The first record for Richard is at a cooner's inquest at the death of a Thomas Fish on 4 March 1664/5, where Richard gave his age as 19. Two or three years later, 24 September 1667, in Sandwich he indentured himself to a James Skiffe Jr. as a cooper, he had been working as a woolcomber.
A copy of the complete will is in the article by Bronson and McLean.
Source: Brownson Authors: Lydia B.(Phinney) Bronson, of Plymouth, Mass., and MacLean W. McLean, of Pittsburgh, Pa. Title: Richard Handy of Sandwich, Mass. (ca 1645-1719) The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. Vol. 45(1971) p. 124-137 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) Richard Handy
Source: S-A796 Repository: #R-2139398877 Title: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Note: AGBI
Source: S-FD84 Repository: #R-2139398877 Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Note: Fam Data Col
Source: S-IM96 Repository: #R-2139398877 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Note: Int Mar Rec
↑ "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29G-PJPH : 13 July 2016), Richard Handy, 25 May 1719; citing Death, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 947,061.
I was in here trying to find evidence for "their daughter" Hannah, and overlooked the citations because they looked like they come from GEDCOMs. Death date on Hendee-89 appears to be incorrect. I'll propose that his managers come up with a citation for it that jibes with what is in the Connecticut records (happily not burned), b/c nobody with his name is on record dying anywhere near that time (Barbour collection). Hopefully we can change his death date to prevent this in future.
Hendee-89 and Handy-60 do not represent the same person because: Richard Hendee and Richard Handy are two different men. They both married a Hannah. BUT they are different. Please look carefully at the profiles and dates with sources.
The children may be assigned to the wrong parents in error and should be moved if so.
Hendee-89 and Handy-60 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be one person whose facts aren't perfectly aligned. The profiles share a death date and have dupes among the children (who will also need to be merged).
Hannah Elderkin was not the wife of Richard Handy. She was the wife of Richard Hendee. The dates and locations just don't add up. This error has been floating around for as long as I have been researching. Eighteen years!!
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