|john Girdler||Margaret Greenfield||Joseph Pedrick||Sarah Martin|
|b. 1683 in Marblehead||b. 27 Jul 1666 in Marblehead||bp. 26 Sep 1703 in Marblehead||b. 3 Mar 1705 in Marblehead|
|d. abt. 1734 in Marblehead||d. bef. 1724 in Marblehead||d. 11 Jan 1770 in Marblehead||d. 3 Oct 1788 in Marblehead|
|Captain Robert Girdler||Mary Pedrick|
|b. 13 Oct 1721 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts||b. Nov 1724 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|d. 8 Aug 1815 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts||d. 28 Jul 1801 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Marriage||22 Feb 1749||Robert Girdler to Mary Pedrick in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Robert Girdler b. 30 Sep 1750 & died bef. 1761 in Marblehead|
|Sarah Girdler bp. 24 Sep 1752; no further trace|
|Mary Girdler bp. 3 Nov 1754, m. in Marblehead 6 Feb 1776 Capt. Joseph Eaton; three children: three Joseph, Mary, and Sally Eaton; d. 8 Oct 1835 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts|
|Eleanor Girdler b. 25 Jul 1756 in Marblehead; m. 17 Feb 1774 in Marblehead, John Harris (b. 4 Jul 1749 and d. 4 Aug 1826 in Marblehead; eleven children: Eleanor, Robert, Rebecca, John, John, Ebenezer Reed, Sarah, Joseph, Joseph, Thomas Pedrick and Benjamin Franklin Harris; d. 31 Jul 1805 in Marblehead|
|Margaret Girdler b. 4 Mar 1759 and d. 7 Apr 1849 in Marblehead; never married, no children|
|Capt. Robert Girdler, b. 1 Jun 1761 and d. 17 Apr 1847 in in Marblehead; never married, no children|
|Capt. Joseph Girdler, b. 2 Oct 1763 in Marblehead' m. 3 Jun 1788 in Marblehead Rebecca Lewis (b. abt. 1765, d. 3 Jun 1809 in Marblehead;|
|Thomas Girdler bp. 6 Apr 1766 in Marblehead; d. Lost at sea 20 Apr 1837|
The marriage of Robert Girdler, son of John and his second wife, Margaret Greenfield, and Mary Pedrick, daughter of Joseph and his wife Sarah Martin is a union of mariner families in that Marblehead era. We also see some "cousin' marriages here in this tight-knit, small community. Their sons made their livings with the sea. Joseph Girdler was in association for many years with his brother-in-law, Captain Nicholson Broughton, in successful ventures dispatching sloops to the banks and merchant vessels to foreign countries. (Nicholson's wife was Sarah Pedrick, Mary Pedrick Girdler's sister). Mary was also the sister of Marblehead legend Major John Pedrick, who at the peak before the Revolutionary War owned some 25 vessels that sailed nearly every port in England, Spain, and the West Indies. His story is covered in the John Pedrick/Sarah Martin Family Group page. Nicholson's sister Anne was the wife of Jonas Dennis, Jr. son of Jonas and Suzannah Devereaux Dennis. I suspect Robert left a will because his daughter Eleanor Girdler Harris had property "in her own right" according to her husband's will. I could not find any probate information for her father.
The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.
The research on this family is complete. Robert Girdler's will is a document to search for.