Richard Thorpe, of London

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Richard Thorpe

Death: between February 20, 1594 and March 08, 1595
St. Nicholas Olave Parish, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Middleton
Father of Judith Archdale

Occupation: Vintner & Citizen of London
Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
Last Updated:

About Richard Thorpe, of London


Will dated 20 Feb 1594, proved 8 March 1595. Mentions:

  • Wife Elizabeth
  • Children Robert, Anne, Richard, John and Judith [presumably in age order?)] and the child in his wife's womb.
  • Brothers: Michael (and son Thomas), and Henry (and his son Robert)
  • Sister Johane Brewstie (???) Sister Baxter Sister Mary Sanders (Saunders?) Bro in law Jasper John
  • Mother in law Anne Tayler
  • Robert Brooke Alderman (one of the overseers of the will)
  • William Thwaite, William Tappe fishmongers
  • Poor of the parish of Sainte Nicholas Olave whereof I am a parishioner.

Richard Archdale signed the 1633-4 Harleian Visitation ("Ric. ARCHEDALE"), and he is listed as "Richard ARCHEDALE, Merchant of London, living 1634, married "Judeth, da. of Richard THORPE of London by Elizabeth BROOKE."

If he lived in St. Nicholas Olave, presumably he was the Richard Thorpe, vintner at the Sign of the Miter (in London) who Hugh Plat claimed, in a notebook list entitled "Practices" was one of 51 people cured of their illnesses by Plat's proprietry medicines, between 1593 and 1605. (The Jewel house: Elizabethan London and the scientific revolution. By Deborah E. Harkness.). [He evidently didn't cure him for long.]

The Mitre Tavern, Bread Street Hill was an important house, which stood nearly opposite the Church of St Nicholas Olave. (London Topographical Record: Volume 16. 1932.)

From the freedom and apprenticeship register of the Vintners' Company (Guildhall Library Ms 15211/1):

  • 3rd July 1560: For presenting Rich[ar]d Thorpe app[rentice] to Arlington Kelly. 12d.
  • 8th July 1572: Also for making free of Rich[ar]d Thorpe, app[rentice] to Arlington Kelly. 20d.

--- The vintner of the White Horse, Friday Street, until 1582 was Arlington Kelley,...

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Richard Thorpe, of London's Timeline

London, Middlesex, England
February 20, 1594
London, Middlesex, England