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Richard Jackson was born 1582 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, and died June 22, 1672 in Hempstead, Queens Co. (now Nassau Co.), NY. He married Isabella Malty, daughter of John Maltby and Elizabeth Greaves.

 Includes NotesNotes for Richard Jackson:

Richard Jackson1, the earliest thus far found in this line, was born in 1582 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, and died 22 June 1672 in Hempstead (now Nassau County), New York. Scrooby was the town made famous as the place from which the Pilgrims left, first for the Netherlands, and then in 1620 for the new world. It is a parish in the union of East Retford, one and a quarter miles south from Bawtry, on the River Idle. When our Jacksons lived there, the commons were not yet inclosed (this happened in 1775). There were ruins in the area of the ancient palace of the archbishops of York (started under the reign of Edward II), and sometimes lived in by Henry VIIIís Cardinal Wolsey. In fact, a mulberry tree said to be planted by Wolsey was pointed to in the yard of the farmhouse then occupying the remains of the palace ruin. The soil is light and sandy.[1]

Back to our family, Richard married Isabella MALTBY, who was born in 1586 in Cambridge, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (GREAVES) Maltby. Isabella died 12 February 1661 in Long Island.[2]

A likely scenario was that Richard and Isabella migrated to Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, in the early 1630s when hundreds of disillusioned Puritans left the England of Charles I and his Archbishop Laud. On 29 May 1635 a group of men (and presumably their families) were dismissed from [i.e. permitted to leave] Watertown to found a new town in Connecticut: Wethersfield (which was originally called Watertown).[3] In 1643 some grew discontented with the rigidity and strictness of the New Haven theocracy and left for "Heemstede" on Long Island.[4] Presumably Richard and Isabella were among those who moved on.

Isabella died in Southold (now Suffolk County) Long Island 12 February 1661. The settlement of Southold was on the eastern end of Long Island. It was one of several towns not served by clergy, that were receptive to the message of early Friends. It was close to Shelter Island, owned by Nathaniel SYLVESTER who let persecuted Friends stay there, and who himself became a Quaker. Southold was under the jurisdiction of New Haven, which vigorously persecuted Quakers until the English conquest of New Netherland in 1664 terminated Connecticutís claims to Long Island.[5]

Richard died in Hempstead (now Nassau County) 22 June 1672.

Child of Richard and Isabella (Maltby) Jackson. There may be others.

Children of Richard Jackson and Isabella Malty are:
  1. +Robert Jackson, b. Abt. 1620, Scrooby, Nottingham, England, d. Abt. 1684, Hempstead, Queens Co. (now Nassau Co.), NY.
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