Name: Thomas Scudder
Place: Suffolk, England
Place: Groton, Suffolk, England
Both of the following articles are found at Google Books. I've copied the
lineages from each article only to Richard Betts Scudder.
Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey
Edited by Francis Bazley Lee
Lewis historical publishing company, 1910
This family, through the SCUDDER Throckmortons, descended from four barons,
who signed the Magna Charta, and from Edward I.
(I) Thomas Scudder emigrated to America from London, England. In 1635 is at
Salem, Massachusetts, where he lived until his death in 1658. His will,
dated 1657, names wife Elizabeth, John (2), Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth, and
his grandson Thomas, son of his son William. His wife died in 1666.
(II) John, son of Thomas Scudder, removed in 1651 from Salem to Southold,
Long Island, thence to Huntington in 1657, and before 1660 is found at
Newtown, Long Island, prominently engaged in affairs. He married, in 1642,
Mary, born in 1623, in England, eldest daughter of William and Dorothy King.
Their children were: Samuel, John, born 1645; Mary, baptized June 11, 1648;
Elizabeth, baptized March, 1649; married John Albartus; Hannah.
(III) John (2), son of John (1) Scudder, born 1645, lived in Newtown, Long
Island. His wife Joanna, whom he married in 1669, was the third daughter of
Captain Richard Betts of the same place. Children: Richard Betts, John, and
(IV) Lieutenant Richard Betts, son of John (2) Scudder, was born at Newtown,
Long Island. In 1709 he came to Ewing township. He is the ancestor of the
families of this name in Trenton and Ewing. His property on the Delaware
river, known as "Scudder Falls," is still in the possession of his lineal
descendants. His deeds for this land were, one from John Hutchinson, the
other from John Brierly, both originally to Thomas Hough, of Springfield,
Burlington county, bearing date 16-6 and conveyed in 1709 to Richard B.
Scudder. He died March 14, 1754, aged eighty-three years, twenty years
after his wife Hannah, daughter of Joseph Stillwell. Their children were:
Hannah, Mary, Richard, John, Abigail, Joseph, Samuel, Rebecca, Joanna and
Deborah, married John Hart, the signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Lieutenant Richard Betts Scudder commanded a section of New Jersey militia
in an expedition to Canada in 1711. The commission is in the possession of
the family. His name is mentioned frequently in charters, etc., and heads
the list of grantees to the land on which the Presbyterian church at Ewing
Genealogical and personal memorial of Mercer County, New Jersey
Francis Bazley Lee
Lewis Publishing Company, 1907
JOHN HOLMES SCUDDER, president of the First National Bank of Trenton, New
Jersey, who, in the course of a useful life, has filled many positions of
trust and responsibility, is a representative of a family whose American
ancestor came to this country in the early part of the seventeenth
(I) Thomas Scudder, the American ancestor of the greater number of the
bearers of that name in this country, was a near relative, probably a
brother, of Rev. Henry Scudder, of Colingsborne, Wiltshire, England, and
left London or its vicinity with his family and came to America. He is next
heard from as being at Salem, Massachusetts, in 1635, where he resided until
his death in 1658. He was familiarlyknown as "Old Goodman Scudder." In his
will, dated 1657, he mentions his wife. He married Elizabeth , who died in
1666, and they had five children.
(II) John Scudder, son of Thomas (1) and Elizabeth Scudder, removed with his
brothers from Salem, Massachusetts, to Southold in 1657, and prior to 1660
he is to be found in Newtown, Long Island, with whose affairs he was
prominently identified. He married, about 1642, Mary King, born in England
in 1623, eldest daughter of William and Dorothy King, and they had six
children, all of whom were baptized when young.
(III) John Scudder, son of John (2) and Mary (King) Scudder, was born in
1645. He married, 1669, Joanna Betts, third daughter of Captain Richard
Betts, a man prominently identified with the public affairs of Newtown, Long
Island, and the owner of considerable property in that section of the
(IV) Richard Betts Scudder, son of John (3) and Joanna (Betts) Scudder, was
born in 1676. He was the direct ancestor of all the Scudders in Ewing and
Trenton, New Jersey, and removed to that section at least as early as 1708,
as his name is to be found in deeds of that date. His plantation is still
in the possession of his lineal descendants. This property is near what is
now known as Scudder's Falls. It consisted of two tracts, conveyed to him
in 1709 by Thomas Hough, of Springfield, Burlington county, who had received
them in 1696 from John Hutchinson and John Brier. Mr. Scudder was one of
the most energetic and influential men in the town, and his name is
mentioned frequently in public documents of all kinds. His name heads the
list of grantees to whom land on which to build a church was conveyed by
Alexander Lockhart, in March. 1708. He died March 14, 1759. He married
Hannah Reecder, who died at the age of sixty-three years.
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