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Capt. Richard Betts

Male 1613 - 1713  (100 years)


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  • Name Capt. Richard Betts  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1613  Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Nov 1713  Newtown, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Alternate death 18 Nov 1713  Newtown, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I22582  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2019 

    Family Joanna Chamberlain,   b. Oct 1630, Strood, Medway, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Mar 1711, Newtown, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Betts,   b. 14 May 1654, Newtown, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1734, Mattituck, Suffolk, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F13590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • First in Ipswich, then one of the patentees of Newtown, Long Island. Said to have come from Hemel Hempstead in Herefordshire. Said to have brought his own tombstone from England and dig his own grave, into which he went at the age of 100. Possibly some parts of this are true.

  • Sources 
    1. [S506] Jane Fletcher Fiske, "A New England Immigrant Kinship Network: Notes on the English Origins of the Scudders of Salem and Barnstable, Massachusetts, Bridget (-----) (Verry) Giles of Salem, and Joanna (Chamberlain) Betts of Long Island." The American Genealogist 72:285, July/October 1997.

    2. [S2767] Genealogy of the Swasey Family by Benjamin Franklin Swasey. Cleveland: Ambrose Swasey, 1910.

    3. [S2762] Alice D. Serrell, "Descendants of Christopher and Sarah Davis Swayze." Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 18:3, Oct 1954; 18:73, Feb 1955; 18:99, Apr 1955; 18:127, Jun 1955.

    4. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    5. [S2769] John Blythe Dobson, "William Holden, Patrick Swayze, and Tom Hulce: Their Cousinship with Jean Margaret (Kennedy) Mitchelson through the Betts Family.", year and place only.

    6. [S468] A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage. Boston: Little, Brown, 1860-64.