A Genealogical Dictionary of  The First Settlers of New England,
Before 1692

Volume #3
Richards - Ridge

 By James Savage

Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant, Benjamin Dunning for scanning this book and to Warren Wetmore for perfecting the text and providing technical help in presenting this work for researchers to enjoy.


RICHARDS, BENJAMIN, Boston, merch. s. of Thomas of Weymouth, m. 10 Oct. 1661, Hannah, d. of William Hudson, jr. d. early, and prob. without ch. His wid. m. 1666 Richard Crispe. DAVID, New London, youngest s. of the first John of the same, m. 14 Dec. 1698, Elizabeth Raymond, perhaps d. of Daniel of the same; but Miss Caulkins does not enlarge upon him. EDWARD, Dedham, m. 10 Sept. 1638, Susanna Hunting, perhaps sis. of the first John, had Mary, b. 29 Sept. 1639; John, 1 or 10 July 1641; Dorcas, 24 Sept. 1643; Nathaniel, 25 Jan. 1649, not bapt. as Geneal. Reg. XIV. 111, says, next day, wh. was Friday; and Sarah, 1651; was freem. 2 June 1641. From his will, 1684, shortly bef. his d. we learn, that John and Nathaniel were then liv. that Mary m. Nathaniel Bullard, and ano. d. m. a Hearsey; that a gr.d. was Mary Gay, prob. w. of Jonathan, and d. of Bullard; and that if Nathaniel would bring up one of his s. at the coll. he should have L60. EDWARD, complained of 1646, by Gerard Spencer, my have been of Lynn, a joiner in 1661, was in 40th yr. had William, b. 7 June 1663; in 1678 swore that he liv. there 5 yrs. and d. 26 Jan. 1690, in 74th yr. it is said, leav. s. John. ISRAEL, New London, sec. s. of the first John of the same, had Israel, Jeremiah, and sev. ds. as Caulkins tells, but ment. no dates, nor name of w. nor time of his own or her d. JAMES, Boston, s. perhaps of Thomas of Dorchester, freem. 1652, rem. a. 10 yrs. later to Hartford, there made frem. of Conn. 1664, m. Sarah, only ch. of William Gibbons of H. had Sarah, b. 22 Feb. 1662; 16 Aug. 1663; Jerusha, 28 June 1665; Elizabeth 19 May 1667; and Thomas, 16 Sept. 1670; all nam. as liv. in his will of 9 June 1680, where he also provid. for unb. after call. Ann; beside three nam. John, and d. Abigail, wh. all d. inf. He was in the highest esteem, chosen an Assist. 1665 (and cotin. I suppose, in that office till his d. 11 July, 1680), Commiss. of the Unit. Col. of N. E. 1672 and 5. His est. was of the largest. The wid. Sarah m. Humphrey Davie of Boston, and next Col. Jonathan Tyng of Dunstable, as sec w. and his d. Sarah m. apt. Benjamin Davis; Mary m. Benjamin Alford, both of Boston; Jerusha m. Rev. Gurdon Saltonstall of New London, afterwards Gov. of the Co.; Elizabeth m. John. s. of Humphrey Davie wh. bec. baronet by


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desc. from his uncle Sir John, and next m. Jonathan Taylor; and Ann d. unm. bef. 1691, so that br. and the sis. had the L700, her sh. of the est. JAMES, Weymouth, by w. Ruth, had Benjamin, b. 22 Feb. 1684. JAMES, Dedham, m. Hannah, d. of Jonathan Metcalf, early in the 18th: cent. JOHN, Dorchester, s. of Thomas, perhaps eldest, b. in Eng. ar. co. 1644, was establ. in 1649 at Arowsic Isl. Kennebeck, to trade with he Ind. rem. 1653 to Boston, but had two yrs. bef. been at London, m. 3 May 1654, Elizabeth wid. of Adam Winthrop, d. of Capt. Thomas Hawkins, wh. d. 1 Nov. 1691, and he m. 1 Sept. foll. Ann, d. of Gov. John Winthrop of Conn. but he had no ch. by either; was lieut. capt. and major, rep. 1671-3 for Newbury, 1675 for Hadley, and 1679-80 for Boston; was speaker this last yr. and next elect. Assist. until the coming of Andros; a high friend of liberty, named counsellor in the new chart. bec. a judge of the Sup. Ct. and d. very suddenly, as Sewall says, 2 Apr. 1694. His wid. d. 27 June 1704. JOHN, New London, of whose orig. or date of arr. in our country we are in. was there bef. 1660, says Caulkins, had eldest s. John, b. 1666; Israel; Mary; Penelope; Lydia; Elizabeth; and Hannah; but when she assures us that all the seven were bapt. 26 Mar. 1671, we necessarily deduce that most, if not all, of the ds. were b. bef. the eldest s. and that careful writer suppos. he was m. bef. he sett. at New London. He had also David, bapt. 27 July 1673, and d. 1687. His d. Lydia m. 15 Nov. 1678, William Mynard. JOHN, Dedham, s. of Edward the first, by w. Mary, had John, b. 20 July 1663, was freem. 1671. JOHN, Lynn, perhaps s. perhaps br. of Edward, m. 18 Nov. 1674, Mary Brewer, prob. d. of Crispus, had Mary, b. 16 Oct. 1675; John, 1 May 1677; Edward, 13 June 1679; Crispus, 20 Oct. 1681, Elizabeth 1683; Joseph, 1685; William, 1688; and Abigail, 1691; was freem. 1691. JOHN, Hartford, s. of first Thomas of the same, b. in Eng. had w. Lydia, d. of George Stocking, and ch. John, Thomas, and Samuel, was freem. 1669, and in 1695 was 64 yrs. old. JOHN, Weymouth, s. of William, freem. 1681, by w. Sarah, had Sarah, b. 20 June 1672; Bathshua, 16 Nov. 1674; John, 20 Feb. 1680; William, 12 Apr. 1685; Ephraim, 30 Apr. 1687; Grace, 16 Mar. 1689; and Lydia, 8 Nov. 1691. JOHN, Westfield, by w. Abigail, wid. of John Mun, m. 7 Oct. 1686, had John, b. 26 July 1687; Abigail, 10 Jan. 1689; and Thomas, 7 Nov. 1691. JOHN, New London, eldest s. of John of the same, m. Love, d. of Oliver Manwaring of the same, had ten or more ch. of wh. four only, John, George, Sam uel, and Lydia, outliv. him, wh. d. 2 Nov. 1720. JOSEPH, Weymouth, s. of William, was prob. one of Johnson's comp. Dec. 1675, freem. 1681, by w. Susanna had James, b. 28 Sept. 1680; and by w. Sarah had Deborah, 9 Oct. 1684; Benjamin, 7 Apr. 1686; Mary, 6 Mar. 1689; and Daniel, 28 Feb. 1695. JUSTINIAN, New Hampsh. 1689, pray. for Mass.


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jurisdict. NATHANIEL, Cambridge, came to Boston in the Lion, 16 Sept. 1632, as pub. by me in 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 94, reprint. in Geneal. Reg. XIV. 301, was freem. 6 Nov. of that yr. rem. as one of the irst sett. at Hartford 1636, and early in 1652 at Norwalk, where in 1655 were but four men with larger est. and only two in 1671, was rep. at Oct. sess. 168, prob. left no ch. for his will of 7 Oct. 1681, gives all his est. to the hs. of four ds. of his w. Rosamond, by her former h. Henry Lindall. NATHANIEL, Dedham 1642, perhaps was br. of Edward. NATHANIEL, Dedham, s. of Edward, m. 21 Feb. 1679, Mary, d. of deac. John Aldis, may be he wh. took o. of alleg. at Springfield, 1 Jan. 1679, and freem. at D. 1690, and d. very sudden. 15 Feb. 1727. OBADIAH, Farmington, s. of Thomas the sec. had perhaps by w. Hannah, d. John Andres of the same, John, b. 1668; Mary, Jan. 1670; Hannah, Nov. 1671; Esther, June 1673; Elizabeth July 1675; Sarah, Apr. 1677; Obadiah, 1 Oct. 1679; wh. were all bapt. 21 Mar. 1680, rem. to Waterbury, and had Rachel, bapt. 6 May 1683; Thomas, 9 Aug. 1685; and Benjamin, 5 Apr. 1691, and d. 11 Nov. 1702. His wid. d. May 1725. RICHARD, Salem, m. 16 Jan. 1661, Elizabeth d. of John Reeves, had Elizabeth b. 28 Dec. foll. d. in few mos.; John, 25 May 1663; Elizabeth again, Dec. 1665; Joshua, Mar. 1668, if the name be not Joanna; and Mary, Dec. 1670; perhaps more; and d. prob. June 1678. SAMUEL, made frem. of Conn. 1658, but of what town is uncert. See Trumbull, Col. Rec. I. 315; and the name is not found among the freem. of 1669, in Vol. II. Perhaps he was s. of the first Thomas, of Hartford, m. Dec. 1665, Mary Graves, and d. early without issue. He d. I find, 1662. at New Haven. THOMAS, Dorchester 1630, perhaps came in the Mary and John, with s. James and John, bef. ment. rem. to Weymouth, freem. 13 May 1640, d. soon aft. 17 Dec 1650. His will made at Hull on that day, pro. 28 Jan. foll. names s. John, James, Samuel, Joseph, and Benjamin, calling the last two minors; and ds. Mary, Ann, Alice, and Hannah. This last ch. d. 10 Nov. foll. His wid. Welthian, mo. of these ch.in her will of July 1679, pro. Nov. foll. ment. only James, John, and Ann, w. of Ephraim Hunt, as then liv.; Mary, m. 7 Dec. 1641, Thomas Hinckley of Barnstable, after Gov. of that Col. and d. 24 June 1659; Alice m. William Bradford, the Dep. Gov. of the same Col., and d. 12 Dec. 1671. THOMAS, Hartford 1639, d. early, leav. wid. wh. d. 1671, and ch. John, Mary Peck of Milford, perhaps w. of Joseph, beside Samuel, wh. d. bef. mid. age, Thomas, and Obadiah. Descend. are num. in Conn. but some of the erron. suppose they derived from James bef. ment. s. of the former Thomas, wh. had only s. Thomas that left not male issue. THOMAS, Boston, freem. 1645, ar. co. 1648, of wh. no more is kn. THOMAS, Waterbury, s. of Thomas of Hartford, m. 21 Oct. 1691, Mary, d. of Benjamin Parsons. THOMAS, Hartford, only s. of James that grew up, m. Joanna Dodd, had Joanna b. 21 July 1702; and Mary, 14 Oct. 1703; and d. Dec. 1714. His wid. m. Dr. John Cutter, or Cutler as is said. WILLIAM, Plymouth 1633, Haz. I. 327, but in 1643, he is not found there. Deane thinks he rem. to Scituate; but he presumes him to have rem. also to


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Weymouth, wh. may be true, and yet not be what Deane thought, the same as WILLIAM, Weymouth 1648, perhaps br. of Thomas of the same by w. Grace, had William; James b. 1658; John; Joseph; and Benjamin, of wh. this youngest was b. 19 May 1660, all nam. with w. Grace, in his will of 18 June 1680, pro. 23 July 1682. WILLIAM, Weymouth, prob. s. of the preced. as freem. 1681. Of this name seen had been in 1834, gr. at Yale, two at Harv. and ten at other N. E. Coll.


RICHARDSON, RICHASON, or RICHESON, often in old rec. AMOS, Boston, merch. tailor, perhaps one of that gr. London guild, by w. Mary, had John bapt. 26 Dec. 1647, H. C. 1666; Amos, 20 Jan. 1650, in right of their mo.; Stephen, b. 14 June 1652; Catharine, 6 Jan. 1665; Sarah, 19 July 1657; Samuel, 18 Feb. 1660; freem. 1665, rem. next yr. to Stonington, of wh. he was rep. 1676 and 7, and there d. 5 Aug. 1683. His w. Mary liv. but few weeks after him. Beside those s. he had ds. Mary, m. June 1663, Jonathan Gatline, or Gatliffe, of Braintree, and Prudence, many yrs. younger, m. 15 Mar. 1683, Jonathan, and next 17 Mar. 1703, Elnathan Miner. He had been agent of Stephen Winthrop and was after of Gov. John, his br. was of gr. enterprise, and good est. one of the purchas. with Winthrop Atherton, Hudson, and others of the Narra ganset lds. on wh. he first sett. at Westerly, and when the claim of Conn. was subject. to R. I. jurisdict. he crossed over to S. A good letter from him to Fitz John Winthrop, at Cardross in Scotland, writ. 13 Sept. 1659, sign. Amos Richerson, as often the name is in rec. was giv. me. CALEB, Newbury, s. of Edward of the same, m. 31 July 1682, Mary Ladd, had Ruth b. 1 Mar. 1683; and Mary, 12 Jan. 1685. EBENEZER, Waterbury, youngest s. of Thomas of the same, m. Margaret, d. of Thomas Warner, and Bronson, wh. says, he d. 30 June 1772, tells no more. EDWARD, Newbury, had Edward, b. 1 Dec. 1649; Caleb, 18 Aug. 1652; Ruth, 23 Nov. 1655; Moses, 4 Apr. 1658; and Mary, 2 Sept. 1660; and he d. 14 Nov. 1685, as Coffin tells, who adds that ano. Edward R. d. there, 25 Mar. 1655; but he does not inform us, whether this were ch. or adult. One was 61 yrs. in 1678. EDWARD, Newbury, s. of the preced. m. 28 Oct. 1673, Ann, prob. d. of Christopher Bartlett, had Mary, b. says Coffin, 25 Oct. 1673, d. young; Edward, 2 Sept. 1674; Mary, again, 25 Aug. 1676; Moses, 22 Jan. 1680; and Margaret, 7 July 1682; and he d. as in Coffin, 14 Nov. foll. But there was an Edward of Rowley, a serg. in 1691. EZEKIEL, Charlestown 1630, came prob. in the fleet of Winthrop with w. Susanna. They belong. to the ch. of Boston, and were dism. with others, 1 Oct. 1632, to establish a ch. at C. freem. 18 May 1631, by the Court appoint. 1633, constable, and by the peop. rep. 1635, with many of his townsmen unit. in remonstrance against the Act of the governm. towards Wheelwright, in 1637, and, his heart failing him, in Nov. express. his contrit. and had his name crossed over. In 1640, when a selectman, he favor sett. at Woburn, and


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there d. 21 Oct. 1647. His will of 20 July preced. is in Geneal. Reg. VII. 172, names eldest s. Theophilus, and the wid. Excors. other ch. only Josias, James, and Phebe, and brs. Samuel and Thomas are ment. Phebe was bapt. in Boston, 3 June 1632; Theophilus, 22 Dec. 1633; Josiah, 7 Nov. 1635; John, 21 July 1638; Jonathan, 5 Feb. 1640; both d. young; James, 11 July 1641, at C. and Woburn rec. proves that his d. Ruth, b. 31 Aug. 1643, d. in a week. Phebe m. 1 Nov. 1699, Henry Baldwin. GEORGE, Watertown, came in the Susan and Ellen 1635, aged 30, from London had small fam. in 1642, says Bond. HENRY, came from Canterbury, Co. Kent, with w. Mary and five ch. in 1635 or 6; but I kn. no more than is told in 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. III. 276. ISAAC, Woburn, s. of Thomas of the same, m. 19 June 1667, Deborah, d. of Thomas Fuller, had Jonathan, b. 12 Dec. 1669; Deborah, 22 Jan. 1672; Joseph and Benjamin, tw. 25 Jan. (Vinton, 392, says June) 1674; Mercy, 27 Oct. 1676, d. under 2 yrs.; tw. 13 May 1678, both d. very young; David, 4 Feb. 1679, prob. d. young; Phebe, 14 Feb. 1681; Mary, 14 July 1683; Elizabeth 8 Nov. 1685; and Samuel, 2 Feb. 1687; and d. 2 Apr. 1689. ISRAEL, Waterbury, s. of Thomas, d. 18 Dec. 1712, with his w. and oldest ch. Mary in few weeks to foll. him, but other ch. are not nam. by Bronson. JAMES, Woburn, prob. br. of Ezekiel, rem. 1659 to Chelmsford, m. prob. that yr. tho. by rec. 28 Nov. 1660, Bridget, d. of Thomas Henchman, had Thomas b. 26 Oct. 1660, as the rec. shows; Jams, 26 Oct. 1661; and sev. other ch. Farmer says. His wid. perhaps m. 8 Oct. 1679, William Chandler of Andover. JOHN, Watertown 1636, may have been at Exeter 1642. One of this name having recently m. Elizabeth Tryer here, having w. in Eng. the m. was in Nov. 1644 declar. void. JOHN, Woburn, eldest s. of Samuel of the same, m. 22 Oct. 1658, Elizabeth d. of Michael Bacon of the same, had John, b. 24 Jan. 1661; and Joseph, 3 Jan. 1667; and m. 28 Oct. 1673, but 1672, acc. Vinton, 381, Mary Pierson, perhaps d. of Bartholomew, had Pierson, b. 29 Sept. 1674, Vinton r. 22 Sept. 1673; Jacob, 15 Feb. 1676; William, 29 June 1678, d. in few weeks; and by third w. m. 25 June 1689, Margaret Willing, had Willing, 5 Oct. 1692, d. at 12 yrs.; and Job, 30 Apr. 1696; was a lieut. and d. 1 Jan. 1697. JOHN, Newbury, eldest s. of Amos, by w. wh is not nam. in Coffin, and by Farmer was mistak. for w. of the preced. had Sarah, b. 9 Sept 1674; John; Mary 22 July 1677; Elizabeth 29 Apr. 1680; and Catharine, 15 Sept. 1681; was ord. 20 Oct. 1675, and Farmer says was freem. that yr. of wh. I do not see the proof. He had early been a mem. of the corpo. of Harv. Coll. and engaged, I am sorry to say, in the less reput. busines of rem. Presid. Hoar, and d. 27 Apr. 1696. JOHN, Waterbury, br. of Ebenezer, m. Ruth, d. of John Wheeler, and sec. w. Elizabeth d. of Nathaniel Arnold. But the hist. gives no dates or issue of either, add, only, that he d. 17 Oct. 1712 in the gr. pestilence of that region. JOSEPH, Woburn, s. of Samuel of the same, m. 5 Nov. 1666, Hannah d. of Thomas Green, had Hannah, b. 21 Oct. 1667; Mary, 22 Mar. 1669, Elizabeth 28 June 1670; Joseph, 19 May 1672; and Stephen, 7 Feb. 1674; was freem. and d. 5 Mar. 1718. His wid. d. 20 May 1721. JOSEPH, Newbury, s. of William, m. 12 July 1681, Margaret, d. of Peter Godfrey, had Mary, b. 16 Apr. 1682; William, 22 Mar. 1684; Joseph, 31 Dec. 1686;


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Elizabeth 28 Feb. 1689; Daniel, 4 Apr. 1692; Sarah, 19 June 1694; Thomas, 15 Feb. 1697; and Caleb, 9 June 1704. JOSHUA, Newbury, m. 31 Jan. 1679, Mary Parker, had Esther, b. 15 Mar. 1683. His w. d. 7 Mar. 1685, and by sec. w. Jane, he had Judith, b. 25 June 1688; Hannah, 9 Oct. 1690; Abigail, 6 Aug. 1692; Elizabeth 4 Nov. 1694; Joanna, 6 Mar. 1697; and Joshua, 20 Mar 1702. JOSIAH, Chelmsford, s. of Ezekiel, m. 6 June 1659, Remembrance, d. of William Underwood, had Sarah, b. 1660; Mary, 1662; Josiah, 18 May 1665; Jonathan, 8 Oct. 1667; John, 14 Feb. 1669, Samuel, 21 Feb. 1672; and Remembrance, 20 Apr. 1684; was town clk. selectman, capt. rep. 1689 and 90, and d. 22 July 1695. Descend. are very num. and much diffus. MOSES, Rowley, or Newbury, youngest s. of Edward of N. m. Lydia, d. of Tobias Coleman; but I kn. no more. NATHANIEL, Woburn, youngest s. of Thomas of the same, freem. 1690, by w. Mary, had Nathaniel, b. 27 Aug. 1673; James, 26 Feb. 1676; Mary, 10 Mar. 1679; Joshua, 3 June 1681; Martha, 1683; John, 25 Jan. 1685; Thomas, 15 Apr. 1687; Hannah, May 1689; Samuel, 24 Sept. 1691; Phineas, Feb. 1694; Phebe, 4 Mar. 1696; Amos, 10 Aug. 1698; and Benjamin, 27 Aug. 1700; and d. 4 Dec. 1714. His wid. d. 22 Dec. 1719. NATHANIEL, Waterbury, s. of Thomas of the same, d. 3 Nov. 1712, unm. RICHARD, Boston 1654, had w. Joanna, and d. Joanna, b. 25 Feb. 1658; and s.-in-law Timothy Armitage. RICHARD, Lynn, m. 20 June 1665, Amy or Ann Graves, had Richard, eldest s. John, b. Apr. 1670, and Thomas, 15 Apr. 1674; Francis; and Ebenezer; beside Mary, as is learn. from distrib. in Pro. Ct. aft. June 1681. SAMUEL, Charlestown, prob. br. of Ezekiel, by w. Joanna, had Mary, bapt. 25 Feb. 1638, prob. m. Thomas Mousall; John, bapt. 12 Nov. 1639; was freem. 2 May 1688, rem. early to Woburn, there had Hannah, b. 8 Mar. 1642, d. next mo. Joseph, 27 July 1643; Samuel, 22 Apr. 1646; Stephen, 15 Aug. 1649; Thomas, 31 Dec 1631, d. bef. his f. and Elizabeth was one of the founders of the ch. 24 Aug. 1642, and d. 23 Mar. 1658 or 9. His wid. Joanna, wh. d. 1666, in her will of 20 June 166, the last fig. being lost, names eldest s. John, and other ch. Samuel, Stephen, Elizabeth and Mary Mousall. SAMUEL, Woburn, s. of the preced. by w. Martha, wh d. 20 Dec. 1673, had Samuel and Thomas, tw. b. 5 Nov. 1670; Elizabeth a. 1672; and Martha, 20 Dec. 1673, prob. d. very soon. On 30 Sept. 1674, he m. Hannah Kingsley, perhaps d. of Samuel of Braintree, had Hannah, wh. at the age of one wk. with her mo. and br. Thomas were k. by the Ind. it is said, 10 Apr. 1676; and next he m. 7 Nov. foll. Phebe, d. prob. of Henry Baldwin of W. had Zechariah, b. 21 Nov. 1677; and she d. 20 Oct. 1679. By fourth w. Sarah Hayward, perhaps not a maiden, m. 8 Sept. 1680, he had Thomas, b. 18 Aug. 1681, d. next mo.; Sarah, 20 Aug. 1682; Thomas again, 25 Sept. 1684; Ebenezer, 15 Mar. 1687; a s. 17 Aug. 1689, d. without name; Hannah, 11 Aug. 1690; Eleazer, 10 Feb. 1693; Jonathan, 16 July 1696; and David, 14 Apr. 1700; and d. 29 Apr. 1712. His wid. d. 14 Oct. 1717.


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STEPHEN, Woburn, br. of the preced. m. at Billerica, 2 Jan. 1675, Abigail Wyman, perhaps d. of Francis, had Stephen, b. 20 Feb. 1676; Francis, 19 Jan. 1678, d. in few days; William, 14 Dec. 1678; Francis, again, 15 Jan. 1681; Timothy, 6 Dec. 1682, d. in few weeks; Abigail, 14 Nov. 1683; Prudence, 17 Jan. 1686; Timothy, again, 24 Jan. 1688; Seth, 16 Jan. 1690; Daniel, 16 Oct, 1691; Mary, 3 May 1696; Rebecca, 10 June 1698, d. at 13 yrs.; Solomon, 27 Mar. 1702; and Henry, 1704; was freem. 1690, and 22 Mar. 1718. His wid. d. 17 Sept. 1720. STEPHEN, Stonington, s. of Amos, was a man of import. 1676, and after. THEOPHILUS, Woburn, s. of Ezekiel, m. 2 May 1654, Mary, d. of John Champney of Cambridge, had Ezekiel, b. 28 Oct. 1655; Mary, 15 Jan. 1655; Sarah, 23 Apr. 1660; Abigail, 21 Oct. 1662; Hannah, 6 Apr. 1665; John, 16 Jan. 1668; Esther, 25 June 1670; Ruth, 31 Aug. 1673; and prob. Bridget; and he d. 28 Dec. 1674. THOMAS, Woburn, br. of Ezekiel, had liv. few yrs. at Charlestown, freem. 2 May 1638, one of the founders of the ch. at W. by w. Mary, had Mary, bapt. 17 Nov. 1638; Sarah, 22 Nov. 1640; both at C. but at W. had Isaac, b. 14 or 24 May 1643; Thomas, 4 Oct. 1645; Ruth, 14 Apr. 1647; Phebe, 24 Jan. 1649; and Nathaniel, 2 Jan. 1651; and d. 28 Aug. 1651. THOMAS, Farmington, perhaps came to Boston in the Speedwell, July 1656, from London, aged 19, had Mary, b. 25 Dec. 1167; Sarah, 25 Mar. 1669; John, 15 Apr. 1672; Israel; and Thomas; rem. to Waterbury, there had Rebecca, 27 Apr. 1679, the first ch. says the rec. b. there, Ruth, b. 10 May 1681; Joanna, 1 Sept. 1683, bapt 8 Apr. 1684; Nathaniel, b. 28 May 1686.; and Ebenezer, 4 Feb. 1690, bapt. 28 June 1691; and d. 14 Nov. 1712. His w. d. a week aft. and three s. John, Israel, and Nathaniel, all sunk in the same epidem. His w. was Mary; d. Sarah m. 1691, James Williams of Hartford; and the name common. was writ. Richason. THOMAS, Billerica, s. of Thomas the first, d. 25 Feb. 1721, says Farmer, wh. adds that he had many descend. Ano. THOMAS, was of Gallup's comp. 1690, for the adventure against Quebec; but I dare not conject. wh. was his f. THOMAS, Waterbury, s. of Thomas of the same, rem. to Wallingford, was liv. 1722. WILLIAM, Newport 1638, and there liv. 1655, when the name appears Richinson. WILLIAM, Newbury, m. 23 Aug. 1654, Elizabeth Wiseman, had Joseph, b. 18 May 1655; and Bemjamin 13 Mar. 1657; and d. 14 Mar. 1658. WILLIAM, Newport, perhaps s. of William of the same, m. 30 Aug. 1670, Deliverance, d. of Richard Scott, but I fear she liv. not long, for I find no rec. no ment. of ch. and he, or ano. of the same name at N. m. 27 Mar. 1678, Elizabeth Borden, of whose f. I am ign. and she, we may suppose, d. soon, for he m. 14 May 1679, Elizabeth d. of the sec. Adam Mott, and had Rebecca, b. 14 May 1681; and John, 11 Feb. 1683. Of this name, eighteen had been gr. at Harv. in 1850, and three at Yale, beside sev. at other N. E. coll.


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RICHBELL, or RIZBELL, JOHN, Charlestown 1648, merch. rem. bef. 1662, to Oyster Bay, L. I. He owned a planta. at the isl. of St. Chris tophers. ROBERT, Oyster Bay, L. I. wh. may have been s. or br. of the preced. was made by Conn. a commiss. (see 3 Mass. Hist. Coll. X. 86), and is call. Col by Sewall, mark. his d. 22 July 1682, at Boston. Rev. Noadiah Russell, in his Diary, calls him Maj. Rechtill from Barbadoes, with income of £1,500 per an. and says his fun. was attend. by eight foot companied of B.


RICHELLS, RITCHELL, or RICHAL, SIGISMUND, Wethersfield 1661, then had a s. grown up; perhaps was of Brainford after.


RICHMOND, EDWARD, Westerly, s. of the first John, purch. at Misquamicuk, the most W. part of R. I. jurisdict. 1661, had in 1667 gr. at E. Greenwich, near the centre of the Col. and Farmer thought he was of Little Compton, the most E. town. JOHN, Taunton, one of the first purchas. 1637, may be the same, wh. Folsom, 138, places in Maine. He was not of T. so late as 1643, but perhaps in R. I. where I find him 1655, yet late in life went again to T. d. 20 Mar. 1664, aged a. 70. Abstr. of his will made at T. 14 Dec. 1663, is in Geneal. Reg. VII. 180, names s. John and Edward, ds. Mary, w. of William Paul, and Sarah, w. of Edward Rew, and next, 4 Nov. 1678, James Walker, gr.ch. Edward, s. of Edward, and Thomas, s. of John. Fam. tradit. brings this John from Ashton Keynes, a parish of Wiltsh. 4 1/2 miles West from Crichlade, where he was bapt. 1597. JOHN, Taunton, s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. had Mary, b. 2 June 1654 at Bridgewater, wh. m. 1 Jan. 1680, Richard Godfrey; John, 6 June 1656, also at B. wh. may have d. bef. the will of his gr.f.; Thomas, at Newport, 2 Feb. 1659; Susanna, at B. 4 Nov. 1661, wh. m. 18 Apr. 1683, James Read; Joseph, or Josiah, 8 Dec. 1663, Edward, 8 Feb. 1666; Samuel, 23 Sept. 1668; Sarah, 26 Feb. 1671; John, again, 5 Dec. 1673; Ebenezer, 12 May 1676; and Abigail, 26 Feb. 1679; all at T. exc. the last two wh. were b. at Newport, and prob. Mary, wh. may have m. the sec. Richard Godfree; and d. 7 Oct. 1715, aged 88. Abigail, prob. his wid. d. 1 Aug. 1727, aged 86. JOSEPH, Taunton, prob. s. of the preced. m. 26 June 1685, Mary Andrews. SAMUEL, Taunton, prob. s. of the preced. m. 20 Dec. 1694, Mehitable Andrews. THOMAS, Middleborough, br. of the preced. d. 14 Dec. 1705. Of this name, in old rec. sometimes Richmand, two had been gr. in 1834 at Harv. and seven at other N. E. coll.


RICHARD, or RICKER, or RICKET, GEORGE, Dover 1670, by w. Eleanor, had Judith, b. 1 Feb. 1681; John, 1 Apr. 1682; Mary, 22 Mar. 1685; Maturin, 1 Feb. 1688; Elizabeth 8 Aug. 1690; Hannah, 12 May 1693; Ephraim, 15 Feb. 1696; Eleanor, 15 Feb. 1699; and George, 19 Feb. 1702. He was k. by the Ind. 4 July 1706. GILES, Plymouth,


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freem. 1637, had first w. Judith, wh. d. 6 Feb. and m. 20 May 1662, for 2d w. Joan Tilson, but had s. Giles and John, perhaps Sarah (wh. m. 1657, as is said, George Paddock), all by former, and m. 3d w. 25 June 1669, Hannah, wid. of John Churchill, d. of William Pontus; d. 1684, aged 87; and his wid. d. 12 Dec. 1690. GILES, Plymouth, s. of the preced. m. 31 Oct. 1651, Hannah Dunham, perhaps d. of the first John, had John, b. the next yr. day and mo. lost from the rec.; Samuel 14 Jan. 1663. JOHN, Plymouth, s. of Giles the first, m. 31 Oct. 1651, Esther Barnes, had John, b. 24 Nov. 1657; Mary, 27 Oct. 1677; Lydia, 12 Dec. 1679; John, 29 Dec. 1681; and Mercy, wh. d. 12 Feb. 1683. MATURIN, Dover, br. of George, had Joseph, and was k. on the same day with his br. THOMAS, Scituate. His will of 14 Nov. 1648, names no w. or ch. THOMAS, Salem 1670, had w. and d. Sarah.


RICKETSON, WILLIAM, Dartmouth, s. of Elizabeth wh. may have been a wid. resi. there, by w. Elizabeth had Rebecca, b. 14 May 1681; John, 11 Feb. 1683; Elizabeth 1 Sept. 1684.; William, 26 Feb. 1686; Jonathan, 7 Apr. 1688, and Timothy, 22 Jan. 1690; and d. 1 Mar. 1691.


RICKMAN, ISAAC, Salem, came in the fleet with Higginson 1629; and perhaps went back soon, at least no more is heard of him.


RIDDAN, or RIDDAINE, THADDEUS, Lynn, merch. freem. 1672, by w. Elizabeth had Hannah, and Sarah, tw. b. 12 Aug. of wh. Hannah, d. 13 Nov. 1660; Hannah, again, b. 11 Nov. 1662; John, 3 Feb. 1665; and Abigail, 4 June 1671. By his correspond. Farmer was inform. that this name was Kidder.


RIDER, BENJAMIN, Yarmouth, m. 13 June 1670, Mary, d. of John Gray, was a soldier of Gorham╒s comp. in Philip╒s war, but liv. in 1698. He had sec. w. in 1680, but the sheet of town rec. that nam. his fam. is lost. James, Cambridge, by w. Hannah, had Hannah; b. 1 Mar. 1651; James, 3 Jan. 1654; and Thomas, 1 Mar. 1657. Perhaps he rem. JOHN, Falmouth 1665-76, was perhaps s. of Phineas of the same. See Hutch. Coll. 398, and Willis, I. 141. JOHN, Yarmouth, s. of Samuel, d. 5 Jan. 1706, but his w. had d. 23 Oct. 1691. Full rec. of his fam. is lost, but he had s. Samuel, wh. d. 14 Aug. 1702, and from his will we find other ch. Ebenezer, John, b. 1664, Joseph, Hannah, Lydia, and Thankful. JOSEPH, Yarmouth, br. of the preced. of wh. the imperf. rec. shows ch. Joseph, b. 22 Dec. 1676; Hannah; Elizabeth; Mary; Sarah; Rebecca; and Esther; was a man of esteem, left large est. and his branch of the fam. was exstinct in his gr.s. PHINEAS, Falmouth 1658, had been of Gloucester 1649 to 58, was a man of import. rep. 1670. See Babson and Willis, I. His name is, in Hutch. Coll. 398, call. Hidar. SAMUEL, Yarmouth 1638, had earlier w. Mary, b. 6 Sept. 1647; and Elizabeth wh. m. 2 Nov. 1667, John Cole; beside Benjamin, John, and Samuel, some of wh. may have been b. in Eng. and Zechary, first male b. of white parents in the town; and Joseph; all nam. with w. Ann in his will. He was a lieut. but disfranch. 1655, for favor. Quakers; d. 22 Dec. 1679, aged 78; and his wid. d. at Plymouth 1695; and by this had Samuel, 18 Nov. 1657. SAMUEL, Plymouth, a cooper, s. of the preced. perhaps b. in Eng. m. 23 Dec. 1656, Sarah or Mary, d. of Robert Bartlett, had Samuel, b. 18 Nov. foll. and prob. others. SAMUEL, Taunton, s. of the preced. m. 14 June 1680, Lydia Tilden, perhaps d. of Joseph of Scituate. He is said to have had fourteen ch. THOMAS, Dorchester, had come in the yr. 1634, by the Hercules, m. Elizabeth d. of William Lane, was perhaps a caulker, of Boston 1650, had Hannah, b. 7 Mar. 1655. THOMAS, Watertown, freem. 1690, m. Sarah Lawrence, d. of George the first, had Sarah, b. Dec. 1694, d. next mo. Prob. he rem. to Framingham, in Bond's judgm. and was likely to be at Dorchester 1709. In the will of her f. this Sarah is ment. 1707; and she d. at Roxbury 14 Aug. 1714, says, perhaps erron. Geneal. Reg. XIV. 53. WILLIAM, Watertown, m. 7 or 11 Aug. 1674, Hannah Lovett, had


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William, b. 29 July 1675; Hannah, 4 Apr. 1678, d. young; Hannah, again, 28 May 1680; rem. to Shirborn, had Daniel; and Eleazer, 22 Jan. 1687; and d. 27 Aug. 1724. ZECHARY, Yarmouth, s. of the first Samuel, had gr. of ld. for the first male ch. b. in the town, by w. Mary had Zechariah and John, was k. by casual shot at a train. 5 Sept. 1685; and his wid. m. Edward Sturgis.


RIDGDALE or RIGDALE, JOHN, Plymouth, one of the passeng. in the Mayflower 1620, with w. Alice, and both d. bef. Apr. 1621.


RIDGE, JOHN, Newbury, d. 30 Dec. 1666. THOMAS, of town unkn. His wid. Martha gave inv. of his est. 25 Nov. 1684.


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