From letter of 27 March 1997 by William R. Bishop, Jr.
"William Richardson, son of Robert (d.1682) was under 16 years old according
to his father's will signed 7 Dec 1680; therefore he cannot have been born
before 1665 (Wor. Co. Wills MH#3, p.6). On 19 Mar 1682/2 William Richardson
and Attalanton (sic) Osborne witnessed an agreement and on 14 Nov 1683
they swore in court to having seen the agreement signed (Som. Co. Md. Court
Records, 1683-84, pp 6-7). I doubt very much that an underaged lad would
have been used to witness a complicated agreement and therefore I believe
that this was another and (to me) unknown William Richardson. Still another
unconnected Richardson - Angell - lived in what is now Wicomico County
(Land Records of Wico. Co.) as early as 1675, married a Joane and had at
least two children Elizabeth b. 22 Nov 1680 and John b. 13 Apr 1693 (Som.
Co. Lib. 1KL). His land apparently passed (no will) to his daughter, and
I have not tried to trace the line..."
In addition, from Adventures of Purse and Person pg 571
regarding the issue of Robert Richardson who died 10 Sep 1682: "William,
under 16 in 1680, devised one-half of "Mount Ephraim" and sold his inheritance,
as 500 acres 9 July 1693, having purchased his sister's portion the
day before, as mentioned, 1713, as 'having departed this Province Twenty
years agoe (sic) and is all men's Opinion deceased'..."
and on page 573
referring to Robert (d.1682) issue Charles' son: "Robert" (1705/6 -
1788) "of Worchester Co., Md., claimed the land of William Richardson who
died without issue as his brother's eldest son."