About Nathaniel Richards
Nathaniel Richards came in the "Lion," September 16, 1632; freeman, Massachusetts, November 6, 1632; one of the proprietors at Cambridge, 1633; removed to Hartford, 1636; an original proprietor; his home-lot in 1639 was near the north bank of the Little River, about where the west part of Pearl Street now is. He was constable, 1642, 1650; townsman, 1645; one of the signers of the agreement for planting Norwalk, June 19, 1650, and removed there soon after; sold his dwelling-house and land in Hartford, to William Phillips, May 29, 1651. He was deputy from Norwalk, Oct., 1658; selectman, 1670; third in the list of estates, in 1673; £268. He died Jan. 22, 1681-2.1 Savage says (vol. iii. p. 584) that he left all his estate to the husbands of four daughters of his wife, Rosamond, by her former husband, Henry Lindall. "Rozimon Richards, the Rellique of Nathaniel Richards, deceased November 25, 1683."
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 256. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books