Richard Currier (1616 - 1687) MP

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Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Managed by: Myrna Huthmacher, (C)
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About Richard Currier

Golgatha Memorial boulder, marking the first twelve settlers of Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Richard Currier, son of Thomas Currier and Martha Osborne, was born on May 3, 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He died Feb. 22, 1687 in Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

He married 1st with ANN ---- and had children Hannah Currier (7/8/1643; m. Samuel Foote) and Thomas Currier (3/8/1646l m. Mary Osgood) and he married 2nd with JOANNA PINDOR, widow of Valentine Rowell and William Sargent; by whom he had children Samuel Currier (1637) and Sarah Currier (1640).

Richard was thought to be an indentured servant to Francis Dove of Salisbury, Old England according to Philip Currier in Volume I Ancestry of Philip Currier. Richard and Francis were listed on a map drawn in 1639 of the first lots in Amesbury, according to Merrill's History of Amesbury. In February 16, 1642 Richard sold to Abraham Morrill six house lots that were given to him by the town of Salisbury. In 1646 he and Thomas Macy were given the right to build a sawmill on the West side of the Powow River. Macy sold his interest to Richard in 1659. Richard operated the mill for many years. He was both a "planter" and a "millwright".

Richard Currier, John Weed, Sr., and Samuel Foot, trustees for the town of Amesbury, sold to William Osgood, Sr., in 1683/4, house and land bought of John Hoyt, Jr., for the use of ministry.

"He was one of the most prominent men of Salisbury and Amesbury" according to Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, by David Hoyt. It was seen that Richard Currier was the first name on the list of the "Golgatha" Bowlder.

He first married Ann, who died in 1675. Their children were Hannah Currier b. July 8, 1643 in Salisbury, MA. and Thomas Currier b. March 8, 1646 in Salisbury, MA. Hannah married Captain Samuel Foot and Thomas married Mary Osgood. Thomas later became known as Deacon Thomas Currier. Captain Samuel was taken by the Indians in the assault on Amesbury and killed July 7, 1690. Hannah died after August 6, 1708.

Richard married Joanna Pindor, (widow of Valentine Rowell and of William Sargent), October 26, 1646. Valentine Rowell and William Sargent are also listed on the "Golgotha" memorial as among the first twelve settlers of Amesbury, MA.

Richard was thought to be an indentured servant to Francis Dove of Salisbury, Old England according to Philip Currier in Volume I Ancestry of Philip Currier. Richard and Francis were listed on a map drawn in 1639 of the first lots in Amesbury, according to Merrill's History of Amesbury. In February 16, 1642 Richard sold to Abraham Morrill six house lots that were given to him by the town of Salisbury. In 1646 he and Thomas Macy were given the right to build a sawmill on the West side of the Powow River. Macy sold his interest to Richard in 1659. Richard operated the mill for many years. He was both a "planter" and a "millwright".

Richard Currier, John Weed, Sr., and Samuel Foot, trustees for the town of Amesbury, sold to William Osgood, Sr., in 1683/4, house and land bought of John Hoyt, Jr., for the use of ministry.

"He was one of the most prominent men of Salisbury and Amesbury" according to Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, by David Hoyt. It was seen that Richard Currier was the first name on the list of the "Golgatha" Boulder.

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Change Date: 1 Feb 2007 at 11:56

Father: Thomas James Currier b: 1590 in Strawberry Bank, Near Glasglow Lenark, Scotland

Mother: Martha Osborn b: Abt 1594 in England

Marriage 1 Anne

Married: 1643 in Amesbury, Essex, MA, USA

Change Date: 1 Feb 2007

Children

Samuel Currier
Hannah Currier b: 8 Jul 1643 in Salisbury, Essex, MA, USA
Thomas Currier b: 8 Mar 1644 in Salisbury, Essex, MA, USA

Marriage 2 Joanna Pindor

Married: 26 Oct 1646 in Amesbury, Essex, MA, USA

Change Date: 1 Feb 2007

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colby/colbyfam/b392.html#P9411

Richard CURRIER was born on 3 MAY 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He died on 22 FEB 1686/87 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)

He received land in Salisbury in 1641 and '42; a commoner and taxed in 1650. His name heads one list of the firs commoners of Amesbury, 1654-55, where he was town clerk after Macy, and received land in 1654, '58, '59, '62, '64, and '68. He and Macy were authorized to build a saw mill in 1656, and he owned a saw mill right in 1675. In the seating of the Amesbury meeting house, 1667, his name stands first, "to set at the tabell;" but he was apparently a member of the Salisbury church in 1677. He was evidently one of the most prominet men in the new town.

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.)

Spouse: Ann (CURRIER). Richard CURRIER and Ann (CURRIER) were married before 1636. Children were: Samuel CURRIER, Hannah CURRIER, Thomas CURRIER.

Spouse: Joanna PINDOR. Richard CURRIER and Joanna PINDOR were married on 26 OCT 1676 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)

-------------------- Sawmill owner, town clerk

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  1. Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1616 ... By Harvey Lear Currier, John McNabb Currier. Page 5-11

-------------------- He was born in Strawberry Bank, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was a planter and a millright. He received land in Salisbury in 1642. Richard and Thomas Macy built a sawmill on the west side of the Powow River in 1656. He served as town clerk, and served in King Phillips War at the age of 60. He drowned 22 Feb 1686 in Amesbury, Essex , Mass, at age 70.

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Richard Currier's Timeline

1616
March 6, 1616
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Name: Richard Curryer
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 6 Mar 1616
Christening Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Curryer
Source Citation: Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; Collection: St Thomas; -; Date Range: 1570 - 1904; Film Number: .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.
Description:
This database contains information extracted from birth and christening records from various counties in England and Wales. The records date from 1530 to 1906. The records included in this database do not represent all localities in England and Wales and for any given area, coverage (both records within a year and total year range) may not be complete. Some parishes and counties are more complete than others.

May 3, 1616
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1637
1637
Age 20
Salisbury,Essex,Massachusetts,USA
1640
1640
Age 23
1643
July 8, 1643
Age 27
Salisbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1646
March 8, 1646
Age 29
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1676
October 26, 1676
Age 60
Amesbury,Essex,Massachusetts
1687
February 22, 1687
Age 70
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
1923
April 24, 1923
Age 70
April 24, 1923
Age 70