Richard Fawkes


Born: ? in ?

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: John Fawkes (? – ?)

Mother: Ann ? (? – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Rebecca Newlin (? – ?)

Married: 16 Apr 1740 in (unknown)

Child: Mary Fawkes ( – )

Child: Rebecca Fawkes ( – )

Child: Sarah Rachel Fawkes (1757 – )

Child: Ann Fawkes ( – )


Richard obtained 427 acres in two parts from his father John (one part on 18 Nov 1735, the rest on 20 Mar 1741). On 13 May 1743, he purchased 200 acres from the estate of Jacob Jones for £163.2s. Part of this 627 acres he sold to his son-in-law Joseph Hood (husband of Mary).

The executors of his will were wife Rebecca, daughter Rebecca, and sons-in-law Joseph Hood and Caleb Maris. They sold 44.5 acres to Ezra Thomas on 15 Feb 1790, though wife Rebecca was apparently not part of this transaction. Ezra in turn, sold this land to Joseph Hood the next day for £268.13.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 11 Jul 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

Genealogy of the Dunwoody and Hood Families and Collateral Branches
by Gilbert Cope; Minneapolis: Tribune Printing Co., 1987. [applies to notes]
Genealogy of the Sharpless family
by Gilbert Cope; Philadelphia, 1887. [applies to name, marriage]
Genealogy of the Woodward family of Chester County, Pennsylvania
by Lews Woodward; Wilmington, Del.: Printed by Ferris Bros., 1879. [applies to name, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Richard may have been born in 1710 in Concord, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania.

A Richard Fawkes was administrator to John Fawkes of Newtown, Chester County, PA (will proved on 19 Dec 1758) and to William Fawkes (will proved on 8 Feb 1772).

He was also a witness to George Woodward of Newtown (will proved 20 Jan 1757). George may be the son of Edward Woodard and Alice Smedley; this Edward was the brother of Mary, mother of Richard's wife, Rebecca.