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William Richmond 2nd (abt. 1444 - 1502)

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Mr. William Richmond 2nd aka Webb
Born about in Draycott, Yorks, Englandmap [uncertain]
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Draycott Foliott, Wilts, Englandmap
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William Richmond alias Webb of Draycott Foliott, co. Wilts.

William was born about 1444.[1] William Richmond lived in Draycott Folott, Wilts, and married Joan, daughter of John Ewen of Draycott. He passed away in 1502. His will was dated March 28, 1502 and probated April 24, 1502.[2] It names the children Henry, Christopher, William, Alice and Ann. William is buried in the parish church cemetery of Swyndon. [3]

Richmond in his family history reproduces the will in part:

"In the name of Gode amen. The year of our lorde Gode 1502 and the 28 day of March. I, William Richmond otherwise called William Webbe, being whole and stedfast in minde make this my testament and last will. First I bequeath my soul unto almighty Jesus, to our lady his blessed mother and to all the blessed company in heaven, and my body to be buried in the parish church of Swyndon to pray for me and for all my descendants souls."
Bequests "each of my godchildren: To Johanna my wife: to Thomas, Richard, William Sr, Richard (my youngest son), Henry, Christopher, William Jr, my sons and Alice and Ann my daughters."
... "The residue of all my goods and chattels not bequeathed, my debts and bequests being content and paid, I give to Johanne my wife, and to my children no married to be equally divided by them and, if it fortunes any of them to decease, then their share to be divided among them that liveth; and I will that Thomas Richard and Richard my sons be myn executors of this my last will for my soul's health and repose and I make Wm. Wroughton, gentleman overseer of this testament.". p. xii.

Two genealogies

From this point there are two genealogies for John Richmond of Taunton. the Richmond Ancestry version[4] follows Richard Richmond and the Joshua Bailey Richmond version[5] follows William de Richmond (alias) Webb.


Husband: UNKNOWN de Richmond
Wife: Joan Ewen
Child: Thomas Richmond
Child: William Richmond
Child: Henry Richmond
Child: Christopher Richmond
Child: William Richmond
Child: Alice Richmond
Child: Ann Richmond
Marriage: [6]


  1. Source: #S389 Early Richmond Family,
  2. Source: #S389 Early Richmond Family,
  3. The Visitation of Wiltshire, 1565, p. 64. William Richmond alias Webb of Dracott Folliat, co. Wilts. married Joan, da. of John Ewen of Draycott. Children: Alice, ux. John Showter of Marlborough; Ann, ux. John Stokes of Heene, co. Wilts.; William Richmond alias Webb of Stewkley Grange, co. Buck.; Christopher Richmond alias Webb, 2 son.
  6. Source: #S389 Early Richmond Family,
  • Source: S389 Richmond Ancestry, Url:
  • The Visitation of Wiltshire, 1565, by William Harvey. Clarenceux King of Arms (Harleian MS. 1565), Together With Additional Wiltshire Pedigrees (From Various Harlean MSS), ed. by Walter C. Metcalfe (Exeter: William Pollard & Co., Printers, North Stree, 1897) [Available from Google Books] RICHMOND otherwise WEBB of Rodburne. p. 64-65. ""This descent testified by S'r Richard S't George, Kt., Clarenceux, King of Armes, by whose appointment it was done, an'o 1633. And entred into this book by mee, Jo. Withie, but is not entered at all in the Office."


  • WikiTree profile Richmond-322 created through the import of My Ancerstors.ged on Jul 2, 2011 by Mike Snider. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mike and others.
  • This person was created through the import of Geer.ged on 25 September 2010.
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