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Richard Duxford

Also Known As: "Durford"
Birthplace: Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Westmill, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Duxford, of Ashwell and Agnes Duxford
Husband of Joan Katherine Duxford
Father of Joan Duxford; Nicholas Duxford; William Duxford and Katherine Duxford
Brother of James Duxford; Dorothy Duxford and John Duxford

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About Richard Duxford

Richard Duxford was born circa 1540 at of Ashwell, Herefordshire, England. Richard Duxford was buried on 23 April 1622 at West Mill, Hertfordshire, England. Will proved 2 July 1622.

Parents: John Duxford b. c 1510 and Agnes d. a 12 Feb 1558. Named in father's will.


  1. JOAN KATHERINE_____ (bur. 24 Sept. 1616 Westmill)

4 children include:

  1. Nicholas- b. 1558, d. after 28 Feb. 1574 when he was convicted of horse stealing and sentenced to be executed.
  2. Joan- b. 1560, m. John Darde
  3. KATHERINE- b. 1565, m. 25 Aug. 1590 Westmill, THOMAS RICHARDSON (bpt. 14 May 1543 Westmill, bur. 8 Jan. 1634 Westmill), bur. 10 Mar. 1631 Westmill
  4. William- b. 1567, m. 9 June 1595 Westmill, Alice Heminge, bur. 12 Aug. 1612 Westmil

Ref: Parish Registers- Westmill, Hertfordshire


2I. RICHARD(JOHN 1) b. 1535 Ashwell m. JOAN KATHERINE_____ (bur. 24 Sept. 1616 Westmill) bur. 23 Apr. 1622 Westmill, Hert

The surname Duxford comes from the town of Duxford in Cambridgeshire about 15 miles from Ashwell. John is listed in the 1545 subsidy roll for Clothall parish, about 5 miles south of Ashwell.

Will of Richard Duxford

DUXFORD St. Mary the Virgin- Westmill “23 March 1618 – the will of Richard Duxford of Westmill, Hertfordshire, husbandman... to daughter Joan Darde my tenement with appurtenances and one half acre of ground whereon it standeth, namely the house wherein Francis Wyman now dwelleth – to Agnes Duxford, Joan Duxford, Clement Duxford, Richard Duxford and Elizabeth Duxford my son William Duxford’s children, to each of them 6s. 8d., the eldest within one year, the next eldest the next year, the third eldest the third year, the youngest at age 21, to be paid by my daughter Joan Darde out of the tenement – to Katherine Richardson my daughter one messuage or tenement now called Barwicke wherein she now dwelleth – to Agnes, Joan, William, Clement, Richard, and Elizabeth Duxford my son William’s children, to each of them 6s 8d to be paid by my daughter Katherine in same way as payments by daughter Joan – to Elizabeth Wyman one chamber at the east end of the tenement wherein I now lie if she fortune to be a widow, for as long as she remain a widow – to Katherine Richardson my daughter one feather bed and bolster – rest of my moveable goods unbequeathed to my daughters Joan Darde and Katherine Richardson, they to be executors.

Signed by mark. Proved 2 July 1622 by the daughters”. The inventory including one “cowe at 46 shilling 8 pence” amounted to L5 3s 6d. 205


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Richard Duxford's Timeline

Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England
England, United Kingdom
Age 21
Westmill, Hertfordshire, England
Age 24
West Mill, Hertfordshire, England
Age 26
Westmill, Hertfordshire, England
Age 30
Westmill Parish, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
April 23, 1622
Age 83
Westmill, Hertfordshire, England
April 23, 1622
Age 83
Westmill, Hertfordshire, England