Mary Rich

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Rich was born about 1742, in Western, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Experience Rich, was 41 and her mother, Hannah Goss, was 46.

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Family Time Line

Experience Rich
1702–1770
Hannah Goss
1697–1780
Submit Rich
1727–
Elizabeth Rich
1734–
Mary Rich
1742–
Moses Rich
1730–1815
Philip Rich
1732–1759
Elijah Rich
1734–
John Rich
1736–
Hannah Rich
1738–1800
Capt. David Rich
1740–1820
Mehitable Rich
1741–
Luther Rich
1744–

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    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich, wealthy’, a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to ancient Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Rich, a pet form of any of the post-Conquest names beginning in Rich-, such as Richer and especially Richard . Compare Rick .

    English: either a topographic name from Middle English riche(Old English ric) ‘stream’, signifying one who lived beside a stream, as at Glynde Reach (Sussex), or perhaps a habitational name from the (now lost) village of Riche (Lincolnshire).

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

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