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John Richmond, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Place of Burial: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Richmond-Webb and Elizabeth Richmond
Husband of Elizabeth Richmond and Elizabeth Richmond
Father of John Richmond-Webb; John Richmond, Jr.; Capt. Edward Richmond-Webb; Mary Paul (Richmond); Amy Tully and 1 other
Brother of Henry Richmond

Occupation: Trader, Parliamentarian Colonel
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Col. John Richmond, Sr.

According to the Richmond Family Ancestry page on Elizabeth Nicholas' family group::

http://www.richmondancestry.org/groupsheets0000_0999/familygroup71.htm

HUSBAND: John RICHMOND

  • BIRTH: 1594
  • PLACE: Ashton, Keynes, Wiltshire, England
  • MARRIAGE: 1631
  • PLACE: Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England
  • DEATH: 20 Mar 1664
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • FATHER: Henry RICHMONDWEBB
  • MOTHER: Elizabeth CHRISTIAN

WIFE: Elizabeth NICHOLAS

  • BIRTH: ABT 1596
  • PLACE: Camden, Berkshire, England
  • DEATH: ABT 1664
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • FATHER: Richard (Rici) NICHOLAS
  • MOTHER: Jane SAINT JOHN

CHILDREN:

1. Edward RICHMOND

  • BIRTH: 1632
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • DEATH: Nov 1696
  • PLACE: Sakonnet, Newport, Rhode Isalnd, USA

2. John RICHMOND

  • BIRTH: 1637
  • PLACE: Ashton, Keynes, Wiltshire, England
  • DEATH: 7 Oct 1715
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

3. Sarah RICHMOND

  • BIRTH: 1638
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • DEATH: 1719
  • PLACE: Massachusetts, USA

4. Mary RICHMOND

  • BIRTH: 1639
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • DEATH: 3 Oct 1715
  • PLACE: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

5. Amy RICHMOND

  • BIRTH: ABT 1641
  • PLACE:Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
  • DEATH:
  • PLACE:

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John RICHMOND OR WEBB (AFN: 92DV-8M) Pedigree

  • Sex: M Family

Event(s)

  • Birth: 1588/1589 - Ashton, Keynes, Wilts, England
  • Christening: 1597 - Crichlade, Wiltshire, Eng
  • Death: 20 Mar 1664 - Taunton, Bristol, Ma
  • Burial: Taunton, Bristol, Ma

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From the Richmonds in America page, a short synopsis written by R. Walton on the early Richmonds of America:

http://www.richmondancestry.org/american_family.shtml

John Richmond(1), was probably born at Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. Joshua Bailey Richmond claimed that John was born at Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire but more recent research disputes this because John is felt to be a Brinkworth Richmond.

John's step-brother, Oliffe Richmond did own the Manor House at Ashton Keynes, which is now, called Cove House, and John undoubtedly visited his brother many times. This could account for the family stories down through the generations that John was born in Ashton Keynes.

There is also research that shows John was christened in Cricklade in 1597. This source claims to have seen the parish record many years ago. The Public Records Office for Wiltshire does not show any information for Cricklade Parish back as far as 1597 so we will probably never know the truth.

Ashton Keynes and the Manor House which was built in 1450 has played a rather large role in Richmond History. It is now called Cove House and is run as an Inn by Maj. & Mrs. Hartland.

Before I continue with the family information, I just want to insert here that, prior to the French and English War in 1689, immigrants were coming to America in large numbers due to the fact that "Parliament and the King had come to an impasse over the issue of taxation and royal finances. The English Puritans joined the anti-monarchical forces."

The gentry would not lend Charles I money. The British Civil War was then brought about when "Parliament, on 3 November 1640, repudiated the Kings concepts of absolutism and rule by Divine Right."

John Richmond(1) was apparently in the shipping and trade business and made many trips between Bristol in England and Saco, Maine before choosing to settle in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1635 because of the problems in England. He was one of the purchasers of Taunton but his name does not appear in the list of men able to bear arms in 1643. This is not surprising because he opposed the Royalists and would not bear arms for them. He chose instead to return to England and join Cromwell's army in the Civil War.

He had apparently married again in Massachusetts because he had three daughters that he left in America when he returned to England to fight. His two sons (possibly more) who had been born in England were still in England when John returned.

Just who their mother was or who had reared them after their father took up permanent residence in America, I do not know. They were, however, very well educated in England and finally came to America in the 1650's just before their father also returned.

A family story that has made its way down the generations is about the great tragedy that concerns John and his brother Henry. John, was now Col. John Richmond with Cromwell's Roundheads. Henry, hearing that John was near by decided to call on his brother. It was the evening of the Battle of Newbury 20 September 1643 when Henry appeared at John's tent door. John did not recognize his brother but saw only the Royalist uniform of the enemy, shot and killed him.

As a result, John's father had to come up with enough money to save John's life. To do this he either sold or mortgaged his home at Christian Malford. John could well have spent some time in prison because he did not go back to America until 1658 when he went bonded to Ann Arundell in Virginia. He apparently had no money to pay for his passage.

For some reason, he never did arrive in Virginia but in Massachusetts instead. Perhaps his sons John or Edward who were then in America paid whatever was required so John could come back to Taunton instead. At any rate, he did come back to Taunton and lived the remainder of his life with his daughter Sarah.

He died on 20 March 1664, age 70 and is buried in Taunton.

Genealogists who have looked at John Richmond's Will wonder whatever happened to his "chest of writings" which he left to his eldest son, John(2). No one has ever found any of these writings which could probably give us some clues as to John's life before he came to America as well as his British Civil War Experiences. He was a wealthy man and a large landholder in Taunton.

This section of Taunton is still called "Richmond Town". The old burial ground is still there. Unfortunately, it is full of poison ivy and briar bushes and overgrown to the extent I did not attempt to go in and try to look at the old stones that were over-turned, one of which I was told, was John(1) Richmond's.

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Name: John Richmond

  • Year: 1635
  • Place: Massachusetts

Source Publication Code: 9448

Primary Immigrant: Richmond, John

Annotation: In the years from 1925 to 1942, Frederick A. Virkus edited seven volumes with the title, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, published in Chicago by the Institute of American Genealogy. Each volume has a section in the main body of the work, co

Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964. 75p. Repr. 1986. Page: 57

"The actual parents of John (1) have only been guessed at and never proven.

The Richmond family had its origin in Brittany, France. The name is derived fromt he French works riche and monte or monde and is first given in early English history as Rychemonde, later as Richemouth and Richmonte, and finally as Richmond. The name may still be found in France. Holmes interprets this as meaning 'rich mouth' or 'eloquent.' The hypothetical lineage given by Richmond and condensed by MacKenzie (6:401f.) is as follows:

  • 1. Roaldus Musard de Richmond, one of the most powerful leaders who accompanied William the Conqueror into England.
  • 2. Hasculfus Musard de Richmon.
  • 3. Roaldus de Richmond, 'Le Ennase,' second Constable of Richmond Castle under Alan III, Earl of Richmond.
  • 4. Sir Alan, Fil Roald de Richmond, third Constable of Richmond Castle.
  • 5. Sir Roald, Fil Alan de Richmond, Knight, fourth Constable of Richmond Cstle, to whom King JOhn, in 1208, gave the lands of William de Rollos, including the manors of Caldewell, croft, and Kipling.
  • 6. Alan, Fil Roald Richmond de Croft, to whom his brother gave the manor of Burton.
  • 7. Sir Roald, fil Alan Richmond de Croft, to whom his uncle Roald fil Roald gave the manors of Caldwell and Croft.
  • 8. Eudo de Richmond, had possessions in Staynwriggis, County of York.
  • 9. Elyas de Richmond, was living during the time of Edward III, 1327-1377."
  • 10. Elyas de Richmond, was living during the time of Edward III and Richard II, 1327-1399. Arms of Elyas de Richmond: or, on a bend engrailed gules, 3 crosslets or. (Not the arms now given; see below.)
  • 11. Thomas de Richmond, was living in the time of Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V.
  • 12. William de Richmond, assumed the name of Webb upon his marriage about 1430 and quartered the Webb arms.
  • 13. William Richmond, alias Webb, of Draycott Foliott, Wilts.
  • 14. William Richmond, alias Webb, of Stewkley Grange, Bucks County, and Over-Wroughton, Wilts.
  • 15. Edmund Richmond, alias Webb, Esq. of Denvord (Durnford), Wilts, was living in 1575.
  • 16. Henry Richmond, alias Webb.
  • 17. John Richmond, eldest son; was an officer of distinction during the civil war.9

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"The arms as now described for this family are 'Argent, a cross patonce fleury azure, between four mullets gules.' The crest is 'A tilting spear argent, headed or, broken in three parts, one piece erect the other two in saltire enfiled with a ducal coronet of the last.'" 9

"Richmond elaborates on each of these presumed ancestors and provides further data. The genealogy (and all those that are drawn from it) states that John (1) was born in 1594 at Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England, and baptized there in 1597. Evidently this baptism did not name his parents, or the genealogy would tell us so. From this presumed original point on, much of John (1)'s history, before emigration, is speculation which might best be summarized as Cuttter has done in his New England series:

'. . . it is believed that he came to this country with a colony of cadets of noble English families on the western coast of Ireland, who had chosen this remote region that they might be able to 'engage in commercial and other pursuits without shocking their aristocratic relatives.' It is believed that John Richmong came to America in a trading vessel, and it is knwn that he was engaged in carrying on an extensive and flourishing trade with Saco, Maine, in 1635, for the records show that in 1636 he was in court with a suit brought by him 'to collect from Thomas Lewis six pounds and ten shillings for two barrells of beife.' In 1637 he was one of the purchasers and proprietors of Taunton, Massachusetts, and there his daughter Sarah was rpobably born in 1638, and his daughter Mary in 1639. From the fact that nothing is known of him between the years 1643 and 1655, it is thought that he returned to England and took part in the wars, for family tradition runs to that effect, and also says that he was referred to as Colonel John Richmond. He was probably married before coming to New England. He was away from Taunton much of the time, and is known to have been in Newport [Rhode Island] and other places, but eventually returned to Taunton and died there March 20, 1664, aged seventy years (Cutter, 1913, 1:462f.)." 9

"From this death record we can establish a birth in about 1594. Since the practice was to have a child baptized as soon as possible, there is some question as to whether the John Richmond baptized in 1597 is he. John(1)'s wife is shrouded in mystery, or, as Richmond puts it, 'neither the name of his wife, the date of their marriage, nor the date of her death has been found' (p. 1). " 9

"David Richmond surmises that Joshua B. Richmond was in error in setting the birth of John of Taunton, Mass., as 1594, and believes that date should be 1606 if John of Taunton was the son of Henry of Christian Malford, as Joshua B. Richmong records.

David, like other genealogists, is not completely satisfied with Joshua B. Richmond's Wiltshire statistics and does not accept him as final authority on the Richmonds of Wiltshire. Rather, he finds the genealogy of Henry I. Richmond (nephew of Joshua B. Richmond) to be more accurate and scholarly (p. 7f.)." 9

"If the read is interested in a nother sortie into theoretical ancestries for John(1), it is instructive to read the above-cited acount by Henry I. Richmond which can be found in the first volume of Genealogies of Rhode Island Families (1983, 1:750-764) and is titled 'The Richmond ancestry.' It provides more date but no conclusions." 9

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Data to enter from "Little Compton Families".

"The earliest mention of the name occurs in 1628 when John Burges, the elder, of Westley, Co. Devon states in his will he is 'now in Richman's Island, New England.' . . . As John Richmond of Taunton and Newport left numerous descendants in New England many persons are interested in his ancestry. He may have been one of the Richmonds alias Shepherds of Bandon Bridge, but the fact that he had a grandson Silvester Richmond suggests he may have belonged to the Silvester Richmonds of Brinkworth, Wilts. and Liverpool. This question is treated in detail in the R.I. Hist. Collections Jan. 1928." Details of this possible ancestry to be entered. 5, 1185

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Data to be entered from "The Richmond Family" (including will).3, 5, 649

"John Richmond, the emigrant, was born in 1594; he came to America from Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England. He probably left England about 1635, and was one of the purchasers of Taunton in 1637. Undoubtedly he was married before he came to this country, but neither the name of his wife, the date of their marriage, not the date of her death, has been found. He was away from Taunton much of his life - through the records he is known to have been at Newport and other places - but he returned to Taunton and died there March 20, 1664, aged seventy."3

"His [Edward Richmond's] father John Richmond, of Taunton in 1638, may be identical with the John Richmond , who was at Saco in 1636-37 (cf. Noyes-Davis-Libby, Gen. Dic. Me. & N.H., Pt. IV, p. 586). He removed from Taunton to Newport, where he was a juror in 1642 and a householder in 1643, Commissioner 1656. He was perhaps of Brinkworth, co. Wilts, and the son of Henry Richmond (for a very exhaustive account of the probable English ancestry of the family, see R.I. Hist. Soc. Coll., Vol. 21, pp. 17-32)." 1186

"John, Saco, sued by Mr. Theoph. Davis for slander and by Mr. Henry Boade for trespass, and sued Mr. Thomas Lewis for trespass and detaining his servt., Feb. 1636-1637. Sued Theoph. Davis for debt, June 1637. Poss. the J.R. who was at Taunton by 1637 and later in R.I." 1187

"John Richmond, Senr. (Taunton.) Will, 14 Dec. 1663. To eldest son John Richmond; son in law William Paule, and Mary his wife, and to their children. To younger son Edward and his son Edward; to son in law Edward Rew, and Sarah, his wife; son John's son Thomas. Witnesses, Joseph Wilbore, Shadrach Wilbore. He decd 20 March, 1663-4, aged 70 yeaers. Inventory, 10 pounds. 11 shillings. 09d. Edward Richmond lived at Newport, R.I." 566

"Names of the forty-six ancient purchasers of Taunton: . . . John Richmond . . . "6

"John Richmond, born about 1594, was one of the first settlers [of Taunton]. Savage speak of a family tradition, that he came from Ashton Keynes, a parish of Wilths, four and a half miles west of Crichlade, where he was baptized in 1597. He was not on the list of 1643 as between sixteen and sicty, and had probably gone to Rhode Island where he was in 1655; but he returned to Taunton and died here. His will is dated December 14, 1663, in which he calls himself 'senior,' speaks of his 'eldest son John, son-in-law William Paule, and Mary, his wife, younger son Edward and his son Edward, son-in-law Edward Rew and Sarah, his wife, and son John's son Thomas.' Witnesses, Joseph Wilbore and Shadrach Wilbore. In his will he calls himself seventy years old. He died March 20, 1663-64. His son Edward, who married Amy, daughter of Henry Bull, of Newport, lived there, but died at Little Compton before December 5, 1696, leaving a family. " 6

" 'The names of the heads of families in Taunton, anno domini 1675, when Philip's war began,' alphabetically arranged . . . John Richmond . . ." 6

"This deed found in Plymouth Colony Deeds, book 3, p. 118, is as follows: Prence Gov'r. Whereas the Generall Court of New Plymouth have Impowered Mr. Thomas Prence, Major Josias Winslow, Capt. Thomas Southworth and Mr. Constant Southworth to take notice of some purchases of land lately made by Capt. Thomas Willett, and to settle and dispose the said lands for the colonies use - Know therefore all whom it may anyway concern, That the above named Mr. Thomas Prence, Captaine Thomas Southworth, Mr. Constant Southworth and Major Josias Winslow by vertue of power by and from the said Court derived unto them, have and by these presents doe bargaine, sell, grant, allien, allott, confer, and make over unto . . . John Richmond . . . Proprietars of the Town of Taunton, and to their heirs forever, a certain tract of land lying and being on the northerly syde of Taunton aforesaid . . .the sixt [or first] of June Ann. Dom. one thousand six hundred sixty and eight. " 6

There was also a deed conveying land from Philip P alias Metacum to "William Brenton, James Walker, William Harvey, Walter Dean, Richard Williams and John Richmond" dated 28 Sept 1672. [Text to be entered] . . . This deed was acknowledged by Philip alias Metacum, this 1 day of October, 1672 before me, Constant Southworth, Assist." 6

"This deed though dated September 28, was not acknowledged and delivered until October 1, and on the same day Philip in consideration of forty-seven pounds, conveyed to Constant Southworth another strip on the southerly side of the first tract, one mile wide on the Great River and extending four miles westerly from the river." [text to be entered]. . . Southworth immediately assigned this last ded to the same committe mentioned in the first deed . . . by an assignment on the back thereof in these words [to be entered] . . . The consideration paid for these two deeds of the four mile tract thus amounted to 190 pounds; but there was a prior mortgage on the whole from Philip to the colony, which on the 27th of the sicth month (Sept.), 1672, Constant Southworth, treasurer, asigned to William Harvey and John Richmond in behalf of the town for the sum of eighty-three pounds due thereon" [text to be entered] . . . This whole tract four miles square was, therefore, November 26, 1672, conveyed by said comittee to the parties interested by a declaratory deed of that date." [text to be entered]6

"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. . . " [text to be entered]. Witnesses were Joseph and Shadrack Wilbore and John (1) made his mark although it is obvious from his bequest of his 'writings' that he was a literate man. The will was exhibited to the court held at Plymouth on 29 October 1669 on the oath of Joseph and Shadrack Wilbore. It was not recorded until 10 October 1702 because of an 'obstruction that fell in the way' (Richmond, p. 2). It is quite evident from this will that his wife is deceased. If the ages of his children are correctly guessed, he was 33 before the first was born. There is also a six-year gap, as will be seens, between his second and third child, reinforcing the idea that he might have been away a great deal and even returned to England for a time. Either that or he may have taken a second wife." 9

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Sources:

  • 3. Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family 1594-1896 and Pre-American Ancestors, (Boston: The Compiler, MDCCCXCVII).
  • 5. Henry I. Richmond, Richmond Family Records, (London: Adlard & Son, Limited, 1933).
  • 6. Samuel Hopkins Emery, History of Taunton, Massachusetts, Syracuse, NY: D. Mason & Co., 1893, Vol. 1.
  • 9. Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford, Orange, CA: Seridan Psychological Services, 1990, Vol. 1.
  • 566. Justin Winsor, "Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth," New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol. 7, (April, 1853).
  • 649. John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1982).
  • 1186. [Anonymous], "Additions and Corrections," The American Genealogist, Vol. 20, No. 1, (July, 1943).
  • 1187. Sybil Noyes & Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, (Portland, ME: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1938), Vol IV.
  • 1185. Henry I. Richmond, "The Richmond Ancestry," Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Vol. 21, No. 1, (January, 1928).

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ID: I119200

  • Name: John Richmond 1
  • Sex: M

Name: John Richmond ,*

  • Birth: 1594 in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, England
  • Birth: 1594 in Ashton-Keynes, Amisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • Death: 20 MAR 1662/63 in Taunton, MA
  • Death: 20 MAR 1662/63 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

Change Date: 14 JAN 2004

Baptism: 1597 Ashton-Keynes Parish, Wiltshire, England

Note:

Ref; New England Families, Vol. I, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 463.

  • Ref; 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. Page, 55.

Ref; Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, By; William S. Pelletreau, A.M. Member of Long Island Historical Society; Author of "Old New York Houses," "Early Long Island Wills", "Records of Southampton, Long Island" "Family History of Central NY, Vol. II, Central New York Family Histories", Page 752

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Father: Henry (Webb) Richmond b: 1555 in Amesbury, Whiltshire, England

Mother: Elizabeth Christian b: 1572 in Amisbury, Wilts., England

Father: Henry (Webb) Richmond b: 1555 in Amesbury, Whiltshire, England

Mother:

Marriage 1

  • Children
  • 1. John Richmond b: 1624 in Ashton-Keynes, Amisbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 2. Edward Richmond b: 1631 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 3. Mary Richmond b: 1639 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
  • 4. Sarah Richmond b: 1638 in ", ", "

Marriage 2 Elizabeth PHILIPPS

  • Married: ABT 1626 in Of Picton, Pembrokeshire, Wales 1

Marriage 3 UNKNOWN

  • Married: 1639 1

Marriage 4 Elizabeth NICHOLAS b: ABT 1596 in England

  • Married: BEF 1695 in England 1
  • Married: 1625 in Of All Canning, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Children
  • 1. John Richmond b: 1629 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass
  • 2. Edward Richmond b: 1631 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
  • 3. Sarah Richmond b: 1638 in ", ", "
  • 4. Mary Richmond b: 1639 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
  • 5. Amy Richmond b: 1641 in ", ", "
  • 6. Samuel Richmond b: 23 SEP 1668 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass

Sources:

Title: GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

  • Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : 842428.ged
  • Text: 8 AUG 2000
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-------------------- ID: I119200

Name: John Richmond 1

Sex: M

Name: John Richmond ,*

Birth: 1594 in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, England

Birth: 1594 in Ashton-Keynes, Amisbury, Wiltshire, England

Death: 20 MAR 1662/63 in Taunton, MA

Death: 20 MAR 1662/63 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

Change Date: 14 JAN 2004

Baptism: 1597 Ashton-Keynes Parish, Wiltshire, England

Note:

Ref; New England Families, Vol. I, Genealogies and Memorials, Page 463.

Ref; 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. Page, 55.

Ref; Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Family History of New York, By; William S. Pelletreau, A.M. Member of Long Island Historical Society; Author of "Old New York Houses," "Early Long Island Wills", "Records of Southampton, Long Island"

"Family History of Central NY, Vol. II, Central New York Family Histories", Page 752

Father: Henry (Webb) Richmond b: 1555 in Amesbury, Whiltshire, England

Mother: Elizabeth Christian b: 1572 in Amisbury, Wilts., England

Father: Henry (Webb) Richmond b: 1555 in Amesbury, Whiltshire, England

Mother:

Marriage 1

Children

John Richmond b: 1624 in Ashton-Keynes, Amisbury, Wiltshire, England
Edward Richmond b: 1631 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Mary Richmond b: 1639 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Sarah Richmond b: 1638 in ", ", "

Marriage 2 Elizabeth PHILIPPS

Married: ABT 1626 in Of Picton, Pembrokeshire, Wales 1

Marriage 3 UNKNOWN

Married: 1639 1

Marriage 4 Elizabeth NICHOLAS b: ABT 1596 in England

Married: BEF 1695 in England 1

Married: 1625 in Of All Canning, Wiltshire, England 1

Children

John Richmond b: 1629 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass
Edward Richmond b: 1631 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Sarah Richmond b: 1638 in ", ", "
Mary Richmond b: 1639 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Amy Richmond b: 1641 in ", ", "
Samuel Richmond b: 23 SEP 1668 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass

Sources:

Title: GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : 842428.ged

Text: 8 AUG 2000


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Commissioner of Newport c. 1642

Note:

   The Richmond Family: Page xiv: John Richmond eldest son; was an officer of distinction during the civil wars.
   footnote: On the night preceding one of the engagements, Henry, his brother went into the camp of the other army, eluded the vigilance of the sentinels and reached John's tent in the hope of enjoying an affectionate interview previous to the uncertain events of the morrow. On entering the tent, John alarmed at the sudden appearance of a stranger as he conceived Henry to be, rose upon his bed and shot him dead on the spot. When he discovered his mistake, it is said he became deranged. [manuscript book of Rev. Legh Richmond]
   footnote: Savage states that John Richmond of Taunton may be the same John who is placed in Maine by Fulsom,
   page xiii: Footnote:
   John Richmond of Amesbury, Wiltshire, who married a Mary Beckington in 1668, and had three sons and three daughters whose births, etc., are recorded in Amesbury must have been according to the letter of Oliffe Richmond [see his notes section] a son or grandson of John Richmond of Taunton. It is barely possible that it is so as John Richmond was about forty-one years old when he left England, which leaves ample time for a previous marriage in England, and would permit the Amesbury branch to claim the same ancestor.
   The Richmond Family: Page xiv-xv: Traditions of John Richmond:
   The traditions recorded in the manuscript of the Rev. Legh Richmond, if true would explain the mystery which shrouded the life of John Richmond. Soon after the death of his brother Henry, mentioned in this manuscript, it seems probable that he joined a colony of cadets of noble English families on the western coast of Ireland, who had chosen this remote spot where they could engage in commercial and other pursuits without shocking their aristocratic relatives. Here George Richmond, possibly a cousin of John Richmond, was established and largely interested in navigation. It is well known that he carried on an extensive and flourishing trace with Saco, Me., in 1635. It is the opinion of the writer that John Richmond came to America on one of these trading vessels about 1635, and engaged in business in Saco. Records of courts held at Saco in the Province of Maine, under Capt. William Gorges, mention sunry suits by and against John Richmond -- among others, a suit by John Richmond "to collect from Thomas Lewis six pounds and ten shillings for two barrels of biefe," showing that a John Richmond was engaged in trade in that place March 7, 1636.
   It is positively known that John Richmond was one of the purchasers of Taunton in 1637. The birth of his daughter Sarah, in 1638, and of Mary, in 1639, probably occurred in Taunton, Mass., but his name does not appear in the list of men able to bear arms in 1643. Nothing seems to be known of him from 1643 to 1655, and tradition leads us to believe that he returned to England and engaged in the civil wars between the dates mentioned.
   The compiler, in his childhood, always heard John Richmond referred to as "Col. John," and that he was engaged in the English civil wars, which, if true, would account for the absence of his name from all records in this country between 1643 and 1655, and the sad tragedy mentioned in the letter of Oliffe Richmond might have occurred during this time. [his brother Henry's death]
   In his Will is the following bequest: "I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John all my writings in my chest which is in my son-in-law Edward Rew's house." This treasure, now lost to us, would undoubtedly remove the mystery which surrounds his life, and furnish us with facts where we have only traditions.
   Although somewhat vague and unsatisfactory, the compiler believes that the results of his researches relating to our English Ancestors will prove of sufficient interest to the family to warrant their being included in this volume; but it is with undisguised satisfaction he turns from the region of "Quien sabe?" with its mysteries, romance and uncertain traditions, to the well established dates and facts concerning John Richmond of Taunton.
   footnote: John and Edward, his sons are known to have had excellent educations. That thier father signed his will by his mark was undoubtedly the result of feebleness, as he refers to his writings in that document, which was made but a short time before his death.
   The Richmond Family page 1 list a number of lawsuits he was involved in, both by him and at him.
   Pg.2
   He was one of the Commissionerd, for Newport, of the Court of Commissioners, held at Portsmouth in 1656. He owned six shares in the original purchase of Taunton in 1637.
   John richmond was one of the older men of the settlement inTaunton. His name does not appear in the list of males {able to bear arms} in 1643; he was in Rhode Island in 1655, and it is probable that he was there at that time or in England. He took the Oath of Fideltiy in Taunton before 1640. The Family were large land-owners in the easterly part of the town, and gave to a village in that section the name of Richmondtown, which it still bears.
   Pg 2 - The Will of John Richmond
   This fourteenth day of December in ye year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and sixty three. I, John Richmond of Taunton in Plymouth. Patent. Being of perfect understanding Blessed be God. Do make this my last Will and Testament as followeth. I give and bequeth unto my eldest son John Richmond my purchase held in Taunton. also I give and Bequeth my land which is at Squamicott which is half a share purchase, first I give and bequeath to my son in law William Paul and Mary his wife and to their children forty acres of ye land at Squamicott above named. And also I give and bequeth 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 son in law Edward Rew and to Sarah his wife half a share of land which is at Squamicott. Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Richmond and to his son after him the remainder of my lands at Squamicott. Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Richmond my mare, only ye first foal my mare bringeth I do give and bequeath unto ye use of his son Thomas.
   Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Richmond all debts that are due to me &c he my eldest son John Richmond shall see my debts which I do owe discharged. also I give and bequeath unto my oldest son John the mare or sixteen pounds which I layed out for ye land wherein my son John now dwelleth. Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John all my goods which are in my eldest sons house now. Also I give and bequeath unto my son in law Edward Rew and Sarah his wife all my goods which are now in my son Edward Rew's house, except a pair of sheets and a Hamack, which sheets I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of William Paul. and Hamock I give unto my son in law William Paul. Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Richmond my cow to defray funeral charges. Also I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Edward Richmond all my wearing apparel. Also I give and bequeath unto my eldest son John Richmond all my Writings in my chest which are in my son in law Edward Rew's house.
   And I the said John Richmond do nominate and appoint my eldest son John Richmond, Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And I the said John Richmond, Institute and Appoint, Shadrach Wilbore with my eldest son John Richmond to see this last will and Testament performed and to this as my last Will and Testament I have set my hand and seal this day and year above said.
   Witness Joseph Wilbore, Shadrach Wilbore.
   The above written Will was exhibited to ye Court held at Plymouth ye 29 day of October 1669. On ye oaths of Joseph Wilbore and Shadrach Wilbore. Althog it was made as ye date first above expresseth yet it was not recorded until ye date last mentioned by reason of an obstruction that fell in the way.
   Vera copia as appears of record at Plymouth.
   October ye 10, 1702 Samuel Sprague, Register. Newport R.I. Records. vol 1, p333, RI Colonial records.

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Father: Henry RICHMOND-WEBB b: 1555 in Christian, Malford, Wiltshire, England Mother: Elizabeth CHRISTIAN b: 1572 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England

Marriage 1 Elizabeth NICHOLAS b: 1596

   Sealing Spouse: 06 JUN 1947 in Unknown temple

Children

   Has Children John RICHMOND b: ABT 1627 in England
   Has Children Edward RICHMOND b: 1632 in England
   Has No Children Sarah RICHMOND b: 1638 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
   Has Children Mary RICHMOND b: 1639 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

Sources:

   Author: Joshua Bailey Richmond
   Title: The Richmond Family
   Publication: Name: Boston 1894;
   Repository:
       Name: FHC Carrollton, Texas Stake has copy. original in SLC
   Note:
   Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family (Boston 1894), 1018810, Source Medium: Microfilm
   This book covers the Richmond from 1049 to 1594 as pre-Americans and in greater detail the American Ancestors from 1594 to 1896
   Page: xiii
   Text: see Fathers note section
   Author: Joshua Bailey Richmond
   Title: The Richmond Family
   Publication: Name: Boston 1894;
   Repository:
       Name: FHC Carrollton, Texas Stake has copy. original in SLC
   Note:
   Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family (Boston 1894), 1018810, Source Medium: Microfilm
   This book covers the Richmond from 1049 to 1594 as pre-Americans and in greater detail the American Ancestors from 1594 to 1896
   Page: 1
   Text: John Richmond, the emigrant, was born in 1594; he came to America from Ashto Keyned, Wiltshire, England. He probbly left England about 1635, and was one of the purchasers of Taunton in 1637. Undoubtedly he was married before he came to this country, but neither the name of his wife, the date of their marriage, nor the date of her death, has been found. He was away from Taunton much of his life, through the records he is known to have been at Newport and other places, but he returned to Taunton and died there March 20, 1664, aged seventy.
   Author: Joshua Bailey Richmond
   Title: The Richmond Family
   Publication: Name: Boston 1894;
   Repository:
       Name: FHC Carrollton, Texas Stake has copy. original in SLC
   Note:
   Joshua Bailey Richmond, The Richmond Family (Boston 1894), 1018810, Source Medium: Microfilm
   This book covers the Richmond from 1049 to 1594 as pre-Americans and in greater detail the American Ancestors from 1594 to 1896
   Page: 1
   Text: see birth source 
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Col. John Richmond, Sr.'s Timeline

1594
1594
Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England
1594
Ashton, Keynes, Wiltshire, England
1597
1597
Age 3
Crichlade, Wiltshire, England
1597
Age 3
Crichlade, Wiltshire, Eng
1597
Age 3
Crichlade, Wiltshire, Eng
1597
Age 3
Crichlade, Wiltshire, Eng
1620
1620
Age 26
Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)
1620
Age 26
1623
1623
Age 29
Rodbourne Cheney, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, (Present UK)
1625
1625
Age 31
All Canning, Wiltshire, England