Richard NORMAN

Richard NORMAN

Male Abt 1587 - Aft 1653  (~ 66 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Richard NORMAN 
    Born Abt 1587 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1626  Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 22 Apr 1653  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • died after 22 April 1653 [EQC 3:369], but before 27 June 1664 [EQC 3:369, when Thomas Millet Sr. acknowledged "old Richard Norman's act and deed"]. [1]
    Person ID I38304  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2014 

    Married Abt 1612 
    • on 9 July 1645 the "wife of Richard Norman Sr." testified in court [EQC 1:82]; no further record. (Two women by the name of Arabella Norman were admitted to Salem church, one in May 1637 and the other on 25 February 1637/8 [SChR 6, 7]. One of these is certainly the wife of John Norman, son of Richard. The second is probably a clerical error, but just might be the wife of Richard Sr). [2]
    Children 
    +1. John NORMAN,   b. Abt 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1672  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +2. Margaret NORMAN,   b. Abt 1613
     3. Susanna NORMAN,   b. Abt 1615
     4. Florence NORMAN,   b. Abt 1619
     5. Richard NORMAN,   b. Abt 1623
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F12537  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1626 - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 22 Apr 1653 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    'The Puritan' 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    "The Puritan" 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens

  • Notes 
    • Richard Norman's origins are unknown. He migrated in 1626, first residence Salem, and later removed to Marblehead. His occupation was fisherman or shipwright.

      In his deposition of 20 January 1680/1, Richard Brackenbury included "old Goodman Norman and his son" among those who were already at Salem when Endicott arrived in 1628 [EIHC 13:138].

      Richard Norman was evidently in a fishing or shipbuilding business with his son, since "Rich[ard] Norman, Jno. Norman and Company" were sued by John Devereux at July Term 1642 and again at December Term 1642 [EQC 1:42, 45]. The conflict grew heated and Devereux further sued Richard Norman for defamation at December Term 1642 [EQC 1:45].

      At July Term 1642 Norman witnessed against Matthew Gillet who stole a piece of soap from John Norman "to wash his shirts with, as he said" [EQC 1:44]. When his son Richard, Jr., was fined for "slighting ordinances and carrying a burden on Lord's day," Richard Sr. answered for him in court, February 1642/3 [EQC 1:51]. It is likely, as Davis says, that "Norman was probably not of the Puritan persuasion" [Sarah Stone Anc 45].

      Pope incorrectly applied the probate of the younger Richard to the elder. Savage thought that there were two John Normans, a brother of Richard the immigrant, and a son, but the records all apply to one man, son of Richard.

      In 1930 Walter Good Davis prepared one of his typical eloquent but sparsely referenced treatments of this family [Sarah Stone Anc 45-54]. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., vol. II, pg. 1334.

    2. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., vol. II, pg. 1335.

    3. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., vol. II, pg. 1334-6.