About Richard Man, of Scituate
REF: Mann Memorial; George S Mann; 1884; pp 56-60.
Richard Man, of Scituate was one of the first bearing the name who, prob w ith wife Rebecca during the reign of King Charles I of England, emigrat ed from that country... no doubt a few years previous to 1644. The first a ppearance of his name on record is found with thirty-one other perso ns in the town of Scituate as having taken the "Oath of Fidelity." This a ct dated 15 Jan 1644. Richard was a farmer, and one of the original land p roprietors. His foresight, no doubt, led him to select one of the most bea utiful locations for a residence on the coast. His neighbor on the south w as John Hoar, who early removed to Concord, Mass. On the east of him was t he sea; north "Musquascut Pond"; still further north, and bordering the "P ond" were the "Farmes" so-called. In an attempt to cross this pond in F eb 1655 on the "iyce", he was drowned. Like most of the earliest settler s, he has no monument to mark his grave. It appears he was a man of some n ote, and much respected in the Colony. Among his descendants may be f ou nd many in the various professions, trades, etc. A great proportion , h owever, have been and are farmers. His widow petitioned the court 5 Mar 16 55, to administer his estate. See inventory of 14 April 1655. He was o ne of the Conihassett partners in Scituate, 1646. His farm was at Mann Hil l. There is no record of his marriage here.Children: born in Scituate: Nat haniel; *Thomas; Richard; Josiah.
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- Find A Grave Memorial# 90569513
- Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal ..., Volume 2 By Ellery Bicknell Crane. Page 107
Richard Man, of Scituate's Timeline
August 15, 1650
February 5, 1652
Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA
February 16, 1655
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts