Birth: William Bridges was born in England
probably by 1615. Death: He died before February 6, 1648/9, when his wife was
referred to as a widow.
Ship: Anne or Little James, 1623
Life in England: William Bridges’ father died and his mother
remarried John Oldham.
Life in New England: William Bridges came to Plymouth Colony
with his stepfather and others in the summer of 1623. John Oldham came into
conflict with the Plymouth authorities and left the colony in the summer of
1624. It is unclear where the family lived for the next few years, but they
eventually settled in Watertown in 1630. By December 1643,William Bridges was
living in Charlestown.
Family: William Bridges married Persis Peirce of Charlestown
by 1643 and had four children.After his death she married John Harrison of
Children of William and Persis Bridges: