Person:Richard Church (28)

Richard Church
b.est 1608
m. Bef 14 Mar 1635
  1. Elizabeth ChurchAbt 1636 - 1658/59
  2. Joseph Churchest 1638 - 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][4][7] est 1608
Emigration[4][5] 1630 Boston, Massachusetts
Residence[4] 1633-1649 Plymouth, Massachusetts
Marriage Bef 14 Mar 1635 Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Warren
Residence[4] 1649-1653 Eastham and Charlestown, Massachusetts
Residence[4] 1653-1668 Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Occupation[4] 1665 Plymouth, MassachusettsSelectman
Death[3][4][6][7] 28 Dec 1668 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 26 Jan 1668/9 Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[4] 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: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Lincoln, George; Thomas T. Bouve; Edward T. Bouve; John D. Long; Walter L. Bouve; Francis H. Lincoln; Edmund Hersey; Fearing Burr; Charles W. S Seymour; and Town of Hingham. History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts . (Hingham, Massachusetts: The Town, 1893).

    p 125 CHURCH. 1. Richard, b. 1608, arrived at Boston, 1630; freeman, 1632; and from 1633 to 1649 inc. a resident of Ply. Mass. Subsequently he was for a short time at Eastham, removing thence to Charlestown. Jan. 24, 1653, he purchased of Thomas Joy "one halfe or moytie of his Corne mill standeing vpon y* Ryuer caled y* towne Coue in hingham It is with r damme head & streame thereunto belongeing and halfe y* lott of Lande Lying there unto contayneing fower or six acres w1* was formerly r lands of Abraham Martyn," etc. (S. R. Vol. II. pp. 82, 83). Richard, without doubt, was a resident of Hing. during the re mainder of his life. He m. ab. 1636 Elizabeth, dam of Richard and Elizabeth (Jouatt) Warren, who, in 1620, came to Plymouth in the " Mayflower." She d. in Hing. 4 March, 1670. He d. at Dedham, 27 Dec. 1668, "though he was buried in Hing., and his will was made here." " Carpenter." Selectman in 1665. Resided on the spot now owned and occupied by heirs of the late Col. Charles Lane, on North St.

  5. Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research, 2006).
  6. Massachusetts, United States. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620–1988: [database on-line]. (Provo, Utah, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births & Deaths: From the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992).
  8.   This is not Richard Church of Hadley (spouse of Anne Marsh), but Richard Church of Plymouth who married Elizabeth Warren.