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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; 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] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Maj. Richard Saltonstall  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1 Oct 1610; died on 29 Apr 1694 in Hulme, Lancaster, England.

    Richard married Elizabeth West before 5 Nov 1628. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas West and Anne Knolles) died before 1640. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Richard married Martha Cammock about 1640. Martha (daughter of Thomas Cammock and Frances Rich) was born before 16 Nov 1587; died before 25 Oct 1662. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Maj. Richard Saltonstall Descendancy chart to this point (1.Richard1) was born before 1 Oct 1610; died on 29 Apr 1694 in Hulme, Lancaster, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Oct 1610, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    One of JTS's ten proven "gateway ancestors."

    He went to New England with his father in 1630, the first of at least eight Atlantic crossings in his lifetime. He was a man of many interests and offices, both in New England and during England's commonwealth period. Notably, back in New England after the Restoration, Richard Saltonstall donated £50 to support the fugitive regicides William Goffe and Edward Whalley, and he was one of the few people who knew where in New England they were hiding.

    Richard married Muriel Gurdon on 4 Jul 1633 in All Hallows, Honey Lane, London, England. Muriel (daughter of Brampton Gurdon and Muriel Sedley) was born about 1613; died before 25 Apr 1688; was buried on 25 Apr 1688 in St. James' Church, Didsbury, Lancashire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Nathaniel Saltonstall  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1639 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1707 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Nathaniel Saltonstall Descendancy chart to this point (2.Richard2, 1.Richard1) was born about 1639 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1707 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Nathaniel married Elizabeth Ward on 28 Dec 1663 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Rev. John Ward and Alice) was born on 1 Apr 1647; died on 29 Apr 1741 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Elizabeth Saltonstall  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Sep 1668; died on 8 Jul 1726 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Elizabeth Saltonstall Descendancy chart to this point (3.Nathaniel3, 2.Richard2, 1.Richard1) was born on 17 Sep 1668; died on 8 Jul 1726 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Elizabeth married Rev. Rowland Cotton in 1690. Rowland (son of Rev. John Cotton and Joanna Rossiter) was born on 27 Dec 1667; died on 22 Mar 1722. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Joanna Cotton  Descendancy chart to this point died in 1772.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Joanna Cotton Descendancy chart to this point (4.Elizabeth4, 3.Nathaniel3, 2.Richard2, 1.Richard1) died in 1772.

    Joanna married Rev. John Brown in 1719 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. John (son of Ichabod Brown and Martha Woodbury) was born on 1 Nov 1696 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 2 Dec 1742 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Abigail Brown  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1732 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1800 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Abigail Brown Descendancy chart to this point (5.Joanna5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Nathaniel3, 2.Richard2, 1.Richard1) was born in 1732 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1800 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    John Wingate Thornton calls her merely "a dau." of "Rev. J. Brown, of Haverhill" and his wife Joanna Cotton, but he is specific that she was the wife of "Rev. Edw. Brooks of North Yarmouth, Me."

    Abigail married Rev. Edward Brooks in Sep 1764. Edward (son of Samuel Brooks and Mary Boutwell) was born on 31 Oct 1733 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 6 May 1781 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Brooks  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Jan 1769; died on 30 Jan 1842 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Mary Brooks Descendancy chart to this point (6.Abigail6, 5.Joanna5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Nathaniel3, 2.Richard2, 1.Richard1) was born on 27 Jan 1769; died on 30 Jan 1842 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Mary married Samuel Gray on 25 Apr 1799. Samuel (son of Abraham Gray and Lydia Calley) was born on 2 Aug 1760; died on 21 Jan 1816 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Henrietta Gray  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Oct 1811; died on 3 Apr 1891 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Henrietta Gray Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary7, 6.Abigail6, 5.Joanna5, 4.Elizabeth4, 3.Nathaniel3, 2.Richard2, 1.Richard1) was born on 1 Oct 1811; died on 3 Apr 1891 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 17 Oct 1811, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 17 Oct 1811, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Henrietta married Ignatius Sargent on 7 May 1835 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Ignatius (son of Ignatius Sargent and Sarah Sargent Ellery) was born on 20 Jan 1800 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts; died on 18 Aug 1884 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Charles Sprague Sargent  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Apr 1841 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; died on 22 Mar 1927 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts.