1306. Documentation for Richard Gardner
(1631 to 23 Jan 1688)
father of Sarah Gardner
(Abt 1655 to Bet 1677 and 1745)



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Richard Gardner was born in 1631, probably in England.(1) His father was Thomas Gardner.(2) “Thomas Gardner (c. 1592 – 1674) was an Overseer of the "old planters" party of the Dorchester Company who landed, in 1624 at Cape Ann, to form a colony at what is now known as Gloucester. Gardner is considered by some as the 1st Governor of Massachusetts, due to his being in authority in the first settlement that became the Massachusetts Bay Colony (which later subsumed the Plymouth).”(3)
Richard married
Sarah Shattuck in 1652 in Salem, Essex Co Massachusetts.(4) She was born in 1632, probably in England.(5) Sarah was the sister of Samuel Shattuck. (6) Richard Gardner died on 23 January 1688 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(7) Sarah (Shattuck) Gardner died on Nantucket in 1724.(8)
Richard Gardner had a brother named John who was born in 1625, probably in England
.(9) John Gardner, brother of Richard, married Priscilla Grafton on 20 February 1653/4.(10) She was a daughter of Joseph Grafton.(11)

Children of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shattuck:

i. Joseph Gardner probably was born about 1645 to 1652. He married Bethiah Macy on 30 March 1670.(12) Joseph Gardner died in 1701 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(13) Bethiah Macy was born about 1650 at Salisbury, Massachusetts.(14) She died in 1732 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(15)

ii.
Sarah Gardner probably was born about 1650 to 1653 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(16) She married Eleazer Folger in 1671.(17) He was born in 1648 at Edgartown, Massachusetts.(18) Eleazer died in 1716.(19)

iii.
Richard Gardner Jr. was born 23d, 8 mo. 1653, in Salem, Massachusetts.(20) He married Mary Austin on 17 May 1674 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(21) Richard Gardner Jr. died 8d 3m 1728.(22) Mary Austin was born in England and she died 1d 4m 1721.(23)

iv.
Deborah Gardner was born 12th, 2 mo. 1658 in Salem, Massachusetts.(24) She married John Macy.(25) John Macy was born 14th, 7 mo. 1655, in Salisbury, Massachusetts.(26)

v.
Damaris Gardner was born 21st, 11 mo. 1662.(27)

vi.
James Gardner was born 19th, 5 mo. 1664 in Salem, Massachusetts.(28) He married first Mary Starbuck(29) He married second Rachel Gardner.(30) James Gardner married third Patience Harker.(31) He married fourth Mary Coffin.(32)

vii.
Miriam Gardner was born in 1664 or 1665.(33) She married John Worth on 22 September 1684.(34) John Worth, the son of William Worth and Sarah Macy, was born 19 May 1666.(35) John Worth died 15th 8 mo. 1707.(36) Miriam Gardner died in 1702 at age 37.(37)

viii.
Nathaniel Gardner was born 16th, 11 mo. 1665.(38) Nathaniel Gardner married Abigail Coffin.(39) Abigail Coffin was born in 1666.(40)

ix.
Hope Gardner was born 16 November 1669 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(41) She married John Coffin in 1692.(42) John Coffin was born 4 mo. 1672.(43) She died 10th, 12 mo. 1750.(44) John Coffin died 1st, 7 mo., 1747.(45)

x.
Love Gardner born 2 May 1672 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.(46) She married James Coffin.(47) He was born 9th, 5 mo. 1664.(48) Love (Gardner) Coffin died in 1691.(49) James Coffin died 2 August 1741.(50)

The Gardners of Massachusetts: An American Legacy
By
Anthony Taylor Dunn

 
For most, the Gardner name does not easily come to mind as do such historic family names as Revere, Copley, or Kennedy. However, the Gardner name has an important place in American history spanning from the birth of our country to the present day.
 
The First Governor of Massachusetts
  The Gardner family history dates back to early colonial America when Thomas Gardner sailed from England to Cape Ann in 1623, only three years after the arrival of the Mayflower. He was dispatched from Weymouth, England, by the Dorchester Company and was appointed as the overseer of the Plantation at Cape Ann. Unfortunately, this area proved to be unsuited for farming due to the predominantly rocky and unfertile soil. Those that remained did so “to the hazard of their lives,” and most died in the first three years. In 1626, the survivors of the colony under the direction of Roger Conant relocated to the mouth of the Naumkeag River and founded present day Salem. Yet the title of Massachusetts’ first governor belongs to Thomas Gardner because he was the first man of authority over what developed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
 

Salem and the Witch Trials
Thomas Gardner left nine children, two of which became prominent figures in their own rite. Samuel was born in 1627, one year prior to the official renaming of Naumkeag to Salem. He was a merchant by trade and built a corn mill in town. In later years he became a member of the board of selectmen and general court.

Another son, George, married Elizabeth Stone who was the daughter of the Reverend Samuel Stone, a leading clergyman of the day. Their daughter married John Hathorne, the infamous “witch judge” who was the chief interrogator of the accused witches in the Salem witch trials of 1692. John Hathorne was the grandfather to author Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Per "History of Nantucket" by Alexander Starbuck in referring to the family of Richard Gardner and Sarah Shattuck stated . . . . She (Sarah Starbuck) had made herself obnoxious to the Massachusetts government by sympathizing with the Quakers, had been brought before the Salem Court for absenting herself "from the publik ordinances on the Lord's day, for neglecting to attend services at the First Church in Salem and for attending assemblies of the Friends, and had been excommunicated from the First Church in Salem for so doing. The widow Sarah was a woman of decided opinions and not inclined to mask them. Sarah, daughter of Richard and Sarah, married Eleazer Folger, son of Peter and when Peter was imprisoned during the "Insurrection," the Gardner family showed indignation and were arrested. They failed to appear at the Court held April 22, 1677 to which they were summoned but did appear at the Court next following with this result: 'Sarah, wife of Mr. Richard Gardner, being legally convicted of speaking very opprobriously and uttering many slanderous words concerning the imprisonment of Peter Folger who was imprisoned by order of the court, upon her good demeaning herself, and civilly being to the good satisfaction and likeness of the court, the Court think fit to remit all other fines provided by law in such case, but she shall be reproved and admonished to have care for the future of evil words tending to defaming His Majesty's Court.'"

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The Gardner family of Nantucket descended from Richard and John Gardner, sons of Thomas Gardner, planter, who came from England to Salem, Massachusetts in 1626. Richard’s wife, Sarah Shattuck, was the daughter of Thomas Gardner’s second wife, Demaris Shattuck, by her first husband. She was a devoted member of the Society of Friends for which she suffered during her residence in Salem before she and her husband moved to Nantucket in 1666/1667. John and his wife, Priscilla Grafton, soon followed.
The two brothers were originally in the fishing business but also began accumulating property. Their descendents became captains of whaling ships, land owners and merchants. Anna Gardner (1816-1901), descended from John, had a distinguished career as a schoolmistress and reformer. She taught in Nantucket elementary schools and, after the Civil War, in the schools of the New England Freedman’s Bureau in the south.. She was also active in the causes of temperance and women’s suffrage. In 1841, she called the Anti-Slavery Convention in Nantucket.
Anna Gardner also wrote two books of poems. William Edward Gardner (1872-1965), Episcopal minister, historian and author, is particularly remembered in Nantucket for his biographies of Walter Folger, Jr., John Gardner, the Starbuck family, and the Coffin family. He also wrote memorials of Dr. Roy H. Gilpatrick, George Fawcett, Charles H. Selden, Frederick C. Sanford, Peter Folger and Moses Joy as well as “Rambles in the Historic Nantucket District.”

Children (
Gardner) :
i. Joseph Gardner, born about 1652, in Salem, Massachusetts
ii.
Sarah Gardner, born about 1653, in Salem, Massachusetts
iii.
Richard Gardner Jr., born 23d, 8 mo. 1653, in Salem, Massachusetts
iv. Deborah Gardner, born 12th, 2 mo. 1658, in Salem, Massachusetts
v.
Damaris Gardner, born 21st, 11 mo. 1662, in Salem, Massachusetts
vi.
James Gardner, born 19th, 5 mo. 1664, in Salem, Massachusetts
vii.
Miriam Gardner, born 1664 or 1665, in Nantucket, Massachusetts
viii.
Nathaniel Gardner, born 16th, 11 mo. 1665, twin of Hope, in Nantucket,
Massachusetts
ix.
Hope Gardner, born 16th, 11 mo. 1665, twin of Nathaniel, in Nantucket,
Massachusetts
x.
Love Gardner, born 2 May 1672, in Nantucket, Massachusetts


REFERENCES

1. Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 69, Gardner, Richard, “1st of Nantucket, Came in 1666 from Salem,” h. Sarah (sister of Samuel Shattuck), _____, 1631 [dup. 1630]. P.R. 38; see Philbrick, Nathaniel, Away Off Shore, Nantucket Island and Its People, 1602 – 1890, Mill Hill Press, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1994.

2. Starbuck, Alexander, The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers, page 756.

3. NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 527, Gardner, Richard, “1st of Nantucket, Came in 1666 from Salem,” and Sarah Shattuck, sister of Samuel, _____, 1652* P.R. 38. Intention not recorded.

5. NVR to 1850, Births, Shattuck, Sarah, w. Richard Gardner “1st of Nantucket,” sister of Samuel, ____, 1632, P.R. 38.

6. Ibid.

7. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 317, Gardner, Richard, Mr., Jan. 23, 1688. [Richard, “1st of Nantucket, Came in 1666 from Salem,” h. Sarah (sister of Samuel Shattuck), Mar. 23, 1686 [dup. 1688], P.R. 38. 23d, 1 mo. 1688, P.R. 63.]

8. Starbuck, History of Nantucket, page 757.

9. NVR to 1850, Births, Gardner, John, “1st of Nantucket,” h. Priscilla (d. Joseph Grafton and Mary), s. Thomas of Salem, ____, 1625 [? In England], P.R. 38.

10. Starbuck, History of Nantucket, page 757.

11.
Ibid.

12.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 510, Gardner, Joseph and Bethiah Macy, Mar. 30, 1670. Intention not recorded. [Joseph, s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), and Bethiah Macy, d. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, P.R. 38.].

13. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 307, Gardner, Joseph, h. Bethiah (d. Thomas Macy and Sarah), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), _____, 1701, P.R. 38.
14. NVR to 1850, Births, page 265, Macy, Bethia, w. Joseph Gardner (s. Richard 1st and Sarah), d. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, abt. 1650, in Salisbury, P.R. 38.
15. NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 293, Gardner, Bethia, w. Joseph (s. Richard 1st and Sarah), d. Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcot, 19th, 8 mo. 1732, P.R. 38.

16.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 74, Gardner, Sarah, w. Eleazer Folger (s. Peter and Mary), d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), _____, P.R. 38; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 530, Gardner, Sarah, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), and Eleazer Folger, s. Peter and Mary Morrell, _____, 1671. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

17.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 530, Gardner, Sarah, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), and Eleazer Folger, s. Peter and Mary Morrell, _____, 1671. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

18. NVR to 1850, Births, page 475, Folger, Eleazer, h. Sarah (d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah), s. Peter [q. v.] and Mary Morrell, _____, 1648, P.R. 38.

19.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 261, Folger, Eleazer, h. Sarah (d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah), s. Peter and Mary Morrell, _____, 1716, P.R. 38. [Eleazer 1st, a. 68 y. 6 m., P.R. 63].

20.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 69, Gardner, Richard 2d, h. Mary (d. Joseph Austin and Sarah), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 23d, 8 mo. 1653, in Salem, P.R. 38.

21.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 527, Gardner, Richard and Mary Austen, May 17, 1674. Intention not recorded. [Richard Jr., s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), and Mary Austin, d. Joseph and Sarah, P.R. 38.].

22.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 317, Gardner, Richard, h. Mary (d. Joseph Austin and Sarah), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 8th, 3 mo. 1728, P.R. 38. [Capt., 5th, 3 mo., P.R. 63.].

23.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 310, Gardner, Mary, w. Richard Jr. [dup. 2d] (s. Richard and Sarah), d. Joseph Austin of Hampton and Dover, 1st, 4 mo. 1721, P.R. 38. [w. Capt. Rob[er]t [sic], P.R. 63.].

24.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 26, Gardner, Deborah, w. John Macy (s. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot), w. Stephen Pease, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 12th, 2 mo. 1658 [in Salem], P.R. 38.

25.
Ibid; NVR to 1850, Macy, John 1st, h. Deborah (d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah), s. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, 14th, 7 mo. 1655, in Salisbury, P.R. 38.

26.
NVR to 1850, Macy, John 1st, h. Deborah (d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah), s. Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, 14th, 7 mo. 1655, in Salisbury, P.R. 38.

27.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 25, Gardner, Damaris, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 21st, 11 mo. 1662, P.R. 38.

28. NVR to 1850, Births, page 45, Gardner, James, h. Mary (d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Mary, h. Rachel (wid. John Brown, d. John Gardner 1st), h. Patience (d. Ebenezer Harker and Patience) (“No chn.”), h. Mary (wid. Richard Pinkham, d. James Coffin Sr.) (“no children”), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 19th, 5 mo. 1664 [sic, see Miriam b. 14th, 7 mo. 1671, and Salem Vital Records] [in Salem], P.R. 38.

29.
Ibid.

30.
Ibid.

31.
Ibid.

32.
Ibid.

33.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 61, Gardner, Miriam, w. John Worth (s. William and Sarah), d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 14th, 7 mo. 1671 [sic, see Love, dup. _____, 1664 or 65, see death], P.R. 38.

34.
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 519, Gardner, Miriam and John Worth, Sept. 22, 1684. Intention not recorded. [Miriam, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), and John Worth, s. William and Sarah (Macy), P.R. 38.]; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 525, Worth, John and Miriam Gardner, Sept. 22, 1684. Intention not recorded. [John, s. William and Sarah (Macy), and Miriam Gardner, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), P.R. 38.].

35. NVR to 1850, Births, page 629, Worth, John. S. Will[ia]m, May 19, 1666. [h. Miriam (d. Richard Gardner Sr. and Sarah), h. Mrs. Ann Sarson of Edgartown, h. Dorcas (wid. Benjamin Hawes, d. Benjamin Smith Estq. Of “the Vineyard’), s. William and Sarah (Macy), 19th, 5 mo., P.R. 38.].

36.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 614, Worth, John, h. Miriam (Gardner), h. Mrs. Ann Sarson, h. Dorcas (Smith) Hawes, s. William and Sarah (Macy), 11th, 2 mo. 1731 [dup. 1st, 2 mo. 1732], a. 64, P.R. 38.

37.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 616, Worth, Miriam, first w. John (s. William and Sarah), d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), _____, 1702, a. 37, P.R. 38.

38.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 62, Gardner, Nathaniel, “Capt. so called in a letter of Josiah Franklin, July 14, 1760, an original member in 1708,” h. Abigail (d. James Coffin Sr. and Mary), s. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 16th, 11 mo. 1665, P.R. 38.

39.
Ibid.

40.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 237, Coffin, Abigail, w. Nathaniel Gardner (s. Richard and Sarah), d. James and Mary (Severance), _____, 1666, P.R. 38.

41.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 44, Gardner, Hope, d. Richard, Nov. 16, 1669. [w. John Coffin (s. James and Mary), d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 16th, 11 mo., P.R. 38.].

42.
Ibid; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 278, Coffin, John, s. James and Mary (Severance), and Hope Gardner, d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), _____, 1692. Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.
43. NVR to 1850, Births, page 287, Coffin, John, h. Hope (d. Richard Gardner and Sarah (Shattuck)), s. James and Mary (Severance), _____, 4 mo. 1672, P.R. 38.

44.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 160, Coffin, Hope, w. John (s. James and Mary), d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 10th, 12 mo. 1750. P.R. 38. [wid. John, P.R. 63.].

45.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 162, John, h. Hope (d. Richard Gardner and Sarah (Shattuck)), s. James and Mary (Severance), 1st, 7 mo. [dup. 7th, 1 mo.] 1747, P.R. 38. [1st, 7 mo., P.R. 63.].

46.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 52, Gardner, Love, d. Richard Sr., May 2, 1672. [first w. James Coffin Jr. (s. James and Mary), d. Richard 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), 2d, 5 mo., P.R. 38.].

47.
Ibid.

48.
NVR to 1850, Births, page 283, Coffin, James, h. Love (d. Richard Gardner and Sarah), h. Ruth (d. John Gardner and Priscilla), s. James and Mary (Severance), 9th, 5 mo. 1664, P.R. 38.

49.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 167, Coffin, Love, first w. James Jr. (s. James and Mary), d. Richard Gardner 1st and Sarah (Shattuck), _____, 1691, P.R. 38.

50.
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 160, Coffin, James, h. Love (Gardner), h. Ruth (Gardner), s. James and Mary (Severance), 2d, 8 mo. 1741, P.R. 38.