Edmond Bridges Jr. was born circa 1636 in Lynn, Massachusetts to Edmond Bridges (1612-1684) and Elizabeth Mainwaring (1620-1664) and died 24 June 1682 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Towne (1642-1703) 11 January 1659 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Barton Family History

"Edmund was born about 1637, probably in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was the son of Edmund Bridges and his wife, Elizabeth. The younger Edmund was a blacksmith, and lived Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1660, Andover, Massachusetts, in 1664 and Topsfield, Massachusetts, in 1668. He later lived in in Salem, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Towne at Topsfield on January 11, 1659/60. She was the daughter of William Towne and Joanna Blessing of Topsfield. They had three children in Topsfield by 1667, and moved to Salem before 1669, where they had two more children, including Hannah. Edmund died on June 24, 1682, in Salem Village. His estate inventoried at over £202. He was also known as sergeant. He and/or his son apparently built a wharf in 1680 at Salem."

Information for this biography from the privately published book, The Bartons, by Ray Barton Jr.; NEHGR, v. 84, 'The Bartons of Oxford, Massachusetts'; New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Torrey; Genealogical Dictionary of New England, by Savage; Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts (1933), by Blodgett & Jewett, pg 42; the vital records of Ipswich, Topsfield, Salem and Framingham, Massachusetts." His daughter, Hannah, married Samuel Barton (1664-1732).

Marriage and Family

First husband of Sarah Towne, daughter of William Towne. Sarah later married Peter Cloyce/Clayes.

Children of Edmund Bridges and Sarah Towne:

  1. Edmund (m Elizabeth Croade),
  2. Benjamin (M Elizabeth ___),
  3. Mary,
  4. Hannah Elizabeth Bridges (1669-1727) (m Samuel Barton), and
  5. Caleb (m Sarah Brewer).


Offspring of Edmond Bridges Jr. and Sarah Towne (1642-1703)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edmond Bridges (1660-)
Benjamin Bridges (1665-1725) 2 January 1665 Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts 28 August 1725 Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Elizabeth Framington (1669-1747)
Mary Bridges (1667-1738)
Hannah Elizabeth Bridges (1669-1727) 9 June 1669 Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts 13 March 1727 Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Samuel Barton (1664-1732)
Caleb Bridges (1677-1737)



  • Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume I, A-B, p 391, via
  • Essex Antiquarian 12:26
  • See also Amos Towne Ancestors, pp 4-6, used as source for Great Migration
  • NEHGR v 8 p 252


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