Esther Richardson

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Richardson was born on 1 April 1743, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Joseph Richardson, was 31 and her mother, Abigail Munn, was 26. She married Andrew Dewing on 17 September 1761, in Dedham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Andrew Dewing
Esther Richardson
Marriage: 17 September 1761
Esther Dewing
Mary Dewing
Chloe Dewing
Abigail Dewing
Edmond Dewing
Leonard Dewing
Andrew Dewing

Sources (15)

  • Esther Richardson, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Esther Richardson, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Esther Richardson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


New Hampshire is 9th state.


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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