Puffer Genealogy

TUCKER, Richardus

Male Abt 1594 - 1679  (85 years)


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  • Name TUCKER, Richardus 
    Nickname Richard 
    Birth Abt 1594  Stogumber, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1630  NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 9B813205C4284BAEA49F4EDE4AB1215E21AE 
    Death Sep 1679  Portsmouth, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6867  Puffers
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

    Father TUCKER, John,   b. Abt 1534, Throwleigh, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother KEMPE, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1530, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family RAYNELL\REYNOLD, Margaret,   b. CA 1595   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. TUCKER, Richard,   b. Abt 1615   d. Bef 1715 (Age < 99 years)
     2. TUCKER, Nicholas,   b. Abt 1619, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1719 (Age < 99 years)
     3. TUCKER, William,   b. 1622, Isle of Shoals, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Jun 1666, Isle of Shoals, NH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years)
     4. TUCKER, Lewis,   b. Abt 1630   d. Bef 1730 (Age < 99 years)
     5. TUCKER, John,   b. 1632, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1681, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years)
     6. TUCKER, Seaborn,   b. Abt 1635   d. Bef 1735 (Age < 99 years)
    Family ID F300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2023 

  • Notes 
    • "Richard Tucker, "gentleman", came very early to the coast of Maine and New Hampshire; probably lived near Saco. He bought, about 1630, Richard Bradshaw's patent to lands at Spurwink, in Maine; in partnership with George Cleve had a patent for Gorges Jan. 27, 1627, of land in that vicinity; another deed from Alex Rigby, May 23, 1643."

      He resided in Portsmouth, NH where he died in 1679 at the age of 85. Through his landed properties, however, he retained an interest in the development of Maine. He was one of the Selectmen of Portsmouth; a Commissioner of the General Court; and while at Casco was one of the Grand Jury. In 1665 he stood strongly for the jurisdiction of MA for the control of Maine and against the Royal Commissioners.

      Margaret survived him for several years. She may have been a passenger on the ship "Abigail" which left London 1 Jul 1635. If so, she was born abt. 1612.

      A monument in Portland erected by Payson Tucker commemorates the landing of George Cleeves and Richard Tucker. It was unveiled 4 Jul 1883 with Masonic Honors. It is located on the eastern promenade near the spot where they landed. Their landing was on the beach now covered by the "make land" of the Grand Trunk Railway, at a point a little east of the foot of Hancock Street where a small brook made its way into the bay.

  • Sources 
    1. [S150] The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England; 1620-1633.