Robert Richardson
Major Richard Ewen
(Abt 1608-1669)
Sophia Scarborough
(Abt 1613-Bef 1685)
William Richardson
Elizabeth E. Ewen
Joseph Richardson


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1. Sarah Thomas

Joseph Richardson 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 3 Apr 1678, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Thomas about 1705
  • Died: 18 Aug 1748 at age 70

  Research Notes:

Owned parts of "Hickory Hill" with his brother Daniel.

From :

Joseph Richardson was also an ardent member of the Society of Friends like his father. He was "the fifth child and fourth son of William Richardson". He was born 3 Apr 1678 in Anne Arundel County in Maryland. He married Sarah Thomas 25 Aug 1705. This Sarah Thomas is of royal descent, with the line going back to Edward I, King of England, and his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Philip III, King of France. This Thomas Line is shown in Pedigree XXI of "Americans of Royal Descent" by Charles H. Browning, 1894, Vol. 1, pp 80-81. Joseph died 18 Aug 1748. They had nine children, one of whom was my 4th great grandfather, John Richardson. (See pedigree charts and family group sheets at the end of this history.)

  Noted events in his life were:

Religion: Quaker.

Joseph married Sarah Thomas, daughter of Samuel Thomas and Mary Hutchins of Calvert, about 1705. (Sarah Thomas was born on 31 Mar 1689 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) and died on 27 Jan 1725.)


1 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), p. 428.

2 Thomas, Lawrence Buckley, Pedigrees of Thomas, Chew, and Lawrance, a West River Regester, and Genealogical Notes (New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1883.), p. ii Register of the West River meeting.

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4 Warfield, J. D, The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. (Baltimore: Kohn & Pollock, 1905), p. 176.

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