The Founders of Hartford
Richard Lyman, b. and bapt. at High Ongar, Co. Essex, Oct. 30, 1580; son of Henry Lyman and his wife,
Phillis - this Henry was buried at Navistoke, in Essex, April 15, 1587. Richard Lyman sold, in 1629, to John Gower,
two messuages, a garden, orchard, and divers lands amble, also a meadow and pasture at Norton Mandeville, in the parish
of Ongar. His wife was Sarah, dau. of Roger Osborne, of Halstead, Co. Kent; came with Ehot in the Lion,
1631 ; settled at Roxbury;1 freeman, Mass.. June 11, 1633; the Church record at Roxbury tells how lie went
to Conn. when the great removal was made, and suffered ;greatly in the loss of his cattle. He was one of
the original proprietors of Hartford, and in 1639 his home-lot was on the south side of the road from George
Steel's to the South Meadow. He d. in 1641, will dated April 22, 1640; inv. Sept. 6, 1641, f83. 16. 2. ; the
will mentions his wife, but she d. before Jan. 27, 1642-3.Ch.: i. Phillis, bapt. at High Ongar, Sept. 12, 1611 ;
mentioned in her father's will, as the wife of William Hill. ii. Richard, bapt. at High Ongar, Feb. 24, 1618; settled
in Windsor; m. Hepzibah, dau. of Thomas Ford; removed to Northampton in 1655 ; he d. June 3, 1662 ; his widow m.
John Marsh, of Northampton, who soon after removed to Hartford. iii. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 8, 1621 ; mentioned in her
father's will. iv. John, b. Sept., 1623. Savage says his wife Doreas was a dau. of John Plum, of Wethersfield ; m.
Jan., 1655 ; removed soon after to Northampton ; d. there Aug. 20, 1690. v. Robert, b. Sept., 1629, at High Ongar; m.
Nov. 5, 1662, Hepzibah, dau. of Thomas Bascom ; settled in Northampton, where he died.
1 Charlestown, according to the family genealogy. See Genealogy of Lyman Family, pp. 18-33.