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About Mary Richmond

From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Mary Richmond:

Mary Richmond[1] F, b. 1718

Mary Richmond was born in 1718. She was the daughter of Josiah Richmond and Mehitable Deane.


1. [S1] Ann T. [Revised by], (Originally compiled by Alice W. A. Westgate) Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Family of Thomas Rogers (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000), p. 201. Hereinafter cited as Rogers-Silver.


JOSIAH RICHMOND4 (Edward3, John2, John1) was born in Taunton in 1697. He married, first, Mehitable Deane, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Williams) Deane, born June 6, 1697. She died, and he married, secondly, February 5, 1745-6. Lydia Crocker, widow of Theophilus Crocker, and daughter of Jabez Eddy. He died in 1763.

CHILDREN (born in Middleboro):

  1. +219. MARY5, married Philip Leonard, Jan. 6, 1737-8.
  2. +220. JOSIAH5, born in 1711; married Elizabeth Smith.
  3. +221. GERSHOM5, married Phebe Richmond.
  4. +222. BENJAMIN5, born in 1727; married Silence Deane.
  5. +223. GEORGE5, married Hannah Caswell.
  6. +224. EPHRAIM5, born Feb. 12, 1735; married Ann Deane of Taunton, March 27, 1766. +225. ELEAZER5, born Feb. 27, 1737; married Deborah Barrows.
  7. +226. LEMUEL5, born in 1733; married Mrs. Molly (Richmond) Lincoln.
  8. +227. MIRIAM5, born in 1733; married. 1st, Elisha Walker; 2nd, Samuel Ray.
  9. +228. ZERIAH5, married Jeremiah Tinkham.
  10. +229. MERCY5, married Benjamin Hackett.
  11. -229a. MEHITABLE5, died young.

His will, dated January 26, 1762, probated Aprils, 1763 (Pl., Vol. 16, p. 399), mentions wife Lydia; sons Josiah, Gershom, Benjamin, George, Ephraim, Eleazer and Lemuel; daughters Mary Leonard, Mary Hackett, Miriam Walker and Jirah Richmond. He is described as of Middleboro, blacksmith. Witnesses, Joseph and Rufus Richmond.

“Mary Hackett” in the record is an error for “Mercy” (the original will has not been preserved). The order of births is not known, and it is quite certain that the above is not the correct arrangement. Wonderful stories are told of the strength of Josiah Richmond, and also of one of his sisters.

Source: pate 29.

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Mary Richmond's Timeline

January 6, 1737
Age 19
Age 19
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 21
June 16, 1748
Age 30
July 17, 1753
Age 35
Middleborough, Plymouth, MA, USA
Age 35
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 37
April 25, 1758
Age 40
Middleborough, Plymouth, MA, USA