Person:Richard Rich (43)

m. 1635
  1. Richard Rich1638 - 1692
m. bef 29 Apr 1671
  1. Deacon John Rich - Bef 1747
  2. Richard Richabt 1674 - 1743
  3. Thomas RichAbt 1680 - 1753
  4. Samuel Richabt 1685 - 1752
  5. Sarah Rich1687 -
  6. Lydia Rich1688 - 1749
Facts and Events
Name Richard Rich
Gender Male
Birth? 1638 Strafford, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Marriage bef 29 Apr 1671 Stratford, Coos, New Hampshire, USAor Strafford?
to Sarah Roberts
Residence 1671 Dover, New Hamphire, United Stateswith Sarah Roberts
Residence 23 Aug 1681 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Stateswith Sarah Roberts
Death? OCT 1692 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] 19 Oct 1692 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesinventory rendored

Richard Rich died intestate; the disposition of his estate provides clarity as to his children. Unusual/interesting items in the inventory include: "a 'punch bole,' brass candlesticks (large and small), a 'cubbord,' a 'Duch' chest, a large looking-glass and three glass stays to it, pewter plates, platters, and porringers, fine linen tablecloths, napkins, silk stockings, fine neck hankerchers, a 'payer' of gloves, and a 'cloke Camlett lined with silver claspes.'"

In the settlement of the estate, Richard Rich received a double share as eldest son. John Rich, Sarah (Rich) Baker, Thomas Rich, Samuel Rich, and Lydia (Rich) Hopkins each received a single share.S1

  1. "Descendants of Richard Rich of Cape Cod", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), Vol 83 p. 261-263, Jul 1929.

    See text.