An American Family History

Mary Richards Nick

English colonists from Salem were the first settlers in Lynn.

Mary Richards Nick was born about 1660 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. Her parents were parents were Edward Richards and Ann Knight.

She married John Nick (Neck, Neek, Nicke, Nicks, Nik) on March 22, 1675. His father was Christopher Nick.

In 1677 he was on the list in Mr. Laughlin and Francis Burrell's squad . . .

of those yt were sworne by Captayne Thomas Marshall of Lynn according to the Generall Courts' order who tooke the oath; at a generall meeting upon ye 26th, of ffebruarv 1677.

John and Mary's children included:
William Nick (December 21, 1676) and
Bathsheba Nick (December 24, 1678).

Both of their children died when they were young.

In 1683 John inherited part of his brother, William's house.

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.



    Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts, Volume 9

    Mary Nick of Lynn, relict of John Nick, declared that her husband left her in debt, and what small amount was left she had spent.


    from Essex Institute Historical Collections

    William Nick House. This lot belonged to William Nick of Marblehead, fisherman, very early. He owned the house and land in 1682 ; and died possessed of it in October, 1683. The dwelling house and outhouses with the orchard and the field towards the northwest side of the house were appraised at two hundred pounds. In his will he gave the house and land to his brothers John Nick and Christopher Nick for their lives and then to "the children." In 1696, the house was "old" and in very bad condition. It was probably gone soon after 1700.

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