Richard CHURCH

Male Abt 1608 - 1668  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Richard CHURCH  [1, 3
    • Richard Church came to New England in the fleet with Governor Winthrop in 1630. He resided in Plymouth, Eastham, Charlestown and Hingham. He was a sergeant in the Pequot War. [1]
    • Richard Church first appeared in New England records on 19 Oct. 1630 when he desired to be made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was apparently living in Wessagusset (later called Weymouth) at that time. He had moved to Plymouth by 6 Feb. 1631 as stated in William Bradford's letter of that date.
      Richard Church was in the 1633 list of Freeman of Plymouth Colony.
      On 9 April 1649 Richard Church sold his land in Plymouth to Robert Bartlett, with wife Elizabeth giving her consent. On 13 July 1649 Thomas Prence sold land in Marshfield to Richard Church of Nawset (later called Eastham) and Anthony Snow of Marshfield.

      On 24 Jan. 1652 Richard Church of Charlestown, carpenter, purchased half of a corn mill in Hingham from Thomas Joy of Boston and his wife, Joan.
      On 25 Aug. 1664 Richard Church deposed he was aged about 56 years.
      The will of Richard Church of Hingham, dated 25 Dec. 1668, sworn 26 Jan. 1668, names wife Elizabeth Church; "my children" but he only names son Joseph.
      The 1 June 1669 Court granted land at the Taunton River to Benjamin Church for all the right of his father Richard Church deceased.
      On 29 Sept. 1688 Benjamin Church deeded a house lot to brother-in-law James Burroughs and his wife Sarah. [2]
    Born Abt 1608  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Dec 1668  Dedham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I11484  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 

    Family Elizabeth WARREN,   b. Abt 1616, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1669/70, Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1635/6  Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth CHURCH,   b. Abt 1636, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1658/9, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Joseph CHURCH,   b. 1637/8, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1711, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Col. Benjamin CHURCH,   b. Abt 1640, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1717/8, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Nathaniel CHURCH,   b. Abt 1642, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 11 Mar 1688/9 and 29 Oct 1689, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [Birth]
     5. Caleb CHURCH,   b. Abt 1647, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Jun 1722, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F07602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1608 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1668 - Dedham, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hingham, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10118] The Howland Heirs being the Story of a Family and a fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust, William M. Emery and William W. Crapo.

    2. [S10144] Mayflower Families in Progress: Richard Church and his Descendants for Four Generations, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1998).

    3. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.