John Wordsworth

(circa 1570? - )
     John Wordsworth was born circa 1570?.
     John Wordsworth married daughter Rich, daughter of Edward Rich and Elizabeth Turton, before 1603.
     In Edward Rich's will dated 6 August 1 James I (1603) in Thurlstone, Penistone, Yorkshire, John Wordsworth was named as heir; In the name of god Amen: I Edward Rich of the Bulhouse in the township of Thurleston and County of York being of perfect memory make this my last will and testament this sixth of August the first year of our soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Scotland France & Ireland king defender of the faith etc AD 160-. First I commend my soul into the hands of god trusting assuredly to be saved by the redemption of Christ Jesus & my body to be buried in the parish church of Peniston And for my worldly goods I will they be disposed in maner & form following viz:
First I give & bequeath to Richard Riche my son one great arke in the lower chamber and a yoke of black oxen, and a yoke of stottes.
Item I give to John Wordsworth two less stottes a black and a red.
Item I give to Mathew Thewlesse £5
Item to William Rich alias Pecke £13/6/8 due to him & my executors to bring him up till he be 15 years old accordinge to my Covenant.
Also I give to Mary Thelesse £13/6/8; and so much wool as will make her a gown
Item I give to my wife that third part of my goods which is due to her by the law, and a bed furnished with a chest & a cupboard with a great pan upon condition she rest contented therewith without any further claim to my other part of my goods.
Item I give to Amor Rich the two great tables in the house and the less table in the house, I give to Richard Rich my son,
Item I will that my executors pay 26 shillings & eight pence to the poor which was left by my fathers will to be given to them.
Item I give to the poor of the parish of Peniston 20 shillings to be distributed in four years next after my decease at the feast of Easter.
Item I give to Thomas Snydall my son in law £5/3/4
Item I will that my executors pay to every one of the three children of James Michell 28 shillings which I owe them.
Item I give to every servant in my house a sheep or 3s 4d
The rest of my goodes & chattells my debtes being paid & funerall discharged I give to Richard Rich my son John Wordsworth & Thomas Snydall my sons in law & make them three executors of this my last will & testament
Witnesses Francis Oley Amor Riche.

Note that his other son Amor is not a beneficiary of the will, presumably because he is the heir of his grandfather. He was an executor of Edward Rich's estate on 3 October 1605 in the Prerogative Court of York.

Richard Rich

(circa 1577 - between 1637 and 1642)
     Richard Rich was born circa 1577 in Penistone, Yorkshire. He was the son of Edward Rich and Elizabeth Turton. Richard Rich was mentioned in the marriage settlement for Amor Rich and Alice Burdett dated 24 July 1598. Post nuptial settlement: William Riche of Bollows in Thurlestone to Francis Greave of Hunshelf and William Hinchcliff of Bilcliff, in consideration of the marriage already solemnised between Aymer Riche (one of the sons of Edward Riche son and heir of the said William) and Alice Burdett (one of the daughters of Henry Burdett of Walton), the manor of Smallshaie and capital messuage called Smallshaie and appurtenances in Smallshaie, Thurlestone & Thurlestone meare and the capital messuage called Roide and the capital messuage called Milnehowse and fulling mill and one water corn mill in Thurlestone with a yearly rent of 13/- out of several lands in Thurlestone (all lately purchased of Richard Turton of Pickeringe) and the capital messuage called Bollowes with lands, etc. and a water corn mill at Bollows in order that a fine may be levied, settling the estate on William, Edward and Aymer Riche in succession, with reversion to Richard Riche, brother of Aymer, in default of issue, also it is agreed that a settlement may be made on Alice of the Smallshaie and Milnhouse property for her jointure.
     Richard Rich was party to a land transaction on 24 July 1598 in Thurlstone, Penistone. By feoffment:Adaimer Riche of Milnehouse in Thurleston, one of the sons of Edward Rich of Bollowes to Richard Rich, his brother. Messuage called Raynowe in Thurlestone and Thurlestone Meare with reversion to the grantor.
     Richard Rich married Frances Priest on 17 December 1600 in Penistone, YKS.
     In Edward Rich's will dated 6 August 1 James I (1603) in Thurlstone, Penistone, Yorkshire, Richard Rich was named as heir; In the name of god Amen: I Edward Rich of the Bulhouse in the township of Thurleston and County of York being of perfect memory make this my last will and testament this sixth of August the first year of our soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god of England Scotland France & Ireland king defender of the faith etc AD 160-. First I commend my soul into the hands of god trusting assuredly to be saved by the redemption of Christ Jesus & my body to be buried in the parish church of Peniston And for my worldly goods I will they be disposed in maner & form following viz:
First I give & bequeath to Richard Riche my son one great arke in the lower chamber and a yoke of black oxen, and a yoke of stottes.
Item I give to John Wordsworth two less stottes a black and a red.
Item I give to Mathew Thewlesse £5
Item to William Rich alias Pecke £13/6/8 due to him & my executors to bring him up till he be 15 years old accordinge to my Covenant.
Also I give to Mary Thelesse £13/6/8; and so much wool as will make her a gown
Item I give to my wife that third part of my goods which is due to her by the law, and a bed furnished with a chest & a cupboard with a great pan upon condition she rest contented therewith without any further claim to my other part of my goods.
Item I give to Amor Rich the two great tables in the house and the less table in the house, I give to Richard Rich my son,
Item I will that my executors pay 26 shillings & eight pence to the poor which was left by my fathers will to be given to them.
Item I give to the poor of the parish of Peniston 20 shillings to be distributed in four years next after my decease at the feast of Easter.
Item I give to Thomas Snydall my son in law £5/3/4
Item I will that my executors pay to every one of the three children of James Michell 28 shillings which I owe them.
Item I give to every servant in my house a sheep or 3s 4d
The rest of my goodes & chattells my debtes being paid & funerall discharged I give to Richard Rich my son John Wordsworth & Thomas Snydall my sons in law & make them three executors of this my last will & testament
Witnesses Francis Oley Amor Riche.

Note that his other son Amor is not a beneficiary of the will, presumably because he is the heir of his grandfather. He was an executor of Edward Rich's estate on 3 October 1605 in the Prerogative Court of York.
During Michaelmas term 1607 Richard Rich purchased property in Penistone, Yorkshire, during Michaelmas term 1607. Adamer Riche & Richard Rich quer: Robert Brownell and Mary his wife def: re messuage and lands in Penistone and Ecland.
Richard Rich was mentioned as tenant in the manor court rolls dated in 1608 in Thurlstone, Penistone, Yorkshire, England, 1608 Liberi Tenents: Aemor Riche of some tenements etc Bullhouse of Smallshaw, the Royd, Milnhouse.
Richardus Riche of some/nine/one tenement ... Raynor Robertus Bramell - tenement in Ecklands alienate Aemoris Riche et Richardo Rich qi - et Jurors: Aemor Riche,      Richardus Riche,      Johes Haighe.

     Richard Rich and Amor Rich were mentioned in a deed dated 5 February 1609/10 in Ecklands, Thurlstone, Penistone. Deed of partition: Aymor Rich of Bulhouse and Richard Rich of [?] divide one messuage in Eclande in the parish of Penistone which they purchased jointly of Robert Brownell of Derby (particulars of lands assigned to each). He witnessed Ann Rich's death before 17 April 1610 in Penistone, YKS.
Michaelmas term, 11 James I ( Richard Rich sold property in Thurlstone, Penistone . John Micklethwaite & Wm Wordsworth quer: Barbers & Rich Rich & Frances his wife re Thurleston.
Michaelmas 1613 Richard Rich purchased property in Penistone, Yorkshire, Michaelmas 1613. Richard Rich quer: Edw Barber sr & Ann his wife, Edw Barber jr. & Dorothy his wife, Robt Barber def. re Barn & toft in Thurleston & a moiety of a messuage & lands in Thurleston & Thurleston Meare.
Richard Rich was trustee to a marriage settlement between John Rich and Ellen Wilson dated 30 January 1618. Omnibus ... Richard Riche de Royd in parish of Penistone yeoman - in consideration of a marriage between John Riche my son & heir apparent & Helen Wilson one of the daughters of Christopher Wilson of Bromhead yeoman to be had & solemnized & in fulfilment of an engagement between me & sd Christopher Wilson - have given to Edward/Richard Riche of Mylne house and Richard Wilson of Oughtibridge hall yeo [as trustees] - my house at Thurleston - another house & barn there & all my houses & lands there - & the messuage in Thurlston Meer called Raynow - my close called Richston Carr in Thurlston - to hold to the purposes mentioned in said indenture. They granted property to John Rich during Hilary term 1623/4 in Thurlstone, Penistone . John Riche quer: Rich Rich & Frances his wife deforciant. Messuage & Lands in Thurlestone & Thurlestone Mere..
     Richard Rich was party to a land transaction on 13 June 1637 in Penistone. Lease. Edward Rich of -- to William Riche of Bullhouse. Annual rent of 13/6/0 out of a certain messuage called the [Roide] demised by William Riche, deceased, to Richard Riche and by him ... to William Kaye for 20 years. (very defective document)
     Grant of a rent charge: William Kay the younger of Nether Thongue to William Rich of Bullhouse. A yearly rent charge of £13/6/8 payable out of the messuage called the Roide and lands belonging, granted to William by Edward Rich of the Roide for 20 years, which messuage and lands were demised by William Rich of Bullhouse deceased to Richard Rich, father of Edward for 112 pounds.
     Richard died between 1637 and 1642 in Yorkshire.

Children of Richard Rich and Frances Priest

Frances Priest

(circa 1580? - before 9 September 1632)
     Frances Priest was born circa 1580? In Yorkshire, England.
     Frances Priest married Richard Rich, son of Edward Rich and Elizabeth Turton, on 17 December 1600 in Penistone, Yorkshire.
Michaelmas term, 11 James I ( Frances Priest sold property in Thurlstone, Penistone. John Micklethwaite & Wm Wordsworth quer: Barbers & Rich Rich & Frances his wife re Thurleston. They granted property to John Rich during Hilary term 1623/4 in Thurlstone, Penistone . John Riche quer: Rich Rich & Frances his wife deforciant. Messuage & Lands in Thurlestone & Thurlestone Mere..
     Frances died before 9 September 1632 in Penistone, YKS. She was buried on 9 September 1632 in Penistone, YKS. Francesca uxor Richard Rich nono September.

Children of Frances Priest and Richard Rich