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Mary Richards (Batchelder - Rogers)

Birthplace: Kittery, York County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Rogers and Mary Bailey ("The Scarlet Letter")
Wife of William Richards
Half sister of Benjamin Rogers; Richard Rogers; (Name Unknown) Rogers; Grace Miller Banfield (Rogers); Elizabeth Edward Beadle and 2 others

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About Mary Richards

Alas, Mary is not the daughter of the Rev. Stephen Batchelder (of whom I am twice-descended), and of whom more can be found in his entry. The following is from the Great Migration entry on the Rev:

On 15 October 1650 at a court at York "George Rodgers & Mrs. Batcheller [were] presented upon vehement suspicion of incontinency for living in one house together & lying in one room" [ MPCR 1:146].

At a court at Piscataqua [i.e., Kittery] on 16 October 1651 the grand jury presented "George Rogers for, & Mary Batcheller the wife of Mr. Steven Bacheller minister for adultery"; George Rogers was to have forty strokes, and Mary Bachiler "for her adultery shall receive 40 strokes save one at the first town meeting held at Kittery six weeks after the delivery & be branded with the letter A" [MPCR 1:164].

This child born late in 1651 or early in 1652 was apparently the Mary Bachiler who later married William Richards, and even though the Dover Court on 26 March 1673 awarded him administration of the estate of Stephen Bachiler [ NHPP 40:287], she would not have been his daughter. (See MA Arch 9:28 and NHGR 8:14 for more on Bachiler's fourth wife.)

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Mary Richards's Timeline

November 1651
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States