Richard FLOYD

12 May 1665 - 28 Feb 1738

  • BIRTH: 12 May 1665, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
  • DEATH: 28 Feb 1738, Setauket, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
Family 1 : Margaret NICOLL
  • MARRIAGE: 10 Sep 1686, Brookhaven, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
  1. +Nicoll FLOYD

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[4914] "New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"FLOYD, Richard (1665-1738?) & Margaret [NICOLLS] (-1718, in 57th y); by 1688,
?10 Sep 1686, ?May; Brookhaven, LI"

Cornell Library New York State Historical Literature Collection
"Abstract of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office,
City of New York (Volume III. 1730-1744)"
Dated 27 Feb 1738; No date of proof
The following note is appended, obviously the work of William Pelletreau:
"Note - Richard Floyd, the testator, was born May 12, 1665, and during his whole life was one
of the most distinguished citizens of Suffolk County, inheriting a large estate, to which he
largely added. He married Margaret, daughter of Colonel Matthias Nicoll, September 10, 1686.
Their children were Susanah, wife of Edmund Smith, of Smithtown, L. I.; Margaret, wife of Judge
John Thomas, of Westchester; Charity, wife of Benjamin Nicoll; Ruth, wife of Walter Dongan, of
Staten Island; Richard, born 1703, died 1771; and Nicoll, born August 27, 1705, died 1752.
Richard Floyd 2d died February 28, 1728. Richard Floyd married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin
Hutchinson. They had, among other children, a son, Richard Floyd, born February 26, 1731, and
having through his adherence to the Royal cause forfeited. his large estate, he died in New
Brunswick in 1792. He married Arabella, daughter of Hon. David Jones. His daughter, Elizabeth,
married John Peter De Lancey, Esq., and had, children, Thomas Jones, Edward and Rev. William
Hethcote De Lancey, Bishop of Western New York, whose son, Edward Floyd De Lancey, is the
author of many valuable historical works. - W. S. P."

Setauket Presbyterian Church
Grave Stones and Epitaphs from the Churchyard
Here lies the Body of; Richard Floyd Esquire, II;
late colloniel of this; County and a Judge of;
ye Court of Common Pleas; who Dec'd Febry ye 28th 1737/38;
in the 73rd year of his age; (b.1665)

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