The year that Ruth Burditt married John Mudge, the charter for the Massachusetts Bay Colony was revoked. "The withdrawal of the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony had long been expected because the colony had consistently violated the terms of the charter and repeatedly evaded or ignored royal orders by operating an illegal mint, establishing religious rather than property qualifications for suffrage, and discriminating against Anglicans." (Brief History of Massachusetts)

Ruth Burditt

Ruth Burditt is the sixth great grandmother of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.

Ruth Burditt was born in Malden, Massachusetts during May 1666. She was a lifelong resident of the town.

In 1684, Ruth married John Mudge.

Ruth died on the 17 October 1733.


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Cutter, William Richard. (ed.) Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Vol. 3. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908.

Emmerton, James Arthur. Materials Toward a Genealogy of the Emmerton Family. Salem, MA: Privately Printed, 1881.

Hurd, D. Hamilton. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Volume 1. Philadelphia: J. Lewis and Company, 1888.

Lawrence, Robert Means. The Descendants of Major Samuel Lawrence of Groton, Massachusetts with Some Mention of Allied Families. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1904.

Mudge, Alfred. Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical Account of the Name Mudge in America, from 1638 to 1868.. Boston: Alfred Mudge and Son, 1868.

Mudge, James. "The Mudges of Malden." "The Register of the Malden Historical Society Malden, Massachusetts.". Number 4. Lynn, MA: Frank S. Witten Printer, 1916.

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Massachusetts, For the Year 1904. Lynn, MA: Frank S. Whitten, 1905.

Torrey, Clarence Almon and Elizabeth Petty Bentley. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985.

Usher, Edwin Preston. A Memorial Sketch of Roland Greene Usher, 1823-1895 to which is added a Genealogy of the Usher Family in New England from 1638 to 1895.. Privately Printed for the Family, 1895.

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