Bridget Lee (mtDNA)

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Status summary

As of November 25, 2020:

  • Little opportuniy for mtDNA testing
  • Low priority

Paper Trail

For more information see: * Radasch, Katharine W. & Arthur H. Radasch (rev. by Margaret H. Stover and Robert S. Wakefield), Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol: 10 Samuel Fuller

First Generation

Bridget Lee was born about 1595,[1] daughter of Josephine ____,[2] and died after May 1667 in New London County, Connecticut.[3] Bridget married Leiden 27 May 1617 Samuel Fuller son of Edward Fuller.[4] While her husband came over on the Mayflower in 1620 with his parents, Bridget came over in the Anne in 1623. They had at least two children: Mercy and Samuel.[5] It is possible Samuel and Bridget may have also had a daughter Bridget.

Second Generation

Bridget Fuller was possibly their eldest child, born in Leiden about 1619 and married at Plymouth 30 Sep 1641 Henry Sirkman.[6] Bradford did state Samuel Fuller had "a child which came afterwards", but no such child was named in Samuel's 1633 will. It is possible she did not emigrate to Plymouth Colony until sometime after her father's death.

Mercy Fuller was born sometime shortly after the May 1627 cattle division. She was named in her father's 1633 will, as well as mentioned as living by Gov. Bradford in 1651, but he failed to state whether she was married or not. No further record.

Summary of findings

There are some potential lines of matrilineal descent for Bridget Lee, but new discoveries would be needed to identify any possible lines.

  1. Estimate, based on married in May 1617.
  2. from Bridget's marriage record
  3. MD 39:86
  4. MD 8:129
  5. will of their father
  6. Plymouth Colony Records 2:23

External links and references

  • Radasch, Katharine Warner & Alfred Hitchcock Radasch, rev. by Margaret Harris Stover & Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: vol. 10: Samuel Fuller General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996
  • Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Increasings From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, Second edition 1995, 1996. pp. 60-61
  • Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Passenger References (from Contemporary Records and Scholarly Journals) Stewart Publishing Co., Canada, 2nd ed. 2015, pp. 234-42
  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Mayflower Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth, 1620 New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA 2020, pp. 90-95
  • The Samuel Fuller Family - The Mayflower Society

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