Nathaniel Richards (settler)

Last updated
Nathaniel Richards
Deputy of the
General Court
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk [1]
In office
1658–1659
Preceded by Matthew Canfield
Succeeded by Matthew Canfield
Personal details
Born1604
England
Died1681
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Resting place Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Connecticut
Spouse(s)a first wife, Rosamond Lindall Richards (m. March 15, 1663 or 1664) [2]
Residence Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Hartford, Connecticut Colony

Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
Occupationplanter

Nathaniel Richards (1604–1681) was a founding settler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk in October 1658.

He came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony from England in 1632 on the Lyon. [3] He originally settled in Cambridge in 1633, and moved to Hartford in 1636 along with Thomas Hooker and about one hundred others. His home in Hartford was near the north bank of the Little River about where the west part of Pearl Street is now. [3]

He served as a constable in 1642 and 1650. [3] He served as a townsman in 1945. [3]

He was one of the signers of the agreement for the planting Norwalk June 19, 1650, and moved there in the same year. [3] He served as a deputy of the General Court in 1658, as a selectman in 1670. [3]

He is listed on the Founders Stone bearing the names of the founders of Hartford in the Ancient Burying Ground in Hartford, and he is also listed on the Founders Stone bearing the names of the founders of Norwalk in the East Norwalk Historical Cemetery.

Related Research Articles

Richard Olmsted was a founding settler of both Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He served in the General Court of the Connecticut Colony in the sessions of May 1653, October 1654, May 1658, October 1660, May 1662, May and October 1663, May and October 1664, October 1665, May and October 1666, May 1667, May and October 1668, May 1669, May 1671, and May 1679.

Matthew Canfield was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony representing Norwalk in the sessions of May 1654, May 1655, May 1656, May 1657, May 1658, May 1659, May 1660, May 1661, May and October 1662, October 1663, May and October 1664, May and October 1665, and May and October 1666.

Matthew Marvin Sr. was a founding settler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the May 1654 session. He served as a magistrate in 1659.

Richard Webb was a founding settler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk in the session of May 1656.

Samuel Hale was a founding settler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of 1656, 1657 and 1660.

Nathaniel Ely was a founding settler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk in the October 1656 session.

Isaac Moore was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk in the October 1657 session.

Walter Hoyt was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk between 1658 and 1662, and, when it was renamed, as a deputy of the Connecticut General Assembly between 1662 and 1681. He was a Norwalk selectman in 1672.

John Gregory was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the General Court of the Connecticut Colony in the sessions of October 1659, October 1662, May 1663, May 1665, October 1667, May 1668, May and October 1669, October 1670, October 1671, May 1674, May 1675, October 1677, May 1679, October 1680, May 1681, October 1695.

Daniel Kellogg was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a deputy of the Connecticut General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1670, May 1672, October 1674, October 1675, May 1677, October 1679, May 1680, and October 1683.

John Bowton was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of October 1671, October 1673, May 1674, May 1675, October 1676, May and October 1677, May 1678, October 1679, May 1680, May 1681, May and October 1682. May 1683, and May and October 1685.

Thomas Fitch, Jr. was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony representing Norwalk in the May 1673 session.

Robert Beacham was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Thomas Hales was a founding settler of Hartford, and Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the son of Thomas Hale, born 1590 in Hertfordshire, England, and Joan Kirby Hale, born 1590, died 1640.

Thomas Hanford was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He was the first minister in Norwalk, and continued in charge of the settlement's church for forty-one years, until his death in 1693. In addition to his spiritual leadership, he also served as the civic leader and school teacher of the settlement.

Matthew Marvin Jr. was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk in the sessions of May 1694, and May and October 1697.

Ralph Keeler was a founding settler of both Hartford, and Norwalk, Connecticut, United States.

Jonathan Marsh (1621–1672) was a founding settler of the New Haven Colony, and of Norwalk, Connecticut. He came to Norwalk from New Haven sometime prior to March 1656. He was the settlement's miller.

Matthias Sention Sr. was a founding settler of Dorchester, Massachusetts, of Windsor, Connecticut, of Wethersfield, Connecticut and of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Thomas Seamer was a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a deputy of the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony from Norwalk in the May 1690 session.

References

  1. An Historical Discourse in Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of Norwalk
  2. History and Genealogy
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Founders of Hartford". Archived from the original on 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
Preceded by
Matthew Canfield
Deputy of the
General Court
of the
Colony of Connecticut
from Norwalk

1658
Succeeded by
Matthew Canfield