Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Accidental Death of Edmund Ingalls - 52 Ancestors #43

Edmund Ingalls died at the age of 60 from injuries sustained when he fell through a bridge. In March of 1648, he was crossing the bridge over the Saugus River on horseback and somehow fell through the bridge. The town of Lynn spent £20 to repair the bridge and Edmund, fearing he would not recover, wrote his will. Edmund's will was proved on September 14, 1648, and his inventory came to a little over £135.


After his death, the family petitioned the town for compensation for the loss of their father. These damages were granted to the family on October 18, 1648.

"The humble petition of Robert Ingalls, with the rest of his brethren and sisters, being eight in number, humbly showeth that whereas your poor petitioner's father hat been deprived of life by the insufficiency of Lynne Bridge, so called, to the great impoverishment of your poor petitioner's mother and themselves and there being a court order that any person so dyeing through such insufficiency of any bridge in the countrye, there should be an hundred pounds forfeit to the next heire, May it therefore please this honorable Court to take your poore petitioner's case into consideration." 


Edmund and his wife, Ann, had the following children:
  1. Elizabeth was born about 1619 and married Rev. Francis Dane. 
  2. Robert was born about 1620 and married Sarah Harker.
  3. Faith was born about 1622 and married Andrew Allen. 
  4. John was born about 1624 and married Elizabeth Barrett. 
  5. Sarah was born about 1626 and married William Bitner.
  6. Henry was born about 1627 and married Mary Osgood. 
  7. Samuel was born about 1632 and married Ruth Eaton. 
  8. Mary was born about 1634 and married John Eaton. 
  9. Joseph, nothing further is known.

Information from The American Genealogist, Volume 52.

Edmund Ingalls
Elizabeth (Ingalls) Dane
Francis Dane
Hannah (Dane) Phelps
Hannah (Phelps) Abbott
Mehitable (Abbott) Abbott
Zerviah (Abbott) Ellingwood
John W. Ellingwood, Jr.
Asa Freeman Ellingwood
Nina (Ellingwood) Gibbs
Annie F. (Gibbs) Cotton
Fern Lyndell Cotton - my grandmother

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