Plymouth County Biographies

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Israel Richards

Israel, son of John Richards, was born probably at Plymouth. He was baptized when nearly, if not quite, an adult, March 26, 1671, at New London. He early enjoyed the benefits of the blue laws, for in September, 1693, he was sentenced to pay a fine of ten shilling and stand in the stocks for two hours for night walking on Sabbath evening. He inherited from his father a farm near Mill Pond, two miles north of the town plot; and deeded land to his son Jeremiah in 1726.

Children: Israel, lived in New London;

Jeremiah, mentioned below.

Source: Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Volume IV