Person:Richard Saltonstall (3)

Sir Richard Saltonstall
m. Abt 1585
  1. Sir Richard Saltonstall1586 - 1661
  2. Martha SaltonstallAbt 1595 - 1680
  • HSir Richard Saltonstall1586 - 1661
  • WGrace Kaye - 1630
  1. Richard Saltonstall1610 - 1694
  2. Robert Saltonstall - 1650
  3. Samuel Saltonstall - 1696
Facts and Events
Name Sir Richard Saltonstall
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Apr 1586 Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Marriage to Grace Kaye
Marriage to Elizabeth West
Death[1] Oct 1661 Fordwich, Kent, England
Reference Number? Q7328866?

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Sir Richard Saltonstall (baptised Halifax, England 4 April 1586 – October 1661) led a group of English settlers up the Charles River to settle in what is now Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630.

He was a nephew of the Lord Mayor of London Richard Saltonstall (1517–1600), and was admitted pensioner at Clare College, Cambridge in 1603. Before leaving England for North America, he served as a Justice of the Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire and was Lord of the Manor of Ledsham, which he got from the Harebreds and later sold to the Earl of Strafford.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Saltonstall, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Sir Richard Saltonstall, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Cooch, Mary Evarts Webb. Ancestry and Descendants of Nancy Allyn Foote Webb, Rev. Edward Webb, and Joseph Wilkins Cooch. (Wilmington, Delaware: Star Publishing Company, 1919).

The Winthrop Fleet (1630)
The Winthrop Fleet brought over 700 colonists to establish a new colony at Massachusetts Bay. The fleet consisted of eleven ships: the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
  Sailed: April and May 1630 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
  Arrived: June and July 1630 at Salem, Massachusetts
  Previous Settlers: The Higginson Fleet (1629)

  Passengers: Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630.
  Selected leaders and prominent settlers: Gov. John Winthrop - Richard Saltonstall - Isaac Johnson - Gov. Thomas Dudley - Gov. William Coddington - William Pynchon - William Vassall - John Revell - Robert Seely - Edward Convers - Gov. Simon Bradstreet - John Underhill - William Phelps

  Resources: The Winthrop Society - The Winthrop Fleet (Wikipedia) - Anderson's Winthrop Fleet

Founders of Watertown, MA

Located along the Charles River, Watertown was one of the first settlements in Massachusetts Bay Colony. After a brief stay by Roger Clapp and others who then went on to settle Dorchester. In late July 1630, Sir Richard Saltonstall led a group of about 115 households to settle at Watertown, which at the time included parts of present-day Cambridge and much of the surrounding area; the population approached Boston's in the mid 17th century. In 1632 the residents of Watertown protested against being compelled to pay a tax for the erection of a stockade fort at Cambridge; leading to the establishment of representative government in the colony.

Full list of original heads of households

See also: History of Watertown - Wikipedia entry - Richard Saltonstall on Wikipedia

Watertown Founders' Monument

Current Location: Middlesex County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: None   Daughter Towns: Cambridge, Weston, Waltham, Belmont, Lincoln

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