'Rich1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rich of Leighs, Rich of London, Rich of Mulbarton, Rich of Rich's Place
[On 29.09.04 this page was extended then split into 2, producing 'Rich2'.]

BEB1844 suggests that the family was originally of Hampshire.
John le Rich of Rich's Place (a Edward II who r. 1307-1327)
1. Robert le Rich (a Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
  A. John le Rich of Rich's Place (a 1426)
  i. Richard Rich, Sheriff then Mayor of London (d 1469?)
  Visitation starts with a Richard of London father of Richard (d 1461, Sheriff of London) father of (Hugh, Robert &) John of London (d 29.07.1458) father of Thomas (m. Margaret Shaa), Richard (1st Lord, m. Elizabeth Jenkes) & various daughters (shown below). TCP starts with this Richard, identifying him as father of Thomas (2nd son) father of Richard father of 1st Lord Richard. TCP therefore supports BEB1844 which we follow.
a. John Rich (dvp)
  (1) John Rich in London
  (A) Thomas Rich of London
  m. Margaret Shaw (dau of Sir Edward (sb Edmund) Shaw or Shaa, Lord Mayor of London)
  (i) Richard Rich of Weld or Weald
  m. Rachael Newborough (dau of Thomas Newborough of Berkly)
  (a) Edward Rich of Horndon (d 1599)
  m. Joan Saunders (dau of Edward Saunders of London)
  (b) Elizabeth Rich
  m. Charles Wingfeild
  (c)+ othe issue - Robert (a 1620, master in Chancery), Margaret (dsp), Mary (dsp), Frances (dsp)
  (ii) Catherine Rich
  m1. _ Barker
  m2. Sir Ralph Wiseman of Ravenhall (Rivenhall)
  b. Thomas Rich, Sheriff of London (d 1469)
  m. Elizabeth Meyne of London
  (1) Richard Rich
  m. Joan Dingley
  (A) Richard Rich of Leigh Priory, 1st Lord of Leighs (b c1496, d 1568, Lord Chancellor, 2nd son?)
  m. (c1535) Elizabeth Jenks (bur 18.12.1558, dau of William Jenks or Gynkes of London)
(i) Hugh Rich (dvpsp 01.11.1547)
  m. Anne Wentworth (bur 10.01.1580/1, dau of Sir John Wentworth of Gosfield or Codham)
  (ii) Robert Rich, 2nd Lord of Leighs (b c1537, d 27.02.1580/1)
  m. Elizabeth Baldry (bur 19.12.1591, dau/heir of George Baldry of Hadley (alderman of London, son/heir of Sir Thomas, Lord Mayor of London), m2. Robert Forth)
  (a) Richard Rich (dvpsp 1580)
  m. Catherine Knevitt (dau of Sir Henry Knevitt of Norfolk)
  (b) Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick (b 12.1559, d 24.03.1618/9)
  m1. (10/1.1581, div 11.1605) Penelope Devereux (dau of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex)
  m2. (14.12.1616) Frances Wray (d 08.1634, dau of Sir Christopher Wray of Glentworth)
  (c) Sir Edwyn Rich of Mulbarton and Bracon Ashe (d before 26.02.1647)
  m. Honora (or Margaret) Wolryche (dau of Charles Wolryche of Wickham Brook and Cowling)
  ((1)) Robert Rich (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Felton (dau of Sir Adam Felton of Playford)
((2)) Sir Edwyn Rich of Lincoln's Inn and Mulbarton (dsp 16.11.1675)
  m. Jane Reeve (widow of Sir John Suckling)
  ((3)) Sir Charles Rich of London, 1st Bart (b 1619, bur 30.05.1677)
  m. (28.11.1641) Elizabeth Cholmeley (d by 1694, dau of John Cholmeley of Kirkby Underwood)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Rich
  m. Pierre de Ceville, later Rich
  ((B)) Mary Rich (bur 23.12.1714)
  m. (17.02.1675-6) Sir Robert Rich of Roos Hall, later 2nd Bart (b 1648, d 01.10.1699)
((4)) Frances Rich
  m. Nathaniel Acton
  ((5))+ other issue - Margaret, Honora
  (d) Frances Rich
  m. Thomas Camock
  (e) Elizabeth Rich
  m. _ Castleton
  (iii) Thomas Rich (dvp)
  m. _ Fisher
  (iv) Margery Rich
  m. Henry Pigot of Abingdon
(v) Agnes Rich
  m. Edward Mordaunt of Thunderley
  (vi) Mary Rich
  m. Sir Thomas Wrothe of Enfield
  (vii) Elizabeth Rich
  m. Sir Robert Peyton of Iselham
  (viii) Dorothy Rich
  m. Francis Barley of Kimton
  (ix) Winifride Rich
  m1. Sir Henry Dudley
  m2. Sir Roger North, 2nd Lord of Kirtling (d 03.12.1600)
(x) Ethelreda or Audrey Rich
  m. Robert Drury, younger of Hawstead (d 1557)
  (xi) Anne Rich
  m. Thomas Pigot or Picot of Straton
  (xii) Frances Rich
  m. John Darcy, 2nd Lord of Chiche (b c1532, d 03.03.1580/1)
  (xiii)+ other issue - son (dsp), Barbara
  c. daughter mentioned but not named by BEB1844, not mentioned by Visitation
  m. Robert Lane
  d. Catherine Rich mentioned but not named by BEB1844, named by Visitation
  m. William Marrowe, Lord Mayor of London (a 1457)
  e. Margaret Rich mentioned but not named by BEB1844, named by Visitation
  m1. _ Boston of London
  m2. John Walden (alderman of London)
  f. Anne Rich mentioned but not named by BEB1844, named by Visitation
  m1. Thomas Urswick (baron of the Exchequer)
  m2. "a Kentish squire"
  ii. William Rich

Main source(s): BE1883 (Rich), BEB1844 (Rich of London), TCP (Rich), BP1934 (Rich), Visitation (Essex, 1612, Rich)
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