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Rev Richard Mather
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Birth: 1596, England
Death: Apr. 22, 1669, USA

Born in Lowton, Lancs., Eng. Attended Brasenose College, Oxford in 1618. Pastor of church at Toxteth, Liverpool, c. 1618 to 1633. Emigrated from Bristol, Eng. to Dorchester, Mass. on the James in 1635. Pastor at Dorchester from 23 Aug. 1636 until death in 1669. Co-author of The Bay Psalm Book in 1639, the first book published in English in the American colonies. A leader of New England Congregationalism and a chief proponent of the Half-Way Covenant of 1662, which broadened church membership and helped to maintain ecclesiastical power in the Colony. Father of the Rev. Increase Mather (1639 - 1723), and grandfather of the Rev. Cotton Mather (1663 - 1728). 
 
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 Spouses:
  Catherine Holt Mather (1596 - 1655)
  Sarah Mather (1601 - 1676)*
 
 Children:
  Timothy Mather (1628 - 1685)*
  Eleazer Mather (1637 - 1669)*
  Increase Mather (1639 - 1723)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dorchester North Burying Ground
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Bill Mather
Record added: Feb 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34224342
Rev Richard Mather
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Rev Richard Mather
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Rev Richard Mather
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- Paul Ring
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
GOD Bless you and all who do and/or may view here too!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
I plan to visit when out in Boston soon. He was my Great Grandfather Several Times removed. Very proud to be related to him!http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/u/g/Mike-Hughes-IA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0690.html
- Mark Hughes
 Added: Mar. 19, 2014
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