CURRIER Richard[1, 2]

Male 1616 - 1687  (71 years)


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  • Name CURRIER Richard 
    Birth 1616  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1641  Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    planter and millwright 
    Residence 1654  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Church Member 1677  Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Salisbury Church 
    _UID 8B620D38EB9ED5118A064445535400006168 
    Death 22 Feb 1686/7  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • (Brown and Savage incorrectly give "Richard Currier, Sen., died May 17, 1689." It was Richard Carr, Sen., of Salisbury, who died at that time, not Richard Currier of Amesbury. The latter was not called "Sen.")
    Burial Aft 22 Feb 1686/7  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    Golgotha Burial Ground 
    Golgotha Stone
    Golgotha Stone
    Richard Currier
    Notes 
    • He received land in Salisbury in 1641 and '2; a commoner and taxed in 1650. His name heads one list of the first commoners of Amesbury, 1654-5, where he was town clerk after Macy, and received land in 1654, '58, '59, '62, '64 and '68. He and Macy were authorized to build a saw mill in 1656, and he owned a saw mill right in 1675. In the seating of the Amesbury meeting house, 1667, his name stands first, "to set at the tabell." He was evidently one of the most prominent men in the new town.

      Richard Currier's name appears very frequently on the records of deeds, for he owned much real estate during his life. One deed of his, conveying real estate, was written in 1685, acknowledged the day of his death, and not recorded till 1709. His last days were spent in the house of his wife's son, Philip Rowell. So thoroughly had he given away his property, that there was no administration of his estate till about 25 years after his death.

      A Richard Currier, probably this immigrant, though he was then nearly 60 years old, was in the Narragansett war. His descendants drew land in Narragansett township No. 1, now Buxton, York county, Maine, on his original right, as a Narragansett soldier. Feb., 1675, the constables of Marlboro, Sudbury, etc., were to care for billeting the Plymouth forces passing through the towns; and the constables of Lynn, etc., were to care for billeting the three Norfolk soldiers, Jno. Dickison, Richard Currier, and Tho. Mudgett for Abram Morrill, till they come to Salisbury their home. [Mass. Archives.]

      Richard Currier, John Weed, Sen., and Samuel Foot, trustees for the town of Amesbury, sold to William Osgood, Sen., 1683-4, house and land bought of John Hoyt, Jr., for the use of the ministry.
    Person ID I2157  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2014 

    Family 1 [CURRIER] Ann   d. Aft 1667 
    Marriage 1636  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. CURRIER Samuel, Sr.,   b. 6 Mar 1636, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Mar 1712/3, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     2. CURRIER Hannah,   b. 8 Jul 1643, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     3. Deacon CURRIER Thomas, Sr.,   b. 8 Mar 1646, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Sep 1712, Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F719  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 PINDER Joanna   d. Oct 1690 
    Marriage 26 Oct 1676  Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7, 8
    Family ID F29766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2024 

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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Book-Compendium of Amer. Gen. - First Families in America, p.948.

    2. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.118.

    3. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, p.197.

    4. [S280] Book-VR Amesbury, MA to End of 1849, p.540.

    5. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, pp.118-119.

    6. [S86] Death-gravestone, Golgotha Burial Ground; Amesbury, MA.

    7. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.304.

    8. [S116] Book-Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury, MA, p.311.