Richard Gardner of Woburn

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Richard Gardner

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 29, 1698 (75-83)
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Gardner of Woburn's father and Richard Gardner of Woburn's mother
Husband of Anna Gardner
Father of John Gardner; Anna Coddington; Henry Gardner, Sr.; Abigail Thompson; Hesther Johnson and 3 others

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About Richard Gardner of Woburn

BORN, ca. 1619, Surrey, England. DIED, May 29, 1698, buried in Woburn, Mass. buried at the "Old Burying Ground, Park Street, Woburn Centre, Woburn, Massachusetts."


  1. Anna Rolfe (ca. 1626-1678) (her second marriage) on October 18, 1651, Mass.
  2. to an unknown woman ref: Findagrave


  1. John, b. 8/14/1652;  d. before 1697
  2.  Hannah  (1654-1690)
  3. Benjamin, b. Dec. 26, 1956;  d. before 1697
  4. Henry, b. Feb. 12, 1658; m. (1) Elizabeth Lane (5 children); (2) Hannah Nelson; d. Feb. 20, 1713
  5. Hester, b. Oct. 15, 1659; m. William Johnson; d. Dec. 27, 1707
  6. Abigail, m.  (1) James Thompson 1687; (2) Capt. Edward Johnson
  7. Ruth, b. April 1, 1661; d. Oct. 17, 1695
  8. Rebecca, b. ca. 1667; m. (1686) Samuel Whitmore; d. June 5, 1709
  9. Mehitable, m. James Connett


  • He must have come to New England in the same general wave of immigration as she, but we would need to know where his father died (in 1638) to know whether he came as a child in a family (as she did), or as a young adult seeking his fortune. My guess is the former, as he seems to be quite well off by the time he gets married; he agreed to pay 108 pounds to the two daughters of her first marriage, an amount that would have equaled the Rolfe assets over the previous 100 years!" - Smith, Jonathan, Clark, Smith Family History Homepage
  • GARDNER was living in Woburn -- or Winchester as it now is -- as early as 1651. His first house was near the western shore of Winter Pond; the cellar hole, partly filled with old brick, eviently made in England, and the straggling remains of the hedge he planted were visible there as late as 1857. But after buying the NOWELL farm at "Charlestown end" he moved thither and built a house not far from the corner of Cambridge Street and Glen Road. Richard GARDNER had many daughters but only one son, Henry; but Henry had four sons, and with his death the division of the land and the gradual dispersion of the family began.


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Richard Gardner of Woburn's Timeline

Surrey, England, United Kingdom
August 14, 1652
Age 33
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 17, 1654
Age 35
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
February 12, 1657
Age 38
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
Age 39
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts