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THE
RICHARDSON MEMORIAL,
comprising a
FULL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
of the posterity of the three brothers,
EZEKIEL, SAMUEL, AND THOMAS RICHARDSON,
WHO CAME FROM ENGLAND, AND UNITED WITH OTHERS IN THE FOUNDATION
OF WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS, IN THE YEAR 1641, OF JOHN RICH-
ARDSON, OF MEDFLELD, 1679, OF AMOS RICHARDSON, OF
BOSTON, 1640,- OF EDWARD AND WILLIAM RICH-
ARDSON, OF. NEWBURY, 1643, WITH NOTICES
OF RICHARDSONS IN ENGLAND
AND ELSEWHERE.
“a fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint,
Agricolas, quibus ipsa, procul discordibus armis,
Fundit humo facilem victum justissima tellus!”
Virg. Geer. ii, 458.
BY JOHN ADAMS VINTON,
AUTHOR OF THE “VINTON MEMORIAL,” OF THE “GILES MEMORIAL,” OF THE “UPTON MEMORIAL,” OF THE “SYMMES MEMORIAL,” OF THE “GREEN FAMILY,” OF THE “SAMPSON FAMILY,” OF “SKETCHES OF THE ADAMS, ALDEN, AND TWELVE OTHER ALLIED FAMILIES.” MEMBER FOR LIFE OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, THE BUFFALO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN.
PORTLAND, ME.:
PRINTED FOR THE SUBSCRIBERS BY BROWN THURSTON & Co.
1876.
John A. Vinton
Transcribers Note:
I have tried to duplicate the book to the best of my ability. Original typos are included. I have tried not to add more. The background you see is an image of a blank page from the front of the book. The color, texture and look are exactly like looking at the book.
The names listed in the sub-menus for each category are not all the descendants for each person. Only those that have family shown in each generation. If their families are not mentioned they will only be found in their fathers listing. With nearly 10,000 people named I would strongly suggest that you use the provided search engine. Families recycled first names across several generations and family lines. A first name only search will likely return hundreds of hits in some cases.
Each family line is only directly linked downward from the progenitor, not upwards. Sorry, but that would be an even bigger undertaking and one I'm not prepared to do at this time, if ever. I also did not do the index for the same reason.

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CONTENTS.
  PAGE.
PRELIMINARY REMARKS, 1
ORIGIN OF GIVEN NAMES, 1
ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF RICHARDSON, 1
RICHARDSONS IN ENGLAND, 4
PREFACE, BY THE AUTHOR, 7
RICHARDSONS IN AMERICA, 12
EZEKIEL RICHARDSON, POSTERITY OF, 31
SAMUEL RICHARDSON, POSTERITY OF, 183
THOMAS RICHARDSON, POSTERITY OF, 504
JOHN RICHARDSON, OF ATTLEBOROUGH, POSTERITY OF,
Transcribers Note: Corrections to the Posterity of Samuel Richardson.
705
JOHN RICHARDSON, OF MEDFIELD, POSTERITY OF, 713
AMOS RICHARDSON, POSTERITY OF, 13,801
EDWARD AND WILLIAM RICHARDSON, OF NEWBURY, POSTERITY OF, 19, 813
INDEXES, 865

Supplement To The Richardson Memorial
Prepared By ISAAC RICHARDSON and FRANKLIN RICHARDSON 1898
 
Joshua Arthur Richardson, Posterity of
Supplementary Information to Samuel Richardson
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  PAGE.
REV. JOHN A. VINTON, Frontispiece.
HON. WILLIAM A. RICHARDSON, 153
IRA GERRY, ESQ., 432
HON. ROSWELL M. RICHARDSON, 497
JAMES P. RICHARDSON, A. B., 499
CAPT. JOHN RICHARDSON, 580
CAPT. JOSHUA RICHARDSON, 629
GEN. ALFORD RICHARDSON, 632
JOSHUA B. BIGELOW, 644
ALBERT LOUIS RICHARDSON, 662
HON. GEORGE C. RICHARDSON, 685
EDWARD RICHARDSON, ESQ., 694
MAJ. GEN. ISRAEL BUSH RICHARDSON, 698
HON. MARSHALL P. WILDER, 777
ALBERT DEAN RICHARDSON, 783
HON. RODERICK RICHARDSON, 810
Transcribers Notes
Not a part of the original volume
Associated Families
Not originally a part of the Richardson Memorial in this format. They were interspersed throughout the book. I have copied them out of the regular text and copied them into their own area for ease of use outside the text.
The Adams Family of Chelmsford. The Belknap Family.
Bill Family of Boston and Chelsea. The Carter Family.
The Carter Family of Woburn. Convers Family of Woburn.
Cutter Family The Dearborn Family.
The Jennison Family. Johnson Family of Woburn.
The Kendall Family, of Woburn. Lawrence, of Boston
Marvin Family Maynard Family.
The Partridge Family, of Duxbury. The Prescott Family.
The Tidd Family, of Woburn. The WILDER FAMILY.
The Wyman Family.    
Common Middle English Abbreviations
I also found some, then, common Middle English abbreviations in one part of the book. I've created a kind of glossary of some. The abbreviations used the letter "Thorn".
Thorn or þorn (Þ, þ) is a letter in the Old English, Gothic, Old Norse, and Icelandic alphabets, as well as some dialects of Middle English. It was also used in medieval Scandinavia, but was later replaced with the digraph th, except in Iceland where it survives. The letter originated from the rune ᚦ in the Elder Fuþark, and was called thorn in the Anglo-Saxon and thorn or thurs ("giant") in the Scandinavian rune poems. Its reconstructed Proto-Germanic name is Thurisaz.

There is a variant that looks very much like the letter "y" only backwards . It is oftne written with a "y".

Abbreviations The following were abbreviations during Middle and Early Modern English using the letter thorn:
  • ME ye.png – a Middle English abbreviation for the word the
  • ME that.png – a Middle English abbreviation for the word that
  • ME thou.png – a rare Middle English abbreviation for the word thou (which was written early on as þu or þou)
  • (ys) an Early Modern English abbreviation for the word this
  • EME ye.svg – (ye) an Early Modern English abbreviation for the word the
  • EME that.svg – (yt) an Early Modern English abbreviation for the word that
It is my opinion that the "sd" in the text is an abbreviation for "said". At least it makes sense in context.

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