John Richmond


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John Richmond 1

  • Born: 1594, Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Nicholas
  • Died: 20 Mar 1664, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA at age 70
  • Buried: Richmond Cemetery, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA

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John Richmond (1627 - 1715) Memorial #56827974
Edward Richmond (1632 - 1696) Memorial #23254608
Mary Richmond Paull (1639 - 1715) Memorial #20994459

This information was stumbled upon and shared with me. I don't know how accurate it is.

John Richmond, the immigrant, said to have been born in Wiltshire, at Ashton,
Keynes, where the old Richmond manor house is still standing, was baptized there
in 1597. He came to America about 1635, and was one of the purchasers of
Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637. George Richmond, possibly a cousin, was engaged
in business in Saco, Maine, in 1635 and John may have been there also before
coming to Taunton. John is mentioned in court records March 7, 1636, showing
that at that time he was engaged in trade, and it is thought he may have
returned to England. He returned to Taunton, however, and died there, March 20,
1664, aged seventy years. His name is often on the court records in 1636-37. He
was of Newport for a time, and one of the commissioners from that town in 1656.
He took the oath of fidelity in Taunton before 1640. The part of the town where
he owned land is still called Richmondtown. His will is dated December 14, 1663,
and was proved October 29, 1669. In 1663 John married Abigail Rogers, granddaughter of Thomas Rogers
of the Mayflower. Children: John, born about 1627; Edward,
mentioned elsewhere; Sarah, 1638; Mary, 1639.

bio from Ron Peterson (#48175719):
"The Richmond Family 1594-1896 and Pre-American
Ancestors 1040-1594 by Joshua Bailey Richmond".
Later in the bio you note "In 1663 John married Abigail Rogers, granddaughter of
Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower. Children: John, born about 1627;"
This John, who married Abigail, is actually the son of the John of this
memorial. This information can be found in the Mayflower Families "Silver Book"
2013 revision, volume 19 page 25 under Abigail Rogers.

John Richmond was born was probably born at Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. John was apparently in the shipping and trade business and made many trips between Bristol in England and Saco, Maine before choosing to settle in Tauton, MA in 1635 because of the problems in England. At some point he returned to England and joined Cromwell's army in the Civil War. He became a COL with Cromwell's Roundheads. He accidentally killed his brother Henry. Eventually he returned to Taunton and lived the remainder of his life with his daughter Sarah. He died 3/20/1664, age 70, and is buried in Taunton. He became a wealthy man and a large landholder in Taunton. There is a section of Taunton that is called "Richmond Town." The old burial ground is still there, overgrown, with many overturned stones.

(Information from" Richmonds in America" by R. Walton)

bio from Mary Lichtenwald (#48059358):
"There is an FAG Memorial #76939918 created by Lym Neage on Sep 22,2011 for John Richmond, born 1594, died Mar 20, 1663. Spouse is Elizabeth Nicholas (1596-1664). Children are John, Edward, Sarah and Mary. Burial is listed as


John married Elizabeth Nicholas. (Elizabeth Nicholas was born in 1596 in All Cannings, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England and died in 1664 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA.)



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