John Tidd1

(1589 - 24 April 1657)

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Relationship10th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Corkum
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Some Background

John Tidd was also known as John Tead, or Teed, or Todd, and sometimes Tedd.2,3 He was also known as Sergeant John Tidd.3
FatherJohn Tidd (1563 - 24 Apr 1657)
MotherIsabel Rogerson (1571 - 22 May 1614)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildJohn Tidd was born in 1589, in England.4
GroomHe married Margaret Greenleaf in 1617 in England. If the John Tidd presumed to be their child was in fact born in 1618, their marriage would presumably been as early as 1617, the year given by one source. Others say only before 1621. (This younger John Tidd is said to have been 19 years old in 1637 when he embarked for New England)
One source (Savage) shows Margaret's maiden name of Greenleaf is uncertain. Others propose Greenfield or do not give her maiden name.4,5,6,7
GroomHe married Alice after 1651.5,3
DeceasedHe died on 24 April 1657 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.5,8,3

Children with Margaret Greenleaf:

Immigrant Ancestor

In 1637, John Tead arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.2


John was a tailor by trade3,8


Military ServiceWhile living Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England,John Tidd served as a John was sergeant of the military company, being the first in the town to hold a military title during thewar.5,3

Community Service

In 1647, at Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, John Tidd served as a selectman.3

Residences and Censuses

In 1637, John Tidd resided in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. He was admitted to the church there in March 1639.3


John Tidd prepared a will dated 9 April 1656, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. His will was proved 10 Nov. 1656.5,9,10

Sources - Citations

  1. [S55] Index to the Probate Records of the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, 1912).
  2. [S648] James Savage, Editor Compiler, A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register (In Four Volumes), 4 vols. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860), 4:23; names, event, date, relationships, location.
  3. [S957] "Genealogical", Boston Evening Transcript, (1911-1914), Boston, Massachusetts 1913:Dec 24 Note#1499; names, events, dates, relationships, locations, occupation, (Digitized copies of complete page, archived by American Ancestors )
  4. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  5. [S982] Thomas Todd, The Todds The Wheelers et id genus omne (Boston: the author, 1909), pg. 57 names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  6. [S648] James Savage, Savage, 4:23; wife named Margaret [Greenleaf?], event, relationships, location.
  7. [S957] Various, ”Transcript - Genealogy Columns”, 1911-1914, 1929:Dec 18; #1499 TIDD; names, events, dates, relationships, locations, occupation.
  8. [S981] Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown : in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, 2 vols. (Boston: David Clapp and Son, 1879), 2:945; TIDD; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  9. [S957] Various, ”Transcript - Genealogy Columns”, 1911-1914, 1913:Dec 24 Note#1499; names, events, 1756, relationships, locations, occupation.
  10. [S648] James Savage, Savage, 4:23; second wife named Alice, event, year, relationships,.
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