Richard DODGE

ABT 1602 - 15 Jun 1671

  • BIRTH: ABT 1602, Somersetshire, England
  • EMIGRATION: 1638, Salem, Essex, MA
  • DEATH: 15 Jun 1671, Beverly, Essex, MA
Father: John DODGE
Mother: Margery

Family 1 : Edith
  • MARRIAGE: ABT 1630

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 _John DODGE _|
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|--Richard DODGE 
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|_Margery ____|
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[5072] Early Records of the Town of Beverly, Essex Co., Mass.
Extracted from Volume 1, Births, Marriages & Deaths
Copied by Augustus A. Galloupe, 1907
"Richard DODGE Sen. d. 15 Jun 1671 - from ye old Book"

"The Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass."
Joseph Thompson Dodge
NEHGR v46 p383 (Oct 1892)
"Richard for a time lived on land belonging to his brother. He was
received as an inhabitant 29th October, 1638... Richard died in Beverly
15th June, 1671, leaving a will,by which it appears he left a brother
Michael in England, and that Michael was to pay him 4 per annum for
land which Richard either owned or had an interest in. The will of
Richard, in connection with the will of his father, John Dodge, lately
found in Somerset House, London, renders the origin of the Salem Dodges
very certain."
"He died 15th June, 1671, leaving an estate valued at the large sum of
1764 2s. He gave his sons John, Richard and Samuel each a good farm,
valued in his inventory at over 100 each. To sons Edward and Joseph he
gave the home farm, valued at 1000. To his wife Edith he gave certain
appropriate personal property, "to be her own absolutely," and gave her
"the sole and proper use of the parlor & chamber over it in my now
dwelling house," and made liberal provision for annual payments to be
made to her by her five sons. She outlived him seven years, dying 27th
June, 1678, at the age of 75. From this it is probable that Richard may
bave been born about 1602, and was about two years older than William.
Edith, before her death, also made a will, and the inventory discloses a
very comfortable state of worldly affairs. No grave stones, however,
disclose their resting place."

"Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Massachusetts"
Joseph Thompson Dodge
Madison, WI, 1894
(The book form of the above NEHGR article. Richard is treated on page 16.)

"Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines"
Mary Walton Ferris
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Cuneo Press, 1931
Vol. 2, pp. 315-317
"Richard must have been of a more retiring disposition than his brother William for, while
the latter man adventured to the new world in 1629 at about the age of twenty-one,
evidence of the presence of Richard on this side of the water is first seen in 1638 when
he must have been about thirty-six years old, and after his marriage and the birth of four
children. Moreover, though he was a fine type of citizen, a loyal church member and one of
the most liberal contributors to that body, as well as far more successful financially
than most men of his time [since his estate totaled 1,764 at his death], yet he acquired
but little prominence in public matters, either civic or religious."

"Colonial Families of the United States of America"
George Norbury Mackenzie
Baltimore, MD; 1912
v1, p133: "Richard Dodge, b. in England; d. 15th June, 1671; m. Edith, who
d. 27th June, 1678."

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
James Savage
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862
Repub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998
v2 pp56-58: "RICHARD, Salem 1638, perhaps br. of William, adm. of the ch. May 1644, had,
by w. Edith, prob. sev. ch. earlier, and certain. John and Mary, both b. in Eng. of unkn. date,
but bapt. 3 July of that yr.; ...yet not found in freem.'s list, was, in 1667, one of the found. of
Beverly... He d. 15 June 1671; and his wid. d. 27 June 1678."

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"DODGE, Richard (1602-1671/2?) & Edith _____ (1603-1678); by 1631, by 1628;

"Pioneers of Massachusetts"
Charles Henry Pope
Boston, MA; 1900
p141: "Dodge, Dods - Richard, Salem. Adm. chh. 5 (3) 1644. Ch. Richard and Sarah bapt.
3 (5) 1644, Elizabeth adm. chh. 20 (2) 1645. Elizabeth adm. chh. 28 (12) 1657. He rem. to
Wenham; propr. in 1644, Beverly. Will, dated 14 (9) 1870, inv. June 27, 1671; wife Edith,
ch. John, Richard, Samuel, Edward, Joseph, Mary Herrick, and Sarah; bro. Wm. D., Sen.;
bro. Michael D. in Eng. to pay rent for land he occupies. The widow Edith, in will dated
Feb. 14, 1677, gave her est. to daus. Mary (wife of Zachary) Herrick, Sarah, (wife of Peter)
Woodbury, and their children; and to sons Edward and others."

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