Joseph Ludlam I1,2,3,4,5

M, b. before 9 August 1646, d. 16 March 1698/99
FatherWilliam Ludlam II b. c 1600, d. b 2 Nov 1665
MotherClemence Fordham d. 21 Aug 1646
     Joseph was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, England. On 9 August 1646, he was christened in Matlock, Derbyshire, England. He was christened at the parish church. On 30 October 1672, Joseph removed to Oyster Bay, Long Island. He was a cooper. For several years, Joseph was an Elder of the Baptist Church at Oyster Bay. Joseph married Miss _____ (?) circa 1683 in New York. Her name may be "Deborah" as this is the name of her daughter Clemence's second daughter. He and _____ were blessed with 1 child. Joseph's wife, _____, died before June 1685 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York, leaving him a widower. Joseph married 2nd Elizabeth Townsend, daughter of John Townsend I and Elizabeth Montgomerie, after June 1685 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He and Elizabeth were blessed with 3 children. Joseph departed this life on Monday, 16 March 1698/99 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

Family 1

Miss _____ (?) d. b Jun 1685

Family 2

Elizabeth Townsend b. c 1647, d. 22 Aug 1723


  1. [S280] Jr. New York
    George William Cocks and assisted by John Cox, History and Genealogy of the Cock-Cocks-Cox Family - Descended From
    James and Sarah Cock of Killingworth Upon Matincock, in the Township of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York
    , page iv - "Sarah (Cock) LUDLAM (Thomas14, John5, James1) b.probably on north side of "Ridge of Hills" south of East Norwich, now known as "Spring Hill" (date unknown); d. 11.8.1795, on the east side of the Mill River Neck. M. Joseph Ludlam, b. 1703; d. 1744, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ryder) Ludlam; (Elizabeth being dau. of Thomas Ryder of Southold and Abigail Terry his wife, as per will of Thomas, dated April 11.1699) and descendant of William and Clemence Ludlam of Matlock, Derbyshire, England.
  2. [S106] Howland Delano Perrine, The Wright Family of Oysterbay, L.I. with the ancestry of and descent from Peter Wright and Nicholas Wright, 1423-1923, page 36 - In 1671, Joseph Ludlum purchased an homestead of 17 acres with all the buildings and priviedges for 100 pounds in Oyster Bay. Soon after, Thomas Townsend purchased from the Indians the Fort Neck property consisting of nearly four square miles for 15 pounds.
  3. [S119] Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York & Connecticut.
  4. [S90] Genealogies of Long Island Families From the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, page 563 - See Cock, Cocks, Cox Genealogy, First and Second Editions, p. 34, fourth generation. The statement that Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Ludllam was the daughter of Thomas Ryder of Southold, L. I., has been found to be incorrect and it is reasonably certain that she was a daughter of Henry and Eliphal (Wright) of Oyster Bay, N. Y.
    pages 564-565 - Joseph Ludlum [William & Clemence [?], said by some to be daughter of Rev. Robert Fordam] Ludlum, b. ? in England, came to Boston, 1643; was later at Southampton, L.I.; Oct 30, 1672, came to Oyster Bay, L.I., and died there as per family record, March 16, 1698, by occupation, cooper, m, Elizabeth Townsend; d. Aug 22, 1723, according to same record; dau. of Henry [2nd] and Deborah [Underhill] Townsend. Children: 1. Clemence, b. 1684; d. June 8, 1760, aged 76; m. Robert Feke, b. June 22, 1685; d. April 2, 1773, in 89th year of his age; son of John and Elizabeth [Prior] Feke. Robert Feke was for some years Elder of the Baptist Church at Oyster Bay, L.I. --
    2. Joseph, b. [?] 1687; d. as per family record, Feb. 9, 1729/30; m. Elizabeth Townsend, daughter of Henry [3rd] & Eliphal [Wright] Townsend, b. about 1688; d. according to family record, Feb. 27, 1738/9. Dr. Peter Townsend says that "Joseph Ludlam's wife was a daughter of Henry [3rd] Townsend." -- 3 Sarah, b.
  5. [S452] Harry Macy Jr., A NEW NYG&BR ARTICLE OF TOWNSEND INTEREST: Three Elizabeth Ludlams of Oyster Bay, The April 2000 issue of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record - The author shows that Joseph Ludlam, the first of that name in Oyster Bay, married, probably as his second wife, Elizabeth2 Townsend, daughter of John1 Townsend and widow of Gideon Wright. Previous claims that she was the widow Wright who married second Gershom Lockwood are incorrect.
    From the marriage of Joseph and Elizabeth (Townsend, Wright) Ludlam were born two sons, Joseph Jr. and Charles. Joseph Ludlam Jr. married Elizabeth3 Townsend, daughter of Henry2 (Henry1). There is also reason to believe that Charles Ludlam's wife was Elizabeth3 Townsend (Daniel2, John1).
    All of these wives have previously been given different identities, but the first two marriages can now be considered proved and the circumstantial evidence for the third is probably as much as will ever be found regarding that Elizabeth.
    It is the author's conclusion that Joseph Ludlam (Sr.) had another wife prior to the widow Elizabeth (Townsend) Wright., and this unidentified first wife was the mother of his other known child, Clemence, who married Robert3 Feke (John2, Robert1).