Birth: Richard Church was born in England about 1608.
Death: He died on December 26, 1668 in Dedham.
Ship: Unknown, 1630
Life in England: There are no details of his life in England, but he most likely trained as a carpenter.
Life in New England: Richard Church, a carpenter, originally came to Wessagusset [Weymouth] in Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was in Plymouth in February 1631/2 as a “sojourner,” or temporary resident, but remained in Plymouth. In 1649, he removed to Eastham, was in Charlestown by 1652 and moved to Hingham in 1654. He served on a number of juries while in Plymouth Colony. His estate included half of a tide mill and a share of the iron works at Taunton.
Family: Richard Church married Elizabeth Warren by March 7, 1636/7, and had ten children. She died in Hingham on March 9, 1669/70.
Children of Richard and Elizabeth Church: