Richard Wescott
of Wethersfield and Fairfield, Connecticut, .

Richard Wescott settled in Wethersfield by 1636, where he bought Samuel Clark's homestead [FOOF 1: 660]. He served as a soldier in the Pequot War in 1637 [Hist. Anc. Wethersfield, 1: 311]. In 1645, he sold his land in Wethersfield to John Stoddard and removed to Fairfield [FOOF 1: 660]. He died there before 11 March 1649/50 [ibid.].

Date of birth: say 1610?
Place of birth: Unknown.
His wife was b. ca. 1612.

Date of death: bef. 11 March 1649/50.
Place of death: Unknown.
[FOOF 1: 660]

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Attempts have been made to identify him with men named Richard Wescott in England, but without offering any evidence that they were the same person.

Spouse: Joanna _____, b. ca. 1612. She m. (2) Nathaniel Baldwin, (3) Thomas Skidmore.
[FOOF 1: 660]

His widow's will names the following children. See the page of Joanna for more details.

John Wescott, b. say 1641, living 1698, Westchester co., CT;
m. Ruth Hyatt, living 1710.

Daniel Wescott, b. ca. 1643 (ae. 49 in 1692), d. Salem co., NJ, 30 November 1702 14 February 1703/4;
m. Abigail Gaylord, b. 29 September 1653.

Joanna Wescott, b. say 1645;
m. bef. 14 February 1664[/5],
John Weed, b. say 1639, d. bef. 12 March 1689/90.

Abigail Wescott, b. say 1647;
m. bef. 1669, Moses Knapp, of Stamford.

Reference abbreviations

FOOF = Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (2 vols., Fairfield, 1930).

Hist. Anc. Wethersfield = The History of Ancient Wethersfield (1904).

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 14 August 2011.