Richard Conant, of East Budleigh

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Richard Conant, of East Budleigh

Birthdate:
Birthplace: East Budleigh, Devon, England
Death: September 21, 1630 (77-86)
East Budleigh, Devon, England
Place of Burial: East Budleigh, Devonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. John Conant, of Devon and Marie Conant
Husband of Agnes Conant
Father of Joan Conant; Richard Conant, Jr; Robert Conant; Reverend John Conant; Jane Knowles and 3 others
Brother of Nicholas Conant; Matthew Conant and John Conant,

Occupation: Merchant, Church Warden, All Saints Church
Burial: Buried Same Day as Wife
Managed by: Erin Ishimoticha
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About Richard Conant, of East Budleigh

In 1588, Richard was assessed for lands in East Budleigh of the yearly value of L4, Richard Conant and henry Cowde were church-wardens of the parish in 1606, and in 1616 Richard Conant again fillded the office. In the year 1600 he paid a "malt rate" of 4s. In 1630 he is rated at 2s 6d., his rating being next to the highest in the parish, which was

paid by a member of the Arscot family, and the only other who paid over one shilling. The Marriage Registers of East Budleigh lack the names of females from the beginning to 1605; but the date of Richard Conant's marriage is given: "4 Feb., 1578." Luckily this omission is supplied by theRegisters of Colyton where the marriage took place. There it is recorded that "Rychard Counnett, the sonne of John Counnuett, of Easte Budleye, was wedded unto Agnes Clarke, the daughter of John Clarke, senior of Collyton, the iiij. daye of ffebruary, 1578." Colyton is a market town of Devonshire, twenty-two miles east of Exeer and about eight miles east of East Budleigh. Richard and Agnes Conant were buried on the same day, 22 Sep., 1630. Both are spoken of in the Life of Dr John Conant as persons of "exemplary piety," and judging from what is known of the character of their children this was undoubtedly the case. His will, which is printed in full, is preserved in the Archdeaconry Court of Exeter, and was proved 13 Oct., 1631.

WILL OF RICHARD CONANT

  "In the name of God, Amen. on the twentieth day of November, in the year of our Lord God 1629. I, Richard Conant, of East Budleigh, in the countie of Devon, yeoman, knowing the certenty of death, but of the time and hour most uncertain, and therefore preparing myselfe ready whensoever it shall please the Lord to call mee out of this transitorie life into his celestiall kingdome, whereunto p'swaded by faith I shall aspire in and by the death, meritts and previous bload sheding of Christ Jesus, my onlie Lord and Saviour and Redeemer, doe by this my Testament containing therin my last will in manner and forme as followeth: first I bequeath my soule into ye hands of Almightie God and my body for Christian buriall, and as touching my worldlie goods: first I give and bequath unto my grandchild, Richard Conant, sonne of Richard Conant, of East Budleigh, my silver Bowle, only reserving the use thereof to my wife dureinge her life type: Item, I give and bequeath unto my sonne, John Conant, my silke grogren dublet and turkie grogren hose: Item, unto my sonne, Robert Conant, I give and bequeath my second best clokes and myne other other apparell (except the worst) and the other before mencioned. Item, I give the poor of the parish of East Budleigh the sume of twentie shillings to bee disposed according to the discretion of myne executrix: Item, I give and bequeath further unto my sonne, John Conant, my gold ringe with a Turkies in it: Item, I give and bequeath unto Jane Knowles and Susan Knowles, children unto my daughter, Jane Knowles [Knowles erased and Wotton written over it] namely to each of them five pounds to bee paid unto them at their day of marriage if soe they marrie with the consent and likeing of their friends, particularlie of the fatherinlawe, Phillippe Wotton, of their mother, and onkle, John Conant. If they marry not: to be paid untoe them they being of the age of thrity yeares. And if in the meantyme, before their said age or marriage, it happen that any of them dye, then that her portion of five pounds bee likewise paid to the sister surviveing: Item, I give and bequeath unto all my childrens children (vizt. to every of them in p'ticular except such as have a larger portion given them) five shillings: All the residue of my goods, as well moveable as immovable, or chattels whatsoever is myne or in me for to give in Budleigh or elsewhere, my debts being paid funeralls discharged and respect had to  my promise made to Phillip Wotton, my sonneinlawe, and my daughter Jane, his wife, I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Jane Wotton (onelie reserving the use thereof unto my wife, Agnes Conant, during her life tyme), and doe make my said daughter whole and sole executrix: And I doe also ordaine my sonne, John Conant, of Lymington, in Somersetshire, to be this my over-seer to see this my will and testamint to be fullfilled. In witness whereof, I, the aforesaid Richard Conant, have hereunto put my hand, seale, even the day and yeare first above written.

(Signed) Richard Conant ---Witness: John Conant Robert Conant

The inventory was taken on September 30, 1631 by John Richards, Robert Conant, and John Leye: the total amount was L129 14s. 4d.


GEDCOM Source

FamilySearch Family Tree (https://www.familysearch.org) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, FamilySearch   (https://www.familysearch.org) accessed 26 Jan 2019), entry for Richard Conant, person ID LYR3-S25. 3

GEDCOM Source

FamilySearch Family Tree (https://www.familysearch.org) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, FamilySearch   (https://www.familysearch.org) accessed 26 Jan 2019), entry for Richard Conant, person ID LYR3-S25. 3

GEDCOM Source

FamilySearch Family Tree (https://www.familysearch.org) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, FamilySearch   (https://www.familysearch.org) accessed 26 Jan 2019), entry for Richard Conant, person ID LYR3-S25. 3

GEDCOM Source

FamilySearch Family Tree (https://www.familysearch.org) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, FamilySearch   (https://www.familysearch.org) accessed 26 Jan 2019), entry for Richard Conant, person ID LYR3-S25. 3

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