|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1676|
His origins are not known at this time, though there have been several different theories over the years. Many of these have been discredited.
Richard Sears arrived in Plymouth in 1632, then came to Essex County. He was in Marblehead by 1637 and Yarmouth by 1639.
His wife's name, fairly confidently, has been established as Dorothy Jones, who came from Dinder,Co.Somerset.
Children: Paul Sears, Deborah Sears Paddock, and Silas Sears.
(The existence of a son Knyvet is fictitious, though his name lives on in the 19th century cenotaph erected at the Ancient Cemetery at Yarmouth.)
It is not clear where he and his wife are buried, though they likely wre interred in the Ancient Sears Cemetery, which is located about 200 yards from his homestead. A possible location for his burial there is shown in the photo. However, it is possible they are at the Ancient Cemetery at Yarmouth (see the cenotaph for him and his sons Here), or even somewhere on the grounds of their homestead.
The cenotaph mentioned above was erected in 19th century, and is based on an early family history that has since been debunked.
Dorothy Jones Sears (1603 - 1678)
Paul Sears (1638 - 1708)*
Deborah Sears Paddock (1639 - 1732)*
Silas Sears (1641 - 1697)*
Created by: Kevin Avery
Record added: Dec 19, 2009
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