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Richard Kimball, Jr

Also Known As: "Richard Kemball"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England
Death: Died in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Wenham, , , Mass
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Kimball, of Rattlesden & Ipswich and Ursula Kimball (Scott)
Husband of Mary Cooley and Mary Smith
Father of Samuel Kimball; John Kimball; Thomas Kimball; Ephraim Kimball; Caleb Kimball and 5 others
Brother of Alexander Kimball; Henry Kimball, of Rattlesden & Wenham; Abigail Ursula Severance; Elizabeth Kimball; Mary Knowlton and 12 others

Occupation: Wheelright and a Yeoman. Fought in the Indian wars
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About Richard Kimball, Jr

  • Richard Kimball
  • Birth: 1623 Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
  • Death: May 26, 1676 Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • The son of Richard and Ursula (Scott) Kimball, (according to Cutter in "Gen. & Personal Memoirs Relating to Families of Boston & Eastern Mass., p. 1320), he was born in Rattlesden, Suffolk, Eng. and came to America with his father in the good ship, ELIZABETH.
  • He was a proprietor of Wenham, Mass. Bay Colony and settled there between 1652 and 1656 in the western part near Ladd's hill. He was a grand juror in 1661, a large landholder , a selectman for thirteen years, was appointed to various committees, and was called a wheelwright and a yeoman. In 1664, he was living in Topsfield.
  • Richard married (1) Mary ____, who died Sept. 2, 1672, and (2) Mary (probably Gott) who survived him.
  • His estate valued 986 pounds, 15 shillings, 6 pence. In the inventory he is due wages from the country which infers that he served in the Indian Wars (probably with his nephew, Caleb Knight, who was killed at Bloody Brook).
  • The children of Richard Kimball:
    • 1. John b. abt. 1650, d. 1721
    • 2. Samuel b. abt. 1651, d. Oct. 3, 1716
    • 3. Thomas b.. Nov. 12, 1651, d. Oct. 16, 1732, m. Elizabeth Potter; soldier in King Philip's War
    • 4. Ephraim b. Feb. 18, 1660, d. Jan. 16, 1731-2, m. Mary Friend, res. Wenham
    • 5. Caleb b. April 9, 1665, d. Jan. 25, 1725-6 in Wenham, m. Sarah
    • 6. Christopher m. Sarah Jolls of Boston
    • 7. Richard b. July 7, 1671, d. Oct. 8, 1672
    • 8. Henry living in 1676
    • 9. Nathaniel b. abt. 1676, d. Sept. 7, 1735
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Kimball (1595 - 1675)
  • Ursula Scott Kimball (1596 - 1660)
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Cooley Kimball (____ - 1672)*
  • Children:
    • John Kimball (1650 - 1721)*
    • Samuel Kimball (1651 - 1716)*
    • Thomas Kimball (1651 - 1732)*
  • Siblings:
  • Henry Kimball (1615 - 1676)*
  • Abigail Kimball Severans (1618 - 1658)*
  • Richard Kimball (1623 - 1676)
  • Martha Kimball Fowler (1629 - ____)*
  • John Kimball (1631 - 1698)*
  • Thomas Kimball (1633 - 1676)*
  • Sarah Kimball Allen (1635 - 1696)*
  • Benjamin Kimball (1637 - 1696)*
  • Caleb Kimball (1639 - 1682)*
  • Burial: Old Burying Ground, Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 63159554
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63159554

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  • Richard Kimball
  • M, #71223, b. circa 1623, d. 26 May 1676
  • Father Richard Kimball b. 10 Apr 1595, d. 22 Jun 1675
  • Mother Ursula Scott b. 14 Feb 1597, d. 1 Mar 1676
  • Richard Kimball was born circa 1623 at Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. He married Mary Smith, daughter of John Smith, circa 1646. Richard Kimball died on 26 May 1676 at Wenham, Essex, MA.
  • Family Mary Smith b. c 1623, d. 1672
  • Child
    • Caleb Kimball+ b. 9 Apr 1665, d. 25 Jan 1725
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2370.htm#i71223

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  • KIMBALL, Richard
  • b. 1623 Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
  • Parents:
  • Father: KIMBALL, Richard
  • Mother: SCOTT, Ursula
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1648
  • Spouse: COOLEY, Mary
  • b. 22 JAN 1622/3 Rattlesden, Suffolk, England
  • d. 2 SEP 1672 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • KIMBALL, John
    • KIMBALL, Samuel
    • KIMBALL, Thomas
    • KIMBALL, Ephraim
    • KIMBALL, Elizabeth
    • KIMBALL, Caleb
    • KIMBALL, Christopher
    • KIMBALL, Richard b. 7 JUL 1671 Rowley, Essex, Mass. d. 8 OCT 1672
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1672 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
  • Spouse: GOTT, Mary
  • b. 1635
  • d. 26 MAY 1676 Wenham, Essex, Mass.
  • Children:
    • KIMBALL, Nathaniel b. 1676 Rowley, Essex, Mass. d. 7 SEP 1735
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_2d.htm#62

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  • History of the Kimball family in America, from 1634 to 1897 : and of its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England; with an account of the Kembles of Boston, Massachusetts by Morrison, Leonard Allison
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofkimball00morr
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/27/mode/1up
  • .... etc.
  • Richard Kemball1 came to this country in the ship Elizabeth, William Andrews, master, in 1634. He appears to have gone, soon after landing, to Watertown, Mass. He settled in a different part of the town from that occupied by Henry Kemball1. According to Bond and other writers Richard and Henry were brothers. There is but little evidence to support this supposition, and it seems to be mainly founded on the fact that they both came over on the same vessel. Richard is said on the shipping list to be thirty-nine years old, but he was probably somewhat older. He was, however, in the prime of life, and soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement.
  • He first settled in Watertown, and his home lot is thus given by Dr. Henry Bond : .... etc.
  • .... Soon after this date he was invited to remove
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/28/mode/1up
  • to impswich, where they were in need of a competent man to act as wheelwright to the new settlement. Here he spent the remainder of his days. .... etc.
  • ....
  • Richard Kimball was of the parish of Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England, as is shown by the following entry on the parish register :
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/29/mode/1up
  • Henry Kemball ye sonne of Richard and Vrsula his wife baptized 1615 12 of August.
  • Ursula was the daughter of Henry Scott of Rattlesden, as appears from the following extract from Henry Scott's will :
    • .... etc.
  • Richard Kimball married second, Oct. 23, 1661, Margaret Dow, widow of Henry Dow of Hampton, N. H.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/32/mode/1up
  • .... On the twenty-second of the following June the earthly pilgrimage of Richard Kimball ended, and, aged more than eighty years, he joined the great majority.
  • His wife did not long survive him, but died the succeeding spring, March 1, 1676. Richard Kimball1 was well to do for those early days. The inventory of his estate, which was taken July 12, 1675, and returned to court Sept. 28, 1675, amounted to £737 3s. 6d. He had already given to his children at their marriages.
  • CHILDREN.
    • i. Abigail2, b. Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England; d. in Salisbury, Mass., June 17, 1658. She married in England John Severans, b. __ , d. April 9, 1682, of Salisbury, Mass., who is first styled a planter, afterwards a victualler and vinter. She is not mentioned in the list of passengers, with the others of her father's family, on the Elizabeth. She was in the prime of life at the time of her death. Mr. Severans married, second, Oct. 2, 1663, Susanna, widow of Henry Ambrose. Mr. Ambrose, after having lived in Hampton, N. H., Salisbury, Charlestown, and Boston, died in Boston in 1658.
    • CHILDREN OF ABIGAIL KIMBALL AND JOHN SEVERANS.
      • .... etc.
    • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/33/mode/1up
    • 2 ii. Henry Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Suffolk county, England. There seems to be some doubt as to Henry's exact age. It is given on the shipping list as aged fifteen, in 1634. This would give the year of his birth as 1619. But it is evident that the ages on the shipping list are only approximate. Henry himself deposes in court, Sept. 28, 1669, that he is aged 53. This would give the year of his birth as 1616. But the parish records at Rattlesden are as follows: "12, Aug, 1615 Henry Kemball ye sone of Richard and Vrsula his wife baptized."
    • iii. Elizabeth Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, 1621. There is no record of her marriage. She was alive in 1675.
    • 3 iv. Richard Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1623; d. May 26, 1676, in Wenham, Mass.
    • v. Mary Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1625; m. Robert Dutch of Gloucester and Ipswich, Mass. Mary is wrongly given in many places as the wife of Deacon Thomas Knowlton, historians being misled by her fathers will, as he only mentions the first names of his daughters and does not leave anything to the children of Mary. But in an action for trespass against Richard Kimball, Sr., (in taking a heifer by his grandson Robert Dutch of the yard of Obadiah Wood and detaining the same Mar. 1662), this is shown to be wrong, Robert Dutch, Sr.'s wife was Mary. Savage's Dictionary is wrong in regard to her name. It says she was Mary Roper, daughter of Walter Roper. But Mary Roper was born in 1641. Mary Dutch says in a deposition that she is 36 in 1665, which would give her birth as 1629. Samuel Dutch calls Caleb Kimball2 uncle in deposition in 1664.
    • CHILDREN OF MARY KIMBALL2 AND ROBERT DUTCH.
      • .... etc.
    • vi. Martha Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1629; m. Joseph, son of Phillip and Martha Fowler, who was born in England in 1622, and was killed by the Indians May 19,
    • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/34/mode/1up
    • 1676, near Deerfield, Mass. He came to New England in the ship Mary, with his father, in 1634, and resided in Ipswich, Mass. He sold his father-in-law, Richard Kimball1, forty acres of land in 1651.
    • CHILDREN OF MARTHA KIMBALL AND JOSEPH FOWLER.
      • .... etc.
    • 4 vii. John Kimball2, b. Rattlesden, Eng., 1631; d. May 6, 1698.
    • 5 viii. Thomas Kimball2, b. 1633; d. May 3, 1676.
    • ix. Sarah Kimball2, b. Watertown, Mass., 1635; d. June 12, 1690; m. Nov. 24, 1658, Edward Allen of Ipswich, Mass.
    • CHILDREN OF SARAH KIMBALL AND EDWARD ALLEN.
      • ....etc.
    • 6 x. Benjamin Kimball2, b. Ipswich, 1637; d. June 11, 1695.
    • 7 xi. Caleb Kimball2, b. Ipswich, Mass., 1639; d. 1682.
  • SECOND GENERATION.
  • 2 Henry Kimball2 (Richard1) was born at Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk, England, in 1615, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with his father. He married, about 1640, Mary, daughter of John and Mary Wyatt, who came over in the same ship with him. She died in Wenham, Mass., Aug. 12, 1672. He married second, Elizabeth (Gilbert) Rayner, widow of William, son of Thurston Rayner, and daughter of Hum-
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/35/mode/1up
  • phrey and Elizabeth Gilbert. William Rayner died Oct. 26, 1672.
  • .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/37/mode/1up
  • 3 Richard Kimball2 (Richard1) was born at Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk. England, about 1623, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with his father. He married twice, both his wives having Mary for a given name. It is probable that his second wife was named Mary Gott. His first wife died Sept. 2, 1672. He had eight children that were alive at the time of his death, as is shown by an agreement made between them and his widow. Their names are not given in the agreement. Several depositions of his are on file in the court records at Salem. In September, 1658, he says: "That his Uncle Thomas Scott of Ipswich challenged the upland down to the Marsh and his son after him while I lived on Goodman Shatswell's farm for seven years."
  • Richard Kimball of Wenham was grand juror in 1661.
  • Richard was of Topsfield in 1664. He was called a wheelwright and yeoman. He removed to Wenham between the years 1652 and 1656. He was the first settler of the name in Wenham. He settled in the western part of the town, near Ladd's hill. He appears to have been the largest taxpayer among the early settlers, and his descendants have generally been in comfortable circumstances. He was a large land holder, as is shown by numerous transactions recorded in Salem, Mass. On July 6, 1665, he sold to his brother Caleb, for £30, his house with one acre of land about it and six acres in the common field, all included in the bounds of Ipswich.
  • November 8, 1657, he subscribed £3 as minister's rate, to be paid one half in wheat and one half in Indian corn. The next year he was chosen selectman, in which office he continued, with the exception of three years, till 1674. Dec. 4, 1660, he was on the committee to see about building the new meeting house. The matter was deferred until Aug. 21, 1663, when the committee having at last agreed to build, he was one of the committee to join with the selectmen to put out the contract.
  • 28, 12mo (Feb.) 1663, tis agreed yt there then shall be 200 Akers of land of ye best of our comon Leased to foure men for 1000 vears : viz. to Abner Ordwav, Thomas Searles, John Edwards & Richard Kemball Jr. They yielding and paying to the town severally for every fifty akers. 5s. for the first year &
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/38/mode/1up
  • ten the second yere and 15s the third yere and 20s the fourth yere 30s the fifth yere & 40s the sixth yere & so to pay yerely viz. 40s per yere during the above term. Also all the abouve rent is to be paid yerely for the use of the ministry among us." He was also one of a committee to perfect the line between Bass river and Wenham, and 18, 5mo, 1673, was on a committee to establish rates for the cost of building the meeting house, which was voted to be "18 ft. square 18 ft. Stud, to be added to Roberts house."
  • Richard died in 1676, .... etc.
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofkimball00morr#page/39/mode/1up
  • CHILDREN.
    • 12 i. John3, b. in Ipswich about 1650; d. 1721.
    • 13 ii. Samuel3, b. about 1651 in Ipswich; d. Oct. 3, 1716.
    • 14 iii. Thomas3, b. Nov. 12, 1657; d. Oct. 16, 1732.
    • 15 iv. Ephraim3, b. Feb. 18, 1660, in Wenham; d. Jan. 16, 1731-2.
    • 16 v. Caleb3, b. April 9, 1665; d. Jan. 25, 1725-6, Wenham.
    • 17 vi. Christopher3, b. __ ; d. __ .
    • vii. Richard3, b. July 7, 1671, Rowley; d. Oct. 8, 1672.
    • viii. __ .
    • ix. Nathaniel3, b. 1676; d. Sept. 7, 1735.
  • 4 John Kimball- (Richard^) was born in Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England, in Kijl. and came to America with his father. He settled in Ipswich, Mass., and died there May 6, 1698. .... etc.

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  • History of the town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727-1912 Vol. 2 by Lyford, James Otis
  • https://archive.org/details/historyoftownofc02lyfo
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc02lyfo#page/207/mode/1up
  • 1. RICHARD1 KIMBALL was probably the ancestor of most of the numerous families of the name of Kimball in New England. On 10 April, 1634, O.S., at the age of 39, he embarked at Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk, Old Eng., in the ship, Elisabeth, William Andrews, master, for Massachusetts, and landed at Ipswich. He first settled in Watertown, of which he was a proprietor, in 1636-37; was admitted a freeman 6 May, 1635.
  • He soon removed from Watertown to Ipswich, .... etc.
  • He m. first, Ursula, the sister of Thomas and dau. of Martha Scott, before his arrival in Ipswich; m. second, Margaret, widow of Henry Dow, of Hampton, 23 Oct., 1661. Margaret d. 1 March, 1675-76. Richard d. 22 June, 1675, leaving a will dated 1674-75. His age was 80 years. Eleven children of whom Richard was the fourth."
  • 2. RICHARD2 KIMBALL, (Richard1) b. in Eng., 1623, came with his parents to New England when but eleven years old, in the ship Elisabeth, and settled with them in Watertown, Mass., but soon after moved to Ipswich, where he became a proprietor in 1648; removed to Wenham as early as 1656; was one of the first settlers, and the first of the name in that town. .... He m. first, Mary Gott, who d. 2 Sept., 1672; m. second, Mary __ , who survived him. An agreement was made, 26 Sept., 1676, where there were eight children mentioned, probably by his first wife. Richard d. at Wenham, Mass., 26 May, 1676, aged 53. Of these children Caleb was the sixth.
  • .... etc.

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  • Genealogies of the families and descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston : to which is appended the early history of the town. by Bond, Henry
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogiesoffam00bond
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogiesoffam00bond#page/323/mode/1up
  • KEMBALL (Kemble, Kimball).
  • The name Kimball, now borne by so many families in this country, is undoubtedly a corruption, or variation of Kemball or Kemble, a common name in England. In the Watertown records it was almost uniformly written Kemball for several generations.
  • Embarked at Ipswich, Eng., for N. Eng., Ap. 10, 1634, in the Elizabeth, William Andrews, Master, RICHARD KEMBALL, aged 39, with wife URSULA, and chil., 1. HENRY, aged 15. 2. ELIZABETH, aged 13. 3. RICHARD, aged 11. 4. MARY, aged 9. 5. MARTHA, aged 5. 6. JOHN, aged 3 ; and 7. THOMAS, aged 1 year. He settled first in Watertown, of which he was a proprietor, 1636-7, and was adm. freeman. May 6, 1635. He removed to Ipswich, probably in 1637, as in that year, Feb. 23, a house-lot was then granted to him. His son Richard was also a proprietor of Ipswich, in 1648. It was probably his son, "Henry Kemball, Jr.," who was proprietor of a homestall and 3 other lots in Wat., 1642, and who m., in Wat., Nov. 13, 1650, Sarah Farwell. Richard Kemball, Senior, was probably the ancestor of most of the numerous families of the name of Kimball in New England.
  • .... etc.

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[Carelton-Stickney.FTW]

Richard Kimball was born at Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk,

England, about 1623, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with

his father. He married twice, both his wives having Mary for a given

name. It is probable that his second wife was named Mary Gott. His

first wife died Sept. 2, 1672. He had eight children that were alive

at the time of his death, as is shown by an agreement made between

them and his widow. Their names are not given in the agreement.

Several depositions of his are on file in the court records at

Salem. In September, 1658, he says: 'That his Uncle Thomas Scott of

Ipswich challenged the upland down to the Marsh and his son after

him while I lived on Goodman Shatswell's farm for seven years.'

Richard Kimball of Wenham was grand juror in 1661.

Richard was of Topsfield in 1664. He was called a wheelwright and

yeoman. He removed to Wenham between the years 1652 and 1656. He was

the first settler of the name in Wenham. He settled in the western

part of the town, near Ladd's hill. He appears to have been the

largest taxpayer among the early settlers, and his descendants have

generally been in comfortable circumstances. He was a large

landholder, as is shown by numerous transactions recorded in Salem,

Massachusetts. On 6 July 1665, he sold to his brother Caleb, for

£30, his house with one acre of land about it and six acres in the

common field, all included in the bounds of Ipswich.

8 November 1657, he subscribed £3 as minister's rate, to be paid one

half in wheat and one half in Indian corn. The next year he was

chosen selectman, in which office he continued with the exception of

three years, till 1674. 4 Dec. 1660, he was on the committee to see

about building the new meeting-house. The matter was deferred until

21 Aug. 1663, when the committee having at last agreed to build, he

was one of the committee to join with the selectmen to put out the

contract.

28, 12mo (Feb.) 1663,' tis agreed yt there then shall be 200 Akers

of land of ye best of our comon Leased to foure men for 1000 years:

viz. to Abner Ordway, Thomas Searles, John Edwards & Richard Kemball

Jr. They yielding and paying to the town severlly for every fifty

akers 5s. for the first year & ten the second yere and 15s the third

yere and 20s the fourth yere 30s the fifth yere. & 40s the sixth

yere & so to pay yerely viz. 40s per yere during the above term.

Also all the abouve rent is to be paid yerely for the use of the

ministry among us. 'He was also one of a committee to perfect the

line between Bass river and Wenham, and 18, 5 mo 1673, was on a

commit-tee to establish rates for the cost of building the meeting

house, which was voted to be '18 ft. square 18 ft. Stud, to be added

to Roberts house.'

Richard died in 1676, and a few items taken from his inventory are

of interest. The amount of his estate was £986.1 6s.6d.

Item the dwelling house & 132 acres of land and 17 acres of medow

belonging to it. £370. About 200 acres of land in Rowley Villiage.

Due from Daniel Gott for rent £3. per year during the natural life

of Mary the wife of the late Richard Kimball of Wenham. Due from the

contry for wages and other debts £2. 16s.00.

Samuel Kemball and Thomas Kemball sons of the deceased have power of

administration granted, and gave oath to the truth of the inventory

27, 9 mo (Nov.) 1676.

Due from his father's executors £35. 10s.

[From a document on file at Salem, Massachusetts]

Whereas Samuel and thomas kemball sons of Richard kemball of Wenham

Late desesed have power of administration granted them by the court

at Salem they together with Mary Kemball their mother-in-law having

left it to this court to proportion the estat between them and to

order what the widdow mary Kemball late wife of the said Richard

Kemball desessed, shall have ordered as followeth, there being £800.

estat the widdow shall have what she brought with her, which is the

£19.16s and the £18.15s. mentioned in the Inventory and alsoe the

three pounds per yere mentioned in the said inventory and also she

shall be alowed three pounds per yer during her naturall life payed

out of the estat aforesaid by the children of her said husband and

also while she remaineth a widdoe and dwelt with them the said

children are to keep ther mother a cow and four sheep and one swine

winter and summer. she to solt her swin at her owne cost, with the

roome in the house which she lives in, this to be in full

satisfaction for her thirds out of the estat of her sayd husband,

and the £800. abov said to be divided equally between the eight

children of the deceased Richard Kemball, onely to John the eldest

son a dubble portion; only the other six children are to alow out of

ther part of the estat for all the troble in paying the debts & and

the land to stand ( ) for the formance of the same.

yn court held at ypswich the 26 of sept 1676. Attest Robert Lord

Cler.

From the circumstance that he had wages due from the country, as is

stated in the inventory, it is probable that he had been engaged in

the war with the Indians, and was probably with his nephew, Caleb

Kimball, at the time the latter was killed at Bloody Brook.

Richard was one of Major Denison's subscribers in 1648. He was from

Wenham, Massachusetts. He was a wheelwright and selectman.

Four generations of Richard Kimball's. The son of Richard

Kimball and Ursula Scott was born in 1623, died in Wenham,

Massachusetts, May 26 1676. He came to America with his father. He

was called a wheelwright and yeoman. In a deposition dated

September 1658, he mentions have "lived on Goodman

Shatswell's farm for seven years."

Richard married 1st Mary, (I have Cooley) whose surname does not

transpire. She d. September 2 1672. His 1st wife was also named

Mary probably Mary Gott. His children, all but the last two

(probably) by his f2nd wife, were: John Samuel, Thomas, Ephraim,

Caleb, Christopher, (1st wife) - Henry and Nathaniel.

This is taken from the State of Maine, Gen. Vol 1 page 67.


Richard was born in Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk, England, about 1623, and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with his father. He married twice, both his wives having Mary for a given name. There is some conjecture as to the identity of the first Mary. One source states she was Mary Cooley; Torrey lists her as Mary Smith, the daughter of John. It is probable, however, that the second was Mary Gott. His first wife died 2 Sep 1672. He had eight children that were alive at the time of his death, as is shown by an agreement made between them and his widow. Their names are not given in the agreement. Several depositions of his are on file in the court records of Salem. In September, 1658, he says: "That his Uncle Thomas Scott of Ipswich challenged the upland down to the marsh and his son after him while I lived on Goodman Shatswell's farm for seven years."

Richard Kimball of Wenham was grand juror in 1661.

Richard was of Topsfield in 1664. He was called a wheelwright and a yeoman. He removed to Wenham between the years 1652 and 1656. He was the first settler of the name in Wenham. He settled in the western part of the town, near Ladd's hill. He appears to have been the largest taxpayer among the early settlers, and his descendants have generally been in comfortable circumstances. He was a large land holder, as is shown by numerous transactions recorded in Salem, Massachusetts. On 6 Jul 1665, he sold to his brother Caleb, for £30, his house with one acre of land about it and six acres in the common field, all included in the bounds of Ipswich.

8 Nov 1657, he subscribed £3 as minister's rate, to be paid one half in wheat and one half in Indian corn. The next year he was chosen selectman, in which office he continued, with the exception of three years, till 1674. 4 Dec 1660, he was on the committee to see about building the new meeting house. The matter was deferred until 21 Aug 1663, when the committee, at last having agreed to build, he was one of the committee to join with the selectmen to put out the contract.

28, 12 mo (Feb) 1663, "tis agreed yt there then shall be 200 Akers of land of ye best of our comon Leased to foure men for 1000 years: viz. to Abner Ordway, Thomas Searles, John Edwards & Richard Kemball Jr. They yielding and paying to the town severally for every fifty akers. 5s. for the first year & ten the second yere and 15s the third yere and 20s the fourth yere 30s the fifth yere & 40s the sixth yere & so to pay yerely viz. 40s per yere during the above term. Also all the abouve rent is to be paid yerely for the use of the ministry among us." he was also of the committee to perfect the line between the Bass river and Wenham, and 18 Jul 1673, was on a committee to establish rates for the cost of building the meeting house, which was voted to be "18 ft. square 18 ft. Stud, to be added to the Roberts house."

Richard died 26 May 1676, and a few items taken from his inventory are of interest. The amount of his estate was £986.16s.6d

"Item the dwelling house & 132 acres of land and 17 acres of medow belong to it. £370. About 200 acres of land in Rowley Village.

"Due from Daniel Gott for rent £3. per year during the natural life of Mary the wife of the late Richard Kimball of Wenham. Due from the contry for wages and other debts £2.16s00.

"Samuel Kemball and Thomas Kemball sons of the deceased have the power of administration granted, and give oath to the truth of the inventory 27, 9 mo. (Nov) 1676.

"Due from his father's executors £35.10s."

[From a document on file at Salem, Massachusetts.]

"Whereas Samuel and thomas kemball sons of Richard kemball of Wenham late deceased have power of administration granted them by the court at Salem they together with Mary Kemball their mother-in-law having left it to this court to proportion the estat between them and to order what the widdow mary Kemball late wife of the said Richard Kemball desessed, shall have ordered as followeth, there being £800. estat the widdow shall have what she brought with her, which is £19.16s and the £18.15s mentioned in the said inventory and also she shall be alowed three pounds per yer during her naturall life payed out of the estat aforesaid by the children of her said husband and also while she remaineth a widdoe and dwelt with them the said children are to keep their mother a cow and four sheep and one swine winter and summer. she to solt her swin at her owne cost, with the rooms in the house which she lives in, this to be in full satisfaction for her thirds out of the estat of her sayd husband, and £800. abov said to be divided equally between the eight children of the deceased Richard Kemball, onely to John the eldest son a dubble portion; only the other six children are to alow out of ther part of the estat for all the troble in paying the debts & and the land to stand (__) for the formance of the same.

                                           yn court held at ypswich the 26 of sept. 1676.
                                                               Attest Robert Lord Cler."

From the circumstances that he had wages due from the country, as is stated in the inventory, it is probable that he had been engaged in the war with the Indians, and was probably with his nephew, Caleb Kimball, at the time the latter was killed at Bloody Brook.

CHILDREN:

John (3-20), b. in Ipswich, about 1650; d. 1721 Samuel (3-21), b. about 1651, in Ipswich; d. 3 Oct 1716 Thomas (3-22), b. 12 Nov 1657; d. 16 Oct 1732 Ephraim (3-23), b. 18 Feb 1660 in Wenham; d. 16 Jan 1731-2 Elizabeth (3-1004), b. about 1663; d. Wenham, 15 Feb 1736-7 Caleb (3-24), b. 9 Apr 1665; d. Wenham, 25 Jan 1725-6 Christopher (3-25) Richard (3), b. Rowley, MA, 7 Jul 1671; d. 8 Oct 1672 Henry (3), living in 1676 Marah (3), b. 26 June 1674, is perhaps another child Nathaniel (3), b. 1676; d. 7 Sep 1735

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Richard Kimball, Jr's Timeline

1623
October 13, 1623
Rattlesden, Suffolk County, England
1645
December 25, 1645
Age 22
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1647
1647
Age 23
1647
Age 23
1647
Age 23
1647
Age 23
1651
1651
Age 27
Ipswich,Suffolk,England
1657
November 12, 1657
Age 34
Wenham, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony