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John LANGRIDGE (1565-1646)

and Bridget (c1570-1648)


John Langridge and Bridget married before 1589 and possibly in or near East Grinstead, Sussex.

John Langrige may have been baptised on 28 July 1565 in East Grinstead.  Unfortunately neither of his parents were named in the baptism register.  He may have been the son of William Langridge (c1539-1597).  He was unlikely to have been a son of Humpfrey Langridge as he had twins baptised a couple of months before John, and I don't think he was the son of Edward Langridge.  John left a will which was proved on 6 May 1646, in which he was described as a yeoman of East Grinstead (click here to read my transcript of his will).

Bridget left a will dated 20 May 1646 and proved on 23 June 1648 (I have a copy of her will).


John Langridge and Bridget had the following children:

  1. Brigett Langrige was baptised on 10 August 1589 in East Grinstead and buried there on 16 August 1589.

  2. John Langrige was baptised on 6 December 1590 in East Grinstead.  He was not mentioned in either of his parents wills, therefore, I assume he died young and was not the John Langridge who married Rody Taylor in 1616.  Might he have been buried on 8 October 1612 in East Grinstead?

  3. William Langridge was baptised on 12 July 1593 in East Grinstead and buried there on 29 March 1595.

  4. Edward Langridge was baptised on 20 July 1596 in East Grinstead and buried there on 9 February 1596/7.

  5. Bridget Langridge was mentioned in the wills of her parents as Bridget Cole.

    As Bridget Knight, widow she married John Cole on by licence 14 July 1636 in Worth.  Their marriage licence was issued on 12 July 1636 by the Archdeaconry of Lewes which noted that he was a yeoman and she a widow and they were both of East Grinstead.  Surety for the licence was proved by John himself and Joseph West a sorirenor of Cliffe near Lewes.

    John and Bridget had 2 known children:

    1. Ann Cole was baptised on 30 April 1637 in East Grinstead

    2. Judeth Cole was baptised on 1 November 1640 in East Grinstead.  She may have married Mr. Charles Paine on 1 July 1658 in East Grinstead.

    3. Joanne Langredge was baptised on 17 August 1600 in East Grinstead.  She was unmarried in 1646.

    4. Jewdythe Langredge was baptised on 30 October 1603 in East Grinstead.  She was unmarried in 1646.

    5. Ellyzabeth Langredge was baptised on 26 May 1606 in East Grinstead.  She was unmarried in 1646.

    6. A daughter was buried on 26 May 1608 in East Grinstead.

    7. William Langridge was baptised on 4 November 1611 in East Grinstead.  He was mentioned in his father's will and that of his mother who also mentioned his then wife Mary.

      William married Sarah Bloom by licence on 7 May 1635 in Westerham, Kent.  He was then of East Grinstead and she of Sevenoaks.

      Sara Langridg was buried on 3 March 1635/6 in East Grinstead.

      William and Sara had the following daughter:

      1. Bridget Langridg was baptised and buried on 19 January 1635/6 in East Grinstead.

      William next married Mary.

      Mary was buried on 10 August 1661 in East Grinstead.

      William and Mary had the following children:

      1. John Langridg was baptised on 11 November 1638 in East Grinstead.

      2. William Langridg was baptised on 4 October 1640 in East Grinstead.

      3. Richard Langridge was baptised on 17 January 1646/7 in East Grinstead.

      4. Judith Langridge was baptised on 16 March 1647/8 in East Grinstead.

      5. Mary Langridge was baptised on 31 October 1649 in East Grinstead.

      6. Henry Langridge was baptised on 5 April 1652 in East Grinstead.

      7. Bridget Langridge was baptised on 30 May 1654 in East Grinstead.


       This page was reviewed on 11 April 2012