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Reverend Escott Richards

Birthplace: Kentisbury, Devon, England
Death: Died in Kentisbeare, Devon
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev John Richards and Ellen Escott
Husband of Mary Escott
Father of John Richards; Catherine Richards and Charles Richards
Brother of Rev John Richards and Mary Richards

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About Reverend Escott Richards

Escott Richards was matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, on 31st March 1G9G as "son of John Richards of Kentisbury, Devon, cler., aged 17." He became B.A. in 1699, M.A. in 1702, Vicar of Old Cleeve, Somerset, in 1705, of Blackborough or All Hallow, Devon, in 1712, and Rector of Kentisbeare, Devon, in 1726.


Rector of Old Cleeve, 1705-1710

Rector of Kittisford 1715 - 1721. MA (Oxon). Canon of Wells Cathedral

1724, Oct. 24.—Escott Richards, M.A., installed in the prebend of Lytton, on the death of Thomas Cheyney, S.T.P., pursuant to mandate of the bishop.—fo. 208d.

From: 'Acts and accounts: 1719-34', Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Dean & Chapter of Wells: volume 2 (1914), pp. 503-526. URL: Date accessed: 19 January 2009.

Escott Richards M.A. 1724-1742.

Coll. 23 Oct. 1724 (D/D/B Reg. 25 f. 51). Instal. 24 Oct. (Cal. Wells 11 512). D. by 6 May 1742 (burial, Kentisbeare, Devon) (PR Kentisbeare, ex inf. Miss H. Barrett; D/D/B Reg. 26 f. 44).

From: 'Prebendaries: Litton', Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 5: Bath and Wells diocese (1979), pp. 72-74. URL: Date accessed: 19 January 2009.

KENTISBURY, in the hundred of Braunton and in the deanery of Shirwell, is situated in the north part of the county, between two and three miles from Comb Martin. Patehole is a village in this parish.

The manor belonged to the ancient family of Lupus or Wolfe. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth the co-heiresses of Anthony Wolfe married Long and Randall, the former died without issue. Mr. Richard Richards, who died in 1632, purchased the manor and barton, with the advowson, of Humphrey Randall, Esq. The manor and barton are now the property of Henry Beavis, Esq., whose father purchased them of the Richards' family. The Rev. Charles Sweet, the present incumbent, is patron of the rectory. Three of the Richards' family were successively rectors of Kentisbury. The last of these held the rectory 52 years: he rebuilt the parsonage-house, and died in 1761.

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Reverend Escott Richards's Timeline

February 11, 1679
Kentisbury, Devon, England
Age 41
Kentisbury, Devon, England
Age 41
Kentisbear, Devon
Age 50
Kentisbury, Devon, England
May 6, 1742
Age 63
Kentisbeare, Devon