Susannah Goldham

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Susannah Goldham, daughter of Henry Goldham and Patrice Miriam, was born probably shortly before her baptism at St. Mary Magadalen, Bermondsey, Southwark, Surrey, England, 15 February 1623/24.1,2 She died at New Haven, Connecticut, 1 November 1703.3,4

Susannah married John Bishop, son of John Bishop and Anne (---), at Guilford, Connecticut, 13 December 1650.3,5

Something is amiss here. If Susannah is the same girl baptized in London in 1623/4, she can't be the mother of the last three children--her biological clock would have expired about the time of the birth of Nathaniel. There's no evidence of John having a second wife named Susannah.

If she is not one one baptized in 1623/4, and is the mother of the last three children, then she cannot have been born earlier than 1636. Even then, as now, age 14 is unusually young for her marriage in 1650.

Regarding her date of death. The administration of her estate was granted to John Bishop, 26 Jan 1703/4, and he was due to present a full account of the estate 1 Nov 1704. This seems to have been interpreted as one year from Susannah's death, but there's no indication this was the case. The file is incomplete, missing the inventory and accounting.4

Family

John Bishop d. bef. 1 Dec 1683
Children
  • Mary Bishop3 b. 28 Sep 1652
  • John Bishop3 b. 1655, d. 25 Nov 1731
  • Susanna Bishop3 b. 1657, d. Oct 1729
  • Elizabeth Bishop3 b. 1660, d. Aug 1727
  • Daniel Bishop+3 b. 1663, d. 17 Apr 1751
  • Nathaniel Bishop3 b. 1666, d. 1 May 1714
  • Samuel Bishop3 b. 28 Oct 1670, d. 17 Feb 1753
  • Sarah Bishop3 b. 22 Jan 1674, d. 12 May 1712
  • Abigail Bishop3 b. 25 Jan 1681, d. 5 Jun 1751

Citations

  1. [S2197] Edith Bartlett Sumner, Ancestry and Descendants of Amaziah Hall and Betsey Baldwin (Los Angeles, California: s.p., 1954), 72, further cited as Sumner, Hall-Baldwin.
  2. [S2231] Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, (on-line database), Provo, Utah:, Ancestry.com Operations, 2010, Reference Number P71/MMG/003. Original data: Church of England Parish Registers, London, England: London Metropolitan Archives, further cited as London Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
  3. [S2196] Alvan Talcott and Jacquelyn L. Ricker, editor, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut, 2 vols. (1984/1888; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1997), 1:76, further cited as Talcott & Ricker, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut.
  4. [S1032] Connecticut, Probate Files Collection, Early to 1880, New Haven District, #1362, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Connecticut Probate Files.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1:149, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).