Edward Richmond was born February 8, 1665 in Taunton, then still part of Plymouth Colony, a son of John Richmond and Abigail (Rogers) Richmond.
He and his older brother Joseph bought 150 acres in Middleboro, from John Rogers of Duxbury in 1687.
5 Dec. 1705/6 [sic] John Richmond Sr. of Taunton deeded to sons Edward Richmond of Taunton and Ebenezer Richmond of Plymouth 70 acres in Taunton where his deceased son, Thomas, had lived.
21 March 1712/3 John Richmond grandsenior of Taunton gave to son Edward Richmond of Taunton 100 acres in Taunton bounded by land Edward had improved [used] for about 20 years.
1 March 1734 Edward Richmond of Taunton sold to John Richmond of Taunton, gent., [prob. his brother] a dwelling and 50 acres in Taunton where John Reed lived, bounded by land in possession of Edward Richmond Jr., with wife Mary giving up her dower.
These deeds show that Edward, son of John, stayed in Taunton.
The wife of Edward Richmond was named Mary. They were married probably in Taunton, Massachusetts, by 1693, an estimate based on the estimated birth of their first child. She was the mother of his eight children, and was still living when he made his will 3 June 1738. She is sometimes called Mercy.
Edward has been attributed with a second and third wife. The first wife was called Mercy in the three wives scenario. The second wife was allegedly Rebecca Thurston. Coincidentally, Rebecca and a different Edward, son of Edward, had children Sarah, Mary, and Priscilla, the same names as included in the 1638 will of this Edward, son of John. A third wife had to then be included since Mary was named in Edward's 1638 will.
Edward Richmond died in 1741, at Taunton, Massachusetts.
His will was dated June 3, 1738, at Taunton, and probated Dec. 9, 1741. It mentions wife Mary Richmond; sons Edward, Nathaniel and Seth of Taunton, and son Josiah "now dwelling in Middleboro"; daughters Mary Burt, Mercy Walker, Priscilla Hackett, Sarah Crane, Elizabeth Hathaway and Phebe Elliott; and brother John Richmond.
In his will he reserved one quarter of an acre for a burying place "for myself and posterity, at the place where the burying place is already begun."
The children of Edward Richmond and his wife Mary were born in Taunton. Many Taunton vital records were destroyed by a fire. 
Mercy Richmond b. c 1694, d. 27 Jan 1760
Edward Richmond b. 1695, d. 16 Feb 1771
Josiah Richmond b. c 1697
Nathaniel Richmond b. c 1700, d. bt 1739 - 1744
Seth Richmond d. 22 Oct 1791
Elizabeth Richmond d. between 3 Jun 1738 - 31 Aug 1742
Phebe Richmond b. c 1713, d. 9 Mar 1741/42
Sarah Richmond b. 1701, d. 9 Jun 1787
Mary Richmond d. a 1738
Priscilla Richmond d. a 20 Nov 1763
An undated child, Richard, is listed in The Richmond Family, but not listed by the Mayflower Society.
↑ Vital Records of Taunton Massachusetts to the Year 1850. Volume I--Births. Boston, Mass.: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1928. p. 365
↑ 2.02.12.22.32.42.5Richmond Family 1594-1896 and Pre-American Ancestors 1040-1594, by Joshua Bailey Richmond (Boston: W. B. Clarke & Co, Park St, Mass, 1897). pages 10-11.
↑ 4.04.14.24.220.127.116.11.7 Ann Reeves and Alice W.A. Westgate, Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations, Thomas Rogers, Vol. 19 (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000 [1st printing]), p. 56:
↑ Torrey, William Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Vol 2, page 1274. Citing Richmond Gen. 10; Farwell (1929) 355; Waters (1882) 29.
↑ 6.06.16.2 Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records 1690-1881; Author: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Register of Probate; Probate Place: Bristol, Massachusetts Accessed at Ancestry ($)
↑ 7.07.1Mayflower Families through 5 Generations, 1978, V2, edited by Robert M. Sherman, F.A.S.G. (General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1978). Vol. 2, p. 3, 167
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edward by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Edward:
Thanks for the comments. We try hard not to get things wrong. The pdf. was a document written in 1897. We've used the latest accepted Mayflower publications. And although the Thomas Rogers Society had the Richmond Family. Their Database lists this Edward as we have him listed. https://www.thomasrogerssociety.com/p5.htm#i122
Born: 8 Feb 1665, Taunton, Massachusetts
Marriage (1): Mercy Howland in 1692
Marriage (2): Rebecca Thurston on 6 May 1711 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Died: 9 Dec 1741, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island at age 76
Bobbie, Ready to check, When you check this - Does the silver book say anything about why they think his first wife's name is Mary and/or Mercy? So far I haven't seen any real documentation for her first name at all. The Thomas Rogers Society blurb, ignores the fact that he had a second wife and I'm wondering whether they have only the one wife, named Mary mentioned in the will.