Richard Kimball, Jr (c.1623 - 1676) MP

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Nicknames: "Richard Kimball", "Richard /Kimball/"
Birthplace: Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England
Death: Died in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Wheelright and a Yeoman. Fought in the Indian wars
Managed by: Thomas Shirley
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About Richard Kimball, Jr

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Richard Kimball was born at Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk,

England, about 1623, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with

his father. He married twice, both his wives having Mary for a given

name. It is probable that his second wife was named Mary Gott. His

first wife died Sept. 2, 1672. He had eight children that were alive

at the time of his death, as is shown by an agreement made between

them and his widow. Their names are not given in the agreement.

Several depositions of his are on file in the court records at

Salem. In September, 1658, he says: 'That his Uncle Thomas Scott of

Ipswich challenged the upland down to the Marsh and his son after

him while I lived on Goodman Shatswell's farm for seven years.'

Richard Kimball of Wenham was grand juror in 1661.

Richard was of Topsfield in 1664. He was called a wheelwright and

yeoman. He removed to Wenham between the years 1652 and 1656. He was

the first settler of the name in Wenham. He settled in the western

part of the town, near Ladd's hill. He appears to have been the

largest taxpayer among the early settlers, and his descendants have

generally been in comfortable circumstances. He was a large

landholder, as is shown by numerous transactions recorded in Salem,

Massachusetts. On 6 July 1665, he sold to his brother Caleb, for

£30, his house with one acre of land about it and six acres in the

common field, all included in the bounds of Ipswich.

8 November 1657, he subscribed £3 as minister's rate, to be paid one

half in wheat and one half in Indian corn. The next year he was

chosen selectman, in which office he continued with the exception of

three years, till 1674. 4 Dec. 1660, he was on the committee to see

about building the new meeting-house. The matter was deferred until

21 Aug. 1663, when the committee having at last agreed to build, he

was one of the committee to join with the selectmen to put out the

contract.

28, 12mo (Feb.) 1663,' tis agreed yt there then shall be 200 Akers

of land of ye best of our comon Leased to foure men for 1000 years:

viz. to Abner Ordway, Thomas Searles, John Edwards & Richard Kemball

Jr. They yielding and paying to the town severlly for every fifty

akers 5s. for the first year & ten the second yere and 15s the third

yere and 20s the fourth yere 30s the fifth yere. & 40s the sixth

yere & so to pay yerely viz. 40s per yere during the above term.

Also all the abouve rent is to be paid yerely for the use of the

ministry among us. 'He was also one of a committee to perfect the

line between Bass river and Wenham, and 18, 5 mo 1673, was on a

commit-tee to establish rates for the cost of building the meeting

house, which was voted to be '18 ft. square 18 ft. Stud, to be added

to Roberts house.'

Richard died in 1676, and a few items taken from his inventory are

of interest. The amount of his estate was £986.1 6s.6d.

Item the dwelling house & 132 acres of land and 17 acres of medow

belonging to it. £370. About 200 acres of land in Rowley Villiage.

Due from Daniel Gott for rent £3. per year during the natural life

of Mary the wife of the late Richard Kimball of Wenham. Due from the

contry for wages and other debts £2. 16s.00.

Samuel Kemball and Thomas Kemball sons of the deceased have power of

administration granted, and gave oath to the truth of the inventory

27, 9 mo (Nov.) 1676.

Due from his father's executors £35. 10s.

[From a document on file at Salem, Massachusetts]

Whereas Samuel and thomas kemball sons of Richard kemball of Wenham

Late desesed have power of administration granted them by the court

at Salem they together with Mary Kemball their mother-in-law having

left it to this court to proportion the estat between them and to

order what the widdow mary Kemball late wife of the said Richard

Kemball desessed, shall have ordered as followeth, there being £800.

estat the widdow shall have what she brought with her, which is the

£19.16s and the £18.15s. mentioned in the Inventory and alsoe the

three pounds per yere mentioned in the said inventory and also she

shall be alowed three pounds per yer during her naturall life payed

out of the estat aforesaid by the children of her said husband and

also while she remaineth a widdoe and dwelt with them the said

children are to keep ther mother a cow and four sheep and one swine

winter and summer. she to solt her swin at her owne cost, with the

roome in the house which she lives in, this to be in full

satisfaction for her thirds out of the estat of her sayd husband,

and the £800. abov said to be divided equally between the eight

children of the deceased Richard Kemball, onely to John the eldest

son a dubble portion; only the other six children are to alow out of

ther part of the estat for all the troble in paying the debts & and

the land to stand ( ) for the formance of the same.

yn court held at ypswich the 26 of sept 1676. Attest Robert Lord

Cler.

From the circumstance that he had wages due from the country, as is

stated in the inventory, it is probable that he had been engaged in

the war with the Indians, and was probably with his nephew, Caleb

Kimball, at the time the latter was killed at Bloody Brook.

Richard was one of Major Denison's subscribers in 1648. He was from

Wenham, Massachusetts. He was a wheelwright and selectman.

Four generations of Richard Kimball's. The son of Richard

Kimball and Ursula Scott was born in 1623, died in Wenham,

Massachusetts, May 26 1676. He came to America with his father. He

was called a wheelwright and yeoman. In a deposition dated

September 1658, he mentions have "lived on Goodman

Shatswell's farm for seven years."

Richard married 1st Mary, (I have Cooley) whose surname does not

transpire. She d. September 2 1672. His 1st wife was also named

Mary probably Mary Gott. His children, all but the last two

(probably) by his f2nd wife, were: John Samuel, Thomas, Ephraim,

Caleb, Christopher, (1st wife) - Henry and Nathaniel.

This is taken from the State of Maine, Gen. Vol 1 page 67. -------------------- Richard was born in Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk, England, about 1623, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with his father. He married twice, both his wives having Mary for a given name. There is some conjecture as to the identity of the first Mary. One source states she was Mary Cooley; Torrey lists her as Mary Smith, the daughter of John. It is probable, however, that the second was Mary Gott. His first wife died 2 Sep 1672. He had eight children that were alive at the time of his death, as is shown by an agreement made between them and his widow. Their names are not given in the agreement. Several depositions of his are on file in the court records of Salem. In September, 1658, he says: "That his Uncle Thomas Scott of Ipswich challenged the upland down to the marsh and his son after him while I lived on Goodman Shatswell's farm for seven years."

Richard Kimball of Wenham was grand juror in 1661.

Richard was of Topsfield in 1664. He was called a wheelwright and a yeoman. He removed to Wenham between the years 1652 and 1656. He was the first settler of the name in Wenham. He settled in the western part of the town, near Ladd's hill. He appears to have been the largest taxpayer among the early settlers, and his descendants have generally been in comfortable circumstances. He was a large land holder, as is shown by numerous transactions recorded in Salem, Massachusetts. On 6 Jul 1665, he sold to his brother Caleb, for £30, his house with one acre of land about it and six acres in the common field, all included in the bounds of Ipswich.

8 Nov 1657, he subscribed £3 as minister's rate, to be paid one half in wheat and one half in Indian corn. The next year he was chosen selectman, in which office he continued, with the exception of three years, till 1674. 4 Dec 1660, he was on the committee to see about building the new meeting house. The matter was deferred until 21 Aug 1663, when the committee, at last having agreed to build, he was one of the committee to join with the selectmen to put out the contract.

28, 12 mo (Feb) 1663, "tis agreed yt there then shall be 200 Akers of land of ye best of our comon Leased to foure men for 1000 years: viz. to Abner Ordway, Thomas Searles, John Edwards & Richard Kemball Jr. They yielding and paying to the town severally for every fifty akers. 5s. for the first year & ten the second yere and 15s the third yere and 20s the fourth yere 30s the fifth yere & 40s the sixth yere & so to pay yerely viz. 40s per yere during the above term. Also all the abouve rent is to be paid yerely for the use of the ministry among us." he was also of the committee to perfect the line between the Bass river and Wenham, and 18 Jul 1673, was on a committee to establish rates for the cost of building the meeting house, which was voted to be "18 ft. square 18 ft. Stud, to be added to the Roberts house."

Richard died 26 May 1676, and a few items taken from his inventory are of interest. The amount of his estate was £986.16s.6d

"Item the dwelling house & 132 acres of land and 17 acres of medow belong to it. £370. About 200 acres of land in Rowley Village.

"Due from Daniel Gott for rent £3. per year during the natural life of Mary the wife of the late Richard Kimball of Wenham. Due from the contry for wages and other debts £2.16s00.

"Samuel Kemball and Thomas Kemball sons of the deceased have the power of administration granted, and give oath to the truth of the inventory 27, 9 mo. (Nov) 1676.

"Due from his father's executors £35.10s."

[From a document on file at Salem, Massachusetts.]

"Whereas Samuel and thomas kemball sons of Richard kemball of Wenham late deceased have power of administration granted them by the court at Salem they together with Mary Kemball their mother-in-law having left it to this court to proportion the estat between them and to order what the widdow mary Kemball late wife of the said Richard Kemball desessed, shall have ordered as followeth, there being £800. estat the widdow shall have what she brought with her, which is £19.16s and the £18.15s mentioned in the said inventory and also she shall be alowed three pounds per yer during her naturall life payed out of the estat aforesaid by the children of her said husband and also while she remaineth a widdoe and dwelt with them the said children are to keep their mother a cow and four sheep and one swine winter and summer. she to solt her swin at her owne cost, with the rooms in the house which she lives in, this to be in full satisfaction for her thirds out of the estat of her sayd husband, and £800. abov said to be divided equally between the eight children of the deceased Richard Kemball, onely to John the eldest son a dubble portion; only the other six children are to alow out of ther part of the estat for all the troble in paying the debts & and the land to stand (__) for the formance of the same.

                                           yn court held at ypswich the 26 of sept. 1676.
                                                               Attest Robert Lord Cler."

From the circumstances that he had wages due from the country, as is stated in the inventory, it is probable that he had been engaged in the war with the Indians, and was probably with his nephew, Caleb Kimball, at the time the latter was killed at Bloody Brook.

CHILDREN:

John (3-20), b. in Ipswich, about 1650; d. 1721 Samuel (3-21), b. about 1651, in Ipswich; d. 3 Oct 1716 Thomas (3-22), b. 12 Nov 1657; d. 16 Oct 1732 Ephraim (3-23), b. 18 Feb 1660 in Wenham; d. 16 Jan 1731-2 Elizabeth (3-1004), b. about 1663; d. Wenham, 15 Feb 1736-7 Caleb (3-24), b. 9 Apr 1665; d. Wenham, 25 Jan 1725-6 Christopher (3-25) Richard (3), b. Rowley, MA, 7 Jul 1671; d. 8 Oct 1672 Henry (3), living in 1676 Marah (3), b. 26 June 1674, is perhaps another child Nathaniel (3), b. 1676; d. 7 Sep 1735

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Richard Kimball, Jr's Timeline

1623
October 13, 1623
Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England
1645
December 25, 1645
Age 22
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1647
1647
Age 23
1647
Age 23
1647
Age 23
1647
Age 23
1648
1648
Age 24
Ipswich, MA, USA
1650
1650
Age 26
1651
1651
Age 27
Ipswich,Suffolk,England
1657
November 12, 1657
Age 34
Wenham,Essex,Massachusetts