Rich

Name origin: Weatlthy, opulent, anciently, great, noble, powerful. Family of ancient English origin. Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1236.

Robert Rich

b.abt.1592; parents ukn

  1. Stephen Rich

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Stephen Rich

b.abt.1622 Dover, NH; s/o Robert Rich
m.Miss Saltistall

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Rich b.1637 Portsmouth, R.I.

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Richard Rich

b.1637 Portsmouth, R.I.; s/o Stephen Rich and Miss Saltistall
d.Oct. 1692 Eastham, MA
m.Feb. 29, 1671 NH; Sarah Roberts
b.1643 Dover, NH
d.Oct. 1692 Eastham, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard Rich b.1674, Dover NH d.May 5, 1743 Truro, MA
  2. John Rich b.1676 Dover, NH d.1747 Eastham, MA
  3. Sarah Rich b.1687 Eastham, MA
  4. Thomas Rich b.1680 Eastham, MA d.Sept. 5, 1753 Eastham, MA
  5. Samuel Rich b.1685 Eastham, MA d.May 7, 1752 Eastham, MA
  6. Lydia Rich b.1688 Eastham, MA d.June 6, 1749 prop.Harwich, MA
  7. Joseph Rich b.bef. 1691

NOTES: From Wheeler's History of Brunswick, Topsha, and Harpswell Part III, Chapter 2, page 850: RICH. The earliest known ancestor of this family was Richard Rich, a mariner, who went from Dover, N.H. to Truro, Mass., and was admitted as a freeman in 1681, and d.in 1692. His son Richard was father of Obadiah....

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: RICHARD, mariner, first record Dover, NH, 1671.

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Richard Rich

b.1674 Dover, NH; s/o Richard Rich and Sarah Roberts
d.May 5, 1743 Truro, MA
m.1695 Eastham, MA; Anne ______

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sarah Rich b.Jan. 22, 1695 Eastham, MA
  2. Richard Rich b.Feb. 28, 1698 Eastham, MA
  3. Rebecca Rich b.June 15, 1701 Eastham, MA
  4. Zaccheus Rich b.April 2, 1704 Eastham, MA
  5. Obediah Rich b.July 15, 1707 Eastham, MA d.Apr. 1788 Truro, MA m.Polly Cobb
  6. Priscilla Rich b.Feb. 5, 1710 Eastham, MA d.July 1716 Eastham, MA
  7. Huldah Rich b.July 1712 Truro, MA d.Apr. 27, 1748 Truro, MA
  8. Joseph Rich b.Oct. 5, 1715 Truro, MA
  9. Sylvanus Rich b.Sept. 4, 1720 Truro, MA

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Sylvanus Rich

b.Sept. 4, 1720 Truro, MA; s/o Richard Rich and Anne ______
m.Sept. 18, 1740; Mary Lombard
b.bef.1724

CHILDREN included:

  1. Huldah Rich b.July 10, 1747 Truro, MA m Thatcher Paine

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