I. First Generation:Richard Belden

Richard Belden came from England sometime between 1636 and 1640. It has been generally accepted that he was the son of Sir Francis Bayldon and Margaret Goodrick Bayldon If so he was born in Kippax, Yorkshire, England, and baptized 26 May 1591. Richard Belden died in Wethersfield, Connecticut, in August 1655.

Richard (the settler) probably brought three sons with him;

1) William, born about 1622 and died in 1655, in Connecticut.

2) Samuel, born in Yorkshire between 1624 and 1633, and died in Hartfield Massachusetts 3 January 1713.

+3) John, was born in Yorkshire, England, possibly Kippax, on 4 February 1630/31. He died 27 June 1677, age 46, according to Wethersfield. Connecticut records.