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Richard Birge
b.abt 1612
m. 5 Oct 1641
  1. Daniel Birge1644 - 1697
  2. John Birge1649 - 1697
Facts and Events
Name Richard Birge
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1612
Marriage 5 Oct 1641 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Elizabeth Gaylord
Death[1] 29 Dec 1651 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Listed some places as a passenger on the Mary and John (his wife’s family was) but the only major list that considers him is the Mary and John Clearinghouse that says it is "possible." He is not in the Great Migration books (meaning there is no evidence of his presence before 1636).

References
  1. Windsor Vital Records (Barbour Collection).
  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862).

    RICHARD, Windsor 1636, so that we may judge he had been of Dorchester, m. 5 Oct 1641, Elizabeth only d. of William Gaylord, had Daniel, b. 24 Nov. 1644; Elizabeth 28 July 1646, d. soon; Jeremy, 6 May 1648, wh. was k. 22 Oct. 1668, by fall of a tree; John, 14 Jan. 1650; and Joseph, 2 Nov. 1651, in wh. yr. the f. d. The wid. m. 22 Apr. 1653, Thomas Hoskins. But the valua. Hist. of V. 538, strange. makes this Richard. to be Daniel.

  3.   Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), 2:98.

    Birge, Richard, Windsor. Invt. £174-00-00. Taken October, 1651, by Danuell Clarke & John Moore. The children: Daniel, b. 24 November, 1644; Elizabeth, 28 July, 1646; Jeremiah, 6 May, 1648; John, 14 January, 1649; & Joseph, bapt. 2 November, 1651. (W. R.) Nuncupative Will, dated 10 September, 1651. The last Will & Testament of Richard Birge, late of Windsor, Deed : I give to my wife Elizabeth Birge 1-3 part of my Estate, and the other 2 parts to my Children, only my son Danyell a double portion. William Gaylor, Jr., also Benedictus Alford & Robert Haward, to be Overseers.
    Witness: Robert Hawarth, Richard Birge.
    William Phelps.
    Court Record, Page 33—19 May, 1652 : Adms. granted to the Relict.

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield