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Mary (Unknown) Richmond (abt. 1671 - bef. 1711)

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Mary Richmond formerly [surname unknown]
Born about in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 27 Jun 2019 | Created 27 Dec 2014
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Mary was the only wife of Edward Richmond. They were married by 1693, in Taunton Massachusetts.[1][2]

She was the mother of his children, all born in Taunton, Massachusetts.[3][4]

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.[2]

Mary was named in her husband's 1738 will.[5]


The children of Edward Richmond and his wife Mary were born in Taunton. Many Taunton vital records were destroyed by a fire. [2]

  1. Mercy Richmond b. c 1694, d. 27 Jan 1760
  2. Edward Richmond b. 1695, d. 16 Feb 1771
  3. Josiah Richmond b. c 1697
  4. Nathaniel Richmond b. c 1700, d. bt 1739 - 1744
  5. Seth Richmond d. 22 Oct 1791
  6. Elizabeth Richmond d. between 3 Jun 1738 - 31 Aug 1742
  7. Phebe Richmond b. c 1713, d. 9 Mar 1741/42
  8. Sarah Richmond b. 1701, d. 9 Jun 1787
  9. Mary Richmond d. a 1738
  10. Priscilla Richmond d. a 20 Nov 1763


  1. Torrey, William Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Vol 2, page 1274. Citing Richmond Gen. 10; Farwell (1929) 355; Waters (1882) 29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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:
  3. Richmond 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. William Richard Cutter, A. M., Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908). page 785.
  5. Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records 1690-1881; Author: Bristol County (Massachusetts). Register of Probate; Probate Place: Bristol, Massachusetts Accessed at Ancestry ($)

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On 7 May 2019 at 00:02 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Both Thomas Rogers Society and Mayflower Families 5th generation, show her name as Mary; adding it as a nickname

Mary is 18 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 10 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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