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Richard Saltonstall

Male Bef 1586 - Bef 1661  (< 75 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richard Saltonstall was born before 4 Apr 1586 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (son of Samuel Saltonstall and Anne Ramsden); died before 25 Oct 1661 in Crayford, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Apr 1586, Rookes Hall, Highcliffe in Hipperholme, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
    • Alternate death: Abt 1658, England
    • Alternate death: Sep 1661, Crayford, Kent, England

    Notes:

    From Abandoning America (citation details below):

    Sir Richard Saltonstall, a London lawyer, was first elected an assistant of the Massachusetts Bay Company in England on 23 March 1628/9. [...] In 1629, he sent servants and cattle ahead of him to New England. Saltonstall sailed to New England in 1630, as a widower, with five of his six children. He settled at Watertown. He attended all the meetings of the Massachusetts Bay Company in New England between 22 August 1630 and 22 March 1630/1.

    He left New England on the Lyon, 1 April 1631, and arrived in London on 29 April. He was elected an assistant in Massachusetts in 1633, in his absence, but never returned. Saltonstall continued to take an interest in New England. He defended Massachusetts against the charges of Philip Ratcliffe, Thomas Morton and Sir Christopher Gardiner. He diverted his attention to fresh colonising ventures by Lord Saye and Sele and Lord Brooke, outside the boundaries of Massachusetts, but made heavy losses. In 1639 he handed over his New England interests to his son Robert, who had returned there c. 1638. Saltonstall spent time in the Netherlands, 1643–4, where Henry Saltonstall joined him. From 1649 he controlled the sales of crown property, and this profitable post helped him to boost his fortunes. In 1650 he and his son Richard became members of the High Court of Justice, commissioned by the Rump Parliament to try the crimes of the Commonwealth's enemies. From 1658 he lived near Wrexham, and associated with the congregationalist Vavasor Powell. He criticised Massachusetts for its intolerance: he wrote to John Wilson and John Cotton c. 1652, advocating freedom for Quakers.

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Saltonstall opposed the crown in the civil wars, and his fortunes recovered with the parliamentarian victory. In March 1650 he was appointed a commissioner of the high court of justice, set up to punish opponents of the regime. From 1649 he held lucrative posts controlling the sales of crown property, and by 1658 he could afford to buy Brymbo Hall, near Wrexham, Denbighshire. After the Restoration, however, he was forced to flee arrest as a 'seditious person', and died at Crayford, Kent, in 1661, probably in September.

    Richard married Grace Kaye on 28 Nov 1609 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, England. Grace (daughter of Robert Kaye and Anne Flower) was born before 3 Sep 1579 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; died before 27 Jun 1625; was buried on 27 Jun 1625 in Wragby, Lincolnshire, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Maj. Richard Saltonstall was born before 1 Oct 1610; died on 29 Apr 1694 in Hulme, Lancaster, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Samuel Saltonstall was born in 1562 in of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England (son of Gilbert Saltonstall and Isabel); died on 8 Jan 1613; was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Hull, Yorkshire, England.

    Samuel married Anne Ramsden. Anne (daughter of John Ramsden) was born in 1564; died in 1589. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Anne Ramsden was born in 1564 (daughter of John Ramsden); died in 1589.
    Children:
    1. 1. Richard Saltonstall was born before 4 Apr 1586 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; died before 25 Oct 1661 in Crayford, Kent, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Gilbert Saltonstall (son of Richard Saltonstall); died before 29 Dec 1598 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 29 Dec 1598 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

    Notes:

    A cloth merchant of Halifax.

    Gilbert married Isabel. Isabel died after 1598. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Isabel died after 1598.
    Children:
    1. Richard Saltonstall, Lord Mayor of London was born in 1521; died on 17 Mar 1601 in South Ockenden, Essex, England.
    2. 2. Samuel Saltonstall was born in 1562 in of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England; died on 8 Jan 1613; was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Hull, Yorkshire, England.

  3. 6.  John Ramsden was born in in of Longley near Hothersfield, Yorkshire, England (son of Robert Ramsden).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

    Children:
    1. 3. Anne Ramsden was born in 1564; died in 1589.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard Saltonstall (son of Richard Saltonstall).

    Notes:

    Living 1538.

    Children:
    1. 4. Gilbert Saltonstall died before 29 Dec 1598 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 29 Dec 1598 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

  2. 12.  Robert Ramsden was born in in of Longley near Hothersfield, Yorkshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 6. John Ramsden was born in in of Longley near Hothersfield, Yorkshire, England.