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Richard Boston

Birthplace: Somerset, Maryland, United States
Death: before May 16, 1809
Immediate Family:

Son of William Boston and Comfort Boston
Husband of Mary Boston
Brother of William Boston, Jr.; Anne Roe; Levin Boston; Martha C. Boston and Leah Taws

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About Richard Boston

Richard Boston son of William and Comfort Boston was b. Somerset Co., Md., probably at Morumsco, c1733; he died before 16 May 1809. He married (Coventry, 21 Apr. 1754) Mary Porter.


On 28 Mar. 1759 Richard and Mary witnessed the will of Thomas Beauchamp. On 27. July 1762 Richard purchased from Handy Beauchamp for £11.17 part of "Ledbourn," 193/4 acres (Som. Deeds 24:131). In August 1768 Richard was executor of the estate of Alexandar Porter. During the American Revolution Richard served in the Somerset Co., Militia in the same company with Daniel Boston. According to the 1798 Somerset Co. tax list Richard had a dwelling house (18x16 ft.), a cook house (20x16), a smoke house (12x12), and a milk house [(]12x8), as well as two slaves. Richard made his will 15 Feb. 1800 (prob. 16 May 1809); to his nephew Elijah Boston he bequeathed "all my lands by whatever name known lying in Somerset Co."; nephews William and Jesse Boston were successively residuary legatees. He also provided for his sister Martha, and nephews William and Jesse were to receive the remainder of the estate to be divided equally. Their father Levin was named executor, but he renounced the right (16 May 1809). Witnesses were Samuel and James Smith and James Porter (Som. Wills EB 23:139).

Wise, Matthew M. The Boston Family of Maryland,. 1st ed., 1967. p. 20.

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Somerset, Maryland, United States
May 16, 1809
Age 76