An American Family History

William Richards

Children of John Richards
and Mary Brewer
  • Mary Richards Darling Shaw
  • Captain John Richards
  • Edward Richards
  • Crispus Richards
  • Elizabeth Richards Kent
  • Joseph Richards
  • William Richards
  • Abigail Richards Collins
  • William Richards was born on March 8, 1687 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of John Richards and Mary Brewer.

    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."