FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN RICHARDS AND
ELIZABETH


John Richards was christened 25 September 1642 in Claverley, the son of William Richards and Jane Clemson. John married Elizabeth Sturmey 20 August 1687 in Worfield.

John Richards marriage

Marriage record for John Richards and Elizabeth Sturmey in the Worfield parish register:
"The 20th day were married John  Richards and Elizabeth Sturmey both late servants to Thomas Bach of Chesterton".


Elizabeth was most likely the daughter of John Sturmey of  Stableford, labourer, and Rebecka his wife. John died 22 July 1729 in Worfield: "John Richards of Stableford died ye 22nd and was buried ye 24th". Elizabeth died days later: "Elizabeth wife of John Richards of Stableford labourer died ye 28th and was buried ye 30th."

John and Elizabeth had the following children:
 

1. Thomas, born 25 January 1687 in Worfield: "The 30th day was baptized Thomas sonn of John Richards of Worfield laborer and Elizabeth his wife".

2. James, born 23 October 1693 in Worfield; christened 16 November 1693: "The 16th day was baptized James son of John Richards of Stableford labourer and Elizabeth his wife". He married Mary Woolly 15 January 1722 in Worfield. He was buried 15 September 1729 in Worfield: "James Richards of Stableford labourer died ye 15th and was buried ye 17th".

3. William, born 7 December 1696 in Worfield: "The 28th day was baptized William son of John Richards of Stableford labourer and Elizabeth his wife". He also became a labourer. He married Anne Burrows 20 April 1737 in Worfield.

*4. Mary, born 14 August 1703 in Worfield; christened 15 September 1703 in Worfield:; married Benjamin Vaughan 22 June 1724 in Worfield; buried 30 March 1785 in Worfield. 

Mary Richards baptism

Marriage record for Mary Richards in the Worfield parish register: "The 15th day was baptized Mary daughter of John Richards of Stableford labourer and Elizabeth his wife"
 
 

Source: IGI; Claverley parish register. Worfield parish register.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM RICHARDS AND
JANE CLEMSON


William Richards was christened 10 January 1585 in Claverley, the son of Richard Richards. He married Jane Clemson 28 November 1639 in Claverley.

William Richards marriage

Marriage record for William Richards and Jane Clemson in the Claverley parish register


Jane was christened 28 December 1600 in Claverley, the daughter of John and Elnor Clemsonne. Jane died and was buried 6 January 1648 in Claverley. William married again that year, to Elizabeth Langley 26 June 1648 in Claverley.


William and Jane had the following children:
 

1. Margaret, christened 13 December 1640 in Claverley.
 

*2. John, christened 25 September 1642 in Claverley; married Elizabeth. 

John Richard baptism  

Baptism record for John Richards in the Claverley parish register


William and Elizabeth had the following children:

1. Mary, christened 7 April 1650 in Claverley.


2. Margaret, christened 13 February 1652 in Claverley.


3. Roger, christened 28 November 1657 in Claverley.


William "of Richard's Greene" died and was buried 19 April 1661 in Claverley. His widow, Elizabeth died and was buried 16 April 1680 in Claverley.  

William Richards burial 1661

Burial record for William Richards in the Claverley parish register


SOURCE: IGI; Claverley parish register.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD RICHARDS


Richard Richards was born in about 1550 of Claverley. He had the following children:
 

*1. William, christened 10 January 1585 in Claverley; married 1) Jane Clemson 28 November 1639 in Claverley; married 2) Elizabeth Langley 26 June 1648 in Claverley; buried 19 April 1661 in Claverley, "of Richard's Greene".

William Richards baptism 

Baptism record for William Richards in the Claverley parish register: "Wyll the sonne of Richard Rychards was bapt ye x of Jann"


2. Thomas, christened 4 February 1591 in Claverley.
 
 

SOURCE: IGI; Claverley parish register.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN AND ANNE RICHARDS


John and Anne Richards are the most likely parents for Richard Richards. John was born in about 1520, most likely the son of Humphrey Richards. Anne, wife of John Richards, died and was buried 4 January 1580 in Claverley.

Anne Richards burial

Burial record for Anne Richards in the Claverley parish register


John Richards died and was buried 27 May 1586 in Claverley.

John Richards

Burial record for John Richards in the Claverley parish register

John and Anne are most likely the parents of:


*1. Richard, born about 1550 in Claverley.


2. Nicholas, born about 1558 in Claverley; married Elizabeth Lythalle 3 February 1578 in Claverley; buried 23 October 1616 in Claverley.


3. Francis, buried 13 May 1574 in Claverley.


SOURCE: IGI; Claverley parish register.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HUMPHREY AND MARGERY RICHARDS


In the parish of Claverley, townland of Broughton in the Lay Subsidy for Shropshire 1524-7 the list shows "Humfrey Rychardes xl.s-xii.d".

In the parish of Claverley, the families of Humphrey Richerdes and another Humphrey Richerdes, most likely father and son, were found in A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1532-3:

Dallicote & Hopstone
Humphrey Richerdes, Elizabeth, uxor eius, Cassandra.

Gatacre
Humphrey Richerdes, Margery, uxor eius, cum pueris.


The listing shows Humphrey Richerdes, his wife and their daughter Cassandra. It also shows another Humphrey Richerdes, his wife Margery and that they had "cum pueris" or some children, with names not listed. This latter Humphrey is likely the father. He may be John Richard's father. One of Humphrey and Margery's unlisted children may be John.


Humphrey and Margery had the following children:

1. Humphrey, born about 1500; married Elizabeth.


2, John, born in about 1520; married Anne; buried 27 May 1586 in Claverley.



SOURCES: Lay Subsidy for Shropshire 1524-7; A List of Families in the Archdeaconry of Stafford 1532-3; Claverley parish register.




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