Richard Saltonstall, Sr. (c.1586 - 1661) MP

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Birthplace: Huntwich, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in West Riding, Yorkshire, England
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About Richard Saltonstall, Sr.

Katharine Newbury Manierre wrote (1905-06) that this Sir Richard Saltonstall (father of another Sir Richard Saltonstall) was "of Huntswicke, Yorkshire, Justice of Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire and Lord of the Manor of Ledsham [sp?] near Leads, which he purchased of the Harebreds [sp?], his wife's family."

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Sir Richard Saltonstall (Halifax, England 4 April 1586 - October 1661[1][2]) led a group of English settlers up the Charles River to settle in what is now Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630.

He was a nephew of the Lord Mayor of London Richard Saltonstall (1517–1600), and was admitted pensioner at Clare College, Cambridge in 1603.[3] Before leaving England for North America, he served as a Justice of the Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire and was Lord of the Manor of Ledsham.[4] He was one of the grantees of the Massachusetts Company and left England on 26 August 1629 aboard the Arbella. He was named First Assistant to Governor John Winthrop.[5]

Saltonstall arrived in Massachusetts with his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Richard, Jr., Samuel, Robert, Henry, Grace, Rosamund, John, and Anne.[1][5] The illness of one of his daughters caused him to return to England in 1631, along with his wife, daughters, and two of his sons. He maintained an interest in the colonies and was one of the patentees of the Connecticut Colony. In 1644, he was appointed ambassador to Holland, where his portrait was painted by Rembrandt.[citation needed]

Saltonstall served as one of the judges who condemned the Duke of Hamilton to death for treason.[citation needed]

[edit] FamilySaltonstall's first wife was Grace Kaye. They had five children: sons Richard, Robert, and Samuel, and a daughter, Grace. After his wife died in 1625, Saltonstall married Lady Elizabeth West, by whom he had two additional children, Anne and John.

Although Saltonstall only remained in Massachusetts for a brief time, his descendents played a major role in New England history.

[edit] LegacyThere are several monuments dedicated to Saltonstall in Watertown. These include Saltonstall Park on Main Street, Watertown and the Saltonstall Founders Memorial near the Charles River.

There is a small granite monument commemorating their settlement close to the Mt. Auburn Bridge in Cambridge.

[edit] References^ a b "Sir Richard Saltonstall". Massachusetts Bay First Settlers. Winthrop Society. http://www.winthropsociety.org/settlers/s-data.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-30. ^ DNB has 1658 ^ Saltonstall, Richard in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958. ^ The Founders: Portraits of Persons Born Abroad Who Came to the Colonies in North America Before the Year 1701, Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boston Athenaeum, 1919 ^ a b Curtin, D.. "The Winthrop Fleet of 1630". http://members.aol.com/dcurtin1/gene/winthrop.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-30. Persondata Name Saltonstall, Richard Alternative names Short description Date of birth 4 April 1586 Place of birth Date of death 1661 Place of death

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-------------------- Sir Richard Saltonstall (Halifax, England 4 April 1586 - October 1661 led a group of English settlers up the Charles River to settle in what is now Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630. He was a nephew of the Lord Mayor of London Richard Saltonstall (1517–1600), and was admitted pensioner at Clare College, Cambridge in 1603.[3] Before leaving England for North America, he served as a Justice of the Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire and was Lord of the Manor of Ledsham. He was one of the grantees of the Massachusetts Company and left England on 26 August 1629 aboard the Arbella. He was named First Assistant to Governor John Winthrop. Saltonstall arrived in Massachusetts with his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, Richard, Jr., Samuel, Robert, Henry, Grace, Rosamund, John, and Anne. The illness of one of his daughters caused him to return to England in 1631, along with his wife, daughters, and two of his sons. He maintained an interest in the colonies and was one of the patentees of the Connecticut Colony. In 1644, he was appointed ambassador to Holland, where his portrait was painted by Rembrandt.[citation needed] Saltonstall served as one of the judges who condemned the Duke of Hamilton to death for treason.

Family

Saltonstall's first wife was Grace Kaye. They had four children: sons Richard, Robert, and Samuel, and a daughter, Grace. After his wife died in 1625, Saltonstall married Lady Elizabeth West, by whom he had two additional children, Anne and John. Although Saltonstall only remained in Massachusetts for a brief time, his descendents played a major role in New England history.

Legacy

There are several monuments dedicated to Saltonstall in Watertown. These include Saltonstall Park on Main Street, Watertown and the Saltonstall Founders Memorial near the Charles River. There is a small granite monument commemorating their settlement close to the Mt. Auburn Bridge in Cambridge.

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Sir Richard Saltonstall's Timeline

1586
April 4, 1586
London, Middlesex, England
1586
West Riding, Yorkshire, England
1609
November 3, 1609
Age 23
Almondbury, Yorkshire, England
1610
October 1, 1610
Age 24
Almondbury, Yorkshire, England
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