'Richards1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Richard of Maxton, Richards of Stoke, Richards of Yaverland

BLG1886 reports that "The ancestors of this family were located in the cos. of Kent and Southampton temp Henry VII. One branch was settled in Yaverland". BLG1886 mentions the following line in Kent. The connection we make to the lines of Yaverland and Solsborough is wholly speculative (and so is shown in italics) but is made to illustrate that there was a connection between them.
1. Richard
  A. John (ap Richard or Richards)
  i. Solomon Richards of Maxton, Kent
  a. Hugh Richards of Maxton (a 1553)
  b. John Richards of Rowley (d 1609) had issue
  m. Alice Austin (d 1600, dau of Valentine Austin)
  B. ?? Richards
  i. ?? Richards of Monmouthshire - continued below



(??) Richards of Monmouthshire - continued above
1. German Richards of Brading, later of Yaverland, Isle of Wight (d 1567, Vice Admiral of the Isle of Wight)
A. Edward Richards of Yaverland, Sheriff of Southamptonshire (d 1627)
  m1. Bridget Michell (dau/coheir of John Michell of Stamerham).
  i. Sir John Richards of Yaverland (d 1626)
  m1. (Grace) Leigh (dsp, dau of Sir John Leigh of the Isle of Wight)
m2. Elizabeth Hungerford (dau of Sir John Hungerford of Downe Ampney)
  a. John Richards (dvp)
  Visitation ends wtih this generation. VCH reports that Sir John was succeeded by his grandson, John. We presume that it was this John, Sir John's eldest son, rather than one of his brothers who was father of ...
  (1) John Richards of Yaverland (a 1672)
  m. ?? Pile (dau of Sir Francis Pile, 2nd Bart of Compton Beauchamp) probably wife of John, possibly mother of ...
  (A) Edward Richards of Yaverland (d c1729) probably of this generation
  (i) Anne Richards of Yaverland (d unm 1771)
  (B) Elizabeth Richards probably of this generation
  m. George Duke of Lake (d 1690)
  b.+ other issue - Edward, German, Mary, Bridget, Jane
ii. German Richards of Portsmouth
  m. Jane Oglander (dau of William Oglander of Nunwell)
  a.+ issue - John, Edward, George
  iii. Edward Richards
  m. Avern Geffrey (dau of Sir John Geffrey of Southampton)
  a.+ issue - Edward, John, Barbara, Elizabeth, Mary
  iv. Richard Richards
  m2. Jane Martin (dau/coheir of Nicholas Martin of Athelhampston by dau/heir of _ Wadham)
  v. Scisseley (Cicely) Richards
m. John Worsley (brother of Sir Richard, Bart)
  vi.+ other issue - Edward, Hester
2. Richard Richards
  A. Nicholas Richards of Stoke, Somerset
m. _ Kemysh
  i. Edwards Richards of Stoke
  m. Grace Ewen (dau of Thomas Ewen of Wincanton)
  a. George Richards of Bayford, Somerset
  m. Hanna Porter of Dorset
  (1)+ issue - Mathew, George, John
  b. Andrew Richards of Rustop in Pirton, Wiltshire
  m. Elizabeth Cranfield (dau of ?? Cranfield of London, sister of Lyonell, Earl of Middlesex)
As mentioned above, BLG1886 ('Richards of Solsborough') indicates that there was a connection between the Richards of Yaverland and the Richards of Solsoborough. We speculate that it came through this generation as follows.
  B. ?? Richards
  Uncertain of number of intervening generations.
  i. ?? Richards
  a. ?? Richards
  (1) John Richards of Subinton, Southamptonshire - continued below
  m. Constance Ffawkner (dau of Ralph Ffawkner)



John Richards of Subinton, Southamptonshire - continued above
m. Constance Ffawkner (dau of Ralph Ffawkner of Wiltshire by Margaret, dau of William Disney (son of John) by Margaret, dau of John Fox of Lincolnshire, brother/heir of Richard (Fox), Bishop of Exeter then Winchester)
1. Solomon Richards (3rd son)
  m. Anne Curle (dau of John Curle of Brixton, Isle of Wight)
  A. Solomon Richards of Westminster, later of Solsborough, co. Wexford (d 10.1691, Colonel)
  m1. Rhoda Wilson (dau of Samuel Wilson of London)
  m2. Abigail Goddard (dau of Henry Goddard of Deptford & Chatham)
  B. Elizabeth Richards
  m. Samuel Foley of Clonmel
  C.+ other issue - John, Eleanor, Anne
2.+ other issue - John, Thomas, Henry

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 ('Richards of Solsborough')
(2) For middle section : Visitation (Hampsthire, 1530+1575+1622-34, 'Richards'), VCH (Hampshire, vol 5, 'Parishes: Yaverland')
(3) For lower section : BLGI1912 ('Richards of Solsborough')
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