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Biographical Sketch of Captain Edward Richmond

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(II) Captain Edward Richmond, son of John Richmond, was born about 1632. He married (first) Abigail, daughter of James Davis, and (second) Amy, daughter of Governor Henry and Elizabeth Bull. He died in November, 1696. He had a share in Westerly, Rhode Island, 1661. He was general solicitor in 1667-69-70-72; was lieutenant in 1676, and he and his men captured seven Indians in King Philip’s war; clerk of a court martial that condemned to death some Indians; was one of the grantees of East Greenwich in 1677; attorney-general 1677-78-79-80; deputy 1678-79; selectman, 1683-85-89-90; captain in 1690. He was a member of the Church of England. His gravestone is to be seen on the old Richmond farm at Little Compton, Rhode Island, inscribed: “Here lyeth the body of Edward Richmond, captain, who departed this life in ye 63d year of his age, Nov. 1696.” He was one of the incorporators of the town of Little Compton. Children of first wife: Abigail, born 1656; Edward, 1658; John, 1660; Elizabeth, December 6, 1666; Mary, 1668; Esther, 1669; Silvester, mentioned elsewhere; Sarah. Children of second wife: Henry and Ann, born at Little Compton.


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