(Abt 1559-)
Richard LINTON
(Abt 1590-1665)


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Richard LINTON 1

  • Born: Abt 1590, , Somersetshire, England
  • Married: Bef 1612, , Somersetshire, England
  • Died: 30 Mar 1665, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

   Ancestral File Number: FVQK-LX. User ID: 9646.

   General Notes:

A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, John Farmer, Genealogical Publishing Co, Lancaster MA 1829, p180 RICHARD LINTON, came over as early as 1630, and settled at Watertown; was one of the first settlers of Lancaster, and died 30 Mar 1665. Willard, Hist Lancaster, 27.

ANCESTRY.COM 13 Aug 2000
Database: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33
"Richard Lynton," in the 28 September 1630 inquiry concerning the death of Austin Bratcher, was listed as one of those who had viewed Bratcher's body before burial, but was absent on the date of the inquiry [MBCR 1:78].
COMMENTS: A Richard Linton appears at Watertown by 1643, and soon moves to Lancaster, and many writers have assumed that he is the same as the man of the 1630 record. Similar circumstances exist for several others on this list, and, as with them, there is no evidence that this is the same man. The notation of "absent" indicates that the 1630 Richard Linton was transient, and perhaps a young servant at Matthew Cradock's plantation, the residence of the deceased. The Richard Linton of Watertown and Lancaster had a daughter who married in 1645, and so was a mature man with a family in 1630.

Database Description:
The Great Migration Begins includes nearly one thousand sketches, each dedicated to a single immigrant or an immigrant family, arriving in New England between 1620 and 1633. Each sketch contains information on the immigrant's migration dates and patterns, on various biographical matters (including occupation, church membership, education, offices, and land holding), and on genealogical details (birth, death, marriages, children, and other associations by blood or marriage), along with detailed comments and discussion, and bibliographic information on the family.
Extended Description:
The Great Migration Study Project (of which The Great Migration Begins is the first phase) aims to investigate all immigrants to New England from 1620 through 1640, with the goal of summarizing all research carried out by previous workers, and providing a solid platform which will allow future researchers quickly to assess the status of research on a given family, without having to repeat work already done, or waste large amounts of time searching the genealogical literature. To this end, the sketches on individual immigrants or immigrant families first review the existing secondary literature, looking especially for conflicting or missing data. Then the primary sources are examined in order to confirm what has already been written about the family, or to fill in the gaps, or to resolve conflicting interpretations and correct errors. In many instances, of course, gaps and discrepancies will remain, and the sketch will then describe the problem, and perhaps suggest a future course of research. In the end, the Great Migration sketches should permit future researchers to use their time more efficiently, and should also serve as a springboard for new discoveries.
Source Information:
Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 [database online] Provo, UT:, 2000. Original data: Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, vols. 1-3. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.

ANCESTRY.COM 13 Aug 2000
LINTON, LYNTON, Richard, Watertown, juryman, Gen. Court, Sept. 28, 1630. He rem. to Lancaster; sold house and lot (7) 1645, testified 6 (10) 1646, by his son-in-law Lawrence Waters. Deed of gift to dau. Ann, wife of L. W. 13 March, 1659; one to George Bennett and Lydia his wife my gr. ch. and to their son John, 7 (11) 1662. He d. 30 (1) 1665. Inv. of his est. filed June 20, 1665.

WATERS, Lawrence, carpenter, Watertown, propr. 1636-7. Planted the intervale between Penacook and Still rivers before 1647; a region then included in Lancaster. Son-in-law of Richard Linton. [Suff. De. I, 79 and 85.]...

Ancestral File v4.19 FVQK-LX.


1. Immigration; 1630, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. 2

2. Juryman; 28 Sep 1630, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. General Court

3. Removed; 1643, Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

   Marriage Information:

Richard married Elizabeth before 1612 in , Somersetshire, England. (Elizabeth was born about 1591 in , Somersetshire, England and died after 1665 in , , Massachusetts, USA.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

2 Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, John Farmer, Library of Congress Catalogue Number 64-19761; International Standard Book Number 0-8063-0108-2, (Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, Lancaster MA 1829), pg 180.

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