Sarah Richardson1

b. 25 March 1660, d. 30 January 1748
Sarah Richardson|b. 25 Mar 1660\nd. 30 Jan 1748|p840.htm|Josiah Richardson|b. c 1634\nd. 22 Jul 1695|p805.htm|Remembrance Underwood|b. 27 Feb 1639/40\nd. 20 Feb 1718/19|p806.htm|Ezekiel Richardson|b. c 1604\nd. 21 Oct 1647|p746.htm|Susanna (—?—) (Richardson-Brooks)|d. 15 Sep 1681|p786.htm|William Underwood|b. c 1615\nd. 12 Aug 1697|p934.htm|Sarah (—?—) (Underwood)|d. 5 Nov 1684|p935.htm|

5th great-grandaunt of Louise Underwood.
7th great-grandaunt of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Underwood and Allied Families
     Sarah Richardson was born on 25 March 1660 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Josiah Richardson and Remembrance Underwood.1 She married Lieutenant William Fletcher, son of Ensign William Fletcher, on 19 September 1677 in Chelmsford.4 She died on 30 January 1748 in Tyngsborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 87.5
     On 12 March 1695/96, the widow and children of Josiah Richardson, who died intestate 22 July 1695, entered an agreement for the division of the estate by which Sergeant William Fletcher, Thomas Colburne and Hennery Farwell, the husbands of the three daughters (Sara, Mary and Susanna) shared two-thirds of the movable estate.6

Children of Sarah Richardson and Lieutenant William Fletcher


  1. [S111] Essex Institute, Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers, 1914), 134.
  2. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, Comprising a Full History and Genealogy of the Posterity of the Three Brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel, and Thomas Richardson, Who Came from England, and United with Others in the Foundation of Woburn, Massachusetts, in the Year 1641, of John Richardson, of Medfield, 1679, of Amos Richardson, of Boston, 1640, of Edward and William Richardson, of Newbury, 1643, with Notices of Richardsons in England and Elsewhere (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston & Co., 1876), 46.
  3. [S165] Walter Goodwin Davis, "Richardson, of Chelmsford," Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A Reprinting in Alphabetical Order by Surname, of the Sixteen Multi-Ancestor Compendia, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996), Vol. III, 3: 225, originally published in The Ancestry of Sarah Hildreth (1958).
  4. [S111] Chelmsford VR (published), 307.
  5. [S166] John Adams Vinton, The Richardson Memorial, 47.
  6. [S165] Walter Goodwin Davis, "Richardson, of Chelmsford," Massachusetts and Maine Families, Vol. III, 3: 224, 225, citing Middlesex Probate, No. 19014, originally published in The Ancestry of Sarah Hildreth (1958).
  7. [S111] Chelmsford VR (published), 61.
  8. [S111] Chelmsford VR (published), 62.
  9. [S111] Chelmsford VR (published), 63.
  10. [S111] Chelmsford VR (published), 66.