Birth: 13 Mar 1701/2 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, MD
Death: 1770 What is now Randolph Co., NC
Father: Nicholas ALDRIDGE (1653-1708)
Mother: Martha BESSON (~1655-1719)
Nicholas DE ALRESWICH (abt 1390 - )
William ALDRYCHE (abt 1420 - bef 1461) & Ellena DE BALDYT (abt 1420 - )
Nicholas ALDRIDGE (abt 1519 - 19 Jul 1577) & Joan? (abt 1523 - 1602)
Robert ALDRIDGE (abt 1545 - 8 Dec 1590) & Anne? (abt 1550 - 1597)
Nicholas Sr. ALDRIDGE (abt 1572 - ) & Mary Alice WISE (1576 - )
Nicholas Jr. ALDRIDGE (9 Apr 1598 - 4 Jul 1661) & Cicily? (1598 - 8 Jan 1658/59)
Nicholas III ALDRIDGE (May 1628 - 2 Mar 1668/69) & Margaret (abt 1632 - 2 mar 1668/69)
Nicholas IV ALDRIDGE (28 Dec 1653 - 21 Nov 1708) & Martha BESSON (1662 - Oct 1719)
William ALDRIDGE (1701 (or 1702) - 1770) & Elizabeth SYMONS (1704 - 24 Oct 1793)
William Ezekial ALDRIDGE (1729 - 13 Nov 1789) & Elizabeth ( - 29 Oct 1793)
Sarah ALDRIDGE (abt 1763 - 1817) & Henry KIVET (abt 1760 - 5 Aug 1806)
Jacob KIVET (1782 - 1819) & Mary (Polly) BROWER (abt 1794 - bef 14 Feb 1824)
Mary “Polly” KIVET (1815 - 1867) & Moody ROBINSON (1811 - 1881)
Moody ROBINSON (1850 - 1938) & Ellen Arminda ATEN (1849 - 1919)
Adelia Gertrude ROBINSON (1878 - 1973) & Newton COFFEY (1875 -1969)
Leo Newton COFFEY (1901-1998) & Elsie M. WALKER (1903-1983)
MARYLAND BIRTHS AND CHRISTENINGS INDEX, 1662-1911
William Aldridge, Male, Ann Arundel County, MD, 12 Jul 1702, Father Nicholas Aldridge, mother Martha Aldridge.
GEOGRAPHY: Orange County created in 1752. Guilford created from Rowan/Orange in 1770 (same time as Surry was created from Rowan). Randolph created from Guilford in 1778. (Other counties had later changes, but Randolph unchanged.)
Old McMasters Cemetery, Randolph County, North Carolina, USA, Latitude: 35.80690, Longitude: -79.60250 (Note: When he died, Randolph County had not yet been created.)
From Memorial at “Find a Grave”:
“He moved with his parents from Maryland to North Carolina around 1720 with the opening of the King's Highway, a cleared route that ran between Maryland to New Jersey. Suitable as a wagon road in good weather, travelers could expect to make 20-25 miles a day. It appears that he also made visits back to Maryland, as he married Elizabeth SYMONS in Anne Arundel County, MD on 3 July 1726, when he was 24 years old.
In 1748 John Carteret, the 2nd Earl of Granville, began to parcel out acreage to settlers which he had from King George II of England. These were the first privately owned properties in North Carolina. Residence within a year was a requirement of ownership. In 1752 Orange County, North Carolina was designated. William ALDRIDGE'S name appears on the first county tax list in 1755.
“*REGULATORS ADVERTISEMENT of 1768
(BACKGROUND MEMO: The War of the Regulation (or the Regulator Movement) was an uprising in the British North America's Carolina colonies, lasting from about 1765 to 1771, in which citizens took up arms against colonial officials. Though the rebellion did not change the power structure, some historians consider it a catalyst to the American Revolutionary War.)
Randolph Co, NC.
*Most Alldredge/Aldridge/Aldrich/Allred researchers would like to know exactly who the three Aldridge men were who signed this petition to colonial governor William Tryon for redress of grievances, along with many other backwoodsmen from this area. The names Nathan, James, and Nicholas Aldridge appear on the Advertisement, but without any way to assign them to a particular farm, property, or family. It is possible they were sons or other relatives of William ALDRIDGE. The family was known to have militia service and Revolutionary War veterans.
“A William Aldridge had a land grant (or deed) for 256 acres along a branch of Sandy Creek, (in that part of Orange County that in 1779 became Randolph County, NC), issued 1756. Source: "Aldridge Records" by F. R. Alldredge, pg. 52. Book 14 P328 File 312.
Marriage: 3 Jul 1726
Spouse: Elizabeth SYMONS
Birth: 13 Mar 1702 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel, MD
Death: 24 Oct 1793 Randolph Co., NC
William ALDRIDGE (13 Mar 1701 (or 1702) - 1770) & Elizabeth SYMONS ( - 24 Oct 1793)
William Ezekial ALDRIDGE (1729 - 1789) & Elizabeth
Sylvania L ALDRIDGE (1731 - 1791)
Nathan ALDRIDGE (abt 1739 - 1826)
James ALDRIDGE (abt 1742 - 1825)
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