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RICHARD BUSHNELL (bapt. April 20, 1623, at Horsham, Sussex, England, son of Francis and Ferris (Quenell) Bushnell) married at Hartford, Conn. October 11, 1648, Mary Marvin (bapt. December 16, 1628, at Great Bentley, Essex, England, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Marvin). Richard's name appears in 1656 among those who were owners of home lots in Norwalk, Conn. to which place the Marvin family had removed. His will, bequeathing to wife and four children but not giving the names of the children, was dated at Norwalk December 1, 1659, and he died, aged about thirty-seven, within the next few months, since the inventory of his estate was dated July 17, 1660.
When the will was proved, March 6, 1661/2, his widow was then the wife of Thomas Adgate, formerly of Saybrook, but now one of the proprietors of the new settlement at Norwich. To that town the Bushnell children were taken with their step-father's family, and registered there: The names and ages of the children of Richard Bushnell, deceased, who stand in relation with the second wife of Thomas Adgate as their mother. Joseph was born in May 1651, Richard in September 1652, Mary in January 1654, and Marcie in March 1657. Their plaec of birth is not indicated, but until not long before his death Richard Bushnell had been settled in Saybrook. Mary (Marvin) (Bushnell) Adgate died in Norwich the 29th of March 1713 in her 85th year.