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Richard Smith Jr. (abt. 1617 - 1690)

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Richard Smith Jr.
Born about in Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Weathersfield, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Died in Wethersfield, Harford, Connecticutmap
Smith-7449 created 21 Feb 2011 | Last modified
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Richard Smith Jr born about 1617, christening 1 Jan 1616/17 in Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, son of Richard Smith and Rebecca Buswell.[1] [2]

Richard jr married Mary Weed about 1639, estimated on birth 1640 of son Samuel.

Richard jr died Jun 1690, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut.[3]

Probate file - Inventory value more than 1200 pounds taken 10 Apr 1691 "upon the petiton of John Strickland and RIchard Fox in behalf of their wives, daughters of Richard Smith"

Another inventory taken 2 Mar 1698 of land valued 590 pounds. [4]


  1. "Richard Smith of Wethersfield" by Donald Lines Jacobus in "The American Genealogist" vol 25, Apr 1949 p 126"
  2. "Isaac Buswell and Rebecca (Buswell) Smith of Husbands Bosworth, Co. Leicester, and New England by Neil D. Thompson". New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Jan 2004. vol 158 page 38
  3. "A Digest of the early Connecticut probate records" compiled by Charles William Manwaring, vol 1 1635-1700, publ 1904, p 583-584
  4. "A Digest of the early Connecticut probate records" compiled by Charles William Manwaring, vol 1 1635-1700, publ 1904, p 583-584

See also:

  • Roderick Bissell Jones, "The English Ancestry of Richard Smith of Wethersfield," published in "New England Historical and Genealogical Register" vol 128, p 136-139
  • Dr. Gale Ion Harris "The Doubtful English Ancestry of Richard Smith of Wethersfield, Connecticut," in NEHGR vol 143 p 240-246.

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On 15 Oct 2013 at 16:39 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

This profile has been identified as a duplicate by Phil Smith, an Arborist. Please review the proposed merge - bottom of the profile on the left. If they are duplicates please approve the merge. If you have questions or would like assistance please ask. Thank you.

On 27 Aug 2013 at 19:37 GMT M Lechner wrote:

To be confirmed

Removed from: Richard Smith Sr. ID: Smith-3651

On 27 Aug 2013 at 19:27 GMT M Lechner wrote:


Richard Smith, (1616/17 - 1690),[citation needed] c: 1 JAN 1616/1617 in Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England.[24] Marriage: bef 1640, Estimate based on date of birth of eldest known child. to Mary Weed.

On 27 Aug 2013 at 19:26 GMT M Lechner wrote:

Not confirmed:

Husband of Rebecca Treat Father of Samuel Smith, Elizabeth Smith, John Smith, Esther Smith, Joseph Smith, Margaret Smith, Benjamin Smith, Thomas Smith, Beriah Smith, Hester Smith and Bethiah Smith [add child]

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