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|St. Thomas Salisbury by Paul Gillett,, creative commons|
Coming to America. It is not known when or on what ship Richard traveled to the Colony. His name first appears on the list of proprietors of the newly formed town of Salisbury. On the first plat map of Salisbury, Richard Currier's town land is on the ring road, next to the Meetinghouse. Abraham Morrill is next to him. He received land in 41 and 42. Richard took the "Oath of Fidelity" in front of Lt. Pike in 1646. In 1648 he sold his land in Salisbury to Abraham Morrill and moved across the Powow River to the new town of Amesbury.
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Ann died sometime before 20 Oct 1676, when Richard married for a second time to the twice widowed Joanna Pinder. She had been wife to Valentine Rowell and William Sargent. Richard and Joanna spent their last years in the home of her son Phillip Rowell. Richard died on 22 Feb 1686/7 and Joanna died in 1690, having outlived yet another husband. Richard is said to have fallen through thin ice on the mill pond and drowned, he was aged about 70.
Children of Richard and Ann
Ann gave birth to only two children, or at least only two who survived to adulthood:
Hannah b. July 8, 1643
Thomas b. March 8, 1646
Hannah Currier married Samuel Foote in 1659. They lived in Amesbury. Samuel was killed by Indians on July 7, 1690, Phillip Rowell was also killed that day.
Thomas Currier married in 1668 to Mary Osgood, daughter of William and Elizabeth Osgood of Salisbury. He too was very active in the affairs of Amesbury. He was town clerk, after his father, for 38 years, selectman, deacon in the church, he also operated the sawmill. He and Mary had 12 children. He died in 1712 at the age of 66.
Harvey Lear Currier, Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, MA 1616-1686/7 and Many of His Descendants
Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury
Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration Series
Records and Files of the Quarterly Court of Essex County