Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameElizabeth _____ 220
Death Dateca 1674
Immigr Date?
Birth Dateabt 1585-1590
Birth PlaceEngland
Death Date30 Mar 1665
Death PlaceLancaster, Massachusetts
Immigr Dateby 1642
Misc. Notes
Bond’s Watertown423 provides this account of Richard Linton (with square brackets in the original): “RICHARD LINTON, came over as early as 1630 [Farmer], was proprietor of a homestall in Wat., 1642, and was an early settler of Lancaster. His dr. Anna m. Lawrence Waters, q.v., Sept. 1645. He sold his house, &c., in Wat., to Robert Sanderson. [See Worcester Mag., II. pp. 274, 76, and 81.]” Note that the marriage date of Anna Linton and Lawrence Waters given by Bond cannot be correct, as their children were born beginning in 1635.

Bond further notes: “It is supposed that Richard Linton, of Wat., went to Concord, and resided a few years (1638 to 1642), and there bore the name of Lettin; and that thence he moved to Lancaster with the first settlers. Richard Lynton was at Mr. Craddock’s plantation, in Sept., 1630.”424

Savage425 says that “His est. was small, and very little is kn. of him but that his d. Ann m. Lawrence Waters of Lancaster.”

Anderson’s GMB426 rejects the inference that the Richard Linton recorded at Watertown in 1630 was the same Richard Linton who later settled in Lancaster (with single square brackets in the original): “‘Richard Lynton,’ in the 28 September 1630 inquiry concerning the death of Austin Bratcher, was listed as one of those who had viewed Bratcher’s body before burial, but was absent on the date of the inquiry [MBCR 1:78].... A Richard Linton appears in Watertown by 1643, and soon moves to Lancaster, and many writers have assumed that he is the same as the man of the 1630 record. Similar circumstances exist for several others on this list, and, as with them, there is no evidence that this is the same man. The notation of ‘absent’ indicates that the 1630 [[p. 1189]] Richard Linton was a transient, and perhaps a young servant at Matthew Craddock’s plantation, the residence of the deceased. The Richard Linton of Watertown and Lancaster had a daughter who married in 1645, and so was a mature man with a family in 1630.”

Richard Linton was an early settler of Lancaster, and his name appears frequently in the early records of that town427 in the context of local business. His lands are described thus:

his house Lott. The house Lott of Richard Linton Containing more or Less twenty acres is scittuate Lying and being on the neck of Land: and by exchange and barter betwen him and Ralph Houghton, is Layed out betwen themselues at the west end of the Lott or Lotts of the said Ralph Houghton being the bredth of his two Lotts and is bounded East by the said Lotts South by the Lott of Edward Brick north by James Atharton his Lott and west by the Lott of John Whitcomb Sener. Also more or Less Six acres on which his Dwelling house now Standeth Giuen him by the town and arbitrators Consent bounded south and west by the Ground of Lawarance Waters north by Robert Bricks Lott so named In the town Book and the highway easterly scittuate Lying and being near to his house Lott aforesaid being part upland and part swamp neere to the form of a triangle.

enteruail Lott The enteruaile Lott of Richard Linton containing __ acres more or Less Syeth at the South end of quonsapanakin in the manner and form of a triangle bounded by the north Riuer towards the north the enteruail of John Whitcomb towards the North and Southward by his own meadow Ground

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ChildrenAnna (~1614-1680)
 Rachel? (~1612-1657)
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