Person:Richard Porter (1)

Richard Porter
d.Bet 25 Dec 1688 and 6 Mar 1688/89 Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USA
  • HRichard Porter1611 - Bet 1688 & 1688/89
  • WRuth _____Abt 1615 - Bef 1688
m. Abt 1634
  1. Mary Porter1635 - Aft 1682
  2. Ruth Porter1637 - 1717
  3. Sgt John Porter1637 - 1717
  4. Ruth Porter1639 - Bef 1686
  5. Thomas Porter1641 - 1672
  6. Mary PorterAbt 1643 - Aft 1689
Facts and Events
Name[1] Richard Porter
Gender Male
Birth? 1611 Dorchester, Dorset, England
Marriage Abt 1634 Of Weymouth, Norfolk, Mass., USAto Ruth _____
Immigration[1][3] 20 Mar 1634/35 Massachusetts Bay Colony
Alt Marriage Bef 1639 to Ruth _____
Death[1] Bet 25 Dec 1688 and 6 Mar 1688/89 Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, USAbased on date of will inventory
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chamberlain, George Walter. History of Weymouth, Massachusetts. (Weymouth, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, under direction of the town, 1923)

    Richard Porter, husbandman, came in Rev. Joseph Hull's Company, sailing from Weymouth in Dorset, on or near 20 Mar. 1634-35. He was one of the twenty-one families "to sit down at Wessaguscus," 8 July, 1635. He was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 18 May, 1653. (Register, 3:192.) He died at Weymouth between 25 Dec. 1688, and 6 Mar. 1688-89. He made his will at Weymouth, 25 Dec. 1688, and the inventory of his estate was taken 6 Mar. 1688-89. To his grandchild Thomas Porter, only son of his son Thomas Porter, deceased, he gave his dwelling house, barn, orchard and land adjoining, and other lands at 21 years. If said grandchild die before 21 the estate to go to his grandchild Ruth Richards on conditions, or to his son John. To his grandchild Samuel Bayley two acres on King Oak Hill. To his daughter Mary Bicknell £10. Remainder of estate to his son John Porter. His friends James Lovell, Sr., and Thomas Reed, overseers. Witnesses: Abiah Whitman, Zachariah Bicknell and Stephen French, Sr. (Porter Genealogy, 8, 9.)

    He was granted one of the great lots "on the east side of Fresh Pond" 2 Feb. 1651-52, and ten acres in the first Division and thirty acres in the Second Division, 14 Dec. 1663. (Weymouth Land Grants, 281, 282, 284.)

  2.   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)

    "RICHARD, Weymouth, had Ruth, b. 3 Oct. 1639; was freem. 1653."

  3. More Passengers for New England, in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    XXV:13-15, Jan 1871.

    Richard Porter is listed as the last passenger on list of passenger's who embarked from England in Hull's Company. He is identified as a "husband" vs. "husbandman" and the number 3 is listed afterwards. Obviously, he was not age 3. The number might stand for an age of 3x years or three people in his party.