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Rich, Baron (E, 1546/7 - 1759)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 15 Feb 1546/7

 

Extinct: 7 Sep 1759

 

Family name: Rich

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Arms:

See Earl of Warwick

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Richard [Rich], 1st Baron Rich, PC

2nd son Richard Rich, of St Lawrence Jewry, London, by his wife Joan Dingley

born

c. 1496

mar.

c. 1535 Elizabeth Jenks (d. 16 Dec 1558), dau. and hrss. of William Jenks, of London, grocer

children

1. Hon Sir Hugh Rich, Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Queen Mary I 1553 (dvp. and sp. 1 Nov 1554), mar. Anne Wentworth (mar. (2) 12 Apr 1555 Henry FitzAlan, styled Lord Maltravers, only son and hr. ap. by his first wife of Henry [FitzAlan], 19th or 12th Earl of Arundel, and (3) c. 1576 William Deane, of Maplested, co. Essex; bur. 10 Jan 1580/1), 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Sir John Wentworth, of Gosfield, co. Essex, by his wife Anne Bettenham, dau. of John Bettenham, of Bickley, co. Kent

2. Hon Robert Rich, later 2nd Baron Rich

1. Hon Margery Rich, mar. Henry Pigot, of Abingdon, co. Berkshire

2. Hon Agnes Rich, mar. Edmund Mordaunt

3. Hon Mary Rich, mar. c. 1539/40 Sir Thomas Wrothe, of Enfield, co. Middlesex (b. 1516; d. 9 Oct 1573), 1st son and heir of Robert Wrothe, of Enfield, co. Middlesex, by his wife Jane Haute, dau. of Thomas Haute, of Haute Court, co. Kent, and had issue

4. Hon Dorothy Rich, mar. Francis Barley

5. Hon Elizabeth Rich, mar. Robert Peyton, of Iselham, co. Cambridge, and had issue

6. Hon Winifride Rich (d. aft. Nov 1578), mar. (1) Lord Henry Dudley (dsp. 1557), 7th son of John [Dudley], 1st Duke of Northumberland, and (2) Roger [North], 2nd Baron North, and had issue by her second husband

7. Hon Etheldreda Rich, mar. Robert Drury

8. Hon Anne Rich, mar. Thomas Pigot

9. Hon Frances Rich (d. bef. 3 Mar 1580/1), mar. John [Darcy], 2nd Baron Darcy of Chiche, and had issue

died

12 Jun 1567

created

16 Feb 1546/7 Baron Rich, of Leighs in the County of Essex

suc. by

son

note

admitted to the Middle Temple 1529; a Commissioner of Sewers for Middlesex 1528/9; Member of Parliament for Colchester 1529-36 and for Essex 1536 and 1545; Clerk of the Recognisances of Debt 1532; Attorney-General of Wales and the Counties Palatine of Chester and Flint 1532-38; Solicitor-General 1533-36; Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations 1536-44; Speaker of the House of Commons 1536; knighted 1536; Groom of the Privy Chamber 1539; Privy Councillor 1540 and 1546/7; an assistant executor of the will of King Henry VIII; Lord Chancellor of England 1547-51; granted the Honour of Rayleigh 1553; subscribed to the settlement of the Crown on Queen Jane but declared for Queen Mary I

 

Robert [Rich], 2nd Baron Rich

born

c. 1537

mar.

bef. 25 Nov 1554 Elizabeth Baldry (mar. (2) Robert Forth; bur. 19 Dec 1591), dau. and hrss. of George Baldry, of Hadley, co. Suffolk, Alderman of London, son and heir of Sir Thomas Baldry, Lord Mayor of London 1523

children

1. Hon Richard Rich (dvp. and sp. 1580), mar. Catharine Knyvett (b. aft. 1563; mar. (2) c. 1583 as his second wife Thomas [Howard], 1st Earl of Suffolk; bur. 18 Sep 1638), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Henry Knyvett, of Charlton, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Elizabeth Stumpe, dau. and hrss. of Sir James Stumpe, of Bromham, co. Wiltshire

2. Hon Robert Rich, later 3rd Baron Rich later 1st Earl of Warwick

3. Hon Sir Edwin Rich, of Mulbarton, co. Norfolk (d. bef. 26 Feb 1647), mar. Honora Worlick, dau. of Charles Worlick, of Wickham Brook and of Cowling, co. Suffolk, and had issue

1. Hon Frances Rich, mar. Thomas Camock

2. Hon Elizabeth Rich, mar. ..... Castleton

died

27 Feb 1580/1

suc. by

son

note

Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I 1558/9; a Commissioner for the trial of the Duke of Norfolk 1572

 

Robert [Rich], 3rd Baron Rich later 1st Earl of Warwick

created

6 Aug 1618 Earl of Warwick

 

The Barony of Rich was held by the Earls of Warwick from 6 Aug 1618 until 7 Sep 1759, when on the death of Edward [Rich], 8th Earl of Warwick, 10th Baron Rich, etc., all his titles became extinct.

 

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