Richard Gardner, Sr. (1621 - 1688) MP

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Birthplace: Sherborne, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Nantucket, Dukes County, Province of New York (Present Massachusetts)
Occupation: Sea-Man
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Richard Gardner, Sr.

Richard Gardner of Nantucket born 1621 in England; died March 23, 1687/88 in Nantucket, MA.

Parents:  son perhaps, of first Thomas

married:

  1. to an unknown woman (Gardner Book)
  2. Abt. 1652 in Nantucket, MA to Sarah Shattuck, born Abt. 1631; died 1724 in Nantucket, MA.  She was probably a daughter of William or Samuel Shattuck (1584-1637) and Damaris Shattuck (b. ca.1597-1674). 10 known children.

Children of an Richard Gardner and an unknown woman

  1. Joseph m. Bethiah Macy

Children of Richard Gardner of Nantucket and Sarah Shattuck:

  1. Sarah m. Eleazer Folger
  2. Richard, b. 23 Oct. 1653
  3. Deborah, 12 Feb. 1658 m. John Macy and next Stephen Pease
  4. Damaris, 21 Nov. 1662
  5. James, 19 May 1664
  6. Miriam m. John Worth
  7. Nathaniel, 16 Nov. 1669
  8. Hope m. John Coffin
  9. Love, 2 May 1672

General Notes

  • Richard Gardner came to Nantucket from Salem in 1666.
  • Thomas and his wife Sarah moved from Salem, MA to Nantucket, MA in 1667
  • Richard was Chief Magistrate in 1673 on Nantucket and held other town offices. None of the old town records are in his handwriting, from which some infer that he was not educated.

Notes

RICHARD, Salem 1643, s. perhaps, of first Thomas, liv. there 1666, went next yr. to Nantucket. Bef. rem. he, by w. Sarah, prob. a. of Samuel Shattuck, had Joseph; Sarah; Richard, b. 23 Oct. 1653; Deborah, 12 Feb. 1658; Damaris, 21 Nov. 1662; and James, 19 May 1664; beside Miriam; Nathaniel, 16 Nov. 1669; Hope; and Love, 2 May 1672. Of the last d. I see no more; but Sarah m. Eleazer Folger; Deborah m. John Macy, and next Stephen Pease; Miriam m. John Worth;; and Hope m. John Coffin; and the f. d. 23 Jan. 1689. His wid. Sarah d. 1724, aged above 92 yrs. ----Savage

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Richard Gardner, Sr., of Nantucket's Timeline

1621
June 13, 1621
Sherborne, Dorset, England
1651
October 23, 1651
Age 30
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
1652
1652
Age 30
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
1653
August 23, 1653
Age 32
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
1656
December 26, 1656
Age 35
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
1658
February 12, 1658
Age 36
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
April 12, 1658
Age 36
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1660
1660
Age 38
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1662
November 21, 1662
Age 41
Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.
1664
May 19, 1664
Age 42
Nantucket Island, (Present Nantucket County), (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)