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Richard (Bancks) Banks

Male Abt 1607 - 1693

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  • Birth  Abt 1607  Alkham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Jan 1692/93  York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00001  Banks Genealogy
    Last Modified  28 Aug 2016 

    Family 1  Joan Harrison 
    Married  25 Oct 1631  St Andrews, Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Child Banks
     2. Child Banks
     3. Child Banks
    Family ID  F00002  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Curtis,   c. 1624, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1644 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Banks,   b. 1645,   d. Aft 1709
    Family ID  F00004  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Elizabeth Alcocke,   b. 1636, York, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1698 
    Married  1655 
    Children 
    >1. John Banks,   b. 13 Jan 1656/57,   d. Abt 1725
     2. Samuel Banks,   b. Bef 1659,   d. 1692
     3. Job Banks,   b. 1662,   d. 1692
    >4. Joseph Banks,   b. 1667,   d. 29 Mar 1745
    Family ID  F00008  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • At the time of his first marriage in England he was listed as a tailor. Just prior to his migration there had been an epidemic in which many people died and there was also trouble in the textile industry. Being a widower, with all three children dead, it is not surprising that he decided to seek a new life far from the scene of his misfortunes.
      Richard came to America and settled at Scituate, in Plymouth Colony. He took the Oath of Fidelity, in Scituate, circa 1642. In 1644 he returned briefly to England to marry Elizabeth Curtis.
      Richard was sent out from Scituate to organize and lay out townships in what is now the state of Maine. He settled at York which was originally called Agamenticus. In 1652 Massachusetts gained control and changed the name to York. Mr Banks was Assistant at the Court in 1652; Selectman for 7 years; juror 12 times; a Trial Justice; Court Appraiser; Tax Commissioner; and Overseer of the County Prison.
      Richard was killed at the York Raid of 1692 when Indian and French raided, killing 48 and capturing 70 others. There is no mention of his sons Samuel and Job after that date so they may have likewise perished. His widow and two remaining sons made an agreement on 22 April, 1696 for the division of his estate.