Douglas Richardson

Douglas Charles Richardson (born April 16, 1951, Sacramento, California) is an American genealogist, historian, lecturer, and author based in Salt Lake City in Utah. He has researched cases involving all periods of American research from colonial to the modern times. He has written extensively on the genealogy of medieval English gentry families and English royalty.[1][2]

Douglas Charles Richardson
Born (1951-04-16) April 16, 1951 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
  • Wayne H. Richardson
  • Joan Elizabeth Kercheval

Early life and careerEdit

Richardson was born April 16, 1951 in Sacramento, California to Wayne H. Richardson (1917-2003) and his wife Joan Elizabeth nee Kercheval (1917-1991). He took a B.A. degree in History from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a M.A. degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a schoolteacher of American History he held positions at El Reno Junior College, in El Reno, Oklahoma, and at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He was Contributing Editor of The American Genealogist and was formerly a member of the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society and of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.[1]


Major booksEdit

  • Douglas Richardson & Kimball G. Everingham & David Faris (2004). Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore, Maryland. OCLC 713038076.
The book seeks to identify all the early American colonists whose ancestry can be traced back to the English monarchs.
Expanded 2011 Edition, Vols. 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2011.
Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 2013. This book lists descents from the early Kings of England, France, and Scotland for over 250 persons who emigrated from the British Isles to the North American colonies in the 17th century. The book includes the above "Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families" and "Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families" plus new information.

Other booksEdit

A reprinting of three publications with a fourth part by Douglas Richardson.
Off-print from NEHGR article

Contributed booksEdit

Lines 16D, 22, 59A, 90A and 101A contributed by Douglas Richardson.


The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR)

  • Richardson, Douglas (1989). "The Riddlesdale Alias Loker Family of Bures Saint Mary, Suffolk, England, and Sudbury, Massachusetts". NEHGR (143).
  • Richardson, Douglas (April 1994). "The Ancestry of Dorothy Stapleton, First Wife of Thomas Nelson of Rowley, Massachusetts, with a Provisional Royal Line". NEHGR (148): 130–140.
  • Richardson, Douglas (July 1994). "A Royal Ancestry for Mary (Cooke) Talcott of Hartford, Connecticut". NEHGR (148): 255–258.
  • Richardson, Douglas (1995). "The English ancestry of the Merwin and Tinker families of New England". NEHGR (149).
  • Richardson, Douglas (July 1997). "The Tenney Family of Lincolnshire and Rowley, Massachusetts". NEHGR (151): 603.
  • Faris, David; Richardson, Douglas (April 1998). "The Origin of Agatha - The Debate Continues: The Parents of Agatha, Wife of Edward The Exile". NEHGR (152): 606.
  • Smith, Dean Crawford; Richardson, Douglas (October 1998). "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and of His Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Connecticut". NEHGR (152): 608.
  • Richardson, Douglas (January 1999). "The English Origin and Ancestry of the Parker Brothers of Massachusetts and of Their Probable Aunt, Sarah Parker, Wife of Edward Converse". NEHGR (153): 609.
  • Richardson, Douglas (April 2000). "Plantagenet Ancestry of Edward Rainsford (1609-1680) of Boston". NEHGR (164): 614.

The American Genealogist (TAG)

  • Richardson, Douglas (October 1992). "The Mother of Michael Humphrey of Windsor, Connecticut". TAG. 67 (4): 242.
  • Richardson, Douglas (January 1993). "The English Origin of John Eaton (1590-1668) of Salisbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts". TAG. 68 (1): 48–54.
  • Richardson, Douglas (July 1995). "The English Origin of the Lakin Family of Reading and Groton, Massachusetts". TAG. 70 (3): 142–148.

Heritage Quest Magazine (HQM)

  • Richardson, Douglas (January 2003). "Plantagenet Ancestry". HQM. 19 (1): 36–39.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (NYGBR)





  1. ^ a b "About Douglas Richardson". Royal Ancestry Publications. Retrieved 28 February 2019.[self-published source]
  2. ^ Mary Keysor Meyer & P William Filby (1990). Who's Who in Genealogy and Heraldry (2nd ed.). Savage, MD. OCLC 22392277. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ Douglas Richardson. "Royal Ancestry Publications". Retrieved 18 June 2020.[self-published source]