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Nicknames: "/Capt./"
Birthplace: England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Little Compton, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Occupation: Served as a lieutenant in King Philip's War.
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About Edward Edward Richmond-Webb

From the Find A Grave page on Captain Edward Richmond:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23254608

Birth: 1632 - England

Death: Nov., 1696 - Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA

Captain Edward Richmond was born about 1632, probably before his father came to this country. He married, first, Abigail, daughter of James (handwritten "Wm." over James) Davis, and secondly, Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

He died November 1696.

Children by Abigail Davis:

  • 1. Abigail, born 1656.
  • 2. Edward, born 1658.
  • 3. John, born about 1660.
  • 4. Elizabeth, born Dec. 6, 1666.
  • 5. Mary, born 1668.
  • 6 Esther, born 1669.
  • 7. Silvester, born 1672; baptized at Little Compton, R. I., Nov. 3, 1700.
  • 8. Sarah

Children by Amy Bull:

  • 1. Henry, born at Little Compton, R. I.
  • 2. Ann, born at Little Compton, R. I.

The order of births is not known, but it is believed that the above is very nearly correct (handwritten note on page: "Not March, killed after July 1657").

He and his wife Amy joined in a deed, August 20, 1685. He conveyed, February 16, 1691-2, to Henry Bull, his "Father-in-law" and "Grandfather of my two youngest children," certain land in trust for them, and "my now wife, Amy," referring in it to a deed to his son Edward, made May 20, 1686.

The inventory of his estate was filed December 8, 1696, and on the 20th of the same month his estate was divided among Edward, eldest son; son John, for himself and his sister, Abigail Remington; William Palmer, John Palmer, Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond and Thomas Burdges. (The two Palmers and Burdges [Burgess] were husbands of his daughters).

He was one of the incorporators of Little Compton, R. I., in 1674, and owned several shares.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23254608

Burial: Richmond Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA

Created by: Jay Richmond Record added: Dec 05, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 23254608

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Richmond Cemetery, also known as: Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Little Compton #8, Treaty Rock Cemetery

West Main Road Route 77, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:

This is a very small burial plot in Little Compton, RI. The land was once the site of Edward Richmond's Treaty Rock Farm. Behind the farm is Treaty Rock, marking the site where Benjamin Church made peace with the local Natives in the first step to end King Philip's War.

The plot is in excellent condition and is maintained by the current owners.

This cemetery is located on Richmond Farm, which is private property and not accessible to the public without permission.

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From Ancestry.com/DavidMSmith :

Captain Edward Richmond, son of John Richmond (q. v.), was born about 1632, and probably came to this country before his father.

He had a share in Westerly, Rhode Island, 1661.

He was general solicitor in 1667-69-70-72; in 1676 he and his men captured seven Indians in King Philip's war; he was clerk of a court-martial that condemned to death some Indians; he was one of the grantees of East Greenwich in 1677; attorney-general in 1677-78-79-80; deputy, 1678-79; selectman, 1683-85-89-90; captain in 1690.

He was a member of the Church of England.

His gravestone is to be seen on the old Richmond farm at Little Compton, Rhode Island, inscribed: "Here lyeth the body of Edward Richmond, captain, who departed this life in ye 63d year of his age, Nov. 1696."

He was one of the incorporators of the town of Little Compton.

He married (first) Abigail Davis, daughter of James Davis. He married (second) Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

He died in November, 1696.

Children of first wife: Abigail, born 1656; Edward. 1658: John, 1660; Elizabeth, December 6. 1666; Mary, 1668; Esther, 1669; Silvester, mentioned below; Sarah.

Children of second wife: Henry and Ann, born at Little Compton.

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Capt. Edward Richmond (John 1) was born about 1632 and probably before his father came to New England. A few years of his life were, we suppose, spent at Taunton and when he was about 10 years old his father moved to Newport and built 'a mansion House on the Mill Brook.'

So far as we know he grew up there and by the time he was 24 was engaged to be married to Abigail Davis, the bans were twice published when she was taken away by her mother and step father and given to Richard Ussell. Ed. Richmond is first mentioned in a suit he brings against Richard Ussell June 24, 1656 to recover Abigail.

Edward married 1st Abigail dau. of James ? and Joan Davis in June 1658.

Joan was married to John Cowdall by 1657 and again a widow by 1672.

Abigail was dead by July, 1682 and he had taken as 2nd wife Amy dau. of Gov. Henry and Elizabeth Bull whom he seems to have survived, as she is not mentioned in the settlement of his estate.

It is not known why he left Newport about 1681-2 where he held many important offices and moved to Easconnet then an almost unbroken wilderness. He died there 14 years later holding many offices of trust and left a large family of children who succeeded him both in civil and military honors.

He served as Lt. in King Philip's war and was afterwards made Capt., while in Rhode Island, and must have been esteemed as a soldier as he was made captain of the train band soon after moving to Seaconnet or Little Compton in Plymouth Colony. 5

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Edward's father "John (1) Richmond left a will which reads as follows:

'This fourteenth day of December in ye year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and sixty three. . . And also I give and bequeath unto my younger son Edward Richmond and his son Edward after him forty acres of ye land at Squamicott. . . . Also I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Edward Richmond all my wearing apparrel . . ." [text to be entered]. 9

"Edward later became Attorney General of Rhode Island and had the town of Richmond named for him in 1747. His gravestone, dated 1696, is among the oldest in Little Compton, RI."1163

"Edward Richmond was one of the Misquamicut purchasers of 1661. In 1677, he was one of the purchasers of what later became East Greenwich. In 1683, he took the oath of fidelity in Little Compton." 4

"[164] Little Compton, Dec. 5, 1696. We, being chosen by the childre of Capt Edward Richmond to apprise his goods and estate, have valued them at 326..06..00 pounds. Itens: '3 Indians Peter awafhuick', 'Amos', 'John ahame'. Signs by Danl: Eaton and Will Foabs. Said inventory presented by Edward Richmond eldest son of Edward Richmond late of Little Compton dec'd, and administer of his estate, Dec. 8, 1696 and sworn to before John Saffin Esqr. Judge of probate. John Cary Registr: Entered Dec. 8, 1696 by John Cary Registr." 1164

"[175] Edward Richmond administrator of the estate of his father Capt Edward Richmond late of Little Compton dec'd exhibited an account May 19, 1697 of debts 'which I haue payde, and ftand Engaged to pay Since his Decease. "Items paid to be entered. 1164

"[176] 'And for seuerall parts of ye fd Estat Deliuered to the several Children'. Total 351..19..10 pounds. Above account sword to May 19, 1697 by said Edward Richmond administrator before John Safflin who discharged him from said administration. John Cary Registr Recorded sam day by John Cary Registr: An agreement of the division of the estate of Capt Edward Richmond late deceased among his children as followeth, who do acquit and discharge each other: Edward Richmond, John Richmond 'in his own Right & the Right of his Sister abigail Rementon', William Palmer, John Palmer [177] Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond, and Thomas Burge. Signed by the seven above, and exhibited and allowed by John Saffin Esqr Judge of probate, May 19, 1697. John Cary Registr: Entered same day by Jno Cary Recordr: " 1164

"Abigail, b. say 1633; m. (1) say 1655 against her will to Richard Ussell and the marriage declared unlawful 20 May 1657 [RICR 1:360]; m. (2) at Newport court [blank] June 1658 Edward Richmond (richmond sued Ussell for 'trespass' as early as 24 June 1656 [RICT 1:18]; on [blank] June 1658, 'Abigall Davice,' having lived with and had a child with said richmond, both pled guilty to fornication, and, inasmuch as 'they have been twice published,' the court declared them legally married [RICT 1:45-46])." 520

"An action of Trespas: upon the case Comenced by Edward: Richmond plaint against Richard Ussell Defendt Damige one hundred: Pownds starll: The Issue joyned by the Aturnies not guilty of Trespas: The juries verdict we find for the: Defendt: the costs of Court: judgment granted and Execution thereon." 1157

"Upon A presentment by the Grand Jurry against Edward Richmond for liveinge with Abigall Davise contrary to the law of this Collony: The Deffendant Enters his Traverce: pleads Guilty Soe Far as he lives Contrary to law: And Reffers him self to the Bench for Tryall: The Court doe judge the Sayd Edward Richmond Guilty of Fornication and to be whipt or pay Forty Shills accordinge to law: The sayd Edward Richmond Doth acknowlidge to abide the law in payment of forty shills to the Genrl Treasurer: judgment graunted"1157

"Unon A presentment by the Grand jurry against Abigall Davice for liveinge with Edward Richmond contrary to the law of this Colloy: The Defendant Enters her Traverce: pleads Guilty and Reffers her Selfe to the Bench for Tryall: She also inCourt owned hersefe to be the same woman Abigall Davide: and that he hath a chylde by Edward Richmond The Court doe judge her Guilty of Fornication: and to be whipt or pay Forty shillings - accordinge to law: She ownes to abide the law in payment of Forty shills to the Genrl Treasurer Judgment Granted:" 1157

"Upon the humble Request of Edward Richmond and the aforementioned abigall Davice that they haveing beine djudged: and also thay owneinge the Righteousnes of the Sentence of the Court against them for liveinge together in Fornication: That now this court would be pleassed for prevtion of the lice Temptation not to Declare them Selves Condissendinge tothe two parties marriag to gether: which the Court doe Consent unto: for that ther is Testimony that they have beine twice published according to law but that Mr Jeffery advised them to stay A litle while becaus obadyah Holmes Forbad it thoe he shewed noe Reason nor hath accordinge to law proceeded in the matter since therefor the Court Declares under the hands of the Court or by their names herto anexed that the sayd persons are married together before and in pressents of the Court Leagaly" 1157

"In 1693 a vote was recorded authorizing the sale of two pieces of land, the proceeds to aid in the building of a meeting house. A road was then built from the great highway, ten rods broad, between the land of Capt. Edward Richmond and Joseph Church, Jr., leading to the church. This road is now called Meeting House Lane." 1045

"Edward (2) Richmond, b. ca. 1632, prob. in England; d. November 1696 at Little Compton, RI; m. bef. 1656 (says Torrey but we dispute below), Abigail Davis, dau. of William and Mary (Means?) Davis of Boston (despite the Richmond genealogy's namin gher fa. James): m. 2nd, ca. 1680 at Newport, RI, Amey Bull, dau. of Gov. Henry and Elizabeth (___) Bull. On May 20, 1657, Abigail Davis petitioned the Assembly, alleging that her stepfa. John Cowdall and her mo. had forced her into a m. with Richard Ussell, and later the same year the Assembly declared that the m. was unlawful and that she was free to marry Edward (2) Richmond, whom she declared in her petition to be her choice (Richmond, p. 5). He was frequently mentioned in colonial records with the rank of Capt. He was a General Solicitor, Commissioner, selectman, deputy to the General Court. He was fined in 1686 £5 for furnishing an Indian with liquor. he was a member of the Church of England which may explain his removal from Taunton to RI. Inv. of his estate was filed 8 Dec. 1696 and the the 20th divided among his ch." 9

"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" 8

"Edward Richmond (John), was born, probably in England, circa 1632; died at Little Compton, in November 1696, buried at Little Compton.

he married first, Abigain Davis, daughter of William and Mary (___) Davis of Boston. She married first, Richard Ussell. On 21 May 1657 Abigil Davis petitioned the General Court alleging that her stepfather John Cowdell and her mother had forced her into marriage with Richard Ussell. The marriage was declared unlawful and she was free to marry Edward Richmond (Colonial Records, 1:359).

He married second, before 20 August 1685 (deed), Amey Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth (____) Bull. On 16 February 1691/2, Edward Richmond deeded to 'my father-in-law, henry Bull, of Newport, being grandfather of my two youngest children, 120 acres in Little Compton, for £80 for the use and befoof of my two youngest children, henry and Ann, with housing, garden, etc., reserving to self and wife Amey, the whole profits for life.' The executors of Henry Bull's estate reported in their account of 2 March 1709 payment of £60 for Henry and Ann Richmond's legacy." 7

"Before coming to Little Compton, Edward owned property in the part of Newport which became Middletown. A gunsmith, he was an incorporator of Little Compton and bought two great lots there. he lived and is buried on the place known as the Father Richmond place, slightly north of the entrance to Meeting House Lane on the other side of the West Main Road. His gravestone in the small Richmond cemetery is the second oldest in town and a photo appear in Little Compton Families.

In 1661 Edward had a share in isquamicut (Westerly) lands appointed to him, and in 1663 he received a legacy of forty acres and wearing apparell from his father's will. On 31 October 1677 he and forty-seven others were granted 5,000 acres to be called East Greenwich. he bought the twenty-seventh lot in Little Compton from Daniel Wilcox for £50 on 2 February 1692." 7

"Edward served the Colony of Rhode Island as General Solicitor 1667, 1669, 1670, and 1672; Attorney General 1677-1680; Deputy 1678-1679, 1686; and Selectman 1683-1685, 1689-1690. In 1677 he was one of three men appointed to go to Newport regarding advancing money for the Colony's use in sending agents to England. he took the oath of fidelity at Little Compton on 6 June 1683." 7

"On 6 August 1767 the Assembly voted 'that Lieutenant Edward Richmond, with his company, shall be allowed and have the one-half of the produce of the seven Indians they brought in' (according to the act allowing certain Indian men and women be sold for service of nine years). Edward was clerk of a court martial held on 23 August 1676 for the trial of four Indians who were executed. He was fined £5 on 4 June 1686 for furnishing an Indian with rum or strong liquor. In May 1690 he was appointed Captain.

Edward Richmond, administrator of the estate of his father Capt. Edward Richmond late of Little Compton, exhibited on 19 May 1697 an account of debts 'which I have payde, and stand engaged to pay since his decease'. Among the items includes are 'drinke at the funerall,' 'three quarts of rum when we divided the estate,' 'Tom the Indian for digging the grave,' 'Doctr Talmon for cureing Amos his legg,' 'Aunt Northway for a winding sheet' (Little Compton Families, 513 prints entire list). Inventory was filed 8 December 1696 and the estate was divided on 20 December among Edward Richmnd, eldest son; son John, in his own right and right of sister, Abigail Remington, William Palmer, John Palmer, Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond, and Thomas Burge (Richmond Family, 6).

The gravestones of Edward Richmond in the family cemetery on the old Richmond farm in Little Compton was the oldest in that town: Here lyeth buried the body/ of Edward Richmond, Captain,/ who departed this life/in ye 63rd year of his age,/Nov. 1696." 7

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Sources:

4. William E. Wright, Ancestors and Descendants of William Browning Greene and Mary Hoxsie Lewis with Allied Families, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1993).

5. Henry I. Richmond, Richmond Family Records, (London: Adlard & Son, Limited, 1933).

7. Alicia Chase Williams, Chase-Wigglesworth Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Philip Putnam Chase and his wife Anna Cornelia Wigglesworth, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1990.

8. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1860, reprinted in 1986), Vol. 3.

9. Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford, Orange, CA: Seridan Psychological Services, 1990, Vol. 1.

520. Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr., & Melinda Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Boston: New England Historic Genealogic Society, 2001, Vol. 2, C-F.

1045. Benjamin F. Wilbour, "Little Compton, RI and the Wilbore Family," Ye Wildbore, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1933.

1157. Rhode Island Court Records 1647-1662, Providence: Rhode Island Historical Society, 1920, Vol. 1.

1163. Bowerman, Robert H., "The Family of John & Elizabeth (Irish) Richmond," 2222 Miantonomi Ave, Middletown, RI 02840., Copy held 1998 by present writer.

1164. Lucy Hall Greenlaw, "Abstracts from the First Book of Bristol County Probate Records," New England Historical & Genealogical Register, LXIII, (July, 1909). -------------------- ID: I119203

Name: Edward Richmond 1

Sex: M

Name: Edward Richmond ,*

Birth: 1631 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

Birth: BET 1631 AND 1632 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

Death: 1695 in Sakonnet, Newport, RI

Death: NOV 1696 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Change Date: 14 JAN 2004

Burial: Old Richmond Farm at Little Compton, Rhode Island

Note:

Ref.1; New England Families, Vol III, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 1131;

Mary Richmond, born 1668, daughter of Captain Edward Richmond, born 1632, died November, 1696, who came to this country before his father; married (first) Abigail Daughter of James Davis; (second) Amy Daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

Ref.2; New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I

Author: William Richard Cutter

This is the Third Series, Volume I of a four series set. It has records of achievements of people from England, who have set up commonwealths in New England. About 6000 names included in this record.

Bibliographic Information: Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I. 1915. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996.

Captain Edward, born about 1632, in England, died in November, 1696; married (first) Abigail Davis, daughter of James Davis; (second) Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

Ref.3: Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 and pre-American Ancestry 1040-1594 (Boston, MA: privately printed, 1897)Page: 5.

Ref.4: Mary Elizabeth Beyer, A Genealogical History of the French and Allied Families (Cedar Rapids, IA: privately printed, 1912)Page: 65.

Ref.5; New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society),Vol. 86, p. 100

Ref.6; John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690, with Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, 1887] [reprinted with additions and corrections, Baltimore, MD: 1969], Page: 163.

Ref.7: James Henry Bull, Miscellaneous Notes, Pedigrees, etc. Relating to Persons of the Surname Bull (Santa Barbara, CA: 1918)ons of the Surname Bullons of the Surname Bull. Santa Barbara, CA: 1918.Page: 12.

Ref.8: Samuel Hopkins Emery, History of Taunton, Massachusetts, Vol. 1 (1893) and Supplement to the History of Taunton, Vol. 2 (1894) (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason and Company, 1893-4), Vol. 1, p. 73.

Ref.9; Edward Joy Paul, The Ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul, Now Mrs. William J. Young Jr. (Milwaukee, WI: Burdich & Allen, 1914)

Page: 45.

Ref.10; Founders and Patriots of America Index, Index Content, Page 185; RICHMOND, Edward (1632-Nov. 1696) m.......(1) Abigail Davis RI XXXIV, 328.

Ref.11; Family History of Central NY, Vol. II, Central New York Family Histories, Page 753

Ref.12; The Abridged Compendium Of American Genealogy, First Families of America, A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States, Edited by; Frederick A. Virkus, under the direction of Albert Nelson Marquis, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968.;

10- Capt. Edward (ca. 1632 - 1696) , gen., solicitor, Portsmouth (now Newport) , R.I. ;dep. selectman, 2d town clk., Litttle Compton, R.I. ; m 1st., Abigail Davis;

Notes for Captain Edward Richmond:

Edward Richmond and (47) others were granted 5000 acres to be called East Greenwich. Served as Attorney General 1677-80.

Born about 1632 before his father John came to New England. They spent a few years at Taunton, MA and when he was about ten years old, his father moved to Newport, RI and built a Mansion House on the Mill Brook.

At 24 he was engaged to marry Abigail Davis. The bans were published twice, however she was taken by her mother and stepfather and given to Richard Ussell. Edward is first mentioned in a suit he brought against Richard Ussell on June 24, 1656 to recover Abigail. He also brought suit against her stepfather and mother, James and Hoan Davis. He and his wife Amy joined in a deed, August 20, 1685.

He conveyed, February 16, 1691/2, to Henry Bull, his "Father-in-law" and "Grandfather of my two youngest children", certain land in trust for them and "my now wife, Amy," referring in it to a deed to his son Edward, made May 20, 1686. The inventory of his estate was filed December 8, 1696, and on the twentieth of the same month his estate was divided among Edward, eldest son; son John, for himself and his sister Abigail Remington; William Palmer, John Palmer, Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond and Thomas Burdges. (The two Palmers and Burdges [Burgess] were husbands of his daughters.) The executors of Henry Bull (who died Janurary 22, 1693/4), settled an account, March 2, 1709, in which they reported payment of Henry and Ann Richmond's legacy of L60. On May 20, 1657, Abigail Davis petitioned the Assembly, alleging that her stepfather John Cowdall and her mother had forced her into a marriage with Richard Ussell, and later in the same year the Assembly declared that the marriage was unlawful and that she was free to marry Edward Richmond, whom she declared in her petition to be her choice. (see Colonial Records, Vol. I, p. 359, etc.)

Father: John Richmond b: 1594 in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, England

Mother: Elizabeth NICHOLAS b: ABT 1596 in England

Father: John Richmond b: 1594 in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, England

Mother:

Marriage 1 Abigail Davis b: 31 OCT 1635 in Of Newport, Newport Co. Rhode Island

Married: JUN 1658 in Newport, Rhode Islane 1

Married: JUN 1655 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Children

Abigail Richmond b: 1656 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Edward Richmond , Jr. b: 1658 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Mary Richmond b: 1668 in Saconnet, (Little Compton), Newport Co., Rhode Island
Sylvester Richmond , Col. b: 1672 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island
John Richmond b: 1660 in New Port, Now Port, Ri

Marriage 2 Amy BULL

Married: 1682 in Rhode Island 1

Sources:

Title: GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

Text: 8 AUG 2000

-------------------- Of Portsmouth, RI, Newport, RI, and Little Compton, RI -------------------- ID: I119203

Name: Edward Richmond 1

Sex: M

Name: Edward Richmond ,*

Birth: 1631 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

Birth: BET 1631 AND 1632 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

Death: 1695 in Sakonnet, Newport, RI

Death: NOV 1696 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Change Date: 14 JAN 2004

Burial: Old Richmond Farm at Little Compton, Rhode Island

Note:

Ref.1; New England Families, Vol III, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 1131;

Mary Richmond, born 1668, daughter of Captain Edward Richmond, born 1632, died November, 1696, who came to this country before his father; married (first) Abigail Daughter of James Davis; (second) Amy Daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

Ref.2; New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I

Author: William Richard Cutter

This is the Third Series, Volume I of a four series set. It has records of achievements of people from England, who have set up commonwealths in New England. About 6000 names included in this record.

Bibliographic Information: Cutter, William Richard. New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume I. 1915. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1996.

Captain Edward, born about 1632, in England, died in November, 1696; married (first) Abigail Davis, daughter of James Davis; (second) Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

Ref.3: Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 and pre-American Ancestry 1040-1594 (Boston, MA: privately printed, 1897)Page: 5.

Ref.4: Mary Elizabeth Beyer, A Genealogical History of the French and Allied Families (Cedar Rapids, IA: privately printed, 1912)Page: 65.

Ref.5; New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston, MA: New England Historical and Genealogical Society),Vol. 86, p. 100

Ref.6; John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690, with Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, 1887] [reprinted with additions and corrections, Baltimore, MD: 1969], Page: 163.

Ref.7: James Henry Bull, Miscellaneous Notes, Pedigrees, etc. Relating to Persons of the Surname Bull (Santa Barbara, CA: 1918)ons of the Surname Bullons of the Surname Bull. Santa Barbara, CA: 1918.Page: 12.

Ref.8: Samuel Hopkins Emery, History of Taunton, Massachusetts, Vol. 1 (1893) and Supplement to the History of Taunton, Vol. 2 (1894) (Syracuse, NY: D. Mason and Company, 1893-4), Vol. 1, p. 73.

Ref.9; Edward Joy Paul, The Ancestry of Katharine Choate Paul, Now Mrs. William J. Young Jr. (Milwaukee, WI: Burdich & Allen, 1914)

Page: 45.

Ref.10; Founders and Patriots of America Index, Index Content, Page 185; RICHMOND, Edward (1632-Nov. 1696) m.......(1) Abigail Davis RI XXXIV, 328.

Ref.11; Family History of Central NY, Vol. II, Central New York Family Histories, Page 753

Ref.12; The Abridged Compendium Of American Genealogy, First Families of America, A Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States, Edited by; Frederick A. Virkus, under the direction of Albert Nelson Marquis, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1968.;

10- Capt. Edward (ca. 1632 - 1696) , gen., solicitor, Portsmouth (now Newport) , R.I. ;dep. selectman, 2d town clk., Litttle Compton, R.I. ; m 1st., Abigail Davis;

Notes for Captain Edward Richmond:

Edward Richmond and (47) others were granted 5000 acres to be called East Greenwich. Served as Attorney General 1677-80.

Born about 1632 before his father John came to New England. They spent a few years at Taunton, MA and when he was about ten years old, his father moved to Newport, RI and built a Mansion House on the Mill Brook.

At 24 he was engaged to marry Abigail Davis. The bans were published twice, however she was taken by her mother and stepfather and given to Richard Ussell. Edward is first mentioned in a suit he brought against Richard Ussell on June 24, 1656 to recover Abigail. He also brought suit against her stepfather and mother, James and Hoan Davis. He and his wife Amy joined in a deed, August 20, 1685.

He conveyed, February 16, 1691/2, to Henry Bull, his "Father-in-law" and "Grandfather of my two youngest children", certain land in trust for them and "my now wife, Amy," referring in it to a deed to his son Edward, made May 20, 1686. The inventory of his estate was filed December 8, 1696, and on the twentieth of the same month his estate was divided among Edward, eldest son; son John, for himself and his sister Abigail Remington; William Palmer, John Palmer, Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond and Thomas Burdges. (The two Palmers and Burdges [Burgess] were husbands of his daughters.) The executors of Henry Bull (who died Janurary 22, 1693/4), settled an account, March 2, 1709, in which they reported payment of Henry and Ann Richmond's legacy of L60. On May 20, 1657, Abigail Davis petitioned the Assembly, alleging that her stepfather John Cowdall and her mother had forced her into a marriage with Richard Ussell, and later in the same year the Assembly declared that the marriage was unlawful and that she was free to marry Edward Richmond, whom she declared in her petition to be her choice. (see Colonial Records, Vol. I, p. 359, etc.)

Father: John Richmond b: 1594 in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, England

Mother: Elizabeth NICHOLAS b: ABT 1596 in England

Father: John Richmond b: 1594 in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, England

Mother:

Marriage 1 Abigail Davis b: 31 OCT 1635 in Of Newport, Newport Co. Rhode Island

Married: JUN 1658 in Newport, Rhode Islane 1

Married: JUN 1655 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Children

Abigail Richmond b: 1656 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Edward Richmond , Jr. b: 1658 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Mary Richmond b: 1668 in Saconnet, (Little Compton), Newport Co., Rhode Island
Sylvester Richmond , Col. b: 1672 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island
John Richmond b: 1660 in New Port, Now Port, Ri

Marriage 2 Amy BULL

Married: 1682 in Rhode Island 1

Sources:

Title: GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

Text: 8 AUG 2000


Birth:   1632, England 

Death: Nov., 1696

Little Compton

Newport County

Rhode Island, USA


Captain Edward Richmond was born about 1632, probably before his father came to this country. He married, first, Abigail, daughter of James (handwritten "Wm." over James) Davis, and secondly, Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

He died November 1696.

Children by Abigail Davis:

Abigail, born 1656.

Edward, born 1658.

John, born about 1660.

Elizabeth, born Dec. 6, 1666.

Mary, born 1668.

Esther, born 1669.

Silvester, born 1672; baptized at Little Compton, R. I., Nov. 3, 1700.

Sarah

Children by Amy Bull:

Henry, born at Little Compton, R. I.

Ann, born at Little Compton, R. I.

The order of births is not known, but it is believed that the above is very nearly correct (handwritten note on page: "Not March, killed after July 1657").

He and his wife Amy joined in a deed, August 20, 1685. He conveyed, February 16, 1691-2, to Henry Bull, his "Father-in-law" and "Grandfather of my two youngest children," certain land in trust for them, and "my now wife, Amy," referring in it to a deed to his son Edward, made May 20, 1686.

The inventory of his estate was filed December 8, 1696, and on the twentieth of the same month his estate was divided among Edward, eldest son; son John, for himself and his sister, Abigail Remington; William Palmer, John Palmer, Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond and Thomas Burdges. (The two Palmers and Burdges [Burgess] were husbands of his daughters).

He was one of the incorporators of Little Compton, R. I., in 1674, and owned several

shares.

 

Burial:

Treaty Rock Cemetery

Little Compton

Newport County

Rhode Island, USA

-------------------- Birth: 1632, England

Death: Nov., 1696

Little Compton

Newport County

Rhode Island, USA

Captain Edward Richmond was born about 1632, probably before his father came to this country. He married, first, Abigail, daughter of James (handwritten "Wm." over James) Davis, and secondly, Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull.

He died November 1696.

Children by Abigail Davis:

Abigail, born 1656.

Edward, born 1658.

John, born about 1660.

Elizabeth, born Dec. 6, 1666.

Mary, born 1668.

Esther, born 1669.

Silvester, born 1672; baptized at Little Compton, R. I., Nov. 3, 1700.

Sarah

Children by Amy Bull:

Henry, born at Little Compton, R. I.

Ann, born at Little Compton, R. I.

The order of births is not known, but it is believed that the above is very nearly correct (handwritten note on page: "Not March, killed after July 1657").

He and his wife Amy joined in a deed, August 20, 1685. He conveyed, February 16, 1691-2, to Henry Bull, his "Father-in-law" and "Grandfather of my two youngest children," certain land in trust for them, and "my now wife, Amy," referring in it to a deed to his son Edward, made May 20, 1686.

The inventory of his estate was filed December 8, 1696, and on the twentieth of the same month his estate was divided among Edward, eldest son; son John, for himself and his sister, Abigail Remington; William Palmer, John Palmer, Silvester Richmond, Sarah Richmond and Thomas Burdges. (The two Palmers and Burdges [Burgess] were husbands of his daughters).

He was one of the incorporators of Little Compton, R. I., in 1674, and owned several shares.


Source: FAG

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Capt. Edward Richmond-Webb's Timeline

1632
1632
England, (Present UK)
1638
1638
Age 6
Probably Maugerbury, Gloucestershire, England, (Present UK)
1640
1640
Age 8
1656
February 26, 1656
Age 24
Newport, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1658
June, 1658
Age 26
Newport, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
December 3, 1658
Age 26
Newport, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1660
1660
Age 28
Newport,Newport,Rhode Island,USA
1666
December 6, 1666
Age 34
Sakonnet, Plymouth Colony now Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1668
1668
Age 36
Saconnet, (Little Compton), Newport, Ri
1669
1669
Age 37
Newport, Newport, RI, USA