Richard Ryther

(before 1551 - before 13 December 1551)
     Richard Ryther was born before 1551. He was the son of John Ryther and Juliana Unknown (Ryther).
     Richard died before 13 December 1551 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 13 December 1551 in Epworth.

Richard Ryther

(before 30 April 1741 - )
     Richard Ryther was christened before 30 April 1741 in St Mary, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. He was the son of Richard Ryther (of Hull) and Elizabeth Preston.

Richard Ryther

(7 December 1633 - )
     Richard Ryther was christened on 7 December 1633 in Alne, Yorkshire. He was the son of William Ryther.

Richard Ryther

(before 24 December 1739 - before 1741)
     Richard Ryther was born before 24 December 1739 in St Mary, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire. He was the son of Richard Ryther (of Hull).
     Richard died before 1741.

Richard Ryther

(14 December 1628 - 14 September 1668)
     Richard Ryther was christened on 14 December 1628 in Finchampstead, Berkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Mary Clarke.
     Richard was buried on 14 September 1668 in Finchampstead, Berkshire.
     His will was proved in 1669 at Berkshire. Rd Ryther/Rither, yeoman, Finchampstead, 1669. Will, Admon, Inv acct 113/26.

Richard Ryther

     Richard Ryther was the son of William Ryther and Margaret Moggenwood.
     Richard Ryther and Nicholas Ryther, William Ryther, Margaret Ryther and Elizabeth Ryther were beneficiaries in Margaret Moggenwood's will dated 10 December 1646 in Finchampstead, Berkshire.

Children of Richard Ryther

Richard Ryther

( - 25 July 1614)
     Richard was buried on 25 July 1614 in Finchampstead, Berkshire. He may be the father of children Elizabeth (13 Sep 1612) & Margaret (May 1615) born there.

Richard Ryther

( - before 30 November 1592)
     Richard Ryther married Judith Unknown.
     Richard Ryther made a will dated 7 January 1590/91 in Bermondsey, Surrey. Richard Ryther of Bermondsey 7 Jan 1590/1 (a learned sermon and 20 dozen breads to poor) re an indenture between me, my wife Judith Ryther and Richard Hutton, armourer before our marriage she to have after my death her dwelling in my house at Bermondsey etc. and implements between wife and son Thomas Ryther and at her death or marriage all to my son he to have all my plate, tools and household goods; my wife has annuity of £20 p.a. from eleven tenements in St Alphage London Wall, London, surplus of rents to my daughter Catherine and after death of my wife tenements to her and £100 according to an indenture before our marriage; to my kinsman Richard Pigen of Croydon 10s p.a. for life and one of my gowns; because I have many kinfolk and am loth to overcharge my exec. I put to his discretion to give something to them and especially to a widow at Aylesford, Kent 5s if she is living; to my kinswoman Mary Heath £1 at marriage; to my maid Alice Powell 6s 8d if living with me; to my godson Lawrence Downinge 5s; to my godson Richard Pegyn 5s; to my son Thomas Ryther, exec.
Overseers: friends (Mr) Richard Hutton, armourer; (Mr) Thomas Land an attorney of the commonpleas and to my cousin John Pegyn, grocer (£1 each)
Witnesses: Thomas Lane, scr.
Codicil 26 Oct 1592: Edward Anlaby from messuage he lives in 1s every Sunday to Bermondseychurch to poor out of this messuage.

     Richard died before 30 November 1592 in Bermondsey, Surrey, England.
     His will was proved on 30 November 1592 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London.
     1592 Ryther v Ryther. Plaintiffs: Thomas Ryther clerk. Defendants: Judith Ryther widow and another. Subject: property in Bermondsey etc, Surrey.Document type: bill, answer.

Children of Richard Ryther and Judith Unknown

Richard Ryther (of Epworth)

(14 February 1614/15 - 13 June 1653)
     Richard Ryther (of Epworth) was also known as Ryder in records. He was christened on 14 February 1614/15 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of John Ryther (of Epworth).
     In 1649, Sir Tho. Abdy, Knt. and Bart., Sir Francis Barnham, Knt., Sir Arthur Ingram, Knt., Sir Anthony Irby, knight, Sir Phillip Stapleton, Knt., Sir .... Knt., Sir Fras. Russell, Knt., Arthur Samuel, James Cambell, Lucas Corseles, Edwd. Mill, Richd. ...., Thos. Floyd, Richard Mill, [Cornelius Vermuyden?].... Pinchon, Sebastian Bacon, Anth. Massengarne, John Amory, John Lezy, plaintiffs. v. Gregory Torre, Robt. Broughton, Peter Barnard, Thomas Peacock, John Snowden, James Turr, Richd. Kirshaw, Tho. Barker, Chas. Browne, Thos. Poynter, Robt. Musgrave, John Scott, Tho. Pettiver, Richd. Tailor, Willm. Gibson, John Ducker, Phil. Kellsey, John Harrison, Wm. Peacock, Geo. Ellis, James Harrison, John Burton, Tho. Slingsby, Thos. Harrison, Wm. Slingsby, Christopher Wilkinson, Ezechias Ducker, Ashton Maning, Wm. Wray, William Taylor, Rd. Procter, Richd. Brock, John Whittacres, Geo. Coggan, Alexr. Wells, Wm. Robinson, John Chesman, Matthias Halliwell, Ralph Wray, Rt. Ward, John Glew, Geo. Gringley, Robt. Vawse, Wm. Davy, Wm. Popplewell, John Newton, Tho. Davy, Robt. Foster, Tho. Chesman, Richd. Metcalf, Robt. Metcalf, Thomas Robinson, Rich. Rither, John Pindar, Robt. Robinson, John Farr, John Webster, John Turr, Willm. Medburn, Edw. Sampson. Rt. Chesman, Tho. Consworth, Tho. Woodroffe, John Kellsey, Tho. Curtis, Tho. Tankersley, senr., Robt. Brown, Tho. Cowper, Tho. Tankersley, junr., Wm. Barrow, Tho. Burton, Hen. Tailor, Wm. Wash, Robt. Barker, Henry Scott, Alexr. Fletcher, Richd. Mawe, Peter Cheesman, Robert Launder, James Popplewell, Wm. Tonge, Saml. Megott, Tho. Medley, John Whittacres, Rt. Foster, John Cotgrave, Chas. Lunne, junr, Tho. Barnard, Peter Clark, Tho. Hill, Jas. Maw, Robt. Barnard, Richd. Robinson, Alexr. Pitts, Tho. Auckland, Wm. Bird, Robt. Chesman, John Halifax, Tho. Johnson, John Chapman, Robt. Young, Tho. Bird, and others [names illegible], defendants.: Manor of Epworth in the Isle of Axholm (Linc.), and the wastes and "Fenny" or Carr grounds belonging. Drainage. Improvement. Metes and bounds. Customs of manor. Common of pasture. Survey.: Lincoln; York.
     Richard was buried on 13 June 1653 in St Andrew, Epworth, Lincolnshire. Richard Rither but which Richard?

Children of Richard Ryther (of Epworth)

Richard Ryther (of Epworth)

(25 January 1552/53 - )
     Richard Ryther (of Epworth) was also known as Ryder in records. He was christened on 25 January 1552/53 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of John Ryther (of Epworth 2) and Agnes Unknown (Ryther).
     Richard Ryther (of Epworth) married Ellen Fox on 6 August 1580 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

Children of Richard Ryther (of Epworth) and Ellen Fox

Richard Ryther (of Epworth)

(20 November 1591 - 13 June 1653)
     Richard Ryther (of Epworth) was also known as Ryder in records. He was christened on 20 November 1591 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of Richard Ryther (of Epworth) and Ellen Fox.
     Richard Ryther (of Epworth) married Mary Crosley on 22 November 1618.
     Richard was buried on 13 June 1653 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. Richard Rither but which Richard?

Children of Richard Ryther (of Epworth) and Mary Crosley

Richard Ryther (of Hull)

(say 1710 - )
     Richard Ryther (of Hull) was born say 1710 in Yorkshire.
     Richard Ryther (of Hull) married Elizabeth Preston on 21 February 1736/37 in Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.

Children of Richard Ryther (of Hull) and Elizabeth Preston

Child of Richard Ryther (of Hull)

Richard Ryther (of London)

( - circa 1621/22)
     Richard died circa 1621/22 in London.
     Richard Ryther (of London) was the subject of an Inquisition Post Mortem held in London, in 1621/22.

Richard Ryther (of Thorner)

(before 1611 - before 5 January 1678/79)
     Richard Ryther (of Thorner) was born before 1611 in Thorner, Yorkshire. He was the son of Henry Ryther and Ann Clough.
     Richard Ryther (of Thorner) married Betterisa Blackstone on 18 February 1650/51 in Ledsham, Yorkshire.
     Richard Ryther (of Thorner) was mentioned in the 1672 hearth tax list in Scarcroft, Yorkshire. John Ryther esq. had 6 hearths, also Ri. Ryther with 2 hearths & Mr Ryther with 1. Petition of Richard Ryther of Scarcroft for payment of arrears for keeping a poor apprentice.
     Richard died before 5 January 1678/79 in Thorner, Yorkshire. He was buried on 5 January 1678/79 in Thorner.

Children of Richard Ryther (of Thorner) and Betterisa Blackstone

Robert Ryther

(29 January 1571/72 - before 10 April 1637)
     Robert Ryther was christened on 29 January 1571/72 in All Hallows, Bardsey, Yorkshire. He was the son of James Ryther and Elizabeth Atherton.
     In William Atherton's will dated 17 January 1578 in Harewood, Robert Ryther was named as heir; William Atherton/Atterton, of Harwod, Gent, giving his soul to God Almighty his Creator and Redeemer, and his body to be buried in Harewood church, and 5 s. to the same for repairs and for mending my stall belonging to my house. To the poor of Harewood 53 shillings & 4 pence at the discretion of James Ryther, Anthony Mawde and the Vicar there. All my lands in the lordship of Harewood and elsewhere to Robert, John, Edith, Mary, Anne & Ellen, children of my daughter Elizabeth wife of James Ryther, Cotton Tempest, son of my daughter Dorothy (wife of Richard) Tempest, and Francis Mawde, son of my daughter Cicely wife of Anthony Mawde. To Anthony Mawde and Cicely his wife, my daughter, 100 marks [£66/13/4] to the use of their children. To Cicely Mawde my daughter £20, to "to aryse of my oxen".
     His grandsons Robert Ryther and John Ryther were named as executors and residuary legatees and provision for James Ryther's mother Mary who must have stayed on at Harewood after her husband's death. As the boys were minors, administration was granted to their father James who was assigned as 'tutor' with three supervisors.
He and Cicely Atherton, John Ryther, Edith Ryther, Mary Ryther, Cotton Tempest, Hellen or Ellen Ryther and Francis Maude were beneficiaries in William Atherton's will proved 19 January 1577/78.
     Robert Ryther and William Atherton and John Ryther were mentioned in a court case in February 1581/82 in London. 1581-2: Bill of complaint in the Star Chamber of James Rither of London, Esq. administrator of the goods and chattels of William Atherton of Harewood, gent, deceased, during the nonage of Robert & John Rither, the plaintiff's sons, executors appointed by William Atherton's will. Atherton in his lifetime delivered to Anthony Mawde of Helthwayhill £100 to be safely kept for Atherton's use, and to be paid to him or his assigns on demand, and by his will gave all his goods, etc. not otherwise bequeathed (and therefore including the £100) to the said Robert & John Rither, and made them executors. John has since died, but Robert is alive and still under 21. The plaintiff, as adminstrator, demanded the £100, but Mawde refused to repay it. The plaintiff, about two years ago, complained before the Council of the North at York, when Mawde appeared, and falsely swore that the £100 was a gift. He asked for a supoena against Mawde for perjury. Mawde demurred, on the ground that the cause of complaint arose before the Council of York, and could therefore be best tried there..
     He was not mentioned in the 1585 or 1612 visitations. aet fourteen 1585 - but as Richard?.
     He inherited Harewood from his father James who died in 1596 and sold it to Thomas Wentworth in 1601.
However the Rythers & Redmans sold Harewood to the Gascoignes in 1578. Note that Thomas Wentworth had lands in the Isle of Axholme which were sold.
He married firstly Mary, daughter of Sir Richard (1585 visitation calls him Robert) Swifte of Rotherham, sole heir to her brother Edward; divorced, no issue. Married secondly Eleanor daughter & heir of William Oglethorpe of Rounsby [Roundhay?], widow of Henry Savile, heir apparent to John Lord Savile of Pontefract, who died without issue. He is called Richard in some accounts of these marriages (his brother?)
Tim Tooks' MBSThesis.doc states: The land at Gawthorpe and Harwood was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. For many centuries after that the properties belonged to the Gascoigne Family. It then
passed to the Wentworth Family through marriage. In 1656, after the execution of Thomas Wentworth, the first Earl of Strafford, his son lost possession of the estate and it came to the Cutler Family. When Sir John Cutler died in 1693, he divided his estate between his daughter, Elizabeth, who was married to the Earl of Radnor, and a relative,
John Boulter. Elizabeth died three years later without children and the entire estate was in the hands of John through the mechanism of primogenital inheritance
. Robert Ryther was the heir of James Ryther at the Inquisition Post Mortem held in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 4 September 1596. His son Robert was shown as aged 21 in 38 Eliz (1596) living at Harewood.
     A bill & 5 answers in 1599 re: Wentworth v Rither.
Plaintiffs: William Wentworth.
Defendants: Robert Rither, Hugh Hare, Anthony Mawde, Francis Readman, Richard Stagg, William Lister, John Rumney, Christopher Cave, Matthew Nailor, John Wood and Rlaph Coniston.
Subject: property in Harwood, Bondgate, Newall etc, Yorkshire
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     An indenture of 1599 between the Wentworths and Robert Ryther of Harewood which covers A trust for 2000 years of the Manor of Awthorpe in Lincs for the use of Robert Ryther.
     See: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1346707 for an account of the Church Farm House which bears the Ryther arms, but is ascribed to being occupied by the Ryther family in 1590.
In 1599/0 Robert Ryther sold property in Harewood. Hilary Term:A fine between Robt Chamberlain esq., John Gregory esq. & Henry Atkinson esq. and deforciants Henry Earl of Kent, John Piggott, esq., John Leighfield, Sac Theo, bach., Robert Rither esq., Edith Rither, Mary Rither, Helena Rither, Robert Stapleton kt., Wm Middleton, esq., Henry Bellasses esq., Robert Oglethorpe gent., William Oglethorpe his son & heir apparent, & Ralph Conyston. Re The castle & manor of Harewood & 30 messuages and 30 cottages with lands and the frankpledge in Harwood, Bondgate, Newhall, Stocton, Lofthouse, Hetherick, Gawthorpe als. Gawckthorpe, Stubhouse, Allwoodley, Wike, Brandon, Eastkeswick, Weardley, Dunkeswick, Helthwaite Hill, Weton, Hewby, Newby, Wescohill, Stainburne, Westrighton, Carleton, Swindon, Kirkby Overblowes, and Kereby, and free fishing in the Wharfe. A warrant against James Rither, father [son of] of William Rither, the grandfather of Robert, Edith, Mary & Helena, and against Matthew & William Redman.
He is supposed to have sold Harewood to Sir William Wentworth in 1601 - Sir William Wentworth described 'Mr Robert Ryther, being a young man, greatly indebted for his father and something for himself, resolved to sell Harewood, suing therein the especial consel and confidence of the Countess of Cumberland and Sir Robert Stapleton, both of them persons much experienced and very politique ....'.
     Robert was a plaintiff in a civil court case on 8 July 1601. Order for making John earl of Mulgrave a plaintiff. The case between Robert Ryther and others querants and Nathaniel Reading esq. and others defendants.
     Plaintiffs: Robert Ryther and Ralph Conyston. Defendants: John Savill and Hugh Hare. Respecting a demise by James Ryther deceased, father of plaintiff Robert Ryther, to defendant Hugh Hare, of the manor of Harwood [Harewood], or lands in Harwood [Harewood] and Stockton, Yorkshire..
     Administration of the estate of James Ryther was granted to Robert Ryther, on 8 May 1604 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Jas Rither, St Bride, Fleet St London, to Robert Ryther son.
     Robert Ryther married Eleanor Oglethorpe (Savile) on 18 July 1605?. She was of Roundhay, and the widow of John Savile Baron of Pentefract's son, Henry - the IGI gives a date of 1574 for this marriage as well as 18 July 1605.
     Robert Ryther and John Ryther (the Cofferer) 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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     William Wentworth wrote to the Earl of Salisbury: The indisposition of my body and of the weather hinder my journey. Yesternight I received from Sir Jo. Savell, Sir Thos. Blande and Mr. Kaie letters signifying that they are appointed by the lords of his Majesty's Council to have the hearing and certifying of matters betwixt me and Wormall. The two knights I hold not indifferent in this case. For Sir Jo. Savell since my buying of Harwod, wherein he was a great dealer for Mr. Hare against Mr. Ryther, has borne me no great good will. Further he has of long time and still does assist Wormall with his counsel and countenance. For Sir Tho. Bland, he was sometimes my father's under-sheriff, for which office, the very foundation of his advancement, he paid no penny nor entered bond to discharge it. Notwithstanding, my father dying shortly after, he left me utterly alone to go through with the account to my extreme trouble and loss. At this instant he pretends to sue me for certain old nomine penees (fn. 1) alleged to be due out of land that I had lately bought, albeit he have received all the annuities due. My suit to you I have inserted in my petition, whereof I beseech you in justice and equity to consider.—Wentworth Wodhus in Yorkshire, 25 Dec. Signed. Seal. Endorsed: "1607." 1 p. (194. 34.).
     Plaintiffs: Richard Dell. Defendants: Robert Ryder, alias Robert Ryther, and Ellene Ryder, alias Ellene Ryther, his wife. Subject: money and necessaries supplied to defendant Ellene when a widow [Ellen Savile] and residing in London about the business of an estate belonging to Henry Savile, her former husband, in the north parts. Date range: 1603 - 1625..
     Ryther v Hamond: Plaintiffs: Robert Ryther. Defendants: George Hamond, clerk, Christopher Young, William Jaques, [unknown] Dutton, [unknown] Oldfield, [unknown] Crowther, [unknown] Crosbye, [unknown] Shuttleworth and wife, [unknown] Cotton and wife, [unknown] Kirkby and wife, [unknown] Richardson, [unknown] Glover and aife, [unknown] Renny, [unknown] Walker and wife, [unknown] Ridley, [unknown] Berridge, [unknown] Ross and [unknown] Holland. Subject: recovery of goods, Lincolnshire. Document type: bill, answer and schedule.      
Robert Ryther was listed on the Lay Subsidy roll in 1609/10 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire.
     He was party to a marriage settlement dated 20 June 1620. 1) John Eastofte if Eastofte, esquire 2) Sir George Saint Poll of Snarford, Sir Nicholas Saunderson of Fillingham and Robert Rither of Althorpe, esquire. Further to the marriage of John Eastoft and wife Faith... Property: manor of Eastofte, capital messuage called Blackbail with close called Seven Acres in Uslett. Witnesses: John Dunston and William Thomlinson.
In 1618/19 Robert Ryther sold property. Hilalry Term: Thos Savile, Bt & Frances his wife, quer: & Robert Ryther & Ellen his wife def. re Manors & lands of Hedingley & Burley Kirkstall alias Christall.
     Plaintiffs: Sir John Browne kt. Defendants: Robert Ryther.
Subject: money matters in Lincolnshire..
     Bill re: Dell v Rither.Plaintiffs: Richard Dell.
Defendants: Robert Rither and Ellen Rither his wife. Subject: money, Middlesex.
     Mawde v Rither 1626. Plaintiffs: Robert Mawde . Defendants: Robert Rither . Subject: manor of Althorpe, Lincolnshire; Harewood, Yorkshire etc . Document type: bill only.
     Robert Ryther married secondly Eleanor Browne on 23 April 1626 in Belton, Lincolnshire. Nupti Robert Ryther Esquire et Mrs Hellena Brown.
     He retired from Harewood about the year 1630, and took up his residence at Belton, in the Isle of Axholme, in Lincolnshire, in right of his wife. In 1656 the Castle was sold to Sir John Cutler.
     In 1632, John Newland 'who, though a Commoner, was underhand Solicitor for the Participants', was accused of encouraging four of the convicted commoners to enter into a form of agreement to the enclosures, on behalf of the tenants of Haxey. The rest of the commoners took proceedings against them for acting without their consent, and more rioting occurred. The following year, some of the largest landholders in the manor: Edmund, Lord Sheffield, Ralph Eure of Washingborough, Robert Ryther, esquire, of Belton and William Gregory, esquire, of Barmby upon Don, exhibited an Exchequer bill on behalf of the Epworth commoners to establish how Vermuyden had put pressure on some of the commoners by threatening to implement the 1631 fines. Lord Sheffield himself, along with another large landholder in the manor, Robert Eure, esquire, had received allotments out of the enclosed commons, and permission was given to other tenants of the manor to do the same, provided they could reach an agreement.
     Robert died before 10 April 1637 in Belton, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 10 April 1637 in All Saints, Belton. Sepulti Robt Rither Esquire.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Eleanor Browne on 11 May 1637 of Belton, armiger.

Children of Robert Ryther

Children of Robert Ryther and Eleanor Browne

Robert Ryther

(circa 1631 - 18 October 1693)
     The Right Hon. the Lady Grace Countess of Granville, John Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, John Lord Carterett, Thos. Maw, Richard Poplewell, Geo. Barnard, Richard Taylor, Wm. Young, gent., John Otter, Richard Kinman, Henry Taylor, Alexr. Clark, Charles Kelsey, Robert Barnard, Samuel Glew, Elizth and Isabella Stanhope (infants), by Geo. Whichcott, esquire, John Everat and his wife, Robert Waterland, Hannah and Anne Thew. v. Thos. Reading, Robt. Reading, esquires, John Simpson, Esq., Henry Wood, Wm. Arthur, Peter Prim, gent.: Manor of Epworth, in the county of Lincoln, and the wastes and commons belonging. Touching "lands and grounds which were formerly part of said commons, and which were formerly set out and allotted to the commoners of Epworth, pursuant to a decree of the Court of Exchequer," i.e., participants' allotments set out and allotted to the "participants" of the level of Hatfield Chase, pursuant to a decree of the Court of Exchequer "made in 1691 or 1692," in a cause between his Grace the Duke of Buckingham (one of the plaintiffs in this cause and then Earl of Mulgrave), the then Lord Carterett, and other commoners, plaintiffs, and Willm. Marwood, Esq., and others, participants, defendants, touching the matters now in question, &c., &c. Metes and bounds. Right of common of pasture. Inclosures made since Feb. 1692, &c., &c. [The names of Nathaniel Reading (father of defendants), Robt. Ryther, sometime of Lincoln city, esquire, and John Pender, late of Ferry (Lincoln), gent., are mentioned.]: Lincoln. Date: 5 Geo 1.
     In 1519 the Evers built a large hall at Westgate, between Sandtoft and Belton, which became the property of the Rythers. Robert Ryther was born circa 1631 in Belton, Lincolnshire. He was in his 62nd year at his death in October 1693. He was the son of Robert Ryther and Eleanor Browne.
     He possibly was the Robert Ryther who married Marie Meggott 4 May 1641 and had issue: - [William who was buried 22 Aug 1641 - not in PR only Richard Barnard, son of Robt & Maria]; buried unbaptised son of Robti Ryther & Marie 28 Nov 1641, Matthew [surname is very hard to distinguish] bp. July 1646 son of Robert & Marie. However if born in 1631 far too young to be havng children in the 1640s.
     In 1649, Sir Tho. Abdy, Knt. and Bart., Sir Francis Barnham, Knt., Sir Arthur Ingram, Knt., Sir Anthony Irby, knight, Sir Phillip Stapleton, Knt., Sir .... Knt., Sir Fras. Russell, Knt., Arthur Samuel, James Cambell, Lucas Corseles, Edwd. Mill, Richd. ...., Thos. Floyd, Richard Mill, [Cornelius Vermuyden?].... Pinchon, Sebastian Bacon, Anth. Massengarne, John Amory, John Lezy, plaintiffs. v. Gregory Torre, Robt. Broughton, Peter Barnard, Thomas Peacock, John Snowden, James Turr, Richd. Kirshaw, Tho. Barker, Chas. Browne, Thos. Poynter, Robt. Musgrave, John Scott, Tho. Pettiver, Richd. Tailor, Willm. Gibson, John Ducker, Phil. Kellsey, John Harrison, Wm. Peacock, Geo. Ellis, James Harrison, John Burton, Tho. Slingsby, Thos. Harrison, Wm. Slingsby, Christopher Wilkinson, Ezechias Ducker, Ashton Maning, Wm. Wray, William Taylor, Rd. Procter, Richd. Brock, John Whittacres, Geo. Coggan, Alexr. Wells, Wm. Robinson, John Chesman, Matthias Halliwell, Ralph Wray, Rt. Ward, John Glew, Geo. Gringley, Robt. Vawse, Wm. Davy, Wm. Popplewell, John Newton, Tho. Davy, Robt. Foster, Tho. Chesman, Richd. Metcalf, Robt. Metcalf, Thomas Robinson, Rich. Rither, John Pindar, Robt. Robinson, John Farr, John Webster, John Turr, Willm. Medburn, Edw. Sampson. Rt. Chesman, Tho. Consworth, Tho. Woodroffe, John Kellsey, Tho. Curtis, Tho. Tankersley, senr., Robt. Brown, Tho. Cowper, Tho. Tankersley, junr., Wm. Barrow, Tho. Burton, Hen. Tailor, Wm. Wash, Robt. Barker, Henry Scott, Alexr. Fletcher, Richd. Mawe, Peter Cheesman, Robert Launder, James Popplewell, Wm. Tonge, Saml. Megott, Tho. Medley, John Whittacres, Rt. Foster, John Cotgrave, Chas. Lunne, junr, Tho. Barnard, Peter Clark, Tho. Hill, Jas. Maw, Robt. Barnard, Richd. Robinson, Alexr. Pitts, Tho. Auckland, Wm. Bird, Robt. Chesman, John Halifax, Tho. Johnson, John Chapman, Robt. Young, Tho. Bird, and others [names illegible], defendants.: Manor of Epworth in the Isle of Axholm (Linc.), and the wastes and "Fenny" or Carr grounds belonging. Drainage. Improvement. Metes and bounds. Customs of manor. Common of pasture. Survey.: Lincoln; York.
     Grant. Holton cum Beckering. Rowland Campion of Lissington, co. Linc. to Henry Bateman of North Wilingham, co. Linc. Robert Medley of Hazey,co. Linc. Marriage of Robert Rither of Belton in Isle of Acholdme, co. Lionmc. to Margaret Campion, daughter of said Rowland. Witnesses: Robert Burton, Wiliam Fifeild of Feild. Singature of Rowland Campion. With Letter of Attorney of same date. Armorial seal..
     Robert Ryther married Margaret Campion, daughter of Henry Rowland Campion and Margaret Furnes, on 21 January 1650/51 in Lissington, Lincolnshire. He witnessed Henry Rowland Campion's will dated 5 March 1650/51 in Lissington.
     Robert Ryther mentioned in a court case in December 1655 in Belton, Lincolnshire. Thomas, servant to Mr Ryther of Temple Belwood was fined at the court of Sewers (an abitration court) re drainage of the Isle in 1655 along with David Popplewell the younger and several Browns.
     In January 1656 Belton commoners once more attacked Sandtoft church, which had been repaired at the order of Reading. The attack was organised by Noddell, Robert Ryther, esquire, of Belton and Thomas Vavasour, in whose name the trial of title was obtained. These three departed before the attack began.
     7 January, 1655/6.—Recognizances, taken before Richard Powell esq. J.P., --- of George Marmyon of Christe-Church London hosier and Henry Rawling of Andrewes Hol borne marchaunt-taylor, in the sum of ten pounds each, and of Robert Ryther the said George Marmyon's apprentice, in the sum of twenty pounds; For the said Robert Ryther's appearance at the next S. P. for Middlesex, to answer &c. for "beinge one of them which was taken comeing from Mass from the Venetian Ambassadour's in the Charterhouse Yard on the last Lord's Day." S. P. R., 10 Jan., 1655/6..
     Bill & Answer 1658: Medley v Rither.
Plaintiffs: Robert Medley, Anne Medley his wife and John Johnson.
Defendants: Robert Rither, Thomas Maw, Christopher Grimston, John Gibbon, Sir Edward Savage kt, Francis Tindall and others.
Subject: property in Belton, Lincs.
     As the outbreak of the Civil War gave an opportunity to the commoners to take action to regain their commons, so the Restoration served as a comparable chance for the Participants and their tenants. In May 1660, there was again violent confrontation between commoners and Reading over the distraint of goods for tax arrears. Once again, Belton men led the attacks. Robert Ryther, esquire, had been involved in actions in the 1650s. His father, also Robert, was not a native of the manor, but had inherited his Belton estates from his mother, daughter and heiress of Mr. Thomas Browne. Another participant in these 1660 actions was George Gilby, who later married Ryther's sister, Belton yeoman and grocer and receiver of half the tithe income of Belton parish when he died in 1686. As in earlier confrontations, the commoners were supported by local officials. Thomas Wakefield, Belton constable, refused to act against them, and Michael Monkton, by now in trouble as a Quaker, was said to have declared the commoners' actions to have been lawful and justifiable. He was appointed Robert Medley's guardian in 1662.
     In June 1663, Robert Ryther, Thomas Vavasour and John Bernard submitted a petition to the Lords on behalf of 'above a thousand householders & tenants and Inhabitants within the Mannour of Epworth', in which they claimed that 'some of them have been put to neare 300£ charges'.
     In August 1668, an alliance between a large contingent of men from Hatfield, four Belton men and three men from Epworth in an attack against Reading's house at Sandtoft. Robert Ryther, Robert and John Bernard, Edmund and Robert Mawe had all been involved in earlier actions.
     Bargain and sale - (1) Robert Ryther (with signature) of Belton in the Isle of Axholme, esq., and Robert Ryther gent., his son.
(2) John Curtis of Lissington, gent.
Cottages (or parcels of ground, viz. one cottage, one little) parcel of ground belonging, and one other cottage or homestead (50 poles)
(2) is to pay 1d. yearly to the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. but (1) are to pay the outrent due to the King, and whatever else is due to the lord of the manor for their other grounds in Lissington
. He was a churchwarden in Belton, between April 1677 and 1678.
     Bargain, Sale, Enfeoffment & bond: Thomas Clarkson of Beltoft, labourer and Susan his wife to Thomas Hardsley of Belton, batchelor. Re: Half an acre in Clocroft on the East Field, Robert Ryther, gent. east, heirs of Thomas Glew, west. £3.15s.0d..
     Manor of Epworth (Lincoln) and seven thousand four hundred acres of land, or some certain quantity, and what quantity allotted to his late Majesty (Chas.1.) and Sir Cornelius Vermuyden and his assigns out of the wastes of the manor of Epworth? &c., &c. Interrogatories to be administered to Robt. Ryther, gentleman, upon a contempt [of court] for breaking a decree of this court bearing date the 18th day of June in the 12th yeare of ye reign of Charles ye First, and for disobeying a writ of assistance bearing date the 11th day of July in the 34th year of his p'sent Matie King Charles the Second.: Lincoln.
     Robert was a defendant in a court case in 1681. It appears that the Commoners managed to keep possession of the disputed ground until 1681, when Nathaniel Reading obtained a writ of assistance from the Court of Exchequer, on the ground that Mr Ryther, of Belton, had threatened to pull down his house and the houses of several other Participants....
     In 1681, Reading directed his attention again to the manor of Epworth. In obtaining a writ of assistance from the Exchequer to protect his house at Sandtoft against the commoners, he extended the writ to cover the 7400 acres of commons granted to the Participants by the decree of 1636. The following year the sheriff's men drove the commoners' cattle from the grounds to allow Reading to enclose, with predictable results. Fences were pulled down and cattle turned into the lands, and Robert Ryther appeared before the Exchequer in January 1683 to answer for his part in the action. Court action in the Exchequer continued in defence of the commoners' title, with the commoners denying the legitimacy of the 1636 decree. A common purse was again organised to pay the legal costs, including payments to the man now acting as their solicitor, John Pinder, gentleman, of Kinnall Ferry in Owston parish. Robert Ryther said in January 1683 that £25 had recently been paid by the inhabitants of Belton to John Pinder 'for and towards the Defrayinge the Chardges about ye Suites for ye said Lands'.
     The Rt. Honble. John Earl of Mulgrave, the Honble, George Lord Carterett, Baron of Hawne, Lord of the Manor of Epworth, in the Isle of Axholme, in the county of Lincoln (an infant), by the Right Hon. John Earl of Bath, his p'chen amie, Robt. Ryther, senr ... Robt Ryther Robert Poplewell ... John Poplewell. Robert was steward to the Manor from 1684 to 1693, Epworth, Lincolnshire.
     Reading, meanwhile, continued to distrain the commoners' livestock, leading to indictments against him for impounding cattle and horses in the commons of Haxey, Epworth and Belton. Commoners retaliated by taking Reading's horses and harvested oats, and in May 1686 Robert Ryther led an action to fill in his ditches. The following year horses and cattle of Reading's tenants were impounded at Belton, and Robert Ryther led two attacks on Reading's house, the second involving an assault on his wife, daughters and servants. John Pinder was one of those cited as taking part. Two years earlier Reading's wife Sarah had, in company with two other Sandtoft women, thrown stones at some of the commoners and set dogs on them. The two attacks on Reading's house included a number of women, some with their husbands. Women had not taken part in earlier attacks against houses and families, but Reading and his family were, not surprisingly, an exception. Robert Ryther and nine gentlemen from Belton, Epworth and Owston, including John Pinder, were accused of masterminding the attacks and raising funds. Ryther and Edmund Mawe, now chief constable of Epworth, had themselves taken part in actions in the 1660s, and most of the other men can be identified as the sons, cousins or brothers-in-law of earlier activists.
     Edwd. Lord Viscount Erwyn, Sir Anthony Abdy, Bart., John Harvey, Wm. Marwood, Mark Vanvalkenburgh, Robt. Gosline, John Singleton. v. The Right Hon. John Earl of Mulgrave, Robert Ryther the elder, Jas. Gardner, Doctor of Law, Robt. Medley, Robert Ryther, junr., Wm. Sampson, "and others.": "Manor of Epworth, and the commons, low grounds, and waste grounds within the same improved and dreyned by Sir Cornelius Vermuden and his participants." Touching "the 7,400 acres, or such part thereof as lies within said manor, which were allotted to the King (Charles 1.) and Sir Cornelius and his participants for the King's interest and share therein, and the improver's charge for dreyning and improveinge the whole," &c., &c. Touching the award of Sir John Banks, Knt., the Attordey-General, to his late Majesty Charles the First, made concerning the draining of the marshes and waste grounds in manor, and the decree of the Court of Exchequer made for the confirmation of the award, &c., &c.: York; Lincoln.
     An Exchequer hearing was held on 13 April 1691, and both sides again were asked to reach an agreement. Representatives for the commoners were chosen at a meeting in Owston, attended by 'many of the principal commoners from all parts of the mannor', according to John Laughton, maltster of Epworth, who was present. This witness and several others later claimed that these representatives were expressly instructed not to enter into any agreement. The representatives: John Pinder, gentleman, of Owston, acting as the commoners' solicitor; Robert Ryther, esquire, of Belton; and John Maw and Robert Coggan, gentlemen of Epworth, 'and others', travelled to London with instructions to 'proceed to hearing the Cause'. In London these men agreed to a settlement in which the 7400 acres were divided into 3868 acres for the commoners of Epworth manor, 664 acres for Misterton commoners and 2868 acres for the Participants, who were to retain responsibility for maintaining the drainage and safeguard the commoners against any claims that might be made by Nathaniel Reading. The agreement resulted in an Exchequer decree on 14 May 1691.
As in the 1630s, a decree based on a settlement agreed to by some of the leaders of the commoners was discredited and rejected by large numbers of commoners and other leaders. As in the earlier period, there were accusations of bribery, treachery and self-serving persuasion against some of those who had agreed to the settlement. Upon the return of the representatives from London, it was apparently made clear to them that large numbers of commoners were opposed to the terms agreed. John Maw promptly recanted, accusing Ryther, Coggan and Pinder of having accepted bribes, and was claimed to have said that, although he 'was there and consenting or did not Obstruct the same it was merely thro ye said Mr Pinders perswations and ag't his own Inclinations and Judgm't'. Robert Ryther was reported to have been offered 100 acres out of the Participants' allotment, and over twenty years later his former servant and tenant claimed to have heard Ryther admit to it. Ryther was also accused of revealing the commoners' secrets to their opponents. Robert Coggan was to receive 50 acres, and John Vause, Epworth yeoman, said that 'to Confirm ye said report and to Induce this Depon't to believe ye same, He very well remembers That ye said Mr Coggan Did begin to Inclose his said ffifty Acres which is ever Since called Coggan's peice'. John Pinder was said to have been offered 1000 guineas.
The men accused of signing their neighbours' names to an agreement in 1636, Hezekiah Browne and William Torksey, had been prominent leaders in direct actions against the drainers. In 1691, of the men accused of taking bribes, John Pinder, Robert Ryther and John Mawe had been among those said to have masterminded attacks on Sandtoft and the level, and Robert Ryther had a long history of leading actions against the settlers. These representatives who entered into the agreement on the commoners' behalf in 1691 were now discredited and ceased to act for them.
     Those commoners who rejected the agreement, and who had rejected one set of leaders, were able to find alternatives. Three Belton gentlemen, Richard Taylor, Robert Popplewell and Richard Kinman, 'and several other Commoners' brought a Bill in the Exchequer court against Pinder, Ryther, Coggan and Mawe 'for a Discovery of their Irregular and fraudulent proceedings', but failed to get the decree reversed. Richard Kinman had been involved in actions in the 1660s, his brother had led actions in the 1680s, and his father William had earlier been an activist. Richard Kinman was a cousin of Robert Popplewell, and Robert Popplewell was a second cousin of Richard Taylor. Robert Popplewell was married to Robert Ryther's daughter Katherine, and both husband and wife were to become leaders in subsequent actions.
. In this court action, the commoners employed Mr. Edmund Whitehead 'of Furnival Inn, London' to act for them, but later used Robert Popplewell, who was serving as steward of the manor in 1694. Popplewell acted as the commoners' solicitor until his death, shortly before the final settlement in 1719. Another man prevailed upon to aid the discontented commoners was Mr.Thomas Mawe, probably the Epworth gentleman of that name listed among the ringleaders in 1687. According to Richard Massey, chapman of Epworth, the commoners approached Thomas Mawe, who brought a suit against the Epworth representative Robert Coggan for starting to enclose his 50 acres, whereupon Coggan desisted. Robert Bird, Epworth husbandman, said he had heard 'Mr Thomas Maw and some other Comoners complaine of ye Manner of obtaineing it [decree], to the said Mr Ryther, Mr Pinder and Mr Coggan and Asked them by what Authority they consented to it'.
Robert Ryther, esquire, another of the commoner's representatives, had one surviving son in 1691. This son, Robert, served as deputy steward of the manor, 'Councillor-at-Law', and Deputy Recorder of Lincoln before his death in 1696. Robert Ryther, too might well have been suspected of greater concern for his son's ambitions, both within and outside the manor, than for the commoners' cause..
     10 October 1691 re property to the east of the 2 acre close, Manor of Epworth, Lord Carterett, Baron of Hawnes, Steward Robert Ryther Esq. Admission of Thomas Briggs to the property ... next to Beltoft near the Broadland....
     On 6 July 1692 he was named as steward for the Lord of the Manor of Epworth, George Carterett: Surrender by Thomas Briggs ... to William Pycocke junior, property of 1 acre lying between land of Robert Ryther Esq on the east ... in Beltoft.
     This piece of land was surrendered by Wm Pycock to John Richinson 1 Dec 1702, then surrendered [with more] by him to the use of Robert Popplewell & Richard Popplewell 7 April 1709..
     Robert Ryther made a will dated 23 September 1693 in Lincolnshire. In the name of God amen I Robert Ryther the elder in the county of Lincoln Esq languishing under a great indisposition of health in body but of sound and perfect memory praised be God for it, yet ... the frailtyes and uncertainty of this natural life, and being and being desirous to settle and dispose of what God almighty has been pleased to lend me here in his world doe declare therefore and make this my last will and testament in manner following First I commend my soule unto the hands of Almighty God trusting through the merits of my saviour Jesus Christ to ... ... Glory and as to my worldly estate and goods which I have I dispose and give as followeth:
Imprimus I give and bequeath to the poor of Belton twenty shilling to be paid unto the hands of Mr Robert Medley of Belton at my funerall and to be by him then distributed at his discretion
Item I give unto Francis Chatts widower twenty shillings to dispose of at the discretion of my executor hereafter named
Item I give unto my son Robert Ryther and my daughter Catherine the wife of Robert Poplewell Esq each of them twelve pounds a piece to be paid within twelve months after my death (being lawfully demanded)
Item I give unto my daughter Rebecah Hartropp a broad piece of gold worth five & twenty shillings & six pence
Item all the rest of my personal estate, plate goods, moneys whatsoever undisposed of I give unto my daughter Susannah Ryther whom I make sole Executrix of this my last will & testament revoking hereby all other wills by me heretofore made
In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal the three & twentieth day of September in the fift yeare of the reign of the sovereigne Lord and Lady William & Mary King & Queen of England A.D. 1693. Robert Ryther (his mark).

     Robert died on 18 October 1693 in 'Ryther Hall', Westgate, Belton, Lincolnshire. He was buried after 18 October 1693 in Belton. On a large blue marble slab enclosed within iron rails: Here lyeth the body of Robert Ryther, sen. who departed this life Oct 18 Anno. Dom.1693 in the 62nd year of his age. Also to the memory of Rebecca Barton, widow, one of the daughters of Robert Ryther, esq. and Margaret his wife. Which Rebecca married to her first husband Edward Hartopp, esq. and to her second husband John Barton, esq. both of London, by neither of whom she left any issue living. The said Rebecca died the fourth day of January 1741, aged 77 years, and is buried in St Andrew's church, Holburn, London.
     His will was proved after 18 October 1693 at the Stow Archdeaconry, Lincolnshire.
     Lease and release: David Everat of West Butterwick, yeoman to Thomas Harsley of Belton, yeoman. Two selions in the East field in a furlong called Greenegate, Robert Poplewell east, Robert Ryther west, Thomas Bursall north, Stephen Caistor, south. £30..
     On 13 Dec 1694 he was party to a lease for 27 years: The Crown (as Duke of Lancaster) to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie, Peregrine Bertie, Philip Bertie, Sir John Tyrwhitt, Sir John Oldfield, Sir William Buck, Sir Edward Ayscough, Charles Dymoke, Robert Ryther, Mathew Lister, John Rositer, Christopher Hales, William Ambler and Robert Cawdron "being persons nominated by us in trust to and for the benefit and on behalf of our said county of Lincoln".
The keepership, the Gaol, and the houses at or near called the Shire House.
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Children of Robert Ryther and Margaret Campion

Robert Ryther

(circa 1291 - before 7 November 1322)
     Robert Ryther was born circa 1291 in Ryther, Yorkshire. He was the son of Sir William Ryther and Lucy de Ros.
     He served in the wars between 1312 and 1318. He was summoned to meet the King at Battlebridge cum equis et armis, in 1312; and to a council of defence against the Scots by Archbishop Greenfield in 1315. He joined the Earl of Lancaster in revolt, and was taken prisoner.
On Dec 16 1318 he was called upon to raise and arm all his men able-bodied tenants. Soon after the battle at Myton against the Scots, he was ordered to assemble is men and lead them to York. Constant warfare impoverished the family patrimony. He had, moreover, been mulcted in the heavy fine of 400 marks for joining in the Lancaster conspiracy against the King. After the execution of the Earl in 1322 he was released from prison and the fine paid.
     Robert Ryther married Maud Unknown (Ryther) before 1315.
     He was Lord of Ryther in 1316. He was the owner of adjoining property in a deed dated 21 August 1317 in Hornington, Yorkshire.
     Robert Ryther was mentioned in a deed dated 1 October 1318 in re land in Hornington, Yorkshire. He bore arms: at the Battle of Boroughbridge 1322, argent, a fess between 3 crescent gules probably as Sire Thomas Wither/Wyther (F) Jenyns Ordinary. A William Wither (H.III Roll) bore, argent, 3 crescents gules (F) St George Roll. Are these brothers or sons?
     Robert died before 7 November 1322. He died before 7 Nov 1322 (when his brother John, the Kings yeoman, had a grant of the custody of Rither during the minority of Robert's heir) and his widow Maud petioned concerning the rights in the manor of Hornington.
     In 1326 he was called to accept compulsory knighthood but he excused himself by waiving the distinction until Michaelmas term next. He probably died in 1327 seized of the manor of Ryther, Scarcroft & Haslewood. He was succeeded by John de Ryther.

Children of Robert Ryther and Maud Unknown (Ryther)

Robert Ryther

(after 1316 - before October 1363)
     Robert Ryther was born after 1316. He was the son of Robert Ryther and Maud Unknown (Ryther).
     Robert Ryther married Ann Tunstall, daughter of William Tunstall.
     Robert was brother & heir to William, in 1344 did service in Ireland, and was commissioner of array in the wapentakes of Skyrack & Barkstone. Robert Ryther was mentioned at the Inquisition Post Mortem held in Epworth, Lincolnshire, on 22 October 1361 on the death of Robert Ryther. At the Inquisition into the death of John de Mowbray, of Axiholme, the elder who died Monday after Michaelmas, his heir was determined to be his son John aged 21. Writ, York, 22 Oct 35 Edw III: He was formerly seized of the following manors with their members which he gave to William de Overton, parson of the ... and Robert de Rythre, & their heirs, with the kings licence and they are still seized thereof.
At Epworth on the Friday after the feast of Ss Simon & June 35 Edward III: Not long before his death he alienated all his said lands, to wit the Isle of Axholme and the manor of Epworth, with their members to William de Overton, clerk, Robert de Clyf, vicar of Haxey, William de Galby, clerk, Thomas de Egmanton, Robert de Ryther & John de Richemund. The premises are held of the king in chief by knights service. The following fees belong to the Isle of Axholme and the Manor of Epworth
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     On 5 April 1362, Archbishop Thoresby ordered his receiver to pay to Robert Ryther, Lord of Ryther, twenty pound sterling, being the price of 24 oaks, bought of him, for the use of the fabric in the building of the Lady Chapel in York minster.
On 15 October 1362 Robert Ryther purchased property in Yorkshire, on 15 October 1362. Octave of Trinity 36 Edw III: William de Galby, chaplain, John de Richemond, and Robert de Rithre, quer., Elizabeth, widow of John de Moubray "le piere" and John son of the same John, def. of the manors of Thresk, Wodehall, Kireby- Malasart, and Burton in Lonesdale (except 3 messuages, 3 tofts, 9 bovates and 6 acres of land, and 8 acres of meadow in the said manors of Thresk and Kirkeby - Malasart): To hold to Elizabeth for life, of the king and his heirs; remainder to the said John son of John and his heirs. This concord was made by precept of the king.
     Robert died before October 1363. His son & heir Robert, a minor was going overseas with the King's licence.

Child of Robert Ryther and Ann Tunstall

Robert Ryther

(before 1495 - before 1510)
     Robert Ryther was born before 1495. He was the son of Sir Ralph Ryther and Catherine Constable.
     A contract for the marriage of Robert Ryther and Elizabeth Gascoigne was signed before 1509. His contracted wife Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, afterwards (by 1510) married Richard Redman who was Lord of Harewood from 1530. They were children, and the marriage terminated with the death of young Robert Ryther, probably around 1508 or so.
     Robert died before 1510. He is not mentioned in his father's will so presumed dead before April 1510. No issue. The estate devolved to John Aske, of Aughton, his brother-in-law, title went to his brother Thomas in 1525.
     In 1513 & 1520 he was patron of Ryther church - was assignees of Robert Ryther mil. Lord of Harewood 1520, High sheriff of Yks during reign of Henry VIII.

Robert Ryther

(21 October 1652 - 7 March 1695/96)
     He was described as of Ryther Hall in the Isle of Axholme in the Frank pedigree.
     Either he or his father were often stewards of Epworth Manor: 16 April 1684, 10 Oct 1691, 6 July 1692. Stonehouse, 1838, mentions that a memorandum in the Temple Belwood archives was labelled Mr Ryder's bad behaviour, when he held office of land steward to the manor of Epworth, it was stated that he had done many ill terms and offices to the tenants, who complained of him to the Lord Carteret, at which he was so enraged that he threatened to go over and make common cause with the Participants; and that he had been to meet them in some out-a-way place. Robert Ryther was christened on 21 October 1652 in Belton, Lincolnshire. He was the son of Robert Ryther and Margaret Campion.
     Robert matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge University, on 11 June 1669. Admitted Pensionari (aged 16) at St Johns June 11 1669. Son of Robert, gent of Belton. Baptised there 2 Oct 1652. School Belton. Matric 1669. Robert was a Counsellor at law on 19 November 1670. He was admitted at the Inner Temple Nov 29 1670 as Robert Ryther, gentleman, of the Isle of Axholme. Councillor at Law, Deputy Recorder of Lincoln. He was also Deputy Steward of the manor of Epworth.
     Bargain and sale - (1) Robert Ryther (with signature) of Belton in the Isle of Axholme, esq., and Robert Ryther gent., his son.
(2) John Curtis of Lissington, gent.
Cottages (or parcels of ground, viz. one cottage, one little) parcel of ground belonging, and one other cottage or homestead (50 poles)
(2) is to pay 1d. yearly to the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. but (1) are to pay the outrent due to the King, and whatever else is due to the lord of the manor for their other grounds in Lissington
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Between 1678 and 1720 Robert Ryther sold property in Belton, Lincolnshire. Robert Rither of Doncaster sold lands in Belton to Robert Popplewell 1679-99. [Lincs Archives 2/TGH/1/33/34/3].
1/2-3: Bundles of deeds relating to land in Belton purchased by Robert Popplewell from Thomas Wakefield, Roger Pilsworth of Epworth, William Pettinger, Richard Kynman of Belton, Robert Temperton & others; Richard Kynman of Belton, Robert Rither of Doncaster and Edmund Wildbore of Belton. 38 items.
1/33/34/1/2-3 1679-99 - 11 items: Manor of Epworth, surrenders of lands in Belton to Popplewell family 1693-1736 (16 items).
Manor of Crowle, admission of lands at Belton Woodhouse, Popplewell family 1708-53 (30 items).
Manor of Epworth, admissions to lands in Epworth, Popplewell family 1640-1782 (4 items). Bundle of deeds re Bewitt Carr Close, conveyed to Robert Popplewell by Robert Parking jr. of Crowle in 1719 (7 items 1659-1719).
Manor of Crowle, conveyance of copyhold land in Crowle to Popplewell family 1694-1754 (26 items). 1/33/34/1/5-9].
Lincs Archives index: Robert Popplewell of Belton gent., grant of messuage by 1701, Tonge 2/6, purchased land at Belton 1716 F.L. Deeds 1341. Belton 1710, 1713, FL deeds 1121-2, deeds to Epworth property 2TGH 3 A 2/1 Witness 1687 [see MCD 1187 Cardiff City Library collection].
Mentioned in deeds 1701 Misc.Don. 403/6/1/1/3; 1703 Beltoft 403/6/1/2/1; Belton & Epworth 1698-9, 1700, 1707 871.950, 951.
     Robert Ryther married Deborah Franke in 1681 in Rossington, Yorkshire.
     Robert was a plaintiff in a civil court case between 1685 and 1687 in Lincolnshire. Suit of Robert Ryther of Lincoln v. Peter Clarke, miller, of Belton. He was listed as a Freeman of the city of Lincoln, in 1686. By purchase.
     Edwd. Lord Viscount Erwyn, Sir Anthony Abdy, Bart., John Harvey, Wm. Marwood, Mark Vanvalkenburgh, Robt. Gosline, John Singleton. v. The Right Hon. John Earl of Mulgrave, Robert Ryther the elder, Jas. Gardner, Doctor of Law, Robt. Medley, Robert Ryther, junr., Wm. Sampson, "and others.": "Manor of Epworth, and the commons, low grounds, and waste grounds within the same improved and dreyned by Sir Cornelius Vermuden and his participants." Touching "the 7,400 acres, or such part thereof as lies within said manor, which were allotted to the King (Charles 1.) and Sir Cornelius and his participants for the King's interest and share therein, and the improver's charge for dreyning and improveinge the whole," &c., &c. Touching the award of Sir John Banks, Knt., the Attordey-General, to his late Majesty Charles the First, made concerning the draining of the marshes and waste grounds in manor, and the decree of the Court of Exchequer made for the confirmation of the award, &c., &c.: York; Lincoln.
     In Robert Ryther's will dated 23 September 1693 in Lincolnshire, Robert Ryther was named as heir; In the name of God amen I Robert Ryther the elder in the county of Lincoln Esq languishing under a great indisposition of health in body but of sound and perfect memory praised be God for it, yet ... the frailtyes and uncertainty of this natural life, and being and being desirous to settle and dispose of what God almighty has been pleased to lend me here in his world doe declare therefore and make this my last will and testament in manner following First I commend my soule unto the hands of Almighty God trusting through the merits of my saviour Jesus Christ to ... ... Glory and as to my worldly estate and goods which I have I dispose and give as followeth:
Imprimus I give and bequeath to the poor of Belton twenty shilling to be paid unto the hands of Mr Robert Medley of Belton at my funerall and to be by him then distributed at his discretion
Item I give unto Francis Chatts widower twenty shillings to dispose of at the discretion of my executor hereafter named
Item I give unto my son Robert Ryther and my daughter Catherine the wife of Robert Poplewell Esq each of them twelve pounds a piece to be paid within twelve months after my death (being lawfully demanded)
Item I give unto my daughter Rebecah Hartropp a broad piece of gold worth five & twenty shillings & six pence
Item all the rest of my personal estate, plate goods, moneys whatsoever undisposed of I give unto my daughter Susannah Ryther whom I make sole Executrix of this my last will & testament revoking hereby all other wills by me heretofore made
In witness whereof I have hereunder set my hand and seal the three & twentieth day of September in the fift yeare of the reign of the sovereigne Lord and Lady William & Mary King & Queen of England A.D. 1693. Robert Ryther (his mark).

     Robert Ryther made a will dated 12 November 1694 in Lincoln.
     In a lease for 27 years Robert Ryther was mentioned as one of the persons nominated by us in trust to and for the benefit and behalf of our said county of Lincoln from the Crown (as Duke of Lancaster).
     Lease for 27 years: The Crown (as Duke of Lancaster) to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie, Peregrine Bertie, Philip Bertie, Sir John Tyrwhitt, Sir John Oldfield, Sir William Buck, Sir Edward Ayscough, Charles Dymoke, Robert Ryther, Mathew Lister, John Rositer, Christopher Hales, William Ambler and Robert Cawdron "being persons nominated by us in trust to and for the benefit and on behalf of our said county of Lincoln". The keepership, the Gaol, and the houses at or near called the Shire House..
     Robert died on 7 March 1695/96 in Belton, Lincolnshire, aged 43. On a large blue marble slab enclosed within iron rails, his memorial inscription reads: Here lyeth the body of Robert Ryther, jun. esq. who departed 7 March Anno. Dom. 1695, in the 44th year of his age.
His arms are impaled with those of his wife's family Franke. He was buried on 8 March 1695/96 in Belton. Sepult Robert Rithier, armiger, 8 March 1695.
     His will was proved on 27 May 1696 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Robert Ryther settled his estates, after his wife's decease, upon his 6th cousin, John Ryther of Scarcroft, Yorkshire "to preserve the lands in our ancient family, which is now very inconsiderable, in comparison of the great estates heretofore enjoyed, in the counties of York, Lincoln and elsewhere, by our extravagant ancestors", but they were debarred as Roman Catholics so it was settled on Richard Popplewell his nephew.
     Robert Ryther was mentioned circa 1710.
     Robert Ryther was mentioned circa 1718/19.

Robert Ryther

(13 February 1627/28 - )
     Robert Ryther was christened on 13 February 1627/28 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Ryther and Grace Smith.
     Robert Ryther was mentioned in the 1672 hearth tax list in Mapgait, Leeds, paying 1/-as Robert Ryder.

Children of Robert Ryther

Robert Ryther

(circa 1632 - )
     Robert Ryther was born circa 1632 in Scarcroft, Thorner, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Ursula Dolman.
     Robert Ryther lived at London, 1681.
     Robert Ryther was mentioned in the will of Philip Dolman dated 27 January 1681. He was described as his nephew Robert Ryther of London. Robert Ryther was mentioned in a deed dated 28 May 1724 in Scarcroft, Thorner. A four part indenture dated 28 May 1724 ...between Edward Ridsdale the younger of Ripon and Ann his wife sister & administratix of the goods and chattels of William Blackett ... ... Richard Brigham, gent. of the city of York executor of the last will and testament of Hugh Ryther late of Scarcroft, Esq. Marmaduke Ryther, Esq of Scarcroft afsd unkle and heir of the said Hugh Ryther, George Ryther of Scarcroft, gent, next brother of the said Marmaduke .... re manor of Scarcroft. late of John Ryther father of the said Marmaduke Ryther, Mary wife of the same John, John Ryther the younger brother of the said Marmaduke and of Robert Ryther gentleman deceased unkle of the said Marmaduke or any of them situate lying and being within the manor Lordship village of Scarcroft ... John Ryther the elder Mary his wife, John Ryther the younger and Robert Ryther unto ... .
     He may be the Robert Rither or Rider of Scarcroft in Yorkshire, Esq whose arms are mentioned in 1730 along with Thomas & William Rider, of Bethal Green in Middlesex.

Robert Ryther

(circa 1662 - before April 1666)
     Robert Ryther was born circa 1662 in Scarcroft, Thorner, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Mary Langdale. Robert died young before April 1666.

Robert Ryther

(circa 1565 - 21 March 1594)
     Robert Ryther was also known as Robert Ryther (of Heckfield) in records. He was born circa 1565. He was the son of Unknown Ryther.
     Robert Ryther married Joan Nash on 22 September 1583 in Heckfield & Mattingley, Hampshire, England.
     Robert was buried on 21 March 1594 in Heckfield & Mattingley, Hampshire.

Child of Robert Ryther and Joan Nash

Robert Ryther

(say 1594 - )
     Robert died. He died without issue. He was born say 1594 in Thorner, Yorkshire. He was the son of Henry Ryther and Ann Clough.

Robert Ryther

(12 May 1669 - before 1687)
     Robert Ryther was christened on 12 May 1669 in St Mary, Swillington, Yorkshire. Robert the son of John Rither, gent was baptised. He was the son of John Ryther and Mary Langdale.
     Robert died before 1687. He was not mentioned with the family in the 1687 confirmation register, and was dead by 1740 when his brother Marmaduke is described as only surviving son and heir of John Ryther the elder of Scarcroft.

Robert Ryther

(circa 1560 - before 20 September 1599)
     Robert Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. He was born circa 1560 in Burringham, Althorpe, Lincolnshire. He was the son of William Ryther and (?) Unknown.
     Robert Ryther married Ann Hall.
     Robert Ryther made a will dated 16 September 1599 in Burringham, Althorpe.
     Robert died before 20 September 1599 in Burringham, Althorpe, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 20 September 1599 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire. 1599 September xxth day was Robarte Ryder of Burringham buried.
     His will was proved on 24 September 1599 at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Children of Robert Ryther and Ann Hall

Robert Ryther

(before September 1599 - before 20 September 1599)
     Robert Ryther was born before September 1599. He was the son of Robert Ryther.
     Robert died before 20 September 1599 in Althorpe, Lincolnshire. Robarte, son of Robte Ryder of Burringham buried 20 September 1599.. He was buried on 20 September 1599 in Althorpe.

Robert Ryther

(4 July 1690 - )
     Robert Ryther was christened on 4 July 1690 in Stillingfleet, Yorkshire. He was the son of Henry Ryther.

Robert Ryther

(4 July 1690 - )
     Robert Ryther was christened on 4 July 1690 in Stillingfleet, Yorkshire.