The Northern Ruggles
Who are the Northern Ruggles? They are a family of Immigrants who played a major role in helping to create and establish the New World and America as a country along with other well-to-do families who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean seeking a new life.
This is the Ruggles Family that immigrated to America and established the Northern Ruggles Line.
Thomas Ruggles (SR.) b. 1558 /60 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England – d. 1647 / m. Margaret Dandridge (b. 1562 in England) – THESE ARE THE IMMIGRANTS: came about 1635.
... And Sons ...
- Sen. John Ruggles of Roxbury, MA in 1635 (b. 1591 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England – Oct. 6, 1663 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA) / m. 1663 in England to Wife #1 Barbra Bridge (b. 1605 – d. Nov 1636 – IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA /m. 1638 to Wife #2 Margaret Hammond (Maid Servant b. in England – d. 6 Dec 1674 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA)
- Thomas Ruggles (JR.) of Nazing, Esex, England & Roxbury, MA in 1637 b. 1584 – d. as recorded in the church record - 15 Sept 1644 will dated 9 Nov 1644 a godly brother of the Church died of consumption /m. on 1 Nov 1620 in Nazing, Essex, England to Mary Curtis (b. 1558 in Nazing, Essex, England – d. 14 Feb 1674 in Roxbury, Suffolk, England (Parents are Thomas Curtis and Mary Camp / Had a brother named William who married Sarah Eliot (sister of Philip & Rev. John Eliot) – IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA in 1637 / This Thomas Ruggles and a John Grave were the first Christians that came from the town in England to die. Mary remarried to “Goodman” Route and lived 30 years after Thomas’ death. (In His Will: “All the rest of my land and house I give to my wife during the time of her natural life, an after her death, the land and house to be divided, my son John to enter upon one half and Samuel and Sarah the other.” The household articles to be divided equally among the three. This will was witnessed by Philip Eliot and John Ruggles, the brother of Thomas.)