Person:Richard Gardner (4)

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Richard Gardner
b.ca 1621/22 England
m. 1616
  1. Thomas GardnerAbt 1614 - Bef 1682
  2. George Gardnerabt 1616 - 1679
  3. Richard Gardner1621/22 - 1688
  4. John Gardner1624/5 - 1706
  5. Sarah Gardner1627 -
  6. Samuel GardnerAbt 1629 - Bef 1689
  7. Captain Joseph Gardner1629 - 1675
  8. Sarah Gardner1630 - 1686
  9. Miriam Gardner1632 - 1664
  10. Ruth Gardner1635 - 1707
  11. Seeth Gardner1636 - 1707
m. 1645
  1. Capt. Richard Gardner, Jr.1653 - 1728
  2. Sarah Gardner1655 - 1729
  3. Joseph Gardner1655 - 1701
  4. Deborah Gardner1658 - 1712
  5. Damaris Gardner1662 - 1662
  6. James Gardner1664 - 1723
  7. Nathaniel Gardner1665 - 1713
  8. Miriam Gardner1665 - 1702
  9. Nathaniel Gardner1669 -
  10. Hope Gardner1669 - 1750
  11. Love Gardner1672 - 1691
Facts and Events
Name Richard Gardner
Gender Male
Birth? ca 1621/22 England
Alt Birth? abt 1621/22 Weymouth, Dorset, England
Alt Birth? abt 1621/22 Sherborne, Warwickshire, England
Marriage 1645 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Shattuck
Alt Marriage 23 Aug 1652 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Shattuck
Death? 23 Jan 1688 Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
References
  1.   Gardner, Frank A. Thomas Gardner, Planter, and Some of His Descendants. Historical Collections of the Essex Institute. (Essex Institute, 1901), 37:222.

    "Richard was a man of very good abilities, he was called long-headed by his brother John, from his sense of the profoundness of his Judgement. He held a prominent place among the people of the island, was at one time Chief Magistrate. His residence was about half way between the house of our present worthy Sheriff, (1862) and Eliphalet Paddack house. It has been taken down many years, and the locality is very much altered in its appearance.

    The Gardners owned formerly much of the land adjacent to and surrounding the Lily pond, extending beyond Gardner's Burial Ground, and around the swamp on the North Shore Hill, also extending through Egypt (so called) to the present Town Hall, embracing some of the best meadows and grass lots on the island. A part of this territory was called Crooked Records, from the lines of the survey not coming together . . . . . The Gardner family although not the first family to settle here, have always been reckoned among the First Families of the Island . . . . . Richard Gardner Sen's and his brother Capt. John, exercised much influence in the community here while they lived, and they died respected.