Person:Richard Church (28)

Richard Church
b.est 1608
m. Bef 14 Mar 1635
  1. Elizabeth ChurchAbt 1636 - 1658/59
  2. Joseph Church1638 - 1711
  3. Col. Benjamin Church1639 - 1718
  4. Nathaniel Churchest 1642 - 1688/89
  5. Charles Churchest 1644 - 1659
  6. Caleb Churchest 1646 - Bef 1722
  7. Abigail Church1648 - 1677
  8. Sarah Churchest 1652 - Bef 1693
  9. Mary Churchest 1654 - 1662
  10. Deborah Church1656/7 -
Facts and Events
Name Richard Church
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] est 1608
Marriage Bef 14 Mar 1635 Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Warren
Death[3] 28 Dec 1668 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 26 Jan 1668/9 Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 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), v1, p386.

    "RICHARD, Plymouth 1633, had, prob. come to Mass. in the fleet with Winthrop for he req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. 1630, yet did not after take the o. but rem. from Weymouth to P. and was rec. as freem. of that Col. 4 Oct. 1632. He m. Elizabeth d. of Richard Warren, wh. prob. came with her mo. in the Ann 1623; was engag. as a carpenter in build. the earliest ch. edif. at Plymouth, serv. in the Pequot war, sold his est. at P. in 1649, and was at Charlestown 1653, and for final resid. sat down at Hingham. Giv. evid. at Sandwich, 25 Aug. 1664, he call. hims. 56 yrs. old, and he made his will at H. 25 Dec. 1668, and d. at Dedham a few days after. It provides for wid. Elizabeth and equal portions to all the ch. without nam. them, exc. that Joseph, on acco. of his lame hd. should have a double one. To name those ch. older, is not easy, perhaps not all of them with confidence. Beside Joseph, we kn. Benjamin, the gr. soldier, b. 1639; Elizabeth wh. m. 20 Jan. 1658, Caleb Hobart; Richard, wh. d. young; Caleb; Nathaniel; Hannah, bapt. 8 Aug. 1647; Abigail, wh. m. 19 Dec. 1666, Samuel Thaxter, and d. 25 Dec. 1677; Charles, k. by casual. 30 Oct. 1659; Deborah, b. 27 Jan. 1677, wh. m. John Irish, junr. says Winsor, as his sec. w. (tho. ano. author, wh. gives the date of his m. May 1708, calls her Priscilla); and perhaps Mary, wh. d. at Duxbury, 30 Apr. 1662."

  2. The Deposition of Richard Church, in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant, 4:152.

    Deposition made at Sandwich 25 Aug 1664 (Plymouth Colony Court Orders, Vol. IV, p. 92): "aged about 56 yeares", so born about 1608.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Richard Church, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    ORIGIN: Unknown
    MIGRATION: 1630
    REMOVES: Plymouth 1631, Eastham 1649, Charlestown by 1653, Hingham 1654

    BIRTH: About 1608 (deposed 25 August 1664 aged about 56 [PCR 4:85; MD 4:152]).
    DEATH: Dedham 26 December 1668 [DeVR 11], probably on a visit to his son Caleb. In his will, written the day before his death, he calls himself of Hingham, but the witnesses are all of Dedham

  4.   This is not Richard Church of Hadley (spouse of Anne Marsh), but Richard Church of Plymouth who married Elizabeth Warren.