Born: Say 1570 (1565 - 1570), possibly in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England. 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.
Buried: 10 March 1631/2 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England.
She is a direct ancestor of US President Franklin Pierce.
FindAGrave gives her date of death as 4 Mar 1630
Footnotes and citations:
↑ 1.01.11.2 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
↑ “Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.” 1 vol, 1730 1562. DP120/1/1. Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. The National Archives
↑ "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.
↑ Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol 3, Pg 1580-1582
↑ 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.
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.