SPARROW, Richard

SPARROW, Richard

Male Abt 1605 - 1661  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name SPARROW, Richard 
    Born Abt 1605 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1640  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    42 Summer Street

    Notes from the Sparrow House Website

    The Richard Sparrow Family

    Richard Sparrow, his wife Pandora, and son Jonathan, left their home in England, and arrived in New Plimoth by 1633. As a freeman, Richard was granted a house tract of six acres in 1636, which required him to construct a house within four years. The original two-story house contained one room on each level and utilized cross summer beam construction. With its large rooms, leaded glass windows and paneled walls, it was a grand home on the banks of what is now known as Town Brook.

    By Seventeenth Century standards, Richard's family was small, which dictated the demanding work of colonial life be completed by only three family members. In 1639, Mary Moorecock was apprenticed to Richard and Pandora for nine years in exchange for food, lodging, clothes and a ewe lamb. The lamb was to be kept by Mary's stepfather, who was to "keep one third of the increase for labor".

    Richard Sparrow was a surveyor by trade. He was actively involved in the Colony and appointed to "View of the Meadows" in 1640. During the same year and the following one, he served as Constable for the Colony. Between 1640 and 1653 he was named Surveyor of Highways seven times, and sat on over twenty-eight juries. By 1642 Sparrow's land base grew, adding seven or more tracts to his original six acre house lot.

    In 1644 Richard and Pandora adopted Elizabeth Hopkins, increasing the family size to five members. The Sparrow family remained in this house until 1653 when it was sold to George Bonum. The family soon after moved to Eastham. While in Eastham, Richard remained active in the colonial government, serving as Eastham's representative to Plymouth, as well as deputy to the General Court. In 1657, Sparrow sold his remaining land holdings in Plymouth to Gyles Rickard.

    Upon Richard Sparrow's death on January 8, 1660, he was buried in Eastham and his estate was divided among his wife, son and three surviving grandchildren.

    http://www.sparrowhouse.com/SparrowHistory.htm 
    SPARROW, Richard
House
    SPARROW, Richard House
    Oldest House in Plymouth, MA in 1640
    SPARROW, Richard 
House
    SPARROW, Richard House
    Built 1640
    Died 8 Jan 1660/61  Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnestable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Transcript of Monument erected in 1876 for the Centennial of the USA.

      HERE RESTS THE DUST
      OF
      RICHARD SPARROW
      AND HIS WIFE
      PANDORA
      WHO CAME FROM KENT COUNTY ENGLAND
      ABOUT 1633 AND SETTLED IN PLYMOUTH
      ABOUT 1650 THEY CAME TO EASTHAM
      AND SETTLED NEAR THIS PLACE
      WHERE HE DIED JANUARY 8,1660
      HERE ALSO RESTS
      JONATHAN SPARROW
      ONLY CHILD OF RICHARD
      TOGETHER WITH HIS FIRST TWO WIVES
      REBECCA BANGS & HANNAH PRINCE
      HE SETTLED IN THE PART OF EASTHAM
      NOW EAST ORLEANS WHERE
      AFTER FILLING MANY OFFICES OF HONOR
      AND TRUST IN BOTH CHURCH AND STATE
      HE DIED MARCH 21, 1706 AGED 73 YEARS
      IN MEMORY OF
      THESE EARLY SETTLERS OF OUR COUNTRY
      WE THEIR DESCENDENTS HAVE ERECTED
      THIS TABLET IN THIS CENTENNIAL YEAR
      OF OUR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE A D 1876

      http://www.capecodgravestones.com/easthampixweb/spar60cove.html
    SPARROW, Richard - Gravestone
Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
    SPARROW, Richard - Gravestone Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
    1875 Headstone for 100 Year of USA
    Person ID I8363  Schuler
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 

    Family SPARROW, Pandora (),   bur. Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnestable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SPARROW, Jonathon,   b. Abt 1633,   d. 21 Mar 1706/07, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F3099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 42 Summer Street Notes from the Sparrow House Website The Richard Sparrow Family Richard Sparrow, his wife Pandora, and son Jonathan, left their home in England, and arrived in New Plimoth by 1633. As a freeman, Richard was granted a house tract of six acres in 1636, which required him to construct a house within four years. The original two-story house contained one room on each level and utilized cross summer beam construction. With its large rooms, leaded glass windows and paneled walls, it was a grand home on the banks of what is now known as Town Brook. By Seventeenth Century standards, Richard's family was small, which dictated the demanding work of colonial life be completed by only three family members. In 1639, Mary Moorecock was apprenticed to Richard and Pandora for nine years in exchange for food, lodging, clothes and a ewe lamb. The lamb was to be kept by Mary's stepfather, who was to "keep one third of the increase for labor". Richard Sparrow was a surveyor by trade. He was actively involved in the Colony and appointed to "View of the Meadows" in 1640. During the same year and the following one, he served as Constable for the Colony. Between 1640 and 1653 he was named Surveyor of Highways seven times, and sat on over twenty-eight juries. By 1642 Sparrow's land base grew, adding seven or more tracts to his original six acre house lot. In 1644 Richard and Pandora adopted Elizabeth Hopkins, increasing the family size to five members. The Sparrow family remained in this house until 1653 when it was sold to George Bonum. The family soon after moved to Eastham. While in Eastham, Richard remained active in the colonial government, serving as Eastham's representative to Plymouth, as well as deputy to the General Court. In 1657, Sparrow sold his remaining land holdings in Plymouth to Gyles Rickard. Upon Richard Sparrow's death on January 8, 1660, he was buried in Eastham and his estate was divided among his wife, son and three surviving grandchildren. http://www.sparrowhouse.com/SparrowHistory.htm - 1640 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1660/61 - Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnestable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S00119] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1630-1633, Vol I-III, The, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011), Richard Sparrow.