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Abigail (Rogers) Richmond (abt. 1640 - 1727)

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Abigail Richmond formerly Rogers
Born about in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married before 1663 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 12 Aug 2019 | Created 15 Apr 2011 | Last significant change: 12 Aug 2019
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Abigail Rogers was born probably at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, about 1640. Her gravestone says she was age 86 when she died in 1727.[1] She was the daughter of Anna (Churchman) and John Rogers of Duxbury. John's will made a bequest: "Also I Give that twenty shillings a year which is my due for fourscore acres of land which I sold to my two Grandsons Joseph Richmond and Edward Richmond which said twenty shillings a year I Give to my daughter Abigail Richmond."[2]

She married John Richmond, as his second wife, by 1663. They were both residing in Duxbury at the time.[3]

She died August 1, 1727 at Taunton, Massachusetts (Bristol), aged 86 years. She was buried at Neck O Land Cemetery, in Taunton.[1]

Neither Abigail or John Richmond have a probate record, but John administered the 1706 estate of his son Thomas (by first wife). In the documents he refers to his his sons Ebenezer, Joseph, Samuel and Edward, son-in-law Richard Godfrey and his wife Mary (dtr by first wife), and son-in-law James Walker (spouse of Abigail).[4]

The children of John and Abigail Richmond were all b. Taunton except Ebenezer b. in Newport, Rhode Island.[3]

  1. Joseph Richmond b. 8 Dec. 1663; d. between 13 Jul 1724 - 8 Dec 1735
  2. Edward Richmond b. 8 Feb. 1665; d. before 9 Dec 1741
  3. Samuel Richmond b. 23 Sept. 1668; d. between 11 Jun 1736 - 20 Jul 1736
  4. Sarah Richmond b. 26 Feb. 1670; d. 27 Nov 1727
  5. John Richmond b. 5 Dec. 1673; d. before 24 Jun 1760
  6. Ebenezer Richmond b. Newport, 12 may 1676; d. between 7 Apr 1729 - 12 May 1729
  7. Abigaill Richmond b. 26 Feb. 1678/9; d. 28 Feb 1763


  1. 1.0 1.1 Image of Gravestone attached. Other images available at Find A Grave: Memorial #56828041 Stone at Neck O Land Cemetery, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  2. "The Will of John Rogers" Mayflower Descendant 5:205/6 Link at AmericanAncestors ($); Free link at
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ann T. Reeves, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nineteen: Thomas Rogers, Volume: 19, Alice W.A. Westgate (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2000) p. 17.
  4. Bristol County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1880. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by Link at AmericanAncestors ($) [Rogers-6731 link at Familysearch]
  • Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700,(Boston: New England Historical Genealogical Society, 2011) Vol. II. p. 1274. RICHMOND, John (?1627-1715) & 2/wf Abigail [ROGERS] (1641-1727); by 1663?; Taunton {Brainerd Anc. 254; Hills: Mayflower Planters 133; Cowling 9; Gen. Adv. 3:29; Reg. 52:17; Taunton 1:73: MD 1:92, 9:58, 18:166; Farwell (1929) 354; Shaw-Williams 26; Richmond Gen. 3; Rogers (#1) 19-20; Dyer 26; Pilgrim Notes; Paul Anc. 45; Williams (#18) 38; Waters (1882) 28; Babbitt 34}
  • The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, and Pre-American Ancestors, 1040-1594, by Joshua Bailey Richmond (1897) URL:
  • Deane, Samuel History of Scituate Massachusetts from Its First Settlement to 1831 (Clearfield)
  • Wakefield, Robert S. "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island the Richmond Family. The American Genealogist, 54:96-7 (1978). Overall view of Richmond Family.
  • "John Richmond (John) Had Two Wives." The Mayflower Descendant: A Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim History and Genealogy, 9:58-9 Discusses Deeds and estate of Thomas Richmond (1706) proving two wives. Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  • Plymouth Col. Land Records 5L184.
  • Vital Records TAUNTON 3:174, 175, Deaths of John and Abigail Richmond, from their gravestones. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  • Vital Records TAUNTON: 1:364, 365, 366, 368, Births of children recorded in Taunton. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
  • Vital Records of Taunton: Also here
  • Thomas Rogers Society
  • Cutter, William Richard Genealogy - Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908). p. 784

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Gravestone - Abigail Rogers (1640 - 1727)
Gravestone - Abigail Rogers (1640 - 1727)


On 22 Nov 2012 at 20:07 GMT Judith (Painter) Painter-McGregor wrote:

Abigail and Elizabeth are the daughters of the pilgrim John Rogers-13 and not the daughter of Deacon John Rogers as indicated here

Abigail is 19 degrees from Michael Cayley, 23 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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