Richard Lyman

Male 1580 - 1640  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Richard Lyman 
    Christened 20 Oct 1580  Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1640  Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From "The Descendants of Richard Lyman of Hartford": "Richard Lyman was among the cluster of people around Revs. Thomas Hooker and John Eliot in the Braintree and Chelmsford areas in Essex County, England. They taught school together in Little Baddow, where they were the center of a large community of Puritans, who struggled with the problem of reforming the Church of England from within at a time when the King and the Bishop saw no need of reform and prosecuted all dissenters. Eventually, many of the Puritans from East Anglia solved this dilemma by removing to a more remote part of England...New England, beyond the sea.
      In 1629 he sold to John Gower lands and orchards at Ongar, and in August, 1631, embarked with his wife and five children in the ship "Lion," William Pierce, mater, for New England. In the ship, which sailed from Bristol, were Martha Winthrop, third wife of Governor Winthrop, the governor's eldest son and his family, and also Eliot, the Indian Apostle. They landed at Boston, and Richard Lyman settled first in Charlestown, and with his wife united with the church of which Eliot was pastor. He was admitted a freeman June 11, 1635, and in October of the same year, joining a party of about a hundred persons, went to Connecticut, and became one of the first settlers of Hartford. Their journey was beset by many dangers and he lost many of his cattle on the way. He was one of the original proprietors of Hartford in 1636, receiving thirty parts of the purchase from the Indians. His house was on the south side of what is now (1910) Buckingham street, the fifth lot from Main street west of the South church, and was bounded apparently on Wadsworth street, either on the east or west.

      BIOGRAPHY: Was in Roxbury in 1631.

      DEATH: His will was dated April 22, 1640, and proved Jan. 27, 1642, together with that of his wife, who died soon after he died. His name is inscribed on a stone column in the rear of the Centre church of Hartford, erected in memory of the first settlers of the city
    Person ID I38616  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Family Sarah Osborne,   b. 1581, Kent Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1643, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1602  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Lyman, Jr.,   c. 24 Feb 1618, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1662, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
    Family ID F13719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 20 Oct 1580 - Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1602 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1640 - Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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