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Captain Richard Currier

Also Known As: "He was an indentured servant/and a commoner to Francis Dove of England-- when in Salisbury", "MA"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Drown crossing his mill pond by his saw mill. Burial Golgotha Cemetery on a terrace overlooking the Powow River in Amesbury, MA , married 2 times-- first wife had children-- 2nd wife (Joanna( Pinder)-she married Valelentine Rowell- then William Sargent
Place of Burial: Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas 'James' Currier and Martha Currier
Husband of Ann Currier and Joanna Currier
Father of Richard Currier; Jeffrey Currier; Hannah Foote; Deacon Thomas Currier; Samuel Currier and 1 other
Brother of Jeffrey Currier

Occupation: planter and millwright
Managed by: Private User
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About Captain Richard Currier

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Currier-31

'Richard Thomas Currier (1616 - 1687)

Capt. Richard Thomas Currier

Born 3 May 1616 in Strawberry Bank, Nr Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Son of Thomas James Currier and Martha (Osborne) Currier

Brother of Elizabeth Currier, Thomas Currier and Margaret Currier

Husband of Ann (UNKNOWN) Currier — married before 1643 [location unknown]

Husband of Joanna (Pinder) Rowell — married 26 Oct 1676 in Amesbury, Essex, MA

Father of Jeffery Currier, Samuel Currier, Sarah Currier, Hannah Currier,

Thomas Currier, Richard Currier and Samuel Currier

Died 22 Feb 1687 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts

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Currier-31 created 13 Sep 2010 | Last modified 4 Apr 2016

Categories: Amesbury, Massachusetts | American Indian Wars | Puritan Great Migration.

Richard Thomas Currier migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).

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Biography[1]

Richard Currier was born on May 3, 1616, in either England or Scotland. He received land in Salisbury in 1641 and was one of the original settlers of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and he was living there at the time of the incorporation of the town. He married twice. He first married, prior to 1643, Ann, who died between April 5, 1675, and October 26, 1676, the date he married for a second time.[2]

His second wife was Joanna Pinder, daughter of Henry Pinder and his wife Mary. She was born in England about 1620 and came to America in 1635 aboard the Susan & Ellen. Joanna had been twice widowed when they married, widow of Valentine Rowell and of William Sargent.[2] She died in October 1690, at about 69 years of age.

Richard fought in the Narragansett war, even though he was old by the standards of the day, sixty years old. He obtained land at Buxton, York, Maine, for his service. By all accounts, he was very prominent in Salisbury and Amesbury. He owned quite a bit of real estate during his life, so his name appears on numerous deeds.

At the end of his life, Richard lived with his step-son, Philip Rowell. Richard died on February 22, 1686/87 by drowning. He had at least two children: Hannah and Thomas, both by his first wife. It is possible that there was another son, Samuel of Haverhill, although he could have been Richard's younger brother.

Although he died in 1686/87, Richard's estate wasn't probated until 1710. His grandson, Captain Richard Currier, was appointed administrator on November 6, 1710.

Richard was buried at the first burial ground in Amesbury, currently the Golgotha Burial Ground. He is listed on the first Settlers' Memorial in Amesbury. You can see a picture of the plaque at Find A Grave.

Name

Richard Currier[3] Richard Thomas Currier[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] Richard Currier Birth

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England 03 MAY 1616 Wiltshire, England[17] Stawberry Bank, Glasgow, Scotland[18][19] 03 MAY 1616 Strawberry Bank, Nr Glasgow ,Lanarkshire, Scotland[6][7][8][9][10][13][14][15] 03 MAY 1616 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England 03 MAY 1616 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Event

Arrival before 1641 Massachusetts[20] Arrival 1675 Salisbury, Massachusetts[4] 1641 Massachusetts[4] Marriage

Wife: Ann Currier 1643 Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts[21] 1643 Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States[12] Residence

1650 Essex County, MA[16] Death

22 FEB 1686/87 Salisbury, MA 22 FEB 1687 Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts[5][7][9][10][11][13][15] 22 FEB 1686 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Burial

Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts[9] Note

Richard Currier - 1616 to 1686 Sources

↑ Currier: Pages 5ff ↑ 2.0 2.1 Anderson: Page 467 ↑ Ancestry Family Trees ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Filby ↑ 5.0 5.1 Edmund West ↑ 6.0 6.1 AGBI ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sons of the American Revolution ↑ 8.0 8.1 Edmund West ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Find A Grave ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 GenealogieOnline Trees ↑ 11.0 11.1 Holbrook Research ↑ 12.0 12.1 Edmund West ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 Millennium File ↑ 14.0 14.1 Yates ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Torrey ↑ 16.0 16.1 Mass., Compiled Census ↑ World Family Tree ↑ AGBI ↑ Edmund West ↑ Filby ↑ Edmund West Currier, Harvey & Currier, John. Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury (Newport, Vermont, 1910) Page 5 Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2007) Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890 Author: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitute. AGBI: American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT, USA Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001) Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Marriages (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001) Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012) Ancestry Family Trees (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com) Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=22373421&pid=1275724132 http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=21920874&pid=1563 http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=15949597&pid=1217069057 LDS Website - www.familysearch.com Publication: Name: Release date: January 12, 1997; Customer pedigree. Family Archive CD Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 (Brøderbund Software, Inc., November 29, 1995) Customer pedigree. Family Archive CD: Tree #3084, http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6676093&pid=-1250176511 Currier, Harvey & Currier, John. Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury (Newport, Vermont, 1910) Page 5 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Deaths (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001) Massachusetts, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 1999) GenealogieOnline Trees Index, Netherlands, 1000-Current Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, Date 2014) Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004) Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Marriages (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001) The Millennium File (Heritage Consulting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012) Salisbury, Massachusetts; Year: 1675; Page Number: 73 Salisbury, Massachusetts; Page Number: 24 Massachusetts; Year: 1641; Page Number: 81 AGBI: American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT, USA U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls Volume: 215; SAR Membership Number: 42883 Volume: 230; SAR Membership Number: 45972 Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook) Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001) Torrey, Clarence Almon. Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, 1985) Find A Grave Index, U.S., 1600s-Current (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2012) Death: 22 February 1687 Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Burial: Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts Richard Currier birth: 3 May 1616 Wiltshire, England http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=findagraveus&h=23911527&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt



Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_Bay_Colony

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colby/colbyfam/b392.html#P9411

'Richard Currier

He was born in Strawberry Bank, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

He was a planter and a millright.

He received land in Salisbury in 1642.

Richard and Thomas Macy built a sawmill on the west side of the Powow River in 1656.

He served as town clerk, and served in King Phillips War at the age of 60.

He drowned 22 Feb 1686 in Amesbury, Essex , Mass, at age 70.

'Golgatha Memorial Boulder,

marking the first twelve settlers of Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Richard Currier, son of Thomas Currier and Martha Osborne,

was born on May 3, 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

He died Feb. 22, 1687 in Amesbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

He married 1st with ANN ----

and had children Hannah Currier (7/8/1643;

m. Samuel Foote) and Thomas Currier (3/8/1646l m. Mary Osgood)

and he married 2nd with JOANNA PINDOR,

widow of Valentine Rowell and William Sargent;

by whom he had children

Samuel Currier (1637) and Sarah Currier (1640).

Richard was thought to be an indentured servant to Francis Dove of Salisbury,

Old England according to Philip Currier in Volume I Ancestry of Philip Currier.

Richard and Francis were listed on a map drawn in 1639

of the first lots in Amesbury, according to Merrill's History of Amesbury.

In February 16, 1642 Richard sold to Abraham Morrill six house lots

that were given to him by the town of Salisbury.

In 1646 he and Thomas Macy were given the right to build a sawmill

on the West side of the Powow River. Macy sold his interest to Richard in 1659.

Richard operated the mill for many years. He was both a "planter" and a "millwright".

Richard Currier, John Weed, Sr., and Samuel Foot, trustees for the town of Amesbury,

sold to William Osgood, Sr., in 1683/4, house and land bought of John Hoyt, Jr., for the use of ministry.

"He was one of the most prominent men of Salisbury and Amesbury"

according to Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury,

by David Hoyt. It was seen that Richard Currier was the first name on the list of the "Golgatha" Bowlder.

He first married Ann, who died in 1675. Their children were Hannah Currier b. July 8, 1643 in Salisbury, MA. and Thomas Currier b. March 8, 1646 in Salisbury, MA. Hannah married Captain Samuel Foot and Thomas married Mary Osgood. Thomas later became known as Deacon Thomas Currier. Captain Samuel was taken by the Indians in the assault on Amesbury and killed July 7, 1690. Hannah died after August 6, 1708.

Richard married Joanna Pindor, (widow of Valentine Rowell and of William Sargent), October 26, 1646. Valentine Rowell and William Sargent are also listed on the "Golgotha" memorial as among the first twelve settlers of Amesbury, MA.

Richard was thought to be an indentured servant to Francis Dove of Salisbury, Old England according to Philip Currier in Volume I Ancestry of Philip Currier. Richard and Francis were listed on a map drawn in 1639 of the first lots in Amesbury, according to Merrill's History of Amesbury. In February 16, 1642 Richard sold to Abraham Morrill six house lots that were given to him by the town of Salisbury. In 1646 he and Thomas Macy were given the right to build a sawmill on the West side of the Powow River. Macy sold his interest to Richard in 1659. Richard operated the mill for many years. He was both a "planter" and a "millwright".

Richard Currier, John Weed, Sr., and Samuel Foot, trustees for the town of Amesbury, sold to William Osgood, Sr., in 1683/4, house and land bought of John Hoyt, Jr., for the use of ministry.

"He was one of the most prominent men of Salisbury and Amesbury" according to Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, by David Hoyt. It was seen that Richard Currier was the first name on the list of the "Golgatha" Boulder.

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Change Date: 1 Feb 2007 at 11:56

Father: Thomas James Currier b: 1590 in Strawberry Bank, Near Glasglow Lenark, Scotland

Mother: Martha Osborn b: Abt 1594 in England

Marriage 1 Anne

Married: 1643 in Amesbury, Essex, MA, USA

Change Date: 1 Feb 2007

Children

Samuel Currier
Hannah Currier b: 8 Jul 1643 in Salisbury, Essex, MA, USA
Thomas Currier b: 8 Mar 1644 in Salisbury, Essex, MA, USA

Marriage 2 Joanna Pindor

Married: 26 Oct 1646 in Amesbury, Essex, MA, USA

Change Date: 1 Feb 2007


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colby/colbyfam/b392.html#P9411

Richard CURRIER was born on 3 MAY 1616 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He died on 22 FEB 1686/87 at Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)

He received land in Salisbury in 1641 and '42; a commoner and taxed in 1650. His name heads one list of the firs commoners of Amesbury, 1654-55, where he was town clerk after Macy, and received land in 1654, '58, '59, '62, '64, and '68. He and Macy were authorized to build a saw mill in 1656, and he owned a saw mill right in 1675. In the seating of the Amesbury meeting house, 1667, his name stands first, "to set at the tabell;" but he was apparently a member of the Salisbury church in 1677. He was evidently one of the most prominet men in the new town.

(BOOK SOURCE: "The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts" by David W. Hoyt.)

Spouse: Ann (CURRIER). Richard CURRIER and Ann (CURRIER) were married before 1636. Children were: Samuel CURRIER, Hannah CURRIER, Thomas CURRIER.

Spouse: Joanna PINDOR. Richard CURRIER and Joanna PINDOR were married on 26 OCT 1676 in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Amesbury.)


Sawmill owner, town clerk


  1. Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1616 ... By Harvey Lear Currier, John McNabb Currier. Page 5-11

He was born in Strawberry Bank, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was a planter and a millright. He received land in Salisbury in 1642. Richard and Thomas Macy built a sawmill on the west side of the Powow River in 1656. He served as town clerk, and served in King Phillips War at the age of 60. He drowned 22 Feb 1686 in Amesbury, Essex , Mass, at age 70.

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Captain Richard Currier's Timeline

1616
March 6, 1616
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Name: Richard Curryer
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 6 Mar 1616
Christening Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Father's Name: Thomas Curryer
Source Citation: Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; Collection: St Thomas; -; Date Range: 1570 - 1904; Film Number: .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. England & Wales Christening Records, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Genealogical Society of Utah. British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd Edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, copyright 2002. Used by permission.
Description:
This database contains information extracted from birth and christening records from various counties in England and Wales. The records date from 1530 to 1906. The records included in this database do not represent all localities in England and Wales and for any given area, coverage (both records within a year and total year range) may not be complete. Some parishes and counties are more complete than others.

May 3, 1616
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
1635
1635
Age 18
1637
1637
Age 20
Salisbury,Essex,Massachusetts,USA
1640
1640
Age 23
1643
July 8, 1643
Age 27
Salisbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1646
March 8, 1646
Age 29
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1648
1648
Age 31
Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1687
February 22, 1687
Age 70
Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts