Thomas PIDGE

ABT 1594 - 30 Dec 1643

  • BIRTH: ABT 1594, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  • EMIGRATION: 1633, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA
  • DEATH: 30 Dec 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA
Family 1 : Mary SOTHY
  • MARRIAGE: 1 Nov 1619, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  1. +Mary PIDGE
  2.  Ann PIDGE
  3.  Sarah PIDGE
  4.  Hannah PIDGE
  5.  Thomas PIDGE
  6.  Thomas PIDGE
  7.  Sarah PIDGE
  8.  John PIDGE
  9.  Martha PIDGE

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[5216] "Suffolk County Wills"
(From the NEHGR; index by Judith McGhan)
Genealogical Publishing; Baltimore, MD; 1984
p20, Will of "Thomas Pig", probated 07 Feb 1643/44.

"The Pigg or Pidge Family in England and America"
Waldo Chamerlain Sprague
TAG v36, pp110-117 (Jan 1960)
"Thomas Plgge, son of Nicholas, grandson of William, and great-grandson of the first John
named above, married at Saffron Walden, co. Essex, 1 Nov. 1619, Mary or Mercy Sothy,
"daughter of Richard" according to the register. Richard Sothy and Mary Bentley were
married at Debden, co. Essex, in 1595, as shown in the Boyd Marriage Index. Four children
of Thomas are of record at Saffron Walden before the emigration to New England. "Thomas
Pigg, householder, buried 30 December 1643" at Roxbury, says the record there. His widow
Mary married second, 13 Aug. 1645, at Dedham, Michael Metcalf as his second wife. There
were Metcalfs in the Saffron Walden parish register, suggesting acquaintance in England.
The will of Thomas Pig was recorded 14/7/1644..."

"The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England"
Robert Charles Anderson
New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, MA; 1995
"Thomas Pidge; ORIGIN: Saffron Walden, Essex;
BIRTH: By about 1594 based on date of marriage;
DEATH: Roxbury 30 December 1643;
MARRIAGE: Saffron Walden, Essex, 1 November 1619 Mary Sothy."

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862
Repub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998
v3, p245: "PIGG, PIDGE, or PIGGE, THOMAS of Roxbury, freem. 14 May 1634, wh. brot from
Eng. w. Mary, and sev. ch. had here Martha, bapt. 12 Mar. 1643, and he d. 30 Dec. foll.
His will, pro. 12 Sept. 1644, gives Thomas, John, Hannah, Sarah, and Martha, propty. in R.
and to d. Mary, w. I think of Nicholas Wood, his allotm. in Dedham. His wid. m. 13 Aug.
1645, Michael Metcalf."

"Pioneers of Massachusetts"
Pope, Charles Henry
Boston, MA; 1900
p360, "Pidge, Pigge, Pig; Thomas"

"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"METCALFE, Michael1 (1592-1664) & 2/wf Mary (SOTHY) PIDGE (-aft 1664, 1672/3?, Dedham),
w Thomas; 13 Aug 1645, m cont same day; Dedham"

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