NameRichard KIRBY
Birthabt 1610, Rowington, Warwickshire, England [1001]
Immigrationbef 1636, Lynn, Essex, MA [567]
Deathbef 21 Jul 1688, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA [567]
Death MemoDead 19 yrs by 7/21/1707
Move1637, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [Original settler]
Moveaft 1660, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA
ReligionQuaker
FatherHumphrey Kirby (1592->1620)
MotherMarjorie White (~1580-?)
SpouseJane (---?---)
Birthabt 1615, England
Burial23 Mar 1649/50, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Children
1 FJane Kirby
Birthabt 1634, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, MA
Deathaft 21 Jul 1707, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, MA [567]
SpouseThomas Launders
Marriage2 Jul 1651, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Birthabt 1637, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
Death22 Mar 1711, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
AFNFBQS-83
Marriage6 Jun 1657, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
3 MRichard Kirby
Birthabt 1633, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
Death8 Mar 1719/20, Dartmouth, Bristol, MA [193]
SpouseAbigail Howland
Marriage2 Nov 1678, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA [124], [1003]
SpousePatience Gifford
Marriage19 Oct 1665, Dartmouth, Bristol Co, MA [677, Vol. 128:250]
4 FRuhamah Kirby
Birthabt 1640, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [2]
Deathaft 21 Jul 1707 [2]
SpouseJohn Smith
5 MRecompence Kirby
Birthabt 1643, Sandwich, Barnstable Co, MA [2]
Death21 Nov 1720, Newton, Sussex Co, NJ [1001]
SpouseRebecca Allen
6 FAbigail Kirby
BirthFeb 1649/50, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Death28 Feb 1649/50, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
7 FIncrease Kirby
BirthFeb 1649/50, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Burial24 Mar 1649/50, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA [202]
Notes for Richard KIRBY
First appearance 1636 in Lynn. In 1637, moved with a group to Cape Cod and set up Sandwich. Friendly to the early group of Quakers there, as the church was extremely intolerant. He is a beneficiary, along with Thomas Tupper and Peter Gaunt, in the will of Thomas Hampton, written in March 1637 in Sandwich. (NEHGR 4:36). 3 Feb 1656/1657 a complaint was filed at the Court of Assistants of Plymouth Colony against Richard Kirby for frequently attending Quaker meetings. Also fined several more times for Quaker activity. After 1660, he left for Dartmouth. His wife is unproven, but based on timing of the death of Jane Kirby and the daughter named Jane, it’s assumed she was his wife. Took oath of fidelity in Dartmouth in 1686. His children still living filed a document organizing his estate on 21 Jul 1707 saying he had been dead 19 years.[ [567]]

A brief profile in NEHGR re NY settlers from New England says he went to Oyster Bay and married Elizabeth Hopkins, widow from Rhode Island (but it also attributes his sons spouses to him, so questionable). (NEHGR 55:303)

A Richard Kirbie appears on the list of "passengers for Virginia" compiled at Gravesend in 1635. [NEHGR 5:62]

Savage's: RICHARD, Lynn, rem. 1637 to Sandwich, by w. Jane had Increase, and prob. Abigail, tw. b. Feb. 1650, of wh. Abigail was bur. the same, and Increase, the next mo. and the mo. and [[vol. 3, p. 31]] her s. Richard were bur. in Mar. of that yr. He was imprison. as a Quaker 1658, may have tak. o. of fidel. at Dartmouth 1684, where he m. 2 Nov. 1678, Abigail Rowland of D. perhaps as sec. or third w. By former w. Patience he had at D. Sarah, b. 1 May 1667; John, 2 Mar. 1673; and Robert, 10 Mar. 1675. Perhaps he was of Oyster Bay, L. I. 1685.
Notes for Jane (---?---)
Died the month after both of her twins b. Feb 1649/50 were born. Neither survived.

Called to give evidence against John Ellis in 1644 when he was charged with fornication. Ellis was found guilty and sentenced to the whipping post, despite the fact that he and his wife were by then married. (NEHGR 119:163)
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