Bridget Lee (mtDNA)
As of November 25, 2020:
- Little opportuniy for mtDNA testing
- Low priority
Bridget Lee was born about 1595, daughter of Josephine (Unknown), and died after May 1667 in New London County, Connecticut. She married Leiden 27 May 1617 (as his third wife) Samuel Fuller. They had at least two children: Mercy and Samuel It is possible they may have also had a daughter Bridget.
Bridget was possibly their eldest child, born in Leiden about 1619 and married at Plymouth 30 Sep 1641 Henry Sirkman. 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 contemporary records would need to be discovered to identify any possible lines.
- Estimate, based on married in May 1617.
- from her marriage record
- MD 39:86
- MD 8:129
- from the will of the father
- Plymouth Colony Records 2:23
- 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 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