Richard Waste (Richard Wast,
Birth: about 1664 in North
Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island
Death: November 17, 1727,
in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
The two wives of
Richard was born about 1664 in North
Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island. He was the son of
Francis Wast (Francis West) and Susannah Soule.
Richard married Mary Samson on Oct.
26, 1693 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Mass. The wedding location
was also recorded as Bridgewater, Mass. They settled nearby in
Taunton. Incorporated in 1639, Taunton was only the third settlement
of the Plymouth Colony and the first in what later became Bristol
County. Richard Waste was a miller in Taunton.
Locations of Taunton,
Bridgewater, Middleboro and Lakeville in southeastern Massachusetts
The towns of Bridgewater, Middleboro
and Lakeville are marked with black circles. This is part of
a map that was adapted from an 1895 map of Bristol County.
Richard Waste was
co-founder of the Precinct Church in Lakeville
Richard Waste lived in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Click on the map to see large version.
On October 12, 1725 a church in the
area of Middleboro today known as Lakeville was formed. Richard
Waste was a co-founder and among the first members. See below for more
Later, Richard married Elizabeth
Cannedy on Oct. 21, 1706 in Middleboro, Mass. Elizabeth was born
on Aug. 6, 1682 and died Feb. 7, 1750, in Taunton, Mass. She
was buried at the Neck of Land Cemetery, Taunton, Massachusetts.
It's not definite yet but it appears
that Elizabeth was the mother of Richard's two children and not
Birth: about 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth
Death: before Oct. 21, 1706
She was born in Plymouth, Masschusetts.
Mary's father was Abraham Samson, born August 14, 1614 in Campton,
Bedfordshire, England. Her mother is unknown. She married Richard
Waste on Oct. 26, 1693 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Birth: Aug. 6, 1682 in Plymouth,
Plymouth Co., Massachusetts
Death: Feb. 7, 1750 in Taunton, Mass.
She married Richard Waste on Oct.
21, 1706 in Middleboro, Mass. After Richard's death in 1727 she
married Benjamin Leonard of Middleboro on Sept. 16,1730.
Elizabeth died on Feb. 7, 1750 in
Taunton, Mass. She was buried at the Neck of Land Cemetery, Taunton,
Richard was the father of Charles N.
Waste, born 1706 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Richard's
will of 1719 gave Charles some land in Middleboro. It appears
Richard and Mary also had a daughter named Mary. She may have
been born in 1707 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Mass. Mary married
Joshua Chandler on Nov. 27, 1728.
The "Mayflower Families Through
Five Generations" has information about the life of Richard
Waste. Here is some of it, edited to make it easier to read.
"Richard was taxed in North
Kingstown, Rhode Island by the Andros decree of September, 1687
with his father and brother Francis Wast (West) senior and junior.
Francis West, junior, Richard's brother, used the surname Wast
in his will but his children in Rhode Island records changed
theirs surnames to Weast or West.
Richard and his son Charles, however,
continued to use Wast or Waste in public records, but wife and
widow Elizabeth and others of this family also appear as West.
He was one of the founders of the Congregational Church in Lakeville
dating to Oct. 12, 1725.
On Nov. 29, 1715 the selectmen of
Middleboro exchanged lot No. 16 in Plympton for lot 27 lying
in Middleboro then owned by Richard Waste.
Children of Richard
and Mary Waste
and the origin of the Precinct Church
According to the Electious Reynolds
family history: "On October
12, 1725 the church in Middleborough was formed. Electious Reynolds
and Richard Waste were among the first members." It also
says Electious "lived in the westerly precinct of Middleboro".
Today, that area has become Lakeville.
Other sources state that the Precinct
Church of Lakeville, Massachusetts was
co-founded by Richard Waste in 1724.
The Precinct Church,
built about 1725, is still in use as the Lakeville United Church
Contemporary pictures of the Lakeville
United Church of Christ, formerly known as the Precinct Church.
It was moved to it's present location in 1969-1970. Click on
the image above to see the images better.
All the church pictures were graciously
provided by Pastor Shawn Garvey.
Charles N. Waste was born Oct. 21,
1706, in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Mass. He became an iron
worker and owned a foundry in Dartmouth. Charles married Deborah
Williamson on Nov. 17, 1737. One of their children was Bezaleel
Waste, my ancestor. Charles Waste died in an accident on July
10, 1765 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Here is a page about my ancestor
Mary Waste, born in 1707 in Duxbury,
Plymouth County, Mass. She married Joshua Chandler on Nov. 27,
1728. Mary and Joshua had three children, Joseph, Ezekial and
Sarah. Mary died on April 28, 1794.
Their son Joseph fought in the French
and Indian War. His date of death was October, 1759 and a record
says "...these four men died on their return from the fleet
& Canada expedition of the yellow fever". It's possible
that Joseph had participated in the battle for the city of Quebec,
which the British won on Sept. 13, 1759. In any case, he was
only 30 years old when he died.
Their other son Ezekial served in
the American Revolution.
Richard and Mary Waste lived
9 generations before mine.
Richard died on November 17, 1727,
in Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts