Richard Thayer, Jr.

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Richard Thayer, Jr.

Nicknames: "/Jr./"
Birthplace: Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Braintree, Plymouth, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richardus Thayer and Margery Ursula Alice Thayer
Husband of Dorothy Thayer
Father of Elizabeth Thayer; Sarah Davis; Joel Thayer; Zachariah Thayer; Jaël Harbour and 6 others
Brother of Sarah Hayward; Joanne Thayer; Mary Thayer; Thomas Thayer; Judith Thayer and 6 others
Half brother of Catherine Thayer; Alice Thayer; Margaret Thayer and Ann Thayer

Occupation: shoemaker, M. April 5 1624 Thornbury, Gloucester, England
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About Richard Thayer, Jr.

Richard Thayer was born at Thornbury, England, Gloucestershire. He was baptized in the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin April 1601. He married Dorothy Mortimore at the same place April 5, 1624. Had 9 children. Settled in Braintree (Mass) on Elm St. near old highway from Boston to Plymouth. Freeman in N.E. Moved to Boston 1646. Married 2nd Jane, widow of John Parker. Lived near corner of Washington & Winter St. Boston. Richard Thayer An Ancestral Chart prepared for Grace Adeleide James 1875-1967

Shoemaker by trade

Brought 8 children with him from England [5]

Personal Information Deed dated 20 May 1695 [6]

by Richard Thayer of Brantrey, Sarah Davis of Boston, widow; Jael Harbour of Braintrey, widow; Deborah Thayer of Boston, widow; Hester Gray, being brother and sisters to Zechariah Thayre of Braintree deceased sell land to Thomas Thayer. (Suffolk Deeds, Lib 35:15)

The Deborah named in this deed would be Deborah (Townsend) Thayer, widow of Nathaniel. Deborah, daughter of Richard and Dorothy (Mortimore) Thayer had been deceased for over 30 years when this deed was written.

5. [S135] Thayer, Bezaleel Thayer, (R. J. Oliphant, Steam Book and Job Printer, Oswego NY, 1874), Page 7 (Reliability: 3)

6. [S181] Thayer MC, Ruth Thayer Revenscroft, (4 Volumes with source citations, 1947), Vol I, Part I, Page 65 (Reliability: 3)


Marriage 1 Katherine (Nee?) Thayer

Married: in Probably married Richard Thayer in England

Marriage 2 Dorothy Mortimore b: 1603 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England

Married: 5 APR 1624 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England


1. Has No Children Deborah Thayer

2. Has No Children Elizabeth Thayer

3. Has No Children Zachariah Thayer

4. Has No Children Nathaniel Thayer

5. Has No Children Nathaniel Thayer

6. Has No Children Deborah Thayer

7. Has No Children Hester\Esther Thayer

8. Has Children Richard Thayer II b: ABT 1624 in Thornbury, England

9. Has No Children Jael Thayer b: 1633

10. Has Children Sarah Thayer b: ABT 1644 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA

11. Has Children Hannah Thayer b: BET 1645 AND 1646 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA

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Richard Thayer, Jr.'s Timeline

April 5, 1601
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
April 5, 1601
April 5, 1601
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
April 5, 1601
Thornbury, Gloucester, England
April 5, 1601
Thornbury, Gloucester, England
April 5, 1601
April 5, 1624
Age 23
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
May 10, 1628
Age 27
Thornbury, Gloucester, England
February 9, 1632
Age 30
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England
June 2, 1633
Age 32
Thornbury, Gloucestershire, , England