Facts and Events
Richard was the first Lyman to come from England. He sold land at Norton Mandeville in the parish of Ongar, Essex, in 1629. He came in Nov 1631 with his wife, Sarah, and five children Phyllis, Richard Jr., Sarah, John, and Robert, perhaps aboard the Lyon with Rev. Eliot. They all removed to Hartford in 1635 as part of the "great removal". He lost most of his 160 head of cattle during the journey. They lived in Windsor and then Richard became a proprietor in Hartford in 1636. Richard died there in 1640, between Apr 22, and Sept 10. His widow died before 1643. They were both members of the church at Roxbury under the care of Rev. John Eliot. The three sons were all among the first settlers of Northampton, about 1655, and they all lived and died there. Richard's name is inscribed on a stone column in the rear of the Centre Church in Harford erected in memory of the first settlers of that city.
| Lyon (1631)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).
BIRTH: Baptized High Ongar, Essex, 30 October 1580, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Rande) Lyman [TAG 30:187-90].
DEATH: Hartford between 22 April 1640 (date of will) and 3 March 1640/1 ("when his thirty acres were called the property of Richard Lyman, deceased" [Moore Anc 349]).
MARRIAGE: By 1611 Sarah _____; "Sarah Lyman, the wife of Richard Lyman," admitted to Roxbury church as member #20 [RChR 74]. She died by 27 January 1642[/3] when her will was brought to court with that of her husband [CCCR 1:81]. (Some older sources claim that Sarah was daughter of Richard Osborne of Halstead, Kent, but there is no support for this identification.)
- 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), 3:134.
RICHARD, Roxbury 1631, b. at High Ongar, where he was bapt. 30 Oct. 1580, came with Eliot, in the Lion, bring. says the ch. rec. "Phillis, bapt. 12 Sept. 1611, at H. O. Richard, bapt. 24 Feb. 1618; Sarah, bapt. 8 Feb. 1621; John, b. Sept. 1623; and ano." kn. now to be Robert, b. Sept. 1629; and it goes on to tell how he went to Conn. "when the gr. removal was made," and suffer. greatly in loss of his cattle; was freem. 11 June 1633, and among the orig. proprs. of Hartford, where he d. 1640. His will, of 22 Apr. in that yr. is the first in the valu. work of Trumbull, Coll. Rec. I. 442, 3, foll. by the Inv. His wid. Sarah d. not long aft. All the ch. are nam. in the will, and Phillis is call. w. of William Hills.
- CT State Library Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions Vol. 56.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Richard Lyman, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, v 1 p 22, 23, Secondary quality.
Lyman, Richard. Invt. of Goods, £83-16-02. Taken 6 September, 1641, by John Moodie, Andrew Bacon, John Barnard. Will dated 22 April, 1640.
I give unto my wife all my houseing and Lands during her life, and 1/3 parte of my Lands to dispose of at her death amongst my Children as she pleaseth, and I give her all my moveable goods, as Cattell and howsehold stuffe, and all other implements or moveables. And the other two prts of my land & Howse, I give to my Elder sonne Richard, and to his heires forever ; and if he dy wthout an heir, then I give yt to my sonne Robert, and to his heirs forever. To my dau. Sarah, besides the Cattell I formerly have given her, my will is, that my wife shall pay her £20, two yeres after my death. To my sonne, John Lyman, I give him £30, to be paid by my wife att 22 years of age. To my sonne Robert, I give £24 at 22 years of age; and to my dau. Fillis, the wife of Willia Hills, I give tenne shillings ; and I make my wife sole Executrixe to this my last will. -- Richard Lyman.
Witness: Thomas Bull, John Moodie, Andrew Bacon.
Court Record, Page 81, 27 January, 1642 (Particular Courte).
The Will and Invt. of Richard Lyman, Deed., is brought into Court.
John Moody makes oath that yt is the Last Will of the said Rich., and the noate that was brought in is the noate of the Widdow Lyman, Decd. The several prtyes prsent at the prsenting of the said Will agree that John Lyman, if he live, will be 22 yere ould in Septe, 1645 ; Robert Lyman, 22
in Sept. 1651.
24 Jul (1642)
The wydowe Lymans mynd is that her sonne Richard Lyman should prforme her husbands will, and that her son Robert should live wth him till he be 22 yeares of age ; and she gives Robert Lyman the third prrte of the howsen & grounds ; & for the prformence of her husbands will she gives Richard all her moveable goods, both wth out the howse and wth in, only her wearing Clothes and some of her lining She will dispose of.
John Moodie. Andrew Bacon.
- ↑ Banks, "The Planters of the Commonwealth," 1930, p. 94
- ↑ Trumbulls History of Northampton, Northampton Genealogies