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Richard Leeds

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: of, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Joan Leeds
Father of Benjamin Leeds; Joseph Leeds; Hannah Clapp and Ruth Allen

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About Richard Leeds

bp might have been Caister-On-Sea, Norfolk, England in 1605.

Richard Leeds and his wife Joan sailed from Yarmouth, England on April 12,1637 aboard the ship "Rose", under the command of Captain William Andrews Jr. Richard Leeds made freeman at Dorchester in 1645, a selectman in 1653, constable in 1664.

Richard came from Great Yarmouth, England in 1637 at 32 years of age, which would make his birth year 1605 instead of 1595. He had a tendency to exaggerate his age. Came with wife and an unknown child; apparently first to Salem, Massachusetts, but did not stay there.

Children: Benjamin, Joseph, Hannah Clap, Ruth Allen

Richard and Joan are buried side by side in the old Dorchester burying ground.

tombstone Inscription: Here . Lieth . Buried The . Body . of . Richard Leeds . Aged . aboute 98 Years . Died . March The 18th 1693 (1)



  1. NEGHR April, 1850, Dorchester Inscriptions
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Richard Leeds's Timeline

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
July 14, 1637
Age 32
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
July 14, 1637
Age 32
Dorchester (within present Boston), (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 16, 1639
Age 34
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
October 20, 1652
Age 47
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
March 18, 1693
Age 88
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 88
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States