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Time Traveling Parents.
An even bigger whopper is attached to his wife Ann. In over 30 ancestry.com trees her parents are listed and Howard Arthur Turner b. 1919 d. 1969 and his wife Jennie Elizabeth Payne b. 1907 d. 1997. They must have been time travelers! Ancestry.com is a great tool however, you still need to do your own research to confirm your findings, there is a lot of what I call "Junky Genealogy" out there.
So who were Richard and Ann Currier? It is highly likely that Richard was originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Promising candidates for his parents are Thomas and Martha Osborne Currier.
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Ann, the wife of Richard is more elusive.
Coming to America.
Richard's name began to appear more frequently in town records
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
Hoyt suggested in his book that perhaps Jeffrey Currier was a son of Richard, but no evidence has been offered.
Hannah Currier married Samuel Foote in 1659. They lived in Amesbury.
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, a selectman, a deacon in the church, he also operated the sawmill. He and Mary had 12 children. He died in 1712 at
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