Hugh Lenten
Richard Coy
Lucy Ann "Luciann" Lenten
Richard Coy
(Abt 1625-1675)


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Richard Coy 1

  • Born: Abt 1625, Boston, Lincolnshire County, England
  • Marriage (1): Martha Haffield
  • Died: 2 Aug 1675, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA about age 50

  General Notes:

Richard Coy, of Salisbury, brother of Mathew & Lucy, was born in England about 1625, probably either in the area of Boxton or Stamford, Lincolnshire, where his father Richard wrote his will, leaving all his children five pounds. It would seem that the testator of 1638 is Richard's father for these reasons: It was custom for a man to name a son after himself; The death in early 1638 of Richard coincides with the removal of the three children to New England later the same year; Matthew Coy is said by Pope to have come to New England to be the servant of Mr. Haugh of Lincolnshire.

Richard, his sister and their brother came to New England with Mr. Whittingham in 1638, when Richard was only 13. He lived in Boston, Massachusetts, for several years, and married Martha Haffield, daughter of Richard Haffield and his wife Martha. The marriage might have occurred at Boston. Richard is later found at Wenham with a wife Martha and sons Richard and John. Richard and Martha had a son Jebuz born at Wenham on June 16, 1660. Caleb was born August 15, 1666 at Salisbury, and was killed by Indians at Brookfield, at the beginning of King Phillip's War. Richard Coy was a corporal of the militia in Brookfield and a leading man of the town. He died while fighting in King Phillip's War. He was killed by Indians near Brookfield during the famous Swamp Fight on August 2, 1675 and is buried, along with the others who fell there, near Wickabog Pond in West Brookfield.

  Noted events in his life were:

Immigration: Boston, Lincolnshire County, England, 1638, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.

Richard married Martha Haffield, daughter of Richard Haffield and Martha. (Martha Haffield was born in 1627 in Sudbury, Babergh District, Suffolk, England.)


1 English Origins of New England Families, Second Series, Vol. I.

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