Priscilla Wakeman
wife of Thomas Richards of Hartford.

The inventory of Widow Richards was taken 12 June 1671, with total value 24-08-00. On the next day, the estate of was distributed to John Richards, to Mary Peck of Milford, to Thomas Richards, and to Obadiah Richards [ECPR Hartford 1: 226-7, from Hartford Dist. Probate Records 3: 101]

Date of birth: say 1611.
Place of birth: Unknown.
Most of her siblings were baptized at Ribbesford, co. Worcester, but Priscilla's baptism does not appear. A gap in the other baptisms between 1609 and 1614 is the most likely place for her birth.

Date of death: before 12 June 1671.
Place of death: Unknown.

Father: Francis Wakeman, of Bewdley, bur. 2 September 1626, Ribbesford.
Mother: Anne Goode, bur. Ribbesford, 29 January 1620[/1].

Spouse: m. Ribbesford, co. Worc., 19 January 1629[/30], Thomas Richards, d. bef. February 1639/40.
[Ribbesford PRT, 22]

Children:
See the page of Thomas Richards for details.

John Richards, bp. Ribbesford, 13 March 1630[/1];
m. Lydia Stocking.

Mary Richards, bp. Ribbesford, 1 July 1632;
m. Joseph Peck of Milford, d. 26 February 1700/1.

Thomas Richards, of Newark, NJ, d. NJ, 2 October 1706 20 April 1715;
m. Hannah _____, living 20 April 1715.

Obadiah Richards, d. bef. 24 November 1702;
prob. m.
Hannah Andrews, b. ca. 1647, bp. 16 May 1658.

Samuel Richards, of New Haven, d. 1662, unmd.


Reference abbreviations

ECPR Hartford = A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records - Hartford District (3 vols., 1902-6).

Ribbesford PRT = Ribbesford, co. Worcester Parish Register Transcripts, FHL fiche #6,344,777 (baptisms), #6,085,626 (marriages and burials).


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 14 August 2011.