Samuel Richardson, Jr.

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About Samuel Richardson, Jr.

Samuel Richardson, Jr.

  • Birth: May 22 1646 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • Death: Apr 29 1712 - Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • Buried in First Burial Ground of Woburn. “Here lyes ye body of Mr. Samuel Richardson, aged 66 years, died April ye 29th, 1712”.
  • Parents: Samuel Richardson, Joanna Thake
  • married: 1)Martas, who died Dec. 20, 1673 2)Hannah Kingsley, who was killed by the Indians 3)Phebe Baldwin, daughter of Deacon Baldwin, who died Oct 20, 1679. 4)Sarah Hayward

Samuel had fifteen children: four by his first wife, one by his second wife, one by his third wife, and nine by his last wife.

From the Richardson Memorial:145

“Samuel Richardson lived upon what has recently [1876] been called the Miller farm, on Richardson’s Row, less than a mile north of the present village of Winchester. He was a soldier in ‘Philip's war,’ 1675. In the afternoon of April 10, 1676, he was employed in carting manure into his field, accompanied by his son Samuel, a boy between five and six years old. Looking toward his house, he was surprised at seeing feathers flying about it and other tokens of mischief within. He also heard the screams of his wife. Apprehending that Indians might be there, he hastened home with his gun, and there found two of his family murdered, viz., his wife Hannah, who had lately been confined, and his son Thomas, twin brother to him who had been with him in the field. On further search, it was found that the infant, only a week old, had been slain by the same ruthless hands. The nurse, it appeared, had snatched it up in her arms upon the alarm of danger, and was making her escape to a garrison house in the vicinity; but so closely was she pursued by the savages, that, finding she could not save herself and the babe too, she let the babe drop, and the Indians dispatched it at once. Mr. Richardson now rallied some of his neighbors, who went with him in pursuit of the enemy. Following them some time, they espied three Indians sitting on a rock, fired at them, killed one, and drove the others away. [Sewalls Hist. of Woburn, p. 119.]

“His will is dated Feb. 23, 1709-10; proved May 19, 1712; recorded Midd. Prob. Rec., xiii. 68. He mentions wife Sarah, eldest son Samuel, daughter Elizabeth Wyman, wife of Jacob Wyman, son Zachariah, daughter Sarah Richardson, daughter Hannah Pratt, sons Ebenezer, Eleazar, David, Thomas, and Jonathan, the last being a minor. He speaks of his brother Stephen and of John Vinton, their land as bordering on his own; of Joseph Richardson, jr., also, and Stephen Richardson, Jr., as his cousins, that is, nephews.”


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Samuel Richardson, Jr.'s Timeline

July 3, 1633
Westmill, Hertfordshire, Eng, Uk
January 26, 1634
Westmill, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
April 26, 1646
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
May 26, 1646
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
May 26, 1646
May 26, 1646
Woburn, , Ma
May 27, 1646
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 28, 1670
Age 24
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
November 5, 1670
Age 24
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts