Richard Silvester (1608 - 1663) MP

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Nicknames: "Richard Sylvester"
Birthplace: Keynsham, England
Death: Died in Scituate, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
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About Richard Silvester

RICHARD Sylvester,1 b. in England, came to Weymouth, where he asked admission as freemen Oct. 19, 1630; m. about 1632, Naomi Torrey, probably sister of Capt. William Torrey. In 1642 they moved to Scituate, and in the history of the town we find the following, from "Winthrop's Journal." "Richard Sylvester having three small children, he and his wife going to the assembly upon the Lord's day, left them at home. The oldest was without doors looking to some cattle. The middlemost, being a son of about five years old, seeing his father's fowling piece stand in the chimney, took it and laid it upon a stool as he had seen his father do, and pulled up the cock, the spring being weak, and put down the hammer, then went to the other end, and blowed in the mouth of the piece, as he had seen his father also do, and with that, stirring the piece, it went off and shot the child into the mouth and through his head. When the father came home, he found his child dead; the youngest child (being but three years old) showed the whole manner of it." Richard Sylvester, d. in 1663, leaving widow Naomi, and ten children.

http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA75&dq=joseph%20sylvester%20scituate&lr&ei=R5IFTLflBY2kkASn1dj6DA&cd=15&id=hY9bAAAAMAAJ&output=text -------------------- Came to America from England in the ship 'Mary and John' in 1630, settled in Weymouth, married Naomi Torrey in 1632 and removed to Scituate in 1642, getting away from religious difficulties arising from his opinions. Was town surveyor and constable in Marshfield, MA in the Plymouth Colony.

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1608
1608
Keynsham, England
1632
1632
Age 24
Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1633
December 8, 1633
Age 25
Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
1634
March 14, 1634
Age 26
Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
1636
1636
Age 28
Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
1638
April 12, 1638
Age 30
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1642
April 2, 1642
Age 34
Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
1644
January 23, 1644
Age 36
Weymouth, MA, USA
January 23, 1644
Age 36
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1646
1646
Age 38
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts