The Founders of Hartford
Nathaniel Richards came,in the Lion, Sept. 16, 1632; freeman, Mass., Nov. 6, 1632; one of
the proprietors at Cambridge, 1633; removed to Hartford, 1636; an original proprietor; his borne-lot in 1639 was near
the north bank of the Little River, about where the west part of Pearl St. now is. He was constable, 1642, 1650 ;
townsman, 1645 ; one of the signers of the agreement for planting Norwalk, June 19, 1650, and removed them soon after;
sold his dwelling-house and land in Hartford, to William Phillips, May 29, 1651. He was deputy from Norwalk, Oct.,
1658; selectman, 1670; third in the list of estates, in 1673 ; £268. He d. Jan. 22, 1681-21 Savage says
(vol. iii. p. 584) that he left all his estate to the husbands of four dau'ra of his wife, Rosamond, by her former
husband, Henry Lindall. Rozimon Richards, the Rellique of Nathaniel Richards, deceased Nov.
1 Norwalk Records, ii. fol. 74.