New sketch for Early New England Families, 1641-1700

Sudden Showers, Newbury Marshes, Martin Johnson Heade [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Alicia Crane William’s study project, Early New England Families, 1641-1700 focuses on immigrants to New England , using Torrey’s New England Marriages as a guide.

The newest sketch in this collection features Richard Lowell.  It isn’t exactly clear when Richard came to Massachusetts, but he had certainly arrived by 1641/2 when his daughter was born in Newbury, MA.  He had one or two wives, one of whom was named Margaret.  See Williams’s commentary on page six for more details on Richard Lowell’s potential marriages.  He had four children, one of whom, Samuel, is particularly well-documented due to disputes relating to a relationship with a woman to which he was not married.  Richard died in 1682 in Newbury.

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