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Richard Cutter
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1621
Tyne and Wear, England
Death: Jun. 16, 1693
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Richard Cutter became a cooper by trade (a cooper is one who makes wooden casks and barrels) and at one time made a small oaken chest which in time has became a family heirloom. This chest is still in existence and was in the possession of a Dr. Benjamin Cutter of Woburn, Mass. in the early 1960's.

Around the year 1644, Richard married his first wife Elizabeth Williams. Together they had 9 children. Elizabeth died at the age of 42. Her tombstone is one of the oldest now standing in the ancient burying ground at Old Cambridge. About two years after Elizabeth died, Richard remarried. His new wife, the former Frances (Periman) Amsden (or Emsden) was the widow of Issac Amsden, of Cambridge. They made their home together in Menotomy. Though they enjoyed a good life together, Richard requested that he be buried in Cambridge near his first wife, Elizabeth. He wrote his will in April of 1693 and passed away in June of the same year at the age of 72.

Richard Cutter was buried, as per his request in Cambridge. His monumental stones are in the western part of the yard, eight paces from the Obelisk of Livermore.

Richard married his first wife Elizabeth Williams. Together they had only 6 children. Elizabeth died at the age of 42. (she died in 1662)

Elisabeth (1645-1692) Cambridge birth records July 15, 1645
Samuel (1646-1693)
William (1649/50-1723)
Ephraim (1651-1731)
Gershom (1653-1738)
Maryah (1657-1711)

These are the only children for Richard and Elizabeth listed in Cambridge birth

In 1663 Richard married Frances (Perriman) Amsden and they had 5 children

Nathaniel (1663-1714)
Rebecca (1665-1741)
Hephzibah (1667-1668)
Elizabeth (1669-1742)
Hephzibah (1671-1746
Ruhamah (1678-1756)

Also, records show that Richard Cutter had two daughters one Elisabeth by his first wife and Elizabeth by his second wife. Both girls survived and married and had decendants. Richard and Frances had two daughters named Hephzibah. The second Hephzibah was born 15 Aug 1671 (Cambridge births, p. 178) and died 1 Jan 1746. She married Jabez Brooks.
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Williams Cutter (1620 - 1662)
  Frances Periman Cutter (1624 - 1728)*
  Elizabeth Cutter Robinson (1643 - 1692)*
  William Cutter (1649 - 1723)*
  Gershom Cutter (1653 - 1738)*
  Mary Cutter Sanger (1657 - 1711)*
  Nathaniel Cutter (1663 - 1714)*
  Elizabeth Cutter Hall (1667 - 1742)*
  Ruhamah Cutter Hartwell (1678 - 1756)*
*Calculated relationship
Here lyes Y body of Richard Cutter
Aged about 72 years Died Y 16 of Jvne 1693

Old Burying Ground
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Charlene Patton
Originally Created by: Mark Pina
Record added: Nov 22, 2008
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