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Richard Clements (b. Abt. 1570, d. July 18, 1617)Richard Clements (son of Robert Clements and Margaret) was born Abt. 1570 in Croft, Leicestershire, England (Christening), and died July 18, 1617 in Cosby, Leicestershire, England.He married Agnes (Alice) Fellows on March 02, 1594/95 in Croft, Leicestershire, England.
Notes for Richard Clements:
Richard Clements of Croft, Leicestershire, England, to whom the ancestry of Robert Clements of Haverhill, Massachusetts, has been traced. The place of birth and parentage of Richard Clements are unknown, but his residence at Croft, in the year 1557, has been proved by records which show, that with John Smyth and William Kyng, he made an inventory of the estate of Thomas Crispe of Croft in that year. (Leicester wills, Bundle for 1554-1557)
From 1557 to 1671, the year of his death, his name together with that of his son-in-law, Robert Ives, frequently appears in the records of Croft. In the Duchy of Lancaster Court Rolls, the following reference is found. Shilton: View of Frank Pledge there holden, 15 October, 4 Elizabeth (1562), Croft; Tything men there robert Ives and Richard Clements. There are similar entries for 22 April 1563, 22 October 1564, and 26 April 1565. (Public Record Office, London, court Rolls, 119, No. 81.)
Richard Clements left a will, dated 3 February 1571, which was proved by the executrix, Elizabeth Clements, on 1 March 1571. In it he asks that his body be buried in the church yard of Croft; and bequeaths to the mother church of Lincoln, 2d; to the "poore mens boxe in Crafte church," 4d; to son Robert Clements a mare foal; to son Edward Clements, one ewe; to son Richard Clements, one heifer and six sheep, at the age of fourteen; to Jone, his wife's daughter, a brown heifer called "Lyllye" and 40s; to Mary, his daughter, a cow named Whitefoot; to Isabel Ives, his daughter, a calf. He makes Elizabeth his wife "whom I louve and trust aboue all other nexte vnto God," residuary legatee and executrix; his son Robert Clements, his overseer. Wit: John Gylsonne, Richard Reve, Michell Olyffe with others.
Richard Clements Will:
In the Name of God Amen the therde daye of ffebruarie in ye yeare of or lorde god 1571 I Rich' Clements of Crafte in ye countie of leicester husbandman beinge sicke in bodye of hole and p'fecte memorye doe ordayne and make my laste wyll and testaments in forme and man' followynge first I bequethe and take my sowle vnto almightie Jesu my onlye Saviore and redem' by whose p'cioves deathe and passion my full hope and truste is to be saued my bodye to be buryed in ye p'ishe churche yeard of Crafte/ It' I geve to the mother churche of lincoln ijd and to ye poore mens boxe in crafte churche iijd It' I geve to my sonne Roberte Clements my mare fole and to Edward my sonne j ewe/ It's I geve to Richard Clements my sonne j herefore and viij shepe to be Delyvered vnto hym at the age of xiijth yeares. It' I geve to Jone my wyfes dowghter a brown herfore called Lyllye and xis of monye It' I geve to Mary my dowghter on cowe named Whitefote It' I geve to Isabbell Ives my doughtr one of my yearelynge calves/ The Reste of all my other goods moveable and vnmoveable vnbequethed I geve to Eliz' my wyffe whom I louve and trust aboue all other nexte vnto God/ and make her my full and sole ecutrix she to se my bodye buried acordynge to custom and man' of holye Church to paye my detts and all other dewtyes and thinges to discharge The Ou'seer of this my wyll I make my sonne Roberte Clements Records to ye same John Gylsonne Richard Reve Michell Olyffe wth other moe'/ (Archdeaconry of Leicester, vol. for 1571, fo:84.).
Richard was born at England. He married Elizabeth NN---- before 1536. Richard died at Croft, county Leicestershire, England.
Children of Richard Clements and Elizabeth NN----:
Robert Clements+b. c 1536, d. Jun 1606
[S36] Clements, Robert, Clement, Percival W.
Richard Clements1 (M)
More About Richard Clements:
Burial: Cosby, Leicestershire, England.
More About Richard Clements and Agnes (Alice) Fellows:
Marriage: March 02, 1594/95, Croft, Leicestershire, England.
Children of Richard Clements and Agnes (Alice) Fellows are:
- +Robert Clements, b. December 14, 1595, Cosby, Leicestershire, England (Christening), d. September 29, 1658, Haverhill, Essex Co., MASS.
- John Clements, b. 1597, d. 1659.