Katherine (Duxford) Richardson
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Katherine (Duxford) Richardson (abt. 1570 - 1632)

Katherine Richardson formerly Duxford
Born about in Westmill, Hertfordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [uncertain]
Wife of — married 24 Aug 1590 in Westmill, Hertfordshiremap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 62 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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Katherine (Duxford) Richardson is currently protected by the Puritan Great Migration Project for reasons described in the narrative.
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Though she did not immigrate to New England she had several children who did. She is project protected by the PGM project because of known errors on the internet in her ancestry.




Born: Say 1570 (1565 - 1570), possibly in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England.[1] This birth date is an estimate based on her marriage in 1590.
The baptisms of the children of Richard Duxford have not been found. Though the only records of this family are at Westmill, there is a good possibility that she was born and baptized elsewhere.
There are no baptisms for Westmill prior to 1580 at the Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, who hold baptisms, 1580-1730; marriages, 1562-1730; burials, 1562-1726. The catalogue entry mentions that a page fragment indicates baptisms originally began before 1568 and that entries up to 1610 appear to have been copied from an earlier register.[2]

Marriages and Children

Married: Thomas Richardson on 25 August 1590 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England[3][1]
Children of Thomas Richardson and Katherine Duxford:
  1. Judith (Richardson) Carter
  2. Susanna (Richardson) Brooks
  3. Elizabeth Jane (Richardson) Wyman
  4. John Richardson
  5. James Richardson
  6. Samuel Duxford Richardson
  7. Ezekiel Richardson[4]
  8. Edward Richardson
  9. Margaret Richardson
  10. Thomas Richardson
  11. Margaret Richardson


Buried: 10 March 1631/2 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England.[1]


Interesting descendants:
She is a direct ancestor of US President Franklin Pierce.
FindAGrave gives her date of death as 4 Mar 1630[5]


Footnotes and citations:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 139 no.2 (April 1985): 147-148. "The Duxford Ancestry of The Richardsons and Wymans", by John B. Threlfall. AmericanAncestors.org Link
  2. “Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.” 1 vol, 1730 1562. DP120/1/1. Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. The National Archives
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N288-3N1 : 10 February 2018), Thomas Richardson and Kathren Duxford, 24 Aug 1590; citing Westmill,Hertford,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,327.
  4. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol 3, Pg 1580-1582
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #150204846 for Katherine Duxford Richardson (24 Aug 1565–4 Mar 1630), citing St. Mary the Virgin-Westmill, St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England.
Source list:
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 139 no.2 (April 1985): 147-148. "The Duxford Ancestry of The Richardsons and Wymans", by John B. Threlfall. AmericanAncestors.org Link
  • Threlfall, John Brooks. Fifty Great Migration Colonists to New England and their Origins. (1990): 535-538.

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Duxford-43 and Duxford-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same daughter.
posted by Joe Cochoit
Unknown-260 and Duxford-43 do not represent the same person because: Meant to be her daughter.
posted on Duxford-43 (merged) by Joe Cochoit
Thanks for picking that up, Joe. Of course!
posted by Gillian Thomas
Disconnecting Richardson-7449 as son.
posted by Ellen Smith
Duxford-39 and Duxford-1 appear to represent the same person because: Everything is consistent. Same birth and death place, same mother (albeit different profiles), same death date, consistent birth dates, same spouse (albeit different profiles).

Both profiles are connected to a son named George who isn't documented as a son of Thomas and Katherine. I am also disconnecting at least one of the George profiles.

posted by Ellen Smith
Is there any documentation for Katherine or any of her profile ancestors?
posted by T Stanton
Duxford-1 and Duxford-36 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband, same son Ezekiel. Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt

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