Richard Borden, born in the county of Kent, England, in 1601, arrived at Boston in the ship “Elizabeth and Ann” in 1635, and in 1638 became one of the founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, where he died in 1671. He was a Quaker and a man of unsullied integrity, who held various public offices, including that of deputy to the general court. His wife Joan died in Portsmouth in 1688. Children : Thomas, Francis, Matthew, John, mentioned elsewhere, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel Benjamin and Anne.
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