John Richards1,2

M, b. 1 July 1641, d. 21 December 1688
FatherEdward Richards b. c 1610, d. 25 Aug 1684
MotherSusanna Hunting b. 9 Dec 1611, d. 9 Sep 1684
     John was born on Monday, 1 July 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.3,4 On 12 August 1641, he was christened at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. John married Mary Colburn, daughter of Nathaniel Colburn and Priscilla Clarke, on 1 October 1672 in Dedham, County Sussex, England. The 1st day of the 8th month 1672.5,6,7 The family were Puritans. They resided at Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. John's wife, Mary, died on 17 December 1685 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, leaving him a widower.8 John married 2nd Mary Fuller circa 1686 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.9 John departed this life on Tuesday, 21 December 1688 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He was buried in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. On 24 February 1692/3, the probate court issued a warrant to five men to divide John Richards land, three of them reported ac on 23 March 1692/3. The reports states lands were set off to: the widow, her thirds and to the following children: John Richards, eldest son, Samuel Richards, second son, Mary Fairbanks, eldest daughter, Deborah Richards, second daughter, & Joanna Richards, youngest daugher. John did not leave a will. On 14 March 1688/9, his wiife was appointed administratrix of his estate.10 The inventory of John's estate was taken on Monday, 23 March 1692/93. It was valued at £327, 1 shilling, 2 pence.

Family 1

Mary Colburn b. 21 Jan 1651, d. 17 Dec 1685
Children

Family 2

Mary Fuller b. 1 Mar 1653, d. 12 Sep 1715
Child

Citations

  1. [S12] Rev. Abner Morris, Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans, Volume III: pages 106-107.
  2. [S115] Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations Of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, On The Basis Of Farmer's Registar, Volume III, page 533 - JOHN, Dedham, s. of Edward the first, by w. Mary, had John, b. 20 July 1663, was freem. 1671.
  3. [S1138] The Record of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths and admission to the church and dismissals therefrom, transcribed from the church records in the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1638-1845, page viii.
  4. [S1162] Herbert W. Sumner Jr., Birth Records of Dedham, Massachusetts, page 27 - John Richards, son of Edward & Susan, 1 July 1641.
  5. [S1138] The Record of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths and admission to the church and dismissals therefrom, transcribed from the church records in the town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1638-1845, page viii - John Richards married 1 Oct. 1672, Mary Colburn.
  6. [S12] Rev. Abner Morris, Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans, page 107 - John Richards m. 1 [8] 1672 Mary Colburn of Dedham b..21 [11] 1650, d. December 17, 1685, dau. of Nathaniel & Priscilla [Clarke] C.
  7. [S1161] Herbert W. Sumner Jr., Marriage Records of Dedham, Massachusetts, page 198 - Mary Colburn & John Richards married 1 October 1672 - September 1985.
  8. [S1166] Herbert W. Sumner Jr., Death Records of Dedham, Massachusetts, page 391 - Mary Richards 17 December 1685.
  9. [S1167] Robert I. Farrington Esq., Edward Richards of Dedham, Massachusetts, page 92.
  10. [S1167] Robert I. Farrington Esq., Edward Richards of Dedham, Massachusetts, pages 94.