The Family of Gabriel Ludlow

by William Addams Reitwiesner

Gabriel Ludlow, Clerk of the New York House of Assembly, born at Castle Cary, Somerset, 2 Nov. 1663 [The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 50 (1919): 34-38; Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry [Baltimore: Genealogical, 2004], p. 478; Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry [Baltimore: Genealogical, 2005], p. 539], married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Joseph Hanmer, D.D., chaplain to His Majesty's Forces, New York, and formerly chaplain of Ellenbrook Chapel, Lancashire [Alumni Cantabrigienses, compiled by John Venn and John Archibald Venn, Part I (to 1751) (Cambridge: University Press, 1922-1927), II: 299] by his wife, Martha Eddowes. For an entertaining account of just how Rev. Hanmer is not connected to the famous Hanmer family, see Richard Gough, Human Nature Displayed in the History of Myddle [Fantwell: Centaur, 1968], pp. 160-161 and John Lord Hanmer, A Memorial of the Parish and Family of Hanmer in Flintshire [London: Chiswick, 1876], footnote on pp. 73-76. As for Martha Eddowes, even though the name of her father (Ralph) and the name of a brother (John) are known, and though her marriage to Rev. Hanmer took place at Whitchurch, Shropshire, 29 March 1659, her connection, if any, to the family of Eddowes of Whitchurch [Joseph Hunter, Familiæ Minorum Gentium, Volume 1 (Publications of the Harleian Society, vol. 37, 1894), pp. 108-113] is unknown.

William Addams Reitwiesner