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Richard Valentine

Male 1622 - 1685  (~ 65 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Richard Valentine was born between 1617 and 1622; died between 1682 and 1685.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1620
    • Alternate death: Between Oct 1683 and 1685, Hempstead, Nassau, Long Island, New York


    From Van Zee, Babcock, Brooks, Valentine and related families by Valentine Van Zee (citation details below):

    "RICHARD VALENTINE was most likely a young man between twenty-five and thirty years when he arrived at Hempstead, as one of the earliest settlers. He died there between October 1683 and 1685. Whether or not he was married at the time he arrived cannot be determined by the few remaining records; if not, he would have married soon after. No record has ever surfaced which give us the name of his wife. Over the years her first name has been given as Jane, Mary and Deborah. Some of the confusion may have originated with the census of 1698 which lists the "Widow Valentine as head of household, residing with her is her son Nathan, and a Jane Valentine, (unidentified). Mary, probably stems from the Cheesman connection, see below. The best guess is that her name was DEBORAH; not only is it also presented by earlier researcher, but in addition is a name carried down through subsequent generations. She was still living in 1704/5, when her son, Richard, made certain provisions for her.

    "It has been suggested that Richard may have been born in Lancashire County, England. Various researchers on the subject have stated he was a lineal descendant of Richard Valentine (Valentyn/Le Valentyn) of the Parish of Eccles, Lancashire, England, a proven ancestor of the New England Valentines. It has been proposed that he came to this country with the Winthrop-Saltonstall party to Watertown, Massachusetts. Said to have settled first at Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut in 1634, from where he joined the New Haven colony and crossed the Long Island sound to Hempstead in 1644. To date no records have been found that substantiate any of these claims."

    Family/Spouse: Unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Mary Margaret Valentine was born about 1654 in Hempstead, Long Island, New Netherland.

Generation: 2