Birth: Richard Sparrow was born about 1604, based on his
estimated date of marriage.
Death: He died on January 8, 1660/1, in Eastham.
Ship: Unknown, 1632
Life in England: Nothing is known about his life in
Life in New England: Richard Sparrow first appeared in
Plymouth records on the March 25, 1633, tax list. He was also included
in the list of freemen for that year. He and his family moved to Eastham
by 1653. Sparrow served on 35 juries between 1640 and 1659. He was a
Plymouth constable three years and a surveyor of highways for both
Plymouth and Eastham. He was a tax collector in 1650. In an interesting
1650 court case, Richard Sparrow was presented by the court for
concealing the theft by Thomas Shreve of corn from his barn, “uppon an
ingagement so to doe unlesse called before authoritie.”
Family: Richard Sparrow married Pandora _____ by about
1629 and had one son. She died after March 27, 1661.
Children of Richard and Pandora Sparrow: