Matching family tree profiles for Richard Rich, Esq.
About Richard Rich, Esq.
- Born: ABT 1370, London, Middlesex, England
- Buried: 1415, St. Lawrence Jewry, London, Middlesex, England
- Married: ?
- 1. Richard RICH (Sheriff of London)
Peerage of England says he is "of London" and had died in the 26th year of the reign of Henry VI (1422-1461, and again in 1470-1471), which would be 1448 (and not 1415). His burial location was given as the Church of St. Lawrence Jewry in the City of London. Among his children was Richard Rich (Ryche) who was a mercer and Sheriff of London in 1441 (20th year of Henry VI). The English Wikipedia page for his son gives Richard's wife's maiden name as Catherine Cuthery, but fails to provide a source for this assertion. (Other secondary sources, because of a wife Catherine having been mentioned in the will, names his daughter in law as Catherine Cuthery - awaiting better corroborating sources).
Excerpt of XIII. Rich, Earl of Warwick and Holland.
The first I find of this family is John de Rich, Esq. (Pat. 11 H. IV. m. 6); born in Lombardy, who was living in England in the reign of King Henry the fourth, (Pedig. of Nobility, by Lilly, penes Joh. Com' Egmont), and had issue Richard Rich of London, Esq.; who died in 26 Henry VI, seized of lands in Springfield, Little Waltham,, Great Leys, Tirling, and Boreham, (all) in Essex (Efc. 26 H VI), and was buried in the church of St. Lawrence Jewry, London (Lilly praed.), leaving issue, among other children (Ibid) Richard Rich, who was of the company of Mercers of the City of London, and executed the office of Sheriff of that city, an. 1441, (in the 20th of H. VI.) and founded a certain alms-house at Hodsdon in com' Hertford.