Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameThomas RICHARDSON 325
Birth Dateabt 1565-70
Burial Date7 Jan 1633/4
Burial PlaceWestmill, Hertfordshire, England
Will Date4 Mar 1630/1
Will PlaceWestmill, Hertfordshire, England
Will Prov. Date31 Jul 1634
FlagsNotable Kin Ancestor, Presidential Ancestor
FatherThomas RICHARDSON (>1545-1630)
MotherMargaret SILVERSIDE (1527-)
Misc. Notes
According to Threlfall’s GMC50326, “THOMAS RICHARDSON was born about 1565-70. On 24 August 1590 [Threlfall gives this date as 25 August on p. 536] at West Mill, Hertfordshire, he married Katherine Duxford of that parish. The marriage record states that he was of Standon, which is the next parish to the south. She was the daughter of Richard and Joan Duxford, and was born about 1565-70. They settled down in West Mill.

“Katherine was buried 10 March 1630/31 [Threlfall gives this date as 1631/32 on p. 536] at West Mill. Thomas was buried there 7 January 1633/4. An abstract of his will follows.”

Thomas Richardson’s son Ezekiel had been comprehensively documented in Anderson’s GMB327 where it is noted that “Samuel Richardson and Thomas Richardson, brothers of Ezekiel, arrived in New England by 1635; Francis Wyman and John Wyman, sons of Ezekiel Richardson’s sister Elizabeth, also came to New England [Sarah Hildreth Anc 25-27].”

Thomas Richardson and Katherine Duxford are ancestors to U.S. Presidents Bush, Coolidge, Hoover (probably), and Pierce,328 and to suffragist Susan B. Anthony.192
Birth Dateabt 1565-70
Burial Date10 Mar 1630/1
Burial PlaceWestmill, Hertfordshire, England
FatherRichard DUXFORD (~1537-)
Marr Date24 Aug 1590
Marr PlaceWestmill, Hertfordshire, England
ChildrenElizabeth (bp. 1593-)
 John (bp. 1596->1630)
 James (bp. 1600-1633)
 Samuel (bp. 1604-1658)
 Ezekiel (~1604-1647)
 Margaret (bp. 1607-)
 Thomas (bp. 1608-1651)
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