Mary Richards (Batchelder) (c.1651 - d.) Icn_world

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Birthplace: Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About Mary Richards (Batchelder)

Alas, Mary is not the daughter of the Rev. Stephen Batchelder (of whom I am twice-descended), and of whom more can be found in his entry. The following is from the Great Migration entry on the Rev:

On 15 October 1650 at a court at York "George Rodgers & Mrs. Batcheller [were] presented upon vehement suspicion of incontinency for living in one house together & lying in one room" [ MPCR 1:146].

At a court at Piscataqua [i.e., Kittery] on 16 October 1651 the grand jury presented "George Rogers for, & Mary Batcheller the wife of Mr. Steven Bacheller minister for adultery"; George Rogers was to have forty strokes, and Mary Bachiler "for her adultery shall receive 40 strokes save one at the first town meeting held at Kittery six weeks after the delivery & be branded with the letter A" [MPCR 1:164].

This child born late in 1651 or early in 1652 was apparently the Mary Bachiler who later married William Richards, and even though the Dover Court on 26 March 1673 awarded him administration of the estate of Stephen Bachiler [ NHPP 40:287], she would not have been his daughter. (See MA Arch 9:28 and NHGR 8:14 for more on Bachiler's fourth wife.)

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Mary Richards's Timeline

November, 1651
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 21

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: William Richards
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Mary Batchelder
Spouse Birth Year: 1649
Year: 1673
Number Pages: 1
Source Citation: Source number: 160.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: HLT.
Source Information:
Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.