KIMBALL Richard

KIMBALL Richard[1, 2]

Male 1595 - 1675  (80 years)

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  • Name KIMBALL Richard 
    Born 1595  Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1634  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Emigration Apr 1634  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (came in the ship "Elizabeth.")
    Residence 1637  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Will 5 Mar 1674/5  [4
    Died 22 Jun 1674/5  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Will (proved) 28 Sep 1675  [4
    Name Richard Kemball  [4
    Name Richard Kemble  [4
    _UID 45BA0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400007330 
    Notes 
    • Richard Kemball1 came to this country in the ship Elizabeth, William Andrews, master, embarking 10 April 1634 with his wife and seven children. He appears to have gone, soon after landing, to Watertown, Mass. He settled in a different part of the town from that occupied by Henry Kemball1. According to Bond and other writers Richard and Henry were brothers. There is but little evidence to support this supposition, and it seems to be mainly founded on the fact that they both came over on the same vessel. Richard is said on the shipping list to be thirty-nine years old, but he was probably somewhat older. He was, however, in the prime of life, and soon became a prominent and active man in the new settlement.

      He first settled in Watertown, and his home lot is thus given by Dr. Henry Bond: Richard Kimball, six acres, bounded on the north by Cambridge, east by land of W. Hamlet, south by the highway, and west by land of Edward White.

      This lot was situated a long way from the centre of the town. It is now in Cambridge, which many years ago annexed the eastern part of Watertown. The lot was situated near what is now the corner of Huron avenue and Appleton street, and near springs of water.

      He was proclaimed freeman in 1635, May 6. Was a proprietor in 1636-7. Soon after this date he was invited to remove to Ipswich, where they were in need of a competent man to act as wheelwright to the new settlement. Here he spent the remainder of his days. The town granted him a house lot, Feb. 23, 1637, next adjoining Goodwin Simons at the west end of the town. He was also granted at the same time "40 acres Beyond the North Riuer, near the land of Robert Scott." In 1639 he had liberty to pasture "two cows free." On "the last day of the last month 1641" he is mentioned as "Among the Commoners of Ipswich." He was appointed one of the seven men March 1, 1645. On the 22d day of the tenth mo. 1647 he was allowed two Pounds for killing two foxes.

      His services as wheelwright were appreciated by his townspeople, for he was permitted in January, 1649, "to fell such white Oaks as he hath occasion to use about his trade for the town use."

      December 19, 1648, he contributed with others three shillings as his annual proportion towards the sum of œ27, 7s, as a rate for the services of their military leader, Major David Dennison, then commander of the military forces of Essex and Norfolk counties.

      In September, 1652, he was one of the appraisers of the estate of John Cross, one of the earliest settlers of Ipswich.

      On the 25, day 11 mo 1652, he and his son Richard, Wheelwrights, "for œ14. sell 30 acres upland bounding on land of Mr. John Winthrop," also another lot of land of ten acres of "medow".

      In 1653 he was one of a committee of three to survey fences in the common fields north of the river. His brother-in-law Thomas Scott died Feb. 1653-4 and he was joint executor with Edmund Bridges of his will. On May 25, 1654, their official position was recognized by Thomas Scott, Jr., then a resident of Stamford, Conn.

      In 1660 he was granted right "to fell 20 white oak trees to make weels for the townsmen their use." In 1664 he owned 43 shares in Plumb Island.

      Richard Kimball was of the parish of Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England, as is shown by the following entry on the parish register:

      Henry Kemball ye sonne of Richard and Vrsula his wife baptized 1615 12 of August.

      Ursula was the daughter of Henry Scott of Rattlesden, as appears from the following extract from Henry Scott's will:

      "To Abigale Kemball my grandchild twentie shillings to be paid at 21 to Henrie Kemball my grandchild twenty shillings to be paid at 21 to Elizabeth Kemball my grandchild twenty shillings to be paid at 21 to Richard Kemball my grandchild twenty shillings to be paid at 21." He also mentions his wife Martha, and sons Roger and Thomas Scott. Thomas Scott came with his wife and children to this country in the same vessel as Richard and his family, and they brought Martha Scott with them. This will was made 24 Sept. 1625 In the 21st year of James of England by Henry Scott of Rattlesden in the Co. of Suffolk and diocese of Norwich. It was proved in the court of the Arch deacon of Sudbury 10 January 1624-5. As Thomas Scott settled in Ipswich this may have had some influence in causing Richard's removal from Watertown. Henry Scott was buried at Rattlesden, Dec. 24, 1624. (Parish Register.)

      Richard Kimball married second, Oct. 23, 1661, Margaret Dow, widow of Henry Dow of Hampton, N. H.


      WILL OF RICHARD KIMBALL1.

      [Ipswich Deeds, Vol. IV, p. 12.]
      The last will and Testament of Richard Kimball senr of Ipswich in Essex in new England who although weake in body yet of prfect memory doe dispose of my lands & estate in maner & form as followeth.

      To my Loveinge wife my will is that she shall dwell in my house and have the Improvement of my ground and meadow belonging thereto with the use and increase of my whole stock of cattle, one whole yeare after my decease, and then at the years end, the forty pound due to her acording to contract at marriage to be payd her and that hous-hold stuff she brought with her. And to have liberty to live in the parlor end of the house, the roome we now lodge in: and liberty for her nesessary vse of some part of sellar: also the liberty of one cow in the pasture, the executors to provide winter meate for the same, and to have a quarter part of the fruit of the orchard, and firewood as long as she lives ther., And if she desire to remove to her owne house, then to be sett in it with what she have by my executors and to be alowed forty shillings yearly as long as shee lives.

      And to my Eldest son Henry, my will is to give him three score and ten pounds to bee payd Twenty pounds, a year & half after my decease, & the remaining part in the two years following after that.

      To my son Richard I give fforty pounds.

      To my son John I give twenty pounds.

      To my son Thomas I give Twenty five pounds to bee payd two years and a halfe after my decease, and to his children I give seaven pounds to be devided equally among them and paid as they come of age or at day of marriage. provided if any dye before then their share to be distributed equally amongst the rest.

      And to my son Benjamin, besides the two oxen, allready received I give the sum of twenty five pounds, ten pound to be payd a yeare and halfe after my decease. The rest the two years ffollowing, also to his children I give five pounds, equally to be devyded, and payd, as they come of age, or at day of marriage, in case any dye before, that part to be equally divided to the rest.

      And to my son Caleb I give that peace of land knowne by the name of Tings lott, and all my land att Wattells neck with my marsh at the hundreds knowne by the name of Wiatts marsh, and all my working tools exsept two axes, all to be delivered present after my discease also I give fourteene pounds to his seaven children equally to be devided, to be payd as they come of age or at Day of mariage, and if any dye before, that part to be equally devided amongst the rest.

      To my son-in-law John Severns, I give ten pounds to be pay'd two yeares & a halfe after my decease.

      And to my Daughter Elizabeth, I give thirty pounds, ten pound to be payd, a year & halfe after my decease, and the other two parts, the two following years after that.

      To my Daughter Mary I give ten pounds, five pound to be payd a year & halfe after my decease, the other five pound the year after that.

      To my daughter Sarah I give forty pound, five pound to be payd the yeare & halfe after my decease and the rest five pound a yeare till it be all payd, also to her children I give seaven pounds ten shillings to be payed to them as they come of age or at day of marriage, if any dye before, that part to be equally devyded to the rest.

      And to my daughter Sarah above sd; I also give the bed I lye on with the furniture after one years use of it by my wife.

      To my wives children viz. Thomas, Jerimiah, and Mary.

      To Thomas and Mary I give forty shillings apeece to be payd a yeare & halfe after my decease, and to Jerimiah I give fifteene pounds to be payd at the age of one & twenty. I give also eight pounds to the two Eldest daughters of Gyes Cowes (that he had by his first wife) to be payd and equally devided to them at the age of sixteene, if either of them dye before then the whole to be given to that that remaines.

      I also give four pounds to my Couzen Haniell Bossworth, And doe ordaine & apoynt my two sons above sd. Richard and John Kimball to be my lawfull and sole executors.

      And my Couzen Haniell Bosworth above sayd to be my overseer that this my last will and Testament be duely and truly performed And thus I conclude with setting too my hand and seale the fifth of march 1674-5

                           Richard Kemball & a mark and a seale. 
      Signed & sealed after the enterlining  This will is proved in court 
      (and firewood) in the                  held at Ypswich the 28th of 
      seventh line in the originall          Sept: 1675. by the oaths of 
      yn the presence of                     Deacon Pengry And Aron 
      Moses Pengry Senr.                     Pengry to be the last will of 
      Aron Pengry Ser.                       Richard Kimball to the best of 
                                             yr knowledge and that they 
                                             know of noe other. 
                                             Attest Robert Lord cler. 


      Moses and Aaron Pengry were prominent citizens of Ipswich. The marriage settlement of Sarah Pengry, daughter of Moses, is on record at Salem, Mass. She married John, son of Robert Day, and three of her children married three children of Benjamin Kimball2 of Bradford, Mass.

      Having thus made his will he waited for the coming of the messenger who would sunder all earthly ties and take him on his eternal journey. The angel delayed not long his coming. On the twenty-second of the following June the earthly pilgrimage of Richard Kimball ended, and, aged more than eighty years, he joined the great majority.

      His wife did not long survive him, but died the succeeding spring, March 1, 1676. Richard Kimball1 was well to do for those early days. The inventory of his estate, which was taken July 12, 1675, and returned to court Sept. 28, 1675, amounted to œ737 3s. 6d. He had already given to his children at their marriages.
    Person ID I24825  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2016 

    Father KIMBALL Henry, Sr.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother [KIMBALL] Johan,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Y  [6
    Family ID F14165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SCOTT Ursula,   b. Bef 14 Feb 1597,   d. Bef 1661, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 63 years) 
    Married Bef 1615  [5
    Children 
     1. KIMBALL Henry,   c. 12 Aug 1615, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1676  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. KIMBALL Abigail,   b. Abt 1617, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1658, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
     3. KIMBALL Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1621, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. KIMBALL Richard,   b. Abt 1623, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1676, Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     5. KIMBALL Mary,   b. Abt 1625, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. KIMBALL Martha,   b. Abt 1629, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. KIMBALL John,   b. Abt 1631, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1698  (Age ~ 67 years)
     8. KIMBALL Thomas, Sr.,   b. Abt 1633, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1676, Bradford=>Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
     9. KIMBALL Sarah,   b. Abt 1635, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Cornet KIMBALL Benjamin,   b. Abt 1637, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1696, Bradford=>Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     11. KIMBALL Caleb,   b. Abt 1639, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1682  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F9766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 COLE Margaret,   d. 1 Mar 1675/6 
    Married 23 Oct 1661  [2, 4
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F28083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1595 - Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1634 - Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Apr 1634 - Ipswich, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1637 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Jun 1674/5 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S508] Book-History of the Kimball Family Vol. 1, CS71.K49., p.27-32.

    2. [S4167] Manuscript-Mary Ann (Haseltine) Sawyer, Al Sawyer email 24 Feb 2009 7:22 pm.

    3. [S508] Book-History of the Kimball Family Vol. 1, CS71.K49., p.27.

    4. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.223.

    5. [S508] Book-History of the Kimball Family Vol. 1, CS71.K49., p.32.

    6. [S938] Correspondence-Postal-Theodora Sawyer, 23 Mar 2000.