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Christopher (Richmond) Webb (1480)

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Christopher Webb formerly Richmond
Born in Lancaster, Englandmap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Christopher Richmond alias Webb was the second son of William Richmond alias Webb of Draycott Foliott, co. wilts. [1] was born in 1480. He is the son of William Richmond and Joan Ewen. He is mentioned in his father's will, probated 24 April, 1502.[2][3]

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  1. Source: #S389 Early Richmond Family.
  2. "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." . . .Bequests to the poor of the same church: to the cathedral church of Sarum (Salisbury): "to the priests of the parish church of Swyndon to pray for me and for all my descendants souls." Bequests "to 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 not 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. (signed) William Richmond als Webb"
  3. The Visitation of Wiltshire, 1565, p. 64, says Christopher had a son Nicholas, but does not name a wife.
  • 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."

by Alfred L. Webb

  • Richmond Family Records by Henry I. Richmond, M.A., ScB, Vol. II
  • The Richmond alias Webb of Wiltshire' published 1935, London by Adlard & Sons, Ltd, LDS 929.273 R414r, Vol. 2

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On 8 Feb 2016 at 08:38 GMT Robert Webb wrote:

About this time, the families started to drop one or the other and stuck with Webb or Richmond, it soon disappears in my lineage.

On 8 Feb 2016 at 08:23 GMT Robert Webb wrote:

Richmond-515 and Webb-8360 appear to represent the same person because: The family was using both names for at least five generations. The Richmond's were of royal lineage and the Webb's had the coat of arms, thus the family lived in the same Manor for more than 300 years.

Christopher is 17 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 21 degrees from Frances Weidman and 13 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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