Richard Sawtell

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Richard Sawtell was born about 1611.1 He died at Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, 21 August 1694.1

Richard married Elizabeth (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1638, when their first recorded child was born.1,2

Threllfall suggests Richard might be the son of a John Sawtell, alias Dolman of Somersetshire as he had a son Richard baptized there 7 April 1611. However, the earlier article mentions a brother Thomas, and a sister Ann Kenrick. Neither of those sibblings are given in the addenda.3


Elizabeth (…) d. 18 Oct 1694
  • Richard Sawtell1 d. 9 Aug 1676
  • John Sawtell4 d. bef. 1700
  • Elizabeth Sawtell1 b. 1 May 1638, d. bef. 1692
  • Jonathan Sawtell4 b. 24 Aug 1639, d. 6 Jul 1690
  • Mary Sawtell4 b. 19 Nov 1640, d. 22 Mar 1664/65
  • Hannah Sawtell4 b. 10 Dec 1642, d. 18 Feb 1722/23
  • Zachariah Sawtell4 b. 26 Jul 1643
  • Bethia Sawtell4 b. abt. 1647, d. 12 Oct 1714
  • Obadiah Sawtell+1 b. abt. 1649, d. 20 Mar 1740/41
  • Ruth Sawtell4 b. abt. 1650, d. 12 Jan 1720/21
  • Enoch Sawtell4 b. abt. 1656
This person was last edited on20 Jan 2022


  1. [S1391] Dale C. Kellogg and John B. Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass., and Some of his Descendants," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 126 (Jan-Apr 1972): 3-17, 139-140, at 4, further cited as Kellogg and Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass."
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 2:1334, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S2467] John B Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell—Addenda," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 128 (Apr 1976): 153-154, at 153, further cited as Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown—Addenda."
  4. [S1391] Kellogg and Threlfall, "Richard Sawtell of Watertown, Mass.," 5.