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Richard Maxson, Sr.

Also Known As: "Richard Magglson /Maxson/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Maxson's Point
Place of Burial: Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Maxson and Lois Isabel Monroe
Husband of Margaret Hutchinson and Rebecca Maxson (Marbury)
Father of Lydia Maxson; Rebecca Moshier; Richard Maxson Jr.; Rev. John Maxson, Sr.; Joseph Maxson and 2 others
Brother of Lydia Mary Mosher

Occupation: Blacksmith, Res - Acquidneck, RI
Managed by: Private User
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About Richard Maxson, Sr.

   It is believed that Richard and his wife, Rebecca (Hutchinson ?), married about 1629, came to America in 1634 on the ship "Griffin", which brought Anne Hutchinson and her family. There is speculation that the two families were related. 

Anne's husband was a wealthy merchant and Richard was a blacksmith, which would put them on different social strata, but Richard was probably an advocate of Anne's beliefs.

There was a closeness between Richard and Anne. When she was 'banned in Boston', he joined the group which went with her to Rhode Island. And after her husband's death when Anne went to New Netherlands, Richard went also. He sold his land in Rhode Island, but didn't wait to get paid for it, so it would seem that it was important to him to go with Anne.


 Richard was admitted to the Church in Boston on August 2, 1634. As stated he went to Rhode Island with the Hutchinson group and as a blacksmith was a valued member of the community. He was granted land by the group in both Newport (36 acres) and Portsmouth. (The Newport land is now a public park.) In 1638 he was chastised for profiteering and promised amendment and satisfaction. He is listed as one of the founders of Poasset (Portsmouth) and was a freeman at the settlement of the town of Newport.
   Richard followed Anne Hutchinson to what is now Pelham Bay, on Long Island in 1642. The story is that they traded with and got on well with the Indians until the Pequot Wars. The local Indians then stopped trading and used as their excuse that they were afraid of the unconfined dogs. They said they would resume trading is the dogs were tied. This accomplised they attacked the settlement and massacred all but one of Anne's family. (Of her fourteen childred, I think she had six or seven there with her.) 

Richard's death at the Massacre of 1643:

Richard and his family got to their boat, but Richard and young Richard went ashore for provisions and were massacred. Rebecca and young Rebecca and John made it back to Rhode Island in the small open boat.

In 1644 Rebecca was paid by William Roulston for the property Richard sold him in 1642.

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Sailed from England on the 'Griffin' in 1634 to Boston Mass.

Killed by Piquot Indians in a raid

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Resided in Boston, MA, and later settled in Portsmouth, RI.

1637, May 16- Freeman, Newport, RI.

Sibling: Lydia born 1610 in Somersetshire, England.

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http://www.citereh.com/p6.htm#i275

Richard Maxson (M)

b. circa 1602, d. 1 September 1643, #275

    Richard Maxson was born circa 1602 at England. He married Rebecca (?). Richard Maxson died on 1 September 1643 at Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY. 
    He was one of the founders of Portsmouth (Pocasset). Richard Maxson and his wife, who came from England, lived in Boston in 1634, where he was a blacksmith and worked for James Everill. He is shown by the R.I. Colonial Records to have been a resident of the town of Portsmouth, R.I. as early as 1638. He was amongst the list of freemen who settled Newport, at the south end of the island, the same year, getting in the original division of the land 36 acres, as the deeds show. It is supposed by some that he and his son Richard were killed by Indians and that his widow escaped, with others, in an open boat. He may have arrived in Boston in 1634 because that is when his name first appears as a member of First Church Boston.1 Richard Maxson also went by the name of Maggsen. He was a Blacksmith.2  
    Children of Richard Maxson and Rebecca (?): 

John Maxson b. 1638, d. 17 Dec 1720

Rebecca Maxson+ b. c 1640, d. bt 29 Dec 1707 - 25 Feb 1708

Citations

[S137] Maxson Family Association, online http://www.maxson2000.net.

[S8] Mildred (Mosher) Chamberlain & Laura (McGaffey) Clarenbach, "Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson".

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http://www.doddridgecountyroots.com/bk6html/f15023.html

                    Richard Magessen 1   
     Also known as: Richard Maxson 1
              Born:                      in   
              Died: 1638                 in   1
        Occupation:                      blacksmith  1
            Father:
            Mother:

Notes 1

Notes for: Richard Magessen

"Richard Maggesen was admitted to the Church in Boston, Massachusetts, the 2nd day of the 8th month, 1634. He was a journeyman blacksmith. On the 7th day of the 12th month 1638-39 at Portsmouth, R.I., complaints were made against him for oppression in the way of his trade, and he promised amendment and satisfaction. In 1639 Richard Maxson and others of the settlement, later called Acquidneck, R.I., signed a document acknowledging themselves subjects of King Charles and binding themselves into a Civil body under his laws. March 6, 1640, a tract of 36 acres was recorded to Richard Maxson at Acquidneck. Tradition says he was killed by the Indians in 1638, as was his son Richard. By the same tradition, his son John was born after Mrs. maxson escaped in a shallop. (B-H, p. 1)"

         M Child 1: John Maxson      
              Born: ca 1639              in   1
              Died: Dec-17-1720          in   2

Sources:

(1) Susie Davis Nicholson, Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Gordon

Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged), p. 341.

(2) Susie Davis Nicholson, Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Gordon

Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged), He was buried in the

Clarke burying ground near the Paytucket River where on a slate stone was the

following inscription: "Here lieth the body of John Maxson, died Dec 17 1720 in

the 82nd year of his life." The early ministers of the First Hopkinton Church

have been reinterred on the spont where the Church stood, and a monument has

been erected to their memory. p. 341.

                                        www.doddridgecountyroots.com

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also see http://www.maxson2000.net/

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http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcpd/norman/MAXSON

2.RICHARD MAGGESEN MAXSON

   Richard Maxson, a son of John Maxson, was born in 1601 in England 

and died in 1643 in Throgg's Neck NY or RI. He sailed from England on

the "Griffin" in 1634 to Boston MA. He married Rebecca ----- about 1627

in England. It is believed that Richard and his wife, Rebecca, came to

America in 1634 on the ship "Griffin", which brought Anne Hutchinson and

her family. There is speculation that the two families were related, but

I believe that Richard was probably an advocate of Anne's beliefs.

Anne's husband was a wealthy merchant and Richard was a blacksmith,

which would put them on different social strata. It is certain that

there was a closeness between Richard and Anne. When she was 'banned in

Boston', he joined the group which went with her to Rhode Island, but

didn't wait to get paid for it, so it would seem that it was important

to him to go with Anne.

   Richard was admitted to the Church in Boston on August 2, 1634. As 

stated, he went to Rhode Island with the Hutchinson group and as a

blacksmith was a valued member of the community. He was granted land by

the group in both Newport (36 acres) and Portsmouth. (The Newport land

is now a public park). In 1638 he was chastised for profiteering and

promised amendment and satisfaction. He is listed as one of the founders

of Poasset (Portsmouth) and was a freeman at the settlement of the town

of Newport.

   Richard followed Anne Hutchinson to what is now Pelham Bay, on Long 

Island in 1642. The story is that they traded with and got on well with

the Indians until the Pequot Wars. The local Indians then stopped

trading and used as their excuse that they were afraid of the unconfined

dogs. They said they would resume trading if the dogs were tied. This

accomplished they attacked the settlement and massacred all but one of

Anne's family. (Of her fourteen children, I think she had six or seven

there with her.) Richard and his family got to their boat, but Richard

and young Richard went ashore for provisions and were massacred. Rebecca

and young Rebecca and John made it back to Rhode Island in the small

open boat. The massacre occurred in 1643. In 1644, Rebecca was paid by

William Roulston for the property Richard sold him in 1642.

Children of Richard and Rebecca Maxson.

 3.  (1). Richard Jr.             b.c.        1628
 4.  (2). Rebecca                 b. Feb 6 1630/31  d.c.   1707
        m. Hugh Mosher
 5.  (3). John                    b. Mar 24 1637/38 d.Dec 17 1720

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   Richard Maxson was born in 1602 at England.  He married Rebecca (?)  circa 1637 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI. Richard Maxson died on 1 September 1643 at Pelham Bay or Throgg's Neck, Bronx, NY.
    Richard Maxson was one of the founders of Portsmouth (Poasset). Richard Maxson and his wife, who came from England, were the ancestors of all the Seventh-Day Baptist Maxsons in this country. His wife's Christian name was Rebecca, her surname now unknown. They lived in Boston in 1634, where he was a blacksmith and worked for James Everill. He is shown by the R.I. Colonial Records to have been a resident of the town of Portsmouth, R.I. as early as 1638. In 1639, Richard Maggsen, with other men from Portsmouth, he signed an oath of loyalty to King Charles. He was amongst the list of freemen who settled Newport, at the south end of the island, the same year, getting in the original division of the land 36 acres, as the deeds show. Richard Maxon is listed as an inhabitant of the Island of Aquidneck, Rhode Island in 1640.

In 1643 his wife is mentioned as "Goodwife Maxson, widow of Richard Maxson." It is supposed that he and his son Richard were killed by Indians, that his widow escaped, with others, in an open boat, and that her son John was born soon afterward, in 1638. Several authorities state that he was the first white child born on the island of Rhode Island. In 1661 John joined a company formed at Newport for the purchase and Settlement of the tract of land called Misquanicut.

He may have come from Lincolnshire because a group from there, including Anne Hutchinson, her husband and family, arrived in Boston and joined the same church around the same time, as Richard is recorded as joining. They arrived in Boston in 1634 aboard the ship "Griffin". Richard Maxson also went by the name of Maggsen. He was a member of the Boston church in 1634; possibly a follower, and possibly a relative of Anne Hutchinson, who also arrived on the Griffin. -------------------- The best information available indicates that Richard Maxson was the sole survivor of a war betwwn the Maxson clan and another in Scotland. He apparently made his way to England, and later to America. He and his son, Richard, then 13, were killed by Indians in a massacre near Providence, R.I.. His wife escaped to sea with some other colonists, and gave birth to a son, John Maxson Sr., on an island off the coast. No further information is available.

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Richard Maxson, Sr.'s Timeline

1602
January 16, 1602
England
1612
1612
Age 9
Cucklington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
1622
1622
Age 19
England
1624
1624
Age 21
England, United Kingdom
1630
1630
Age 27
England
1637
February 6, 1637
Age 35
Aquidneck, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1638
March 24, 1638
Age 36
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
1643
August 20, 1643
Age 41
Maxson's Point
August 1643
Age 41
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
1947
August 12, 1947
Age 41