Richard Maxson

about 1613–from 25 September 1642 to May 1644 (Age 29)

The Life of Richard

Richard Maxson was born about 1613, in England. He married Unknown about 1637, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1634 and lived in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America for about 2 years. His occupation is listed as blacksmith… in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. He died from 25 September 1642 to May 1644, in Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 31.

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Richard Maxson
Marriage: about 1637
Reverend John Maxson
Rebecca Maxson

Spouse and Children

about 1637
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States


World Events (5)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 7

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

Age 23

"Roger Williams and a group of religious followers founded the town of Providence in what is today known as Rhode Island after their banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Williams believed in the importance of liberty of conscience, which became an important principle in the founding of Rhode Island and ultimately in the founding of the United States. Officially called ""The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,"" Rhode Island is one of the six New England states and one of the original 13 states of the Union, entering in 1790. It is the smallest state in area in the country."

Age 23

Rhode Island is where a permanent European settlement was founded, in 1636, by Roger Williams.

Name Meaning

Patronymic from the personal name Maximilian ( see Max ).

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

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Richard Maxson - Rebecca

Richard and Rebecca are believed to have come to Boston in 1634 on board the ship "Griffin". Richard was a follower, and possibly a relative of the religious dissenter Anne Hutchinson who also came on …

Sources (3)

  • Richard Maxson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Richard Maxson and wife unknown in The Great Migration, v. 5, M–P, 103–105. WIFE's NAME IS NOT KNOWN. She was NOT a Marbury. They had 2 children: John & Rebecca. Widow md. 2) John Harndell.
  • Maxsons on the move : the family of Henry Maxson of Hebron, Nebraska, USA by Maxson, Helen Morin, 1941- pg 2

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