Birth: 1597 Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England
Details: The old Richmond Manor House is still standing.
Note: John was apparently in the shipping and trade business and made many trips between Bristol in England and Saco, Maine before choosing to settle in Tauton, MA in 1635 because of the problems in England. At some point he returned to England and joined Cromwell’s army in the Civil War. He became a COL with Cromwell’s Roundheads. He accidentally killed his brother Henry. Eventually he returned to Taunton and lived the remainder of his life with his daughter Sarah. He became a wealthy man and a large landholder in Taunton. There is a section of Taunton that is called “Richmond Town.”
Birth of Son: ABT 1627
Name: John Richmond
Birth of Son: 1631
Name: Edward Richmond
Place: Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
Immigration: ABT 1635 to America
Court Rec: 07 MAR 1636
Details: John is mentioned in court records March 7, 1636, showing that at that time he was engaged in trade, and it is thought he may have returned to England.
Land Rec: 1637
Details: Was one of the purchasers of Taunton, Massachusetts
Birth of Daughter: ABT 1638
Name: Sarah Richmond
Birth of Daughter: ABT 1639
Name: Mary Richmond
Note: BEF 1640
Details: He took the oath of fidelity in Taunton. The part of the town where he owned land is still called Richmondtown.
Birth of Daughter: ABT 1641
Name: Amy Richmond
Details: Was one of the commissioners of Newport for a time
Will: 14 DEC 1663
Death: 20 Mar 1664 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Will Proved: 29 OCT 1669
Burial: Richmond Cemetery, Freetown, Bristol Co, Massachusetts
Details: The old burial ground is still there, overgrown, with many overturned stones.
parents are Henry Richmond and Elizabeth Christian