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Subject: [RUDDICK] John Ruddock (ruddocke)
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 00:29:30 -0800 (GMT-08:00)
A petition was presented to the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in May 1656 for the right to start a new plantation by thirteen men then residents of the Town of Sudbury. They were Edmond Rice and two of his sons, Edward and Henry Rice, John Howe, John Ruddocke, John Bent and his son Peter Bent, William Ward, John Woods, John Maynard, Thomas Goodenow, Thomas King and Richard Newton. . . . . .
Of these, William Ward and John Ruddocke, could have come from or been closely connected to Marlborough in Wiltshire in Old England, some seventy miles west of London.
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