Richard Gardner, Sr., of Nantucket

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Richard Gardner, Sr.

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Sherborne, Dorset, England
Death: March 23, 1688 (66)
Nantucket, Dukes County, Province of New York (Present Massachusetts)
Place of Burial: Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Gardner, "Old Planter" and Margaret Gardner
Husband of 1st wife of Richard Gardner, of Nantucket and Sarah Gardner
Father of Joseph Gardner; Richard Gardner; Benjamin Gardner; Deborah Pease; Sarah Folger and 7 others
Half brother of Thomas Gardner, of Salem; George Gardner of Salem; Capt. John Gardner, of Nantucket; Samuel Gardner, of Salem; Joseph Gardner, of Salem and 3 others

Occupation: Seaman
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About Richard Gardner, Sr., of Nantucket

Richard Gardner of Nantucket born 1621 in England; died March 23, 1687/88 in Nantucket, MA.

Parents:  son perhaps, of first Thomas


  1. to an unknown woman (Gardner Book)
  2. Abt. 1652 in Nantucket, MA to Sarah Shattuck, born Abt. 1631; died 1724 in Nantucket, MA.  She was probably a daughter of William or Samuel Shattuck (1584-1637) and Damaris Shattuck (b. ca.1597-1674). 10 known children.

Children of an Richard Gardner and an unknown woman

  1. Joseph m. Bethiah Macy

Children of Richard Gardner of Nantucket and Sarah Shattuck:

  1. Sarah m. Eleazer Folger
  2. Richard, b. 23 Oct. 1653
  3. Deborah, 12 Feb. 1658 m. John Macy and next Stephen Pease
  4. Damaris, 21 Nov. 1662
  5. James, 19 May 1664
  6. Miriam m. John Worth
  7. Nathaniel, 16 Nov. 1669
  8. Hope m. John Coffin
  9. Love, 2 May 1672

General Notes

  • Richard Gardner came to Nantucket from Salem in 1666.
  • Thomas and his wife Sarah moved from Salem, MA to Nantucket, MA in 1667
  • Richard was Chief Magistrate in 1673 on Nantucket and held other town offices. None of the old town records are in his handwriting, from which some infer that he was not educated.


RICHARD, Salem 1643, s. perhaps, of first Thomas, liv. there 1666, went next yr. to Nantucket. Bef. rem. he, by w. Sarah, prob. a. of Samuel Shattuck, had Joseph; Sarah; Richard, b. 23 Oct. 1653; Deborah, 12 Feb. 1658; Damaris, 21 Nov. 1662; and James, 19 May 1664; beside Miriam; Nathaniel, 16 Nov. 1669; Hope; and Love, 2 May 1672. Of the last d. I see no more; but Sarah m. Eleazer Folger; Deborah m. John Macy, and next Stephen Pease; Miriam m. John Worth;; and Hope m. John Coffin; and the f. d. 23 Jan. 1689. His wid. Sarah d. 1724, aged above 92 yrs. ----Savage

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Richard Gardner, Sr., of Nantucket's Timeline

June 13, 1621
Sherborne, Dorset, England
October 23, 1651
Age 30
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
August 23, 1653
Age 32
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
December 26, 1656
Age 35
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
February 12, 1658
Age 36
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
April 12, 1658
Age 36
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Age 38
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
November 21, 1662
Age 41
Nantucket, Nantucket, Mass.