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Frances Darcy (Rich)

Also Known As: "Frances d'Arcy", "B. Darcy of Chiche"
Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Essesx, England
Death: March 3, 1581 (42)
Chiche, Essex, England (Died before death date.)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Richard Rich, Lord Chancellor of England and Elizabeth Rich
Wife of John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chinche
Mother of Thomas Darcy, 1st Earl Rivers
Sister of Hugh Rich; Elizabeth Peyton; Anne Pigott; Winifred North; Robert Rich, 2nd Baron Rich and 11 others
Half sister of Richard Rich, of Leez Priory

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About Lady Frances Darcy (Rich)

Frances Rich [1]

  • F, #177911,
  • d. before 1580
  • Last Edited=23 Dec 2005

Frances Rich was the daughter of Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich and Elizabeth Jenks.[1]

She married John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche, son of Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche and Elizabeth de Vere.

She died before 1580.[1]

Her married name became Darcy.[1]

Child of Frances Rich and John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche

  • 1. Thomas Darcy, 1st Earl Rivers+[1] b. c 1565, d. 25 Feb 1639/40


  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IV, page 78. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
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  • Frances Rich1
  • F, #112505, b. circa 1539, d. before 21 February 1640
  • Father Sir Richard Rich, 1st Lord Rich, Lord Chancellor of England, Speaker of the House of Commons1 b. 1496, d. 12 Jun 1567
  • Mother Elizabeth Jenkes1 d. 1558
  • Frances Rich was born circa 1539.1 She married Sir John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche, son of Sir Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche and Elizabeth de Vere, before 1565.1 Frances Rich died before 21 February 1640.1
  • Family Sir John Darcy, 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche b. c 1532, d. 3 Mar 1581
  • Child
    • Thomas Darcy, 3rd Baron Darcy of Chiche, 1st Viscount Colchester, 1st Earl Rivers+1 b. c 1565, d. 21 Feb 1640
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. IV, p. 78.
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  • Frances RICH (B. Darcy of Chiche)
  • Born: ABT 1539, Leez Priory, Essex, England
  • Died: BEF 3 Mar 1581
  • Father: Richard RICH (1º B. Rich of Leez)
  • Mother: Elizabeth JENKINS
  • Married: John DARCY (2° B. Darcy of Chiche) ABT 1564, Chiche, Essex, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth DARCY (B. Lumley)
    • 2. Thomas DARCY (1° E. Rivers)
  • From: RICH1
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  • The Tendring Hundred in the olden time: a series of sketches .. (1877)
  • Pg.221
  • The second Lord Darcy, who had married a daughter of Lord Chancellor Rich, and left four children, died on the 3rd of March, 1580, and was buried at St. Osyth. ....
  • Thomas, the third Lord Darcy, married, in 1583, Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave Hall, Suffolk. Among the household accounts on this occasion we find, among others — ....
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Born in Lees Manor, East Tilbury, Essex, England

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Lady Frances Darcy (Rich)'s Timeline

Essesx, England
July 5, 1565
Age 26
Essex, England
March 3, 1581
Age 42
Chiche, Essex, England
October 22, 1932
Age 42
November 17, 1932
Age 42
April 7, 1992
Age 42