Davis Uriah I | Born 1707


Male Abt 1600 - 1667  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name FAIRBANKS, Richard  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
    Born Abt 1600  Boston, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1667  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7617  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Family DAULTON, Elizabeth,   b. 16/16 Mar 1596/1597, Boston, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Apr 1667, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1618  Boston, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. FAIRBANKS, Lydia,   b. 1 Jul 1619,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. FAIRBANKS, Lydia,   b. 13 Jun 1622, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1704, Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. FAIRBANKS, Hannah,   b. 21 Oct 1624,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. FAIRBANKS, Eunice,   b. Bef 15/15 Mar 1625/1626
     5. FAIRBANKS, Vincee,   b. 15/15 Mar 1626/1627
     6. FAIRBANKS, Lois,   b. 12 Nov 1629,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. FAIRBANKS, Nathaniel,   b. 29 Mar 1632,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. FAIRBANKS, Constance,   b. 10/10 Jan 1635/1636
     9. FAIRBANKS, Zaccheus,   b. Bef 8 Dec 1639,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Richard immigrated in 1633 and was an innkeeper and was licensed to sell wine & strongwater in Boston, 12 March 1637/8. He was designated Postmaster 4 November 1646, by the following records "For preventing the miscarriage of letters; & it is ordered, that notice be given that Rich[a]rd Fairbanks his house in Boston is the place appointed for all letters which are brought from beyond the sea, or are to be sent thither, are to be brought unto; & he is to take care that they be delivered or sent according to their directions; & he is allowed for every such letter a 1d., & must answer all miscarriages through his own neglect in this kind; provided that no man shall be compelled to bring his letters thither, except he please". Richard was admitted to Boston church October 1633, and made freeman 14 May 1634. It can be assumed that Richard was educated enough to be sufficient to act as colony postmaster. He also signed his name to various documents. Other official duties Richard handled were,
      Boston cowkeeper, 13 April 1635;
      Petit jury, 19 February 1635/6;
      Hogreeve, 15 November 1636;
      Foldkeeper, 13 May 1637, 25 March 1639;
      fence viewer, 25 March 1639, 30 March 1640;
      Surveyor of highways, 29 May1643.
      Admitted to Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 1654.
      Records of Richards property dealings are as follows:
      "We find that Richard Fairbanke hath sold unto two strangers the two houses in Sudbury End that were William Balstone's, contrary to a former order, and therefore the sale to be void, and the said Richard Fairbancke to forfeit for his breaking there of xls.," 6 June 1636. "It is agreed that Richard Fairbancke shall have leave for this summertime to mow the marsh that is against his acre of planting ground in the New Field, as he hath formerly mown it, " 2 June 1637, 8 January 1637/8, 30 December 1639, 30 November 1640. "Leave is granted to Richard Fairbank to sell his shop to ____ Saunders, a bookbinder, " 7 August 1637. Granted a Great Allotment of 23 acres at Muddy River, 8 January 1637/8; this lot sold by Robert Scott to Thomas Savage, 21 January1638/9. In the Boston Book of Possessions Richard Fairbanks held four parcels of land: a house and garden; a garden; four acres in New Field; and five acres in Fort Field. On 2 April 1652 Robert Turner of Boston, vintner, and "Richard Fairebancks in Boston" exchanged land, Turner receiving "one dwelling house, garden & yard" and Fairbanks receiving "one dwelling house, garden & yard" and "6 acres or thereabouts of enclosed ground ... in the Fort Field". On 15 April 1667 James Penn, ruling elder, James Johnson & Richard Truesdall, deacons of the Church of Christ in Boston, sold to Theodore Atkinson, senior, of Boston "all that their cottage or tenement with the orchard, gardens, outhousing, closes or pasture lands thereto adjoining or belonging as it hath been & is now fenced in, situate, lying & being in Boston near to the Fort Hill containing in quantity seven acres and seven rods or thereabouts as they heretofore purchased it from the late Richard Fairebancks several years since, having been also for & from that time in the possession of the said Theodore Atkinson, senior".
      BIRTH: By about 1608 based on estimated date of marriage.
      DEATH: After 29 January 1654/5 [SLR 2:105-06] and before 15 April 1667[SLR 5:190-92], and probably closer to the former date.
      MARRIAGE: By 1633 Elizabeth _____; in October 1633 "Elizabeth Fairebancke the wife of our brother Richard Fairebancke" was admitted to Boston church [Boston Church Records 16]; not seen after the birth of her second child in 1639.
      i CONSTANCE, bp. Boston 10 January 1635/6 [Boston Church Records 280]; "SamuelMattocke was married to Con stance Fairebanks daughter of RichardFairebanks" at Boston 30 March 1653 [BVR 43; see also SL R 1:311-12].
      ii ZACHEUS, bp. Boston 8 December 1639 [Boston Church Records 284]; d. Boston 10November 1653 [BVR 43].
      ASSOCIATIONS: On 29 May 1643 John Winthrop, Governor, Virginialentine Hill,merchant, "Richard Fayre bankes," ROBERT TURNER and James Davis wereauthorized to dig "a creek for the harbor of boat s in the marsh nearWilliam Hudson, senior, his house" [Boston Town Records 1:73]. Witnessed deed of RobertTur ner, 30 June 1651 [SLR 1:190]; witnessed will of Robert Turner, 14August 1651 [SPR 1:64]. O n 2 April 1652 these two men exchanged land [SLR1:193]. Although the suggestion has been made that Richard Fairbanks was the brother of Jonathan Fairbanks of Dedham, or in some other way related to him, there is no evidence in favor of this other than the identity of surnames. (See TAG 37:65-72 for material on the English origin an dancestry of Jonathan Fairbanks, which includes no mention of Richard.)
      COMMENTS: Savage suggests that Richard Fairbanks arrived on the Griffinin 1633; this is presumably based only on the time of his admission to Boston church, along with others who did come on that vessel. Some secondary sources suggest that Lydia (_____) (Bates) Fletcher, wife successively of EDWARD BATES of Boston and William Fletcher of Concord, may have been daughter of Richard Fairbanks. The latter source, for instance, says "there is evidence of some association between the two families" (Richard Fairbanks and Henry Farwell), but does not produce the evidence. Nothing in the career of Richard Fairbanks suggests that he had a daughter Lydia. "Richard Fairbanke" was in the 20 November 1637 list of Boston men to be disarmed for supporting the petition in favor of Wheelwright. About 22 November 1637 he joined a large list of Boston men in repudiating his support for Wheelwright. Because it was both an inn and the post office, the residence of Richard Fairbanks became a place at which persons from all over Massachusetts Bay, and other parts of New England as well, met to transact business. On 28 March 1642 "Richard Fayerbankes ... promised to give his endeavor in dealing with such as have milk to sell, and to direct them where they may be provided for". This inn was apparently the same one known later as the Blue Anchor. On 12 August 1645, a "bill of sixty & nine pounds eighteen shillings & five pence, being presented to this Court by Rich: Fairbanks , of many particulars as due to him from the country , is accepted by the Court for adebt of sixty-three pounds nine shillings, & c., due to the country from Mr. Edward Ting, so far as it appears to be just by the examination of the surveyor general & Wm. Parks". "It is ordered, that whatsoever appears due to the widow Wilson from the country, with respect to her late husband's wages, & c., appearing under the hands of the Treasurer, she shall be forthwith paid & satisfied by Rich: Fairbanks, as far as that comes to, which he oweth the country for the custom of wines, & the rest by the Treasurer, so as she depart the prison house & quietly resign it to the keeper," 7 October 1646. With ATHERTON HOUGH and THOMAS LEVERETT, "Richard Fairebanck" represented Alice Dinely, the widow of William Dinely, when she made her marriage contract with Richard Critchley, 15 August 1654; "Richard Fairebanck did acknowledge this to be his own handwriting, viz, his name here underwritten before me," apparently on 29 January 1654/5. In an inventory of church plate belonging to the First Church of Boston, prepared in 1834 , there is a small cup which may have belonged to Richard and Elizabeth Fairbanks.

  • Sources 
    1. [S261] MBCR 1:221, 2:173.

    2. [S262] MBCR 1:281.

    3. [S263] Boston Church Records 16.

    4. [S264] MBCR 1:369.

    5. [S265] SLR 2 :105-06; WP 3:513.

    6. [S266] Boston Town Records 1:5.

    7. [S267] Boston Town Records 1:8.

    8. [S268] Boston Town Records 1:13.

    9. [S269] Boston Town Records 1:18, 40.

    10. [S270] Boston Town Records 1:39, 52.

    11. [S271] Boston Town Records 1:18, 22, 45, 57.

    12. [S272] Boston Town Records 1:19.

    13. [S273] Boston Town Records 1:25.

    14. [S274] Boston Town Records 1:37.

    15. [S275] BBOP 23-24.

    16. [S276] SLR 1:193.

    17. [S277] SLR5:190-92.

    18. [S278] Snow-Estes 1:296; FarwellGen 1:45.

    19. [S279] MBCR1:211.

    20. [S280] WP 3:513.

    21. [S281] Boston Town Records 1:68.

    22. [S282] MBCR2:86, 102, 110, 184, 3:14, 131.

    23. [S283] MBCR 3:42.

    24. [S284] MBCR2:161.

    25. [S285] SLR2:105-06.

    26. [S286] Boston Church Records 487.