Richard Kimball(2) (Richard(1)) was born in Rattlesden, in the county of Suffolk, England and came to America in the ship Elizabeth with his father. He married twice, both his wives having Mary for a given name. … He had eight children that were alive at the time of his death, as is shown by an agreement made between them and his widow. … Richard was of Topsfield in 1664. He was called a wheelwright and a yeoman. He removed to Wenham between the years 1652 and 1656. He was the first settler of the name in Wenham. He settled in the western part of the town, near Ladd's hill. … (In 1658) he was chosen selectman, in which office he continued, with the exception of three years, till 1674. Richard died 26 May 1676 … The amount of his estate was £986.16s.6d. … From the circumstances that he had wages due from the country, as is stated in the inventory, it is probably that he had been engaged in the war with the Indians, and was probably with his nephew, Caleb Kimball, at the time the latter was killed at Bloody Brook.