Richard Vining

12 September 1715–before 1800 (Age 84)
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Richard

When Richard Vining was born on 12 September 1715, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Vining III, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Richards, was 30. He married Lydia Allen on 17 February 1736, in Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died before 1800, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83.

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Richard Vining
Lydia Allen
Marriage: 17 February 1736
Mehitabel Vining
David Vining
John Vining
Hittey Vining
Lydia Vining
Nehemiah Vining

Spouse and Children

17 February 1736
Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (4)


Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 61

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 66

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place called Fyning in Rogate in Sussex.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Virzing, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Richard Vining, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Richard Vining in entry for Mehitable Vining, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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