Alice HASSELL (or TEMPLE); and Abigail married William REED.
  5. John - b. England; d. Apr. 13, 1703, Lexington, MA.

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John and Rebecca (Wood) Tidd

John TIDD - b. England; d. Apr. 13, 1703, Lexington, MA. Son of John TIDD and Margaret GREENLEAF. Embarked from England with father in 1637 for Charlestown and Woburn, MA, and moved to Cambridge Farms (Lexington), MA in 1686. Proprietor, subscriber for meetinghouse, taxpayer, and assessor 1693. Will dated Aug. 7, 1701, and proved May 31, 1703. Married Apr. 14, 1650, probably at Woburn, MA.

Rebecca WOOD - b. 1625, England; d. Jun. 10, 1717, Lexington, MA.

Children of John and Rebecca Tidd

  1. Hannah - b. Sep. 21, 1652, Woburn, MA. Married Dec. 1, 1674 Joseph SMITH (b. Jun. 10, 1643, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 1712), son of Thomas SMITH and Mary KNAPP. Children of Hannah and Joseph SMITH: Joseph married Mary RICHARDS; John married Jane BARNARD; Daniel married Mary BURRIDGE; Hannah married David MEAD; and Rebecca.
  2. John - b. Feb. 26, 1654/5, Woburn, MA; d. Aug. 3, 1743. Married Jun. 12, 1678 Elizabeth FIFIELD (b. Sep. 7, 1657), daughter of William and Mary.
  3. Mary - b. Nov. 13, 1656, Woburn, MA; d. Dec. 4, 1732, Lexington, MA. Married Joseph SIMONDS.
  4. Samuel - b. Jan. 16, 1658/9, Woburn, MA; d. May 9, 1699. In the ill-fated expedition to Canada in 1690. Probably did not marry.
  5. Joseph - b. Jan. 18, 1660/1, Woburn, MA; d. Feb. 1, 1660/1, Woburn, MA.
  6. Joseph - b. Jan. 20, 1661/2, Woburn, MA; d. Dec. 26, 1730, probably at Lexington, MA. Constable 1699, and selectman 1714. Married three times, each to a Mary. First marriage - Mary (b. 1671; d. Jan. 23, 1694) was mother of one child who died in infancy. Second marriage - Mary (b. about 1685, d. Jan. 9, 1716/7) was mother of: a child who died in infancy; Joseph married Dorothy STICKNEY; Samuel; Sarah married John BRIDGE; Betty married Gerhom FLAGG; and Mary married David CUTLER. Third marriage - Mary (b. 1670; d. Jan. 5, 1730) had no children by Joseph.
  7. Rebecca - b. Lexington, MA; d. Mar. 8, 1750. Married Nov. 11, 1685, Woburn, MA Thomas BLODGETT (b. Feb. 26, 1661, Woburn, MA; d. Sep. 29, 1740, Lexington, MA), the son of Samuel and Ruth (IGGLEDEN) BLODGETT. Thomas was a subscriber to the meeting-house at Lexington in 1692, was taxed there in 1694, and settled on Adams Street. He and Rebecca were admitted to the Lexington church Mar. 5, 1699, by letter from Woburn. Thomas served the town as tythingman, assessor, selectman, and representative. His will was written Oct. 26, 1738, and proved Nov. 24, 1740. Children of Rebecca and Thomas BLODGETT (first six born at Woburn; youngest two baptised at Lexington): Thomas married Mary; a child died in infancy; Rebecca married John RUSSELL; a child died in infancy; Ruth; Joseph married first Sarah STONE, married second Sarah INGERSOLL; Abigail married Peter REED; and Samuel married Mary RUSSELL.
  8. Daniel - b. about 1668, Lexington, MA; d. Nov. 29, 1696, Lexington, MA. Married Dec. 21, 1694 Lydia CARLY (b. about 1672; d. Aug. 14, 1727), daughter of William and Jane. Children of Daniel and Lydia TIDD: Daniel married Hephzibah REED; and Mary.

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