Richard Risley (c.1648 - 1728) MP

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Nicknames: "wrisley/de/"
Birthplace: Hockanum, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy, Vol. Curator
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About Richard Risley

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Richard Risley and Rebecca (Adams) Risley

Richard Risley and Rebecca (Adams) Risley lived on the east side of the "Great River" at what was called Hockanum, now East Hartford, Connecticut. Richard was a man of some prominence in Hockanum for more than three-quarters of a century where he owned a large amount of real estate on which he erected houses and farm buildings. The General Court made him a "Free man" in 1669, meaning that thereafter he was entitled to be referred to as "Mister." His name appears often in the records of Hartford and he was involved in the civil affairs of the city, holding offices of trust and responsibility. As a descendant of one of the Original Proprietors, he received a share in the "Undivided" lands of Hartford, which were set aside at first settlement; the rights of his father acccruing to him. His name appears as Risley, Wrisley and even Rysley, which is the Olde English spelling of the surname. Richard was admitted to full communiion in the First Church of Hartford in 1668. The baptisms of all of the children are not recorded and the complete dates of birth remain unknown.

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REBECCA ADAMS (daughter of JOHN ADAMS and ABIGAIL SMITH) was born Aug 1658 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut46, 46, and died Bef. 20 May 1726 in [East] Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut46, 46. She married RICHARD RISLEY on Abt. 1676, son of RICHARD RISLEY and MARY (NEE) rISLEY.

More About REBECCA ADAMS and RICHARD RISLEY:

Marriage: Abt. 1676

Children of REBECCA ADAMS and RICHARD RISLEY are:

  1. +JOHN RISLEY, SR., b. 1677, HOCKANUM, Connecticut., d. 1755, EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut..

RICHARD RISLEY (b. 02 Aug 1648, d. Aft. 19 Oct 1728)RICHARD RISLEY (son of RICHARD RISLEY and MARY (NEE) rISLEY)1755 was born 02 Aug 1648 in Hockanum, Hartford, Conn, orig prop. of Hartford, Connecticut.1756, and died Aft. 19 Oct 1728 in EAST HARTFORD, CONN.. He married REBECCA ADAMS on Abt. 1676, daughter of JOHN ADAMS and ABIGAIL SMITH.

Notes for RICHARD RISLEY:

Richard Risley (b. 1648)

REFERENCES: FIRST CONG. CH. HARTFORD; MANWARINGS DIGEST 1:171; FAMS. OF EARLY HARTFORD, Connecticut, BARBOUR, 1982 pp481-2; Connecticut. HIST. SOC. COLL. 14:33-4; TAG 25:233-5; HALE, HOUSE & REL. FAMS, JACOBUS & WATERMAN, 1952; RISLEY DEED PROBATE RECS. Connecticut. ST. LIB. HARTFORD; RISLEY FAM. HISTORY, E.H. RISLEY, 1909; R.F.A. FAM. RECS.

Posted by: Mary S.Pitkin Date: February 24, 2000 at 05:30:01

In Reply to: Re: Hartford Ancient Bury.Gr.-I have book

Only Risley is Richard Risley listed on West side of Founder's Monument.

Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 4

ISSUE BY FIRST MARRIAGE

page 182

WILLIAM HILLS, bapt. Upminister, County Essex, 27th December, 1608; d. probably 1683; he was a passenger in the ship Lyon, William PEASE, Master, which [p.182] sailed from Bristol 24th June, 1632, and entered Boston Harbor, 16th September, 1632; on 14th May, 1634, was admitted a Freeman of Roxbury; removed to Hartford, Connecticut, 15th October, 1635;

m. August, 1632, Phillice LYMAN, d. before 1648, dau. of Richard and Sarah (OSBORNE) LYMAN from High Onger, County Essex, England, in 1631;

m. (2d) the widow of Richard RISLEY;

m. (3d) Mary (WARNER) STEELE, dau. of Andrew WARNER a

More About RICHARD RISLEY and REBECCA ADAMS:

Marriage: Abt. 1676

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 Richard RISLEY7,62,234 was born on 2 Aug 1648 in Hartford, Conn.. He died after 19 Oct 1728 in East Hartford, Conn.. Parents: Richard RISLEY and Unknown MARY. Parents: Richard RISLEY and Mary ARNOLD.

Spouse: Rebecca ADAMS. Richard RISLEY and Rebecca ADAMS were married about 1676. Children were: Sr. Risley JOHN, Sr. Risley SAMUEL, Thomas RISLEY, Richard RISLEY, Sr. Risley JEREMIAH, Charles RISLEY, Susannah RISLEY, Mary RISLEY, Hannah RISLEY, Ann RISLEY, Jonathan RISLEY, Nathaneiel RISLEY.


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  1. ID: I54778056
  2. Name: Richard RISLEY
  3. Given Name: Richard
  4. Surname: Risley
  5. Sex: M
  6. Birth: 2 Aug 1648 in HARTFORD, CONN.
  7. Death: Aft 19 Oct 1728 in EAST HARTFORD, CONN.

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   5 possible matches found on Ancestry.com

Father: Richard RISLEY b: Bef 1615 in ENGLAND

Mother: UNKNOWN MARY b: Abt 1615

Marriage 1 Rebecca ADAMS b: Aug 1658 in HARTFORD, CONN.

   * Married: Abt 1676

Children

  1. John, Sr. RISLEY b: 1677 in HOCKANUM, CT.
  2. Samuel, Sr. RISLEY b: 1679 in HOCKANUM, CONN.
  3. Thomas RISLEY b: 1681 in HOCKANUM, CT.
  4. Richard RISLEY b: 1683 in HOCKANUM, CT.
  5. Jeremiah, Sr. RISLEY b: 1685 in HOCKANUM, CT.
  6. Charles RISLEY b: 1687 in HOCKANUM, CT.
  7. Susannah RISLEY b: 1690 in HOCKANUM, CT.
  8. Mary RISLEY b: Abt 1693 in HCOKANUM, CT.
  9. Hannah RISLEY b: Abt 1695 in HOCKANUM, CT.
 10. Ann RISLEY b: 1697 in HOCKANUM, CT.
 11. Jonathan RISLEY b: 1700 in HOCKANUM, CT.
 12. Nathaneiel RISLEY b: 1702 in HOCKANUM, CT.
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Richard Risley's Timeline

1648
August 2, 1648
Hockanum, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
August 21, 1648
August 21, 1648
Hockanum, Hartford, Conn.
August 21, 1648
Hartford,,CT
August 21, 1648
Hockanum, Hartford, CT
1649
August 21, 1649
Age 1
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1676
1676
Age 27
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony

The couple are the ancestors of all the Risley's according to the Risley Genealogy cited in Arthur Adams articles.

1677
1677
Age 28
Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA
1679
1679
Age 30
East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
1681
1681
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony