In 1713, he received 20 schillings from his father’s will.
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled by English Puritans in 1629 and was first incorporated in 1631 as Saugus.
English colonists from Salem were the first settlers in Lynn.
Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans, by Abner Morse
William [Richards], m. Tabitha Williams; r. Lynn; and had,
i. James, Aug. 28, 1754.
ii. William, Dec. 17, 1756, m. June 5, 1788, Mary Hoit.
iii. Mary, May 1, 1759. 63. 39. iv. Crispus, March 1, 1762.
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."