Richard Lincoln

Richard Lincoln, ancestor of Abraham Lincoln, was churchwarden at All Saint’s Church in Swanton Morley from 1599 to 1620. His former home is now The Angel Inn. In 1615, he changed his will, effectively disinheriting his son Edward, who moved to the nearby village of Hingham. Three of Edward’s sons (including Samuel, direct ancestor of the American President Abraham Lincoln) left Hingham in 1637 with other villagers, emigrating to America where they helped found the town of Hingham in Norfolk County (now Plymouth County), Massachusetts.

An image of the sign which marks the land where Samuel Lincoln's house was. Samuel's grandson built a new house on the site in the 18th century.

A sign that marks the land where Samuel Lincoln’s house was. Samuel’s grandson built a new house on the site in the 18th century.
Image courtesy of Timothy Valentine. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

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