John Ryther

( - between 1528 and 1529)
     John died between 1528 and 1529 in Yorkshire.

John Ryther

(circa 1540 - )
     John Ryther was born circa 1540.
     John Ryther married Ann Ardington on 10 July 1563 in Snaith, Yorkshire.

John Ryther

(16 October 1579 - )
     John Ryther was christened on 16 October 1579 in Eversley, Hampshire. He was the son of Unknown Ryther (of Everlsey).

John Ryther

(30 May 1571 - )
     John Ryther was christened on 30 May 1571 in All Saints, Laleham, Surrey/Middlesex. He was the son of Henry Ryther (of Laleham) and Elizabeth Sallett.

John Ryther

(before 1632 - )
     John Ryther was born before 1632 in Yorkshire. He was the son of Christopher Ryther and Sybil Walker.

Rev John Ryther

(before 1670 - 27 January 1704)
     Rev John Ryther was born before 1670 in England. He is probably the brother of Christopher Ryther who died in York in 1724 and therefore also sibling of Elizabeth Burnet, Lydia Nuttbrowne (Quaker) and Mary Ryther. He was the son of Rev John Ryther and Margaret Unknown.
     The Dictionary of National Biography states: John Ryther (d. 1704), Independent minister, son of John Ryther, served as chaplain on ships trading to the East and West Indies. The journal he kept during his voyages from 1676 to 1681 was given to the antiquarian Ralph Thoresby by William Moult, the Independent minister at Leeds. In 1686 Ryther became minister of the Castle Gate Independent Church in Nottingham. For most of his career he co-operated amicably with the Nottingham Presbyterians. He joined with them in at least two ordinations, and had his children baptized by John Whitlock the elder, of the High Pavement Presbyterian Church. In A Defence of the Glorious Gospel (1703), however, Ryther threatened this harmony by accusing John Barret, the Nottingham Presbyterian, of Arminian errors. He also published a Sermon Preached before the Society of Reformation of Manners (1699). Ryther died at Nottingham on 27 January 1704. The name of Ryther's wife is not known, but his daughter Anne married Robert Kippis and was the mother of Andrew Kippis, the Unitarian divine and biographer. John was issued a marriage license on 20 February 1688 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.
     Rev John Ryther married Sarah Unknown (Gibbs) on 21 February 1688 in Wilford, Nottinghamshire, England. John was a Presbyterian clergyman at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. He was probably the John Ryther who died 1704, son of the seaman's preacher John Ryther, who acted as chaplain of merchant ships trading to both the Indies and in 1689 became Minister at the Congregational church in Bridlesmith Gate Nottingham & 3 Oct 1689 in Castle Gate.
See Oxford Dictionary of National bBiography for further information: www.oxforddnb.com/.
     John died on 27 January 1704 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. John Ryther, minister of High Pavement Presbyterians, Nottingham.

Children of Rev John Ryther and Sarah Unknown (Gibbs)

Rev John Ryther

(circa 1634 - June 1681)
     He was a nonconformist divine, son of John Ryther (d.1673) a tanner. His father became a leader among the Quakers at York.
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     The Dictionary of National Biography states: Ryther, John (1631x5-1681), clergyman and ejected minister, the son of John Rither (d. 1673), a tanner of York who later turned Quaker, was born in Yorkshire. There is uncertainty over his date of birth: he was said to be forty-nine when he died in 1681, suggesting that he was born in 1631 or 1632, but his reported age of fifteen at matriculation would suggest 1634 or 1635. Educated at Leeds grammar school, he entered Cambridge on 25 March 1650, aged fifteen, as a sizar at Sidney Sussex College. From 25 March 1655 until his ejection in 1660 he was vicar of Frodingham, including Bromby, Lincolnshire. He then obtained the vicarage of North Ferriby, Yorkshire, only to be turned out by the Act of Uniformity in 1662. He continued to preach in his house at Brough, in the neighbouring parish of Elloughton, and for this spent several months confined in York Castle. Forced from home by the Five Mile Act in 1666, he eventually settled as pastor of the Independent church at Bradford-dale in 1668. In the following year he preached there as well as at the Halifax chapelries of Cross Stone, Sowerby, and Coley, for which he was again imprisoned. In 1669 he sought refuge in London. His new flock, which included many sailors, built him a meeting-house at Wapping, Middlesex, where he was ordained an Independent minister on 6 February 1670. Almost immediately he was convicted for illegal preaching; warrants were issued against him but he managed to escape. The sailors became so devoted to the Seaman's Preacher, as Ryther was known, that they reportedly prevented his apprehension by intimidating the arresting officers.
Ryther published numerous works between 1672 and 1680, including The Morning Seeker (1673), a series of sermons on the advantages of early religion. In dedicating this to the godly Lady Dorothy Norcliffe of Langton, Yorkshire, and her daughters, Lady Elizabeth Bright and Lady Katherine Wentworth, Ryther acknowledged the support they had given him and other ejected ministers. In addition to A Funeral Sermon (1674) for his close friend James Janeway, the Presbyterian minister at Rotherhithe, Surrey, Ryther edited Janeway's posthumous Legacy to his Friends, Containing Twenty-Seven Instances of Sea-Dangers and Deliverances (1675). Ryther's best-known work, A Plat for Mariners (1672, 1675, 1780, 1803), several sermons on Jonah's voyage, included an epistle by Janeway. The evangelical John Newton (1727–1807), himself a former sailor, added a preface in 1780. Ryther aimed at a popular rather than scholarly audience. Employing an affecting style which earned him the nickname Crying Jeremy, he pleaded with sinners to awaken from their spiritual lethargy and respond to Christ's call while there was still time.
Ryther and his wife, Margaret, who survived him, had one son,
John [see below], and a daughter, Rachel Dale. He died in June 1681, leaving his house in Stepney, Middlesex, to his son. He remembered his ‘honoured mother’ with 20s. a year for life (PRO, PROB 11/367, fol. 130). He was buried in his chapel in Wapping. Shortly after his death, government informers reported finding a supply of guns and powder hidden near ‘Ryder's’ meeting-house, though whether he was at all linked to this cache is not known (CSP dom., 1680–81, 365).
Jim Benedict
Sources
Calamy rev., 421 · Greaves & Zaller, BDBR, 127 · E. Calamy, ed., An abridgement of Mr. Baxter's history of his life and times, with an account of the ministers, &c., who were ejected after the Restauration of King Charles II, 2nd edn, 2 vols. (1713), vol. 2, pp. 448, 833 · B. Dale, Yorkshire puritanism and early nonconformity, ed. T. G. Crippen [n.d., c.1909], 134–5 · J. Ryther, ‘preface’, The morning seeker (1673) · Ryther's will, PRO, PROB 11/367, sig. 111 · CSP dom., 1663–4, 300; 1680–81, 365 · A. Gordon, ed., Freedom after ejection: a review (1690–1692) of presbyterian and congregational nonconformity in England and Wales (1917) · G. F. Nuttall, ‘The emergence of nonconformity’, in G. F. Nuttall and others, The beginnings of nonconformity (1964), 9–32, 16 · D. L. Wykes, ‘After the happy union: presbyterians and Independents in the provinces’, Unity and diversity in the church, ed. R. N. Swanson, SCH, 32 (1996), 283–95 · The nonconformist's memorial … originally written by … Edmund Calamy, ed. S. Palmer, [3rd edn], 3 (1803), 463–4 · J. G. Miall, Congregationalism in Yorkshire (1868), 240 · The Rev. Oliver Heywood … his autobiography, diaries, anecdote and event books, ed. J. H. Turner, 2 (1883), 289–90, 295 · A. R. Henderson, History of the Castle Gate Congregational Church, Nottingham 1655–1905 (1905), 139–50 · R. Thoresby, Ducatus Leodiensis, or, The topography of … Leedes (1715), 526 · J. H. Turner, T. Dickenson, and O. Heywood, eds., The nonconformist register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths (1881), 138, 140 · W. Wilson, The history and antiquities of the dissenting churches and meeting houses in London, Westminster and Southwark, 4 vols. (1808–14), vol. 4, p. 103 · Venn, Alum. Cant.
Archives
BL, sermon notes, Add. MS 45671, fols. 8b–57b · BL, sermon notes, Add. MS 45675, fols. 5–194b
Wealth at death
‘goods and chattels’ to wife; house; library; 20s. in mourning gifts; 20s. p.a. to mother: will, PRO, PROB 11/367, sig. 111, proved 19 July 1681
Jim Benedict, ‘Ryther, John (1631x5-1681)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
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     Rev John Ryther married Margaret Unknown. Rev John Ryther was born circa 1634 in York, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Frances Unknown (Ryther).
     John was educated at Leeds Grammar School, Yorkshire.
     John matriculated at Cambridge University, on 25 March 1650. John Ryther, admitted sizar (aged 15) at Sidney (Sussex) College, 25 Mar 1650, son of John currier. Born at York, school - Leeds (Mr Garnet). Matric 1650. Vicar of Frodingham Lincs; ejected 1660. Vicar of Nrth Ferriby Yks, till ejected 1662. Afterwards preacher at York, Bradford & London. Seaman's preacher. Author, religious. John was a clergyman. He held the vicarage of Frodingham (inc. Bromby) in Lincolnshire from which he was ejected ... He retired to York but soon obtained the vicarage of North Ferriby, Yks but resided at Brough in the neighbouring parish of Elloughton. ... He was called the seaman's preacher. His son John (d.1704) acted as chaplain of merchant ships trading to both the Indies and in 1689 became Minister at the Congregational church in Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham & on 3 Oct 1689 in Castle Gate.
     John died in June 1681 in Yorkshire.

Child of Rev John Ryther and Margaret Unknown

Rev John Ryther

(before 1485 - )
     Rev John Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. He was born before 1485.
     John Ryther, of Hull, clerk. v. John Herman: Refusal to hand over a debt recovered for complainant.: York. . Chancery pleadings addressed to the Archbishop of Canterbury as Lord Chancellor [John Morton 1486-1493 or William Warham 1504-1515]. Date range: 1486 - 1515. John was a clergyman at Thorner, Yorkshire, in 1519. He witnessed a will as John Ryder, vicar of Thorner in 1519.

Sir John Ryther

(before 1290 - after 1386)
     Sir John Ryther bore arms: azure 3 crescents or. John de Ryther (E I roll) - argent, on a bend azure 3 crescents or (F); Jenyns's roll and Ordinary.
He was born before 1290 in Yorkshire. He was the son of Sir William Ryther and Lucy de Ros. John of Skipton Castle between 1309 and 1317.
     In 1318 obtained from Edward II, a grant of free warren in Haslewood and Addington. He was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem held in York, Yorkshire, on 3 November 1319. [M2.] He was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem held 24 July 16 Edw II [1322] on the death of Sir John Ryther. Inquisition on the death of Robert le Vavasour ... tenements held by John de Ryther - Addington etc.
Sir John Ryther was a petitioner John de Rither, late constable of Skipton castle petitioned the Chancellor. Rither requests that whereas at the command of Edward II for the safe-keeping of Skipton castle he received 27 men at arms and 39 hobblers at the usual wages from 19 January in Edward II's 16th year (1323) to 3 March next, for which wages he never had allowance, that he may have a writ to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer to enquire into this and if it is as he claims, that he may have allowance on his account from the issues of the castle circa 1327.
     Debtor: John, the son of William de Ryther [knight, of Barkston-Ash Wapentake, W.R., Yks.].
Creditor: Master Adam de Armin , Parson of the Church of Gargrave [Staincliffe Wapentake, W.R., Yks.]. Amount: £68.Before whom: Chancery.First term: 24/06/1325. Last term: 11/11/1325
Writ to: Sheriff of Yorks. Sent by: Chancery. Endorsement: Roger de Somerville, Sheriff of Yorks., replies that he received this writ at York on Sun., 01/02/1327, by the hand of Thomas de ..., which was too late for it to be executed. Note: Inquisition and return: Date given for the return to Chancery: 03/02/1327. Date: 1327 Jan 8
. He was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem held in York, Yorkshire, on 17 June 1327 on the death of Sir William Ryther. Writ: Rithre: The manor held of the late King Edward as of the honour of Pontefract, now in the Kings hand by reason of the forfeiture of Thomas late Earl of Lancaster, by service of a moiety of a knights fee, which manor the present King granted to Maud, late the wife of the said Robert, to hold until the full age of the heir, who still holds it.
Scarthecroft: The manor held of John de Rithre, was of the manor of Heselwode by service of a quarter of a knights fee; which manor was committed to the said Maud by a like grant of the King. William his son & heir aged 12 years is his next heir
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     Sir John Ryther was named in the militia list taken in 1327 in Staincliffe wapentake, Yorkshire. In 1327 he was ordered with Henry de Hertlyngton, in wapent' de Staynclif to bear arms, etc.
     Sir John Ryther married Eleanor Unknown (Ryther) before 1328.
In 1328 Sir John Ryther sold property in Crathorne, etc, York, Yorkshire. York. Octave of the Purification, 2 Edw III, 1328: William, Bishop of Norwich, Richard de Ayremynne, and Master Adam de Ayremunne, quer., John son of William de Ryther and Alianora his wife, def., of twelve messuages, 30 tofts, one mill, 2 carucates and 4 bovates of land, and 12 1/2 acres of meadow, in Crathorn: To hold to the Bishop Richard and Master Adam, and the heirs of the Bishop. Quitclaim by John and Alianora for themselves and the heirs of Alianora. The querants gave 100 marks.
York, Octave of Trinity, 2 Edward III, 1328: Robert de Arches of Smytheton, quer., John de Ryther and Alionara his wife, def., of one messuage, one toft, 52 acres of land 7 sh. rent, in Kirkesmythton and Shadewell: to hold to Robert and his heirs; he gave 20 marks.
     He served in the wars from 1334. In 1334 Edward III, then at York, ordered John de Ryther and Nicholas de Wortlay to asemble the men-at-arms, archers and others at Sherburn, whence they were to proceed to the Scottish Marches. On his own testimony, taken from depositions on the Scrope and Grosvenor controversy in 1386, when he was too old and infirm to travel to York, we learn that when Edward III began his wars in France, he was with him in his expedition to Burempos in Picardy. He was afterwards in 1340, at the siege of Tournay, and in 1342 at the siege of Vannes and at the siege of Morlaix. He was with the King at Melrose on his expedition to Scotland and afterwards sailed to Flanders and took part in the battle of Sluys. He was at the great fight at Crecy in 1346, he then accompanied the King to Calais and was present during the long investment of that port, then to Rheims and Paris. He was also in the siege of Wellon in Lithuania and he caused the arms of Sir Geoffrey Scrope to be set up in the cathedral at Wellon. He was next at the battle of Najara, near the Ebro in Spain, then he attended the great lord of Lancaster, John of Gaunt, to the Chivranche in Caux. For his services he was probably exempted from the tax of knighthood, as we find him always styled esquire. His last years appear to have been spent at Scarborough, and in the subsidy roll of 1378 the name of William de Ryther, esquire, possibly his son, [but more likely his nephew] appears at the head of the inhabitants of Ryther.
     Debtor: John de Ryther, knight, of Yorks, of Leics., of Northants., and lord of Hazlewood [Barkston Ash Wapentake, W.R.,Yorks.].
Creditor: Peter de Clay, citizen and mercer [merchant] of London.
Amount: £200.
Before whom: John de Oxford, Mayor of London; William de Carleton, Clerk.
When taken: 09/03/1342
First term: 24/06/1342
Last term: 24/06/1342
Writ to: Sheriff of London
Sent by: Simon Fraunceys, Mayor of London; William de Carleton, Clerk.
Endorsement: London' Coram Iusticiariis de banco..
     Debtor: John de Rither, knight, [held land in Addingham, Staincliffe Wapentake, W.R. Yorks.]
Creditor: Sir Thomas de Brayton, clerk, and Robert Foucher, otherwise called Garland, merchant. Amount: £100.
Before whom: Simon Fraunceys, Mayor of London; William de Carleton, Clerk.
When taken: 09/02/1343
Writ to: Sheriff of Yorks. Sent by: Simon Fraunceys, Mayor of London; William de Carleton, Clerk.
Endorsement: Ebor' Coram Justic' de Banco. Brayton..
     Debtor: John de Ryther, knight.
Creditor: Robert de Manfield [Gilling Wapentake, N.R., Yorks.].
Amount: £20.
Before: Chancery. 24/05/1340
Writ to: Sheriff of Leics, sent by: Chancery
Endorsement: Richard de Stoneleigh, Sheriff, replies that the writ arrived too late to be executed.
Note: Inquisition and return: Date for the return to Chancery: 29/05/1345. The writ says that the sheriff had replied to a previous writ that he had sent it to the Bailiff of the Honor of Leicester, who had made no reply. He is ordered to enter the Liberty and seize all the chattels of John de Ryther, except his beasts for the plough, to the value of £20. [C 131/176/73; C 131/177/1; C 131/177/20 are duplicates]
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     John died after 1386.

John Ryther (of Berkshire & Hampshire)

(say 1550 - )
     John Ryther (of Berkshire & Hampshire) was born say 1550.
     10 Sept. 1581 (i) John Ryther of Finchampstead, turner, to (ii) Thomas Harrison, gentleman. Gift - 2 pieces of meadow land called Fasbyes plottes (1a) in the parish of Eversley, Hampshire. One piece adjoining a meadow called Borsey Meade and the other adjoining a meadow called Henken Meade lately in the occupation of Stephen Holloway. (i) had been granted the lands in a charter dated 19 January 1581 by Humphry Fasby. Warranty clause
Endorsements: livery of seisin 28 March 1582.
An old deed of ye meade plotte in Eversley given by W Palmer for ye Ringing the Bell in Ockingham 10 Sept. 23 Eliz. 1580 John Pyther (sic) to Tho Harrison (1)
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John Ryther (of Epworth 2)

(before 1526 - )
     John Ryther (of Epworth 2) was also known as John Ryder in records. He was born before 1526 in Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of Patriarch Ryder or Ryther (of Epworth) and Catherine Unknown (Ryder or Ryther).
     John Ryther (of Epworth 2) married Agnes Unknown (Ryther) before 1539. John was present at Isabella Ryther's christening on 6 March 1541/42 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. John was present at Diones Ryther's christening on 5 May 1548 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. John was present at James Ryther (son of John of Epworth 2)'s christening on 7 September 1550 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. John was present at Thomas Ryder Ryther's christening on 4 July 1560 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

Children of John Ryther (of Epworth 2) and Agnes Unknown (Ryther)

Child of John Ryther (of Epworth 2)

John Ryther (of Epworth)

(February 1557/58 - )
     John Ryther (of Epworth) was also known as Ryder in records. He was christened in February 1557/58 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of John Ryther (of Epworth 2) and Agnes Unknown (Ryther).

John Ryther (of Epworth)

(say 1590 - before 2 January 1651/52)
     John Ryther (of Epworth) was also known as Ryder in records. He was born say 1590. No proof of parentage. He was the son of Richard Ryther (of Epworth) and Ellen Fox.
     John Ryther (of Epworth) married Elizabeth Unknown (Ryther) before 1614.
     John died before 2 January 1651/52 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 2 January 1651/52 in St Andrew, Epworth. Buried John Ryther.

Children of John Ryther (of Epworth)

John Ryther (of Haxey)

(before 1620 - )
     His wife may have been the Hellena Ryther, vid. who was buried at Haxey, 28 August 1689. A Johannus Rider was buried 26 Aug 1639 at Haxey.. John Ryther (of Haxey) was also known as Ryder in records. He was born before 1620 in Lincolnshire, England. He may be the son of John Rider & Margaret Harris of Haxey who are listed on the IGI in 1614 or John Rider & Katherine Mailor in 1619.. John was present at William Ryder's christening in 1653 in Haxey, Lincolnshire.

Children of John Ryther (of Haxey)

John Ryther (of Haxey)

(circa 1640 - before 15 December 1696)
     John Ryther (of Haxey) was born circa 1640 in Haxey, Lincolnshire. He was the son of John Ryther (of Haxey).
     John Ryther (of Haxey) married Mary Moody on 27 January 1677/78 in Haxey, LIN. John was present at Hellena Ryther's christening on 3 December 1682 in Haxey, Lincolnshire. John was present at Mary Ryther's christening on 12 April 1685 in Haxey, LIN. John was present at William Ryther's christening on 4 March 1687/88 in Haxey, LIN.
     John died before 15 December 1696 in Haxey, LIN. He was buried on 15 December 1696 in Haxey. Johannes Ryder, senex.

Children of John Ryther (of Haxey) and Mary Moody

John Ryther (of Hull)

(15 July 1752 - )
     John Ryther (of Hull) was christened on 15 July 1752 in Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. He was the son of Richard Ryther (of Hull) and Elizabeth Preston.

John Ryther (of Laleham)

     John Ryther (of Laleham) married Joan Sallatt on 3 July 1569 in All Saints, Laleham, Middlesex, England.

Child of John Ryther (of Laleham) and Joan Sallatt

Child of John Ryther (of Laleham)

John Ryther (of Liverpool)

(circa 1680? - )
     John Ryther (of Liverpool) was born circa 1680?.

Children of John Ryther (of Liverpool)

John Ryther (of Ottringham)

( - before 5 February 1499/0)
     John died before 5 February 1499/0.
     John Ryther (of Ottringham) made a will dated 11 December 1599 in Ottingham, Yorkshire.

John Ryther (of Scarcroft)

(circa 1660 - before 1 July 1723)
     John Ryther (of Scarcroft) was born circa 1660 in Thorner, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Mary Langdale.
     John Ryther (of Scarcroft) was mentioned between 1663 and 1691 in Thorner, Yorkshire, as a papist. Recusants, Thorner: 1663 John Ryther sen., Jn Ryther jun & wife; 1666 same; 1672 John Ryther gent & wife; 1674 John Ryther gent; 1680 Rythers; 1687 same; 1691 John & Mary Ryther, gent. and two others. He was christened on 21 May 1663 in St Mary, Swillington.
     John Ryther (of Scarcroft) was mentioned on 4 April 1666.
     In Heywood's register of Catholic Recusants of the West Riding of Yorkshire 1678-1691, John Ryther, gent and Mary his wife were listed at Scarcroft. No specific date is given so this could refer to his father. He was confirmed as a Roman Catholic in 1687 in Hazlewood or Hazelwood, Yorkshire.
     John Ryther (of Scarcroft) married Mary Appleby circa 1688. John Ryther (of Scarcroft) and Catherine Ryther and Richard Popplewell were beneficiaries in Robert Ryther's will proved 27 May 1696 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. He inherited the estates of his sixth cousin Robert Ryther of Belton & Lincoln by his will dated 12 Nov 1694.
     John died before 1 July 1723 in Thorner, Yorkshire.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 1 July 1723 at the Prerogative Court of York. He was of Scarcroft, Thorner.

Child of John Ryther (of Scarcroft) and Mary Appleby

John Ryther (of York)

(before 1615 - )
     John Ryther (of York) was born before 1615 in Yorkshire.

Children of John Ryther (of York)

John Ryther (the Cofferer)

(circa 1500 - before 5 November 1552)
     Dugdale states that he was Cofferer to King Edward the Sixt (sic) and was son of Nicholas, He inherited Scarcroft and residue of Ryther in his cousin (once removed) Henry Ryther's will 1542/3.
He was mentioned in the will of Anthony Bonvix ...[as] John Ryther, the cofferer of the Household of King Edward VI. Bonvix died 7 Dec 1558. John Ryther (the Cofferer) was born circa 1500. James Ryther in 1591 described him as the son of the sixth son of Willaim Ryther, but the brother of George Ryther, James' grandfather.. He was the son of Nicholas Ryther and Margaret Scrope.
     John Ryther (the Cofferer) and Nicholas Ryther were mentioned between 1504 and 1515.
     John Ryther (the Cofferer) married Ann Hussey.      
John Ryther (the Cofferer) was Family and Education: b. by 1514, prob. s. of Nicholas Ryther ?of Castle Hedingham, Essex by w. Margaret. educ. ?Queens’, Camb. pens. 1517-21. m. (1) Margaret; (2) Mary, at least 3s. 3da.1
Offices Held: Commr. tenths of spiritualities, Suff. 1535, subsidy, royal household 1547, relief 1550; comptroller, household of Elizabeth, dowager Countess of Oxford by 1537, of 16th Earl of Oxford in 1542; receiver, forfeited possessions of Cromwell 1540; cofferer, household of Prince Edward by 1541-7, royal household 1547-d.; receiver and chamberlain, ct. gen. surveyors of the King’s lands by 1545.2
Biography: John Ryther came of an old established Yorkshire family, which took its name from its main seat at Ryther in the West Riding. It is probable that he was the son of Nicholas Ryther, a servant of John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, in 1490, and of Margaret Ryther ‘the elder’, servant to the earl’s widow. In 1537 the countess left the elder Margaret Ryther, ‘for the true and faithful service that she of long continuance hath done to me’, 100 marks, two silver-gilt salts and much linen and tapestry. To her comptroller of household John Ryther she left silver worth £11 6s.8d., to his wife Margaret some linen and bedding, to her goddaughter Elizabeth Ryther £5 and to a younger John Ryther the same sum; Margaret Ryther the elder and John Ryther were among the executors of the will. By her own will of 1542 this Margaret Ryther, then a widow, appointed her son John sole executor: she made bequests of silver and linen to other named relatives and charitable gifts to churches in Wakefield, Yorkshire, and at Castle Hedingham and Earls Colne, Essex, the last two being seats of the De Vere family.3
Nothing is known of Ryther’s early years. Of an age with the 14th Earl, he was doubtless reared to service in the household and may have been the ‘John Rider’ who was a pensioner at Queens’ College, Cambridge from 1517 to 1521. The year 1537, which saw the death of the countess and the birth of Prince Edward, was the occasion of Ryther’s entry into the royal service as well as of his growing employment in public affairs. In 1539 he was commissioned to report to Cromwell on the alleged embezzlement by one of the abbot’s servants of the jewelry of Colchester abbey; it was perhaps as a consequence of this assignment that he himself purchased £25 worth of the abbey’s ‘household stuff’ at the end of that year. The fall of the minister in the following one brought Ryther his first important post: in August 1540 he was appointed receiver of all Cromwell’s forfeited possessions and keeper of his principal house. His fee for this office was upwards of £35 a year plus one per cent of the ‘issues’, and in 1543 he received an additional £200, perhaps as a gratuity on the completion of a long and difficult assignment. The John Ryther who raised a company of eight billmen to serve in the French war of 1544 was probably a namesake, for he himself must have been fully occupied with the day-to-day financing of the expedition as one of the five persons authorized in May to purchase provisions for the army on the strength of bills which the treasurer for the war, Sir Richard Rich, was instructed to honour.4
In 1544 Ryther bought land in Essex from the Earl of Oxford and the crown and in the following year a good deal more in Suffolk, some of which he soon resold. His appointment as cofferer of the Household on Edward VI’s accession was followed by considerable rewards in land and money, including an annuity of 50 marks granted in July 1550. It also brought him a seat in Parliament, the choice being evidently dictated by his own and his family’s long connexion with the earls of Oxford. He owned only a small amount of property in Essex, but the 16th Earl could certainly dispose of at least one of the Colchester seats and Ryther would not have lacked support from the court: he was, for instance, a ‘most especial friend’ of the Protector Somerset’s brother-in-law (Sir) Clement Smith, who named him an executor. In the Commons Ryther presumably looked after the crown’s financial interest, but neither of the bills committed to him, to diswarren common land and to prevent regrating, forestalling and engrossing, was of much consequence.5
Ryther made his nuncupative will on 5 Oct. 1552 and died six days later. He left £100 to each of five named children and provided for the marriage of his two eldest sons to the two daughters of a Worcestershire landowner, John Pritchard, both of whose wardships he had purchased in 1551. Among the executors were his second wife Mary and John Wiseman of Great Canfield. Ryther’s eldest son John was about 19 at the time of his father’s death: in recognition of the dead man’s services to the crown the son was granted his own wardship and marriage as free gifts and in the following reign he was awarded an annuity of £37.6
On the list of Members of the Parliament of 1547 as revised for the final session of January 1552 Ryther’s name is erased and marked ‘mortuus’. As he did not die until the following October, after the Parliament had been dissolved, the emendation must have been made late in 1552 or early in 1553 and is probably to be connected with the nomination of Members to Edward VI’s second Parliament.7
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     In Margaret Scrope's will dated 22 March 1539/40, John Ryther (the Cofferer) was named as heir; Margarett Ryther, wydow. To the high altar of Heddyngham Castell churche for dirige and masse for my husbande sowle, my sowle and all Christian sowles 20 sh. To the high altar of the churche of Elres Colne 3/4 of St Giles church in Mapulsted 3/4. Within a year mass to sung withing the parish church of Wakefield for my soul, my father & mother sowles 20 sh. To my lady Dame Marie Kingston my gold ring...
To my son John Ryther my marrying ringe, my bowle of sylver, my 2 goblettes of sylver with 1 cover and one sovereign of gold & 6 spones of sylver slipped.
To John Ryther his son my ring with a ruby, 6 spownes of silver with knoppes of theende & 1 ryall. To his daughter Elizabeth Ryther my payre of beades of sylver gawdyd with gole, 6 new spones, one ryall of golde & my two saltes of sylver & gilt with one cover. ...
To my son all my goodes not bequeathed.
To my god-daughter Mary Ryther my ring of gold with a bocke tubbey, one of my fetherbeddes with a bolster, one longe pillow of downe, one payre of fustians, my counterpoynt of veders with roses, one payre of shetes, this given after the writing of my will by reason of marriage hadde betwixte my sayd sonne & daughter.
John was the cofferer to the King's Household.
     In Sir Henry Ryther's will dated 23 January 1542/43 in Ryther, John Ryther (the Cofferer) was named as heir; Henry Ryther of Ryther, squyer. To be buried in the church of Alhallos, of Ryther, nee unto the tombe of Rauf Ryther knyght, my father late decessed. (Many bequests to servants).
To Agnes my wif landes and tenementes in the lordship of Ryther, called Stokebrigge felde, now in the lease to John Elys to the value of xvjli xiij s. iiij d. for her lif, above the landes she has nowe in the name of her jointer, of the gifte and graunt of William Babthorpe, squyer, all of which I will she shall enjoy duringe her lif.
I bequeath to John Ryther of London, squyer and cofferer to our sovereign lorde Prince Edwarde, the reversion of all the lands before bequeathed, and also the residue of my lordship of Ryther to the said John and his heirs, remaynder to the right heirs of Thomas Ryther, also deceased.
Also I give further to the saide John Ryther my manner of Scarcorft and all landes in Scarcroft, Scawcroft hill, Shadwell, and also my half manner called Kirkbie upon Wharf, and all other my landes in Kirkbie and Grymston, also my lordship of Hornyngton in the countie of the citie of Yorke, to him and heirs, remaynder as before. I will the saide John and heres shall kepe fyve beadfolkes in the Bedehouse at Ryther, with meattt and drinke, clothinge, will all other necessaries for ever, according to the will of the saide Thomas Ryther, decessed. Also he to kepe one prest, called Sir Peter Warde, to synge in the saide parishe churche of Ryther for xxv yeres for my soull and for the soull of Sir Rauf Ryther my father, and of dame Mawde my mother, and for the soul of my brother Thomas and for the soull of all other myne ancestors, and for all Christen soules, and the saide Sir Peter Warde to have for his stipende fyve poundes fyve shillings and eight pence yearly.
I give to Agnes my wife the moitie and half of my goodes and chattels
To Agnes my wif, John Ryther squyer, and William Babthorpe, squyer, all the residue of my goodes unbequeathed and to be executors; and the most reverende father in God, Edward, the archbishop of Yorke, supervisor, and for his paynes my horse called Thornton.

     George Stonehouse to Sir Richard Sowthwell and John Rither, cofferer of the household; arrangements for victualling ships; Newcastle, 2 Nov. 1547.
     Mary Unknown married secondly John Ryther (the Cofferer) before 1552.
     29 June 1552 #45: Lists of suits made to the King on Sunday 29 June viz: For Mr Cofferer to have either the manor of West Pemered or of Baltonsborough, co. Somerset. . [Calendar of State Papers, Domestic, 1 July 1552 #48: Particular of a grant by the King to John Ryther (Cofferer of the Household) of the manor of Baltonsbury, co. Somerset. [ibid. p.42].
     Grant by Letters Patent to John Rither. esq., of the lordship and manor of Baltonsborough, 12th July 6 Edw.VI [1552].
     John Ryther (the Cofferer) made a will dated 15 October 1552. Modern spelling transcript copyright ©2010 Nina Green All Rights Reserved
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SUMMARY: The document below is the Prerogative Court of Canterbury copy of the nuncupative last will and testament, dated 5 October 1552 and proved 5 November 1552, of John Ryther. The testator served as controller of the household of Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford. See the Countess’ will, TNA PROB 11/27, ff. 84-6:
Item, I give and bequeath to John Ryther, my controller of household, 2 pots of silver parcel-gilt which I lately bought of Master Lucas, weighing 64 ounces one quarter, and also 2 bowls of silver parcel-gilt of the value of £11 6s 8d, and for lack of the same bowls, he to have of my gift £11 6s 8d in ready money.
At the time the Countess made her will, the testator was married to his first wife,
Margaret, and had a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, John:
Item, I give and bequeath to Margaret, his wife, my trussing bed of blue velvet and crimson, my counterpoint of yellow Turkey satin and curtain of yellow sarsenet to the same; item, 2 featherbeds, 2 bolsters, 2 pillows, 2 pillow-beres, 2 pair of sheets and one pair of fustians.
Item, I give to my god-daughter, Elizabeth Ryther, five pounds in ready money, and to John Ryther, her brother, other five pounds in ready money.
By the time the testator made the nuncupative will below Margaret had died, and the testator had several children by a second wife, Mary.
The testator’s mother, Margaret Ryther (d.1542?), had been for many years in the service of Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford, as evidenced by this bequest in the Countess’ will:
Item, I give and bequeath to Margaret Ryther th’ elder, for the true and faithful service that she of long continuance hath done to me, one hundred marks in ready money, 2 salts of silver and gilt with a cover and a Garter in the midst of them, weighing 26 ounces; item, 2 of my best featherbeds not before bequeathed; item, 4 pair of my best sheets, 2 bolsters, 2 pillows, one long, and 2 mattresses, 2 counterpoints, the one having the pictures of Saint John the Baptist, Saint Peter and Saint Giles of counterfeit arras, used to be laid upon my
bed, the other like unto the same of counterfeit arras; item, 2 pair of fustians; item, all my tappets of tapestry of damask-work, the ground green, with the Garter and my Lord’s arms in them, used to be hanged in my chamber; item, 2 brass pots of 3 gallons, 2 small pans of brass, and one garnish of counterfeit vessel largest of pewter.
For the will of the testator’s mother, Margaret Ryther (d.1542?), see TNA PROB 11/29, ff. 63-4.
According to Higges, the testator’s father had been in the service of John de Vere (1442-1513), 13th Earl of Oxford, although the testator’s father is not mentioned in the latter’s will, and the testator himself had served as controller of the household of the 16th Earl of Oxford. See Higgs, Laquita M., Godliness and Governance in Tudor Colchester (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998), pp. 49-50, available online:
More obviously a protégé of [the 16th Earl of] Oxford than were either [John] Lucas or [Anthony] Stapleton was John Ryther, who served with Lucas in Edward VI’s first Parliament in 1547. There is no indication that Oxford dictated the selection of Lucas and Ryther, but it is quite possible that Oxford, as an active supporter of the Protestant Reformation, wanted the right people elected and used his influence to get them elected.
Ryther’s father had been a servant to the thirteenth earl, and Ryther began his service to the de Veres as comptroller of the household of Elizabeth, dowager countess, and after her death, comptroller of the sixteenth earl’s household. Probably the Oxford connections helped bring Ryther to the office of cofferer of the household of Prince Edward and then of the royal household, but even earlier Ryther would have come to the attention of Colchester when he was appointed by Thomas Cromwell to report on the alleged embezzlement by one of the abbot’s servants of the jewelry of Colchester abbey. Ryther served only in the 1547 Parliament for Colchester, as he died before another Parliament was elected.
It would appear that the testator and his parents were members of the family of Sir Ralph Ryther (b. about 1451, d. 2 October 1520) of Yorkshire, and were thus family connections of Elizabeth (nee Scrope) Beaumont de Vere (d.1537), Countess of Oxford, although the precise relationships have not yet been determined.
Sir Ralph Ryther (b. about 1451, d. 2 October 1520), was the second of the six sons of Sir William Ryther (d. 19 July 1475) and his wife, Eleanor Fitzwilliam, a descendant of Geoffrey Plantagenet (1113-1151). Sir Ralph Ryther married, firstly Katherine, the daughter of Sir Robert Constable of Flamborough, Yorkshire, and by her had two sons, Robert (d.1508?) and Thomas, and a daughter Eleanor. Sir Ralph Ryther married, secondly, Maud Percy, the daughter of Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, and by her had a son, Henry, and a daughter, Elizabeth. His status as a powerful member of the Yorkshire gentry was confirmed by the marriages he arranged for his children. His elder son, Robert (d.1508?), was contracted to marry Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe and his wife Alice Frognell. They were children, and the marriage terminated with the death of young Robert Ryther, probably around 1508 or so.
Little Elizabeth Gascoigne was then married (by 1510) to Robert Redman (d.1545), the son and heir of Edward Redman, who shared the lordship of Harewood Castle with Sir Ralph Ryther. The younger son, Thomas Ryther, then became his father's heir and a marriage was arranged for him by marriage settlement dated 2 April 1510 with Agnes, one of the younger sisters of Henry, 7th Lord Scrope of Bolton.
For information in the foregoing paragraph, see Richardson, Douglas, Plantagenet Ancestry (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2004), p. 623; the entry for John Scrope (1437/8–1498), 5th Baron Scrope of Bolton in the online edition of The Dictionary of National Biography, and his will, TNA PROB 11/11, ff. 211-12; the entry for Henry Scrope (b. about 1468, d. 1506), 6th Baron Scrope of Bolton, in The Complete Peerage, p. 546; the pedigrees of Gascoigne, Redman, Scrope and Ryder in Norcliffe, Charles Best, ed., The Visitation of Yorkshire in the Years 1563 and 1563 by William Flower, Vol. 16,
(London: Harleian Society, 1881), pp. 136, 280, 367, available online; and
http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.genealogy.medieval/2006-
08/msg00722.html.
LM: Testamentum Iohannis Ryder Armigeri
Memorandum: That the 5th day of October in the year of Our Lord God a thousand five hundred fifty and two John Ryther, esquire, & Cofferer of the King’s Majesty’s most honourable Household, declared and appointed to be contained in his will these articles following, that is to wit:
First that his five youngest children (besides his son and heir), viz., Henry, Edmund, Mary, Anne and Margaret, shall have five hundred pounds in ready money, that is to say, every of them a hundred pound apiece, and if any of them die, then the survivor to have his part or her part equally divided between them, and the men-children’s portion to be delivered to them at th’ age of 18 years, and the daughters to have their part at their age of 15 years or days of marriage;
Item, that his two sons, Henry and Edmund, to be preferred to the two wards of the said John Ryther, Dorothy Pycher and Margery Pycher, if they can agree in marriage, and if they cannot, then the said two sons to have the benefit of the marriages [+of] the same wards; Item, that his executors shall take the profits of his lordship of Baltonsborough in the county of Somerset for the space of 14 years immediately after his decease towards the preferment of his testament and last will;
Item, maketh &(?) ordaineth Mary, his wife, John Wiseman of Much Canfield th’ elder, esquire, William Pomisett, esquire, Anthony Brigham, gentleman, and Edmund Felton, gentleman, his executors, & giveth to every of them for their pains £6 13s 4d apiece.
     John died before 5 November 1552 in London.
     His will was proved on 5 November 1552 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     John Ryther (the Cofferer) and Robert Ryther were mentioned in a deed dated 1606/7. Michaellmas Term. In a memorandum in the Exchequer the fifth year of the now King James [1606/7] that is to say amongst the Records of Michaelmass Terme role in the Exchequer out of the part of the Treasury Remembrancer remaines agmongst other records thereis contained that is to say as follows: York - Memorandum that because John Ryther late cofferer of the late King Edwarde the sixt who dyed as it was reported owed to our soveraign Lord the King the day wherein he dyed in the soum of four hundred & sixty eight pounds tenn shillings, be by himself received from the late court of Augmentations in performance toward the provision charges and expendses of the same house, by virtue of a warrant of the deceased King dated under the seal of the said late King Edward the sixt the seventh day of March in the third year of his regine of severall of his debts and truely which sums afsd are not as yett payed to our said Lord the King as in the Exchequer here appeared by records, Therefore it was commanded to the Sheriff of the county of the said York by the writt of our now said soverainge Lord King James of the said Exchequer dated at Westminster the second day of Jan in the year of his Rainge of England France & Ireland & the fourt of Scotland the thirtieth nine the he should not fail etc. that as will by thie oath of honest & lawfull men etc. who by allways means & measures which by the bietter etc. diligently they inquire in what day and yeare where the said John Ryther dyed or what all his goods & chattels & what value the same John had in his balliwick afsd the day which he dyed & to which or whose hands the same goods & goods & chattesl after the death of the said John came to ... he shall take into the hands of our said Lord the King to the value of the afsd debt, & afterwards hee shall ... that debt soe that he ought to have the moneys before these Barrons from holy Trinitie day in fifteen days for the said our Lord the King now, than there to be payed in the same place ... Timothy Hutton kt, late sheriff of the sd co. sd writt to him in the premisses directed & commanded by the indorsement of the same writt that hee by virtue of that writt to him directed the five & twentieth day of June the afsd yeare tooke into the hands of our sd Lord the King the mannor, messuage, lands and temenements in a certain inquisition annext to the sd writt as it was ordered to the same sheriff & commanded further that the residue of the execution of that writt afsd writ taken at the Castle of York upon Monday the three & twentieth day of June in the year Jas 4 ...
It was found that the said John Ryther was named seized in his demean as of fee of and in the mannor of Harwood with the appurtenances and of & in divers lands & tenements pertaining to the same mannor of the yearly value in all consisted beyond preissalls of fourty pounds wich trul was returned by the said Barrons, Here may be seen and understood, It was agreed amongst the same Barrons that the foresead manor of Harwood with the appurtenances should now remain in the hands of our now said Lord the King till what time etcetera And notwithstanding now that is to say the third day of November in this terme here came a certaine man called Thomas Wentworth gentleman son and heir apparent of William Wentworth Esq possessing the foresaid manor with all its appurtances in his proper person & desires the report of the fsd writt & the retorn of the same as also of the fsd inquisition & they are read to him, the which being read & by him heard & understood the same Thomas demaunds the fsd manor with its appurtenances in the hands of our afsd Lord the King that now is ...
Yet for his plea he says that long before the said John Ryther in the afsd writt named became debtor to our said Lord the King Edward 6 of 468 pounds tenn shillings and nine pence one Henry Ryther was seized in his demeane as of fee tail of and in a moietie of the same mannor of Harwood with the appurtenances as it is contained in the fourth part of the Original of the thirtieth five year of the late King Henry the eight role the thirtieth four & one Richard Redman was likewise seized in his demeans as of the fee of and in another moietie of the same Mannor of Harwood with the appurtuenaces as is contained in a memorandum of the three & thirtieth years of the said late King Henry * in Easter term recorded in the fift role & they set separately there of remained seized Afterwards that is to say the fift day of January in the year of the Raigne of the fsd Henry 8 the five & thirtieth the said Henry Ryther dyed seized of the said moietie of him the said Henry of the said mannor, after whose death the same moietie of the afsd mannor descended to William Ryther as cousin & next heir male of the same Henry Ryther, by virtue of which the same William Ryther entered into the same moietie of the afsd mannor with its appurtenances & was seized there of as in his demean of fee in tailed & the same William soe thereof remeined seized Afterwards that is to say the fift day of February Eliz 5 (1563) the same William Ryther dyed so seized after whose death the same moitie of the afsd mannor descended to one James Ryther as son & heir of the sd William Ryther ... And the fsd Richard Redman as it appeareth in forme afds remaining seized in the other afsd moitie ... Afterwards 29 Jan Hen 8 the 25 the same Richard Redman died soe seized after whose death the same other moietie of the manor descended to one Matthew Redman as son & next heir of Richard. ... Afterwards a certain fine was levied ... between James Ryther & one William Plumton Esq. plaintiffs & the afsd Matthew Redman & one William Redman deforciants (amongst others) of the afsd other moietie of the afsd manor of Harwood ... that Matthew & William Redman should recognise the afsd moietie with the appurtenances to be the right of the said James: as they which the same James & William Plumpton had of the gift of the afsd Matthew & William Redman & their lawful heirs afsd unto James & William Plumton the the heirs of him the same James forever as by the fine afsd (amongst others) doth most pl ... appear, Which fine indeed s... forme afsd ... was had to ... to the use of the afsd James Ryther & William Plumton & their heirs by virtue of which the same James Ryther & Wm Plumton entered into the same other moietie of the afsd manor ... The same William Plumpton aftwds released to the said James Ryther all the state, right, title & interest of the same the same William .... by virtue of which the same James Ryther was sole seized ... Afterwards, 30 Sep Eliz 38 (1596) the same James Ryther dyed soe seized after whose death the fsd manor descend to one Robert Ryther as son & heir of the said James. Who sold the property to Thomas Wentworth in 1601. ... Without this that the said John Ryther cofferer in the time wherein he was debtor to the said late King Edward 6 became or whither ever afterwards was seized in his demeanes
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     In a memorandum in the Exchequer the fifth year of the now King James [1606/7] that is to say amongst the Records of Michaelmass Terme role in the Exchequer out of the part of the Treasury Remembrancer remaines agmongst other records there is contained that is to say as follows: York - Memorandum that because John Ryther late cofferer of the late King Edwarde the sixt who dyed as it was reported owed to our soveraign Lord the King the day wherein he dyed in the soum of four hundred & sixty eight pounds tenn shillings, be by himself received from the late court of Augmentations in performance toward the provision charges and expendses of the same house, by virtue of a warrant of the deceased King dated under the seal of the said late King Edwards the sixt the seventh day of March in the third year of his regine of severall of his debts and truely which sums afsd are not as yet payed to our said Lord the King as in the Exchequer here appeared by records, Therefore it was commanded to the Sheriff of the county of the said York by the writt of our now said soverainge Lord King James of the said Exchequer dated at Westminster the second day of Jan in the year of his Rainge of England France & Ireland & the fourt of Scotland the thirtieth nine the hee should not fail etc. that as will by thie oath of honest & lawfull men etc. who by allways means & measures which by the bietter etc. diligently they inquire in what day and yeare where the said John Ryther dyed or what all his goods & chattels & what value the same John had in his balliwick afsd the day which he dyed & to which or whose hands the same goods & goods & chattesl after the death of the said John came to ... he shall take into the hands of our said Lord the King to the value of the afsd debt, & afterwards hee shall ... that debt soe that he ought to have the moneys before these Barrons from holy Trinitie day in fifteen days for the said our Lord the King now, than there to be payed in the same place ... Timothy Hutton kt, late sheriff of the sd co. sd writt to him in the premisses directed & commanded by the indorsement of the same writt that hee by virtue of that writt to him directed the five & twentieth day of June the afsd yeare tooke into the hands of our sd Lord the King the mannor, messuage, lands and temenements in a certain inquisition annext to the sd writt as it was ordered to the same sheriff & commanded further that the residue of the execution of that writt afsd writ taken at the Castle of York upon Monday the three & twentieth day of June in the year Jas 4 ... It was found that the said John Ryther was named seized in his demean as of fee of and in the mannor of Harwood with the appurtenances and of & in divers lands & tenements pertaining to the same mannor of the yearly value in all consisted beyond preissalls of fourty pounds wich trul was returned by the said Barrons, Here may be seen and understood, It was agreed amongst the same Barrons that the foresead manor of Harwood with the appurtenances should now remain in the hands of our now said Lord the King till what time etcetera And notwithstanding now that is to say the third day of November in this terme here came a certaine man called Thomas Wentworth gentelman son and heir apparent of William Wentworth Esq possessing the foresaid manor with all its appurtances in his proper person & desires the report of the fsd writt & the retornn of the same as also of the fsd inquisition & they are read to him, the which being read & by him heard & understood the same Thomas demaunds the fsd manor with its appurtenances in the hands of our afsd Lord the King that now is ... Yet for his plea he says that long before the said John Ryther in the afsd writt named became debtor to our said Lord the King Edward 6 of 468 pounds tenn shillings and nine pence, one Henry Ryther was seized in his demeane as of fee tail of and in a moietie of the same mannor of Harwood with the appurtenances as it is contained in the fourth part of the Original of the thirtieth five year of the late King Henry the eight role the thirtieth four & one Richard Redman was likewise seized in his demeans as of the fee of and in another moietie of the same Mannor of Harwood with the appurtuenaces as is contained in a memorandum of the three & thirtieth years of the said late King Henry * in Easter term recorded in the fift role & they set separately there of remained seized Afterwards that is to say the fift day of January in the year of the Raigne of the fsd Henry 8 the five & thritieth the said Henry Ryther dyed seized of the said moietie of him the said Henry of the said mannor, after whose death the same moietie of the afsd mannor descended to William Ryther as cousin & next heir male of the same Henry Ryther, by virtue of which the same William Ryther entered into the same moietie fot he afsd mannor with its appurtenances & was seized there of as in his demean of fee in tailed & the same William soe thereof remeined seized Afterwards that is to say the fift day of February Eliz 5 (1563) the same William Ryther dyed so seized after whose death the same moitie of the afsd mannor descended to one James Ryther as son & heir of the sd William Ryther ... And the fsd Richard Redman as it appeareth in forme afds remaining seized in the other afsd moitie ... Afterwards 29 Jan Hen 8 the 25 the same Richard Redman died soe seized after whose death the same other moietie of the manor descended to one Matthew Redman as son & next heir of Richard. ... Afterwards a certain fine was levied ... between James Ryther & one William Plumton Esq. plaintiffs & the afsd Matthew Redman & one William Redman deforciants (amongst others) of the afsd other moietie of the afsd manor of Harwood ... that Matthew & William Redman should recognise the afsd moietie with the appurtenances to be the right of the said James: as they which the same James & William Plumpton had of the gift of the afsd Matthew & William Redman & their lawful heirs afsd unto James & William Plumton the heirs of him the same James forever as by the fine afsd (amongst others) doth most pl ... appear, Which fine indeed s... forme afsd ... was had to ... to the use of the afsd James Ryther & William Plumton & their heirs by virtue of which the same James Ryther & Wm Plumton entered into the same other moietie of the afsd manor ... The same William Plumpton aftwds released to the said James Ryther all the state, right, title & interest of the same the same William .... by virtue of which the same James Ryther was sole seized ... Afterwards, 30 Sep Eliz 38 (1596) the same James Ryther dyed soe seized after whose death the fsd manor descend to one Robert Ryther as son & heir of the said James. Who sold the property to Thomas Wentworth in 1601. ... Without this that the said John Ryther cofferer in the time wherein he was debtor to the said late King Edward 6 became or whither ever afterwards was seized in his demeanes.
     He was mentioned as a former owner in a case between Sir Edmond Prideaux, Bart. (late Attorney-General), at the relation of Edwd. Keeling, Ralph Keeling, and John Bagnall. v. Tho. Martin, John King, George Close, Richd. Booth, John Beavell, Anthony Ball, Henry Foxwell, Thos. Goodson, Richd. Cope, Thos. Hooper, Robt. Grensted, William Grinsted, John Rush, Tho. Rush, John Hole, John Withers, Walter Warren, Peter Coward, Thos. Haines, Humf. Coward, Tho. Sevier, John Hooper, Nics. Rush, Richd. Haynes, Richd. Hayford, John Bridges, Thos. Grensted, John Hard, John Smith, Edwd. Cary.: Manor of Baltonsborough alias Balsboro' (Somerset), the woods belonging, the late monastery of Glastonbury, &c., &c. Common of pasture. Customs of manor. [Edwd. Seymour, Duke of Somerset, John Rither, and Wm. Hungate, former owners of the premises, are mentioned.]: Somerset.

Children of John Ryther (the Cofferer)

Children of John Ryther (the Cofferer) and Ann Hussey

John Ryther Jr

(before 1680 - )
     John Ryther Jr was born before 1680 in Yorkshire, England. His father was described as John senior in his will.. He was the son of John Ryther.

Jordan Ryther

(circa 1166 - )
     Jordan Ryther was born circa 1166. He was the son of Hamelin Ryther.
     In 1219, Jordan de Ryther gave six acres of land in Bradley (near Huddersfield) with a toft and free common, to the monks of Fountains, which his son Thomas confirmed.

Child of Jordan Ryther

Joseph Ryther

(9 September 1657 - )
     Joseph Ryther was born on 9 September 1657 in Mapgait, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of Robert Ryther. Joseph Ryther was christened on 13 September 1657 in St Peter, Leeds. Robert Ryther of Mapgait had a child born 9 September and baptised the 13 September named Joseph.

Joseph Ryther

(14 July 1666 - )
     Joseph Ryther was born on 14 July 1666 in Mapgait, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of Samuel Ryther and Elizabeth Cooper. Joseph Ryther was christened on 25 July 1666 in St Peter, Leeds.

Joseph Ryther

(12 October 1656 - before 6 March 1657/58)
     Joseph Ryther was christened on 12 October 1656 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Isabel Unknown (Ryther).
     Joseph died before 6 March 1657/58 in Leeds, YKS. He was buried on 6 March 1657/58 in Leeds.

Joseph Ryther

(12 April 1646 - )
     Joseph Ryther was christened on 12 April 1646 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of Ottiwell Rider Ryther and Ellen Musgrave.

Joseph Ryther

(9 February 1806 - )
     Joseph Ryther was christened on 9 February 1806 in York, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Ryther and Mary Unknown (Ryther).

Joseph Ryther

(12 September 1742 - )
     Joseph Ryther was christened on 12 September 1742 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of George Ryther (of Leeds).