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Richard Sperry
Birth: Feb. 16, 1606
Bedfordshire, England
Death: 1698
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~
Richard Sperry immigrated from England on the "Hector" to Boston in 1637 and may have come as an agent of the Earl of Warwick. He was in New Haven by 1643 as a farmer for Stephen Goodyear (a rich land owner), swore the oath of a freeman in 1644, and is famous for supplying food to the regicides, Whalley & Goffe, while they were hiding at West Rock in the "Judges Caves" which adjoined Richard Sperry's property which was called "Sperry Farms." This land was left to Richard Sperry by Stephen Goodyear upon his death and was known as "the rich plains of West Rock." Stephen Goodyear had build a house between West Rock and Hudson River on this land for Richard Sperry. In about 1648, Richard Sperry married Dennis (Unknown) in New Haven. Some think that Dennis was the daughter of Stephen Goodyear since Stephen & Mary Goodyear had a daughter named Dennis born in 1624 in England.
In court records dated May 2, 1648, a complaint was filed against Richard Sperry for not keeping watch and Mr. "Goodier" answered for him, showing the close relationship they had.
The exact date of Richard's death is unknown but Jacobus gives it as 1698.

Their son, LIEUT. DANIEL SPERRY, who married DEBORAH PECK, was my ancestor.

Children of Richard & Dennis Sperry (from Tuttle Family, p. 684):
1. John b. Jan. 9, 1649, m. Elizabeth Post
2. Mary b. March 14, 1650, m. Benjamin Peck
3. Richard,Jr. b. Jan. 20,1652, m. Martha Mansfield
4. Esther/Hester b. Sept., 1654, m. Daniel Hotchkiss
5. Nathaniel b. Aug. 13, 1656, m. Sarah Dickerman
6. Thomas b. July 13,1658, m. Elizabeth Fearne
7. A Child b. 1661, died young.
8. Ebenezer b. July, 1663, m. Abigail Dickerman
9. Daniel b. 1665, m. Deborah Peck
10. Joseph b. July 24, 1668 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Denise Goodyear Sperry (1624 - 1707)
 
 Children:
  John Sperry (1649 - 1692)*
  Mary Sperry Peck (1650 - ____)*
  Nathaniel Sperry (1656 - ____)*
  Ebenezer Sperry (1663 - 1738)*
  Daniel Sperry (1665 - 1750)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Center Church on the Green Churchyard
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Nov 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12320101
Richard Sperry
Added by: Nareen, et al
 
 
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My 7th great-grandfather
- Kathie Standart
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014

- BS
 Added: Nov. 3, 2014
I am a direct descendant through my mother, Lovey Sperry.
- Sylvia Bridwell
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014
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