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An American Family History

Ann Knight Richards

 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
English colonists from Salem were the first settlers in Lynn.

Horse Terms
Foal: less than 1 year old
Yearling: between 1 & 2
Colt: male under 4
Filly: female under 4
Mare: female over 4
Gelding: castrated male
Stallion
: non-castrated male over 4

Ann Knight Richards was born about 1625 in England. Her parents names are not known.

She married Edward Richards in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Edward and Ann Richards

Apparently she lived in Lynn with a widow before her marriage. In 1646 Ann testified in a law suit which the widow brought to recover damages for her mare being gored to death by the defendant's bull. The story is related in her testimony recorded in the History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts

shee dwelling with wid. Tayler, did see her mare alive, the evening before, eating chaffe where they had bene winnowing corne; and the next morning, about breake of day, she saw the bull in the roade where the mare used to ly, and the bull seeing her, went away, she thinking nothing of any harme done by him; then going into the house with a few stickes for the fire, she came presently out againe and saw the mare lying in the roade with her body lying on one side.

with her entrails out, and

that there was no other cattell in the yard, but only the colt of that mare. Shee also testifieth that shee helped to dresse the same mare of a former wound that was very deepe.

She married Edward Richards about 1650. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Edward and Ann Richards.

Children of
Edward Richards

Ann Knight Richards
  • John Richards
  • Abigail Richards Collins
  • Mary Richards Nick
  • William Richards
  • Deborah Richards
  • Daniel Richards
  • Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled by English Puritans in 1629 and was first incorporated in 1631 as Saugus.
     

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