Ryves, John (c1619 - 1670)

Ryves, John

Ryves, John


Father: Richard Ryves
Mother: Dorothy Gold

Birth: c1619
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives

Death: 1670
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives

Spouse1: Christian Helyar


Children of John Ryves and Christian Helyar:
  1. John Ryves, b. c1659. May have changed name to Richard after Uncle Sir Richard died.
  2. Christian Ryves, b. c1661
  3. Lettice Ryves, b. c1663

From Reliques of the Rives:
P. C. C. 93 Penn.
Dated 28 May 1670.
Proved 8 July 1670.

I, John Ryves, Cittizen and merchant of London . . . humbly recommend my soule into the handes of my ever blessed God assuredly trusting in the full grace and mercy in and through my gracious Saviour Christ Jesus to obtayne remission of my sinnes and find everlastinge happiness and salvation. I leave one third part of my estate to my deare wife as by the agreement made by me before marriage with my brothers in law (on September 16, 1658) Mr. Richard Helyar and Mr. Carye Helyar and the remaining two thirds to be divided between my three children in equal shares. I appoint Christian Ryves my dear wife my sole executrix earnestly desiring though not in the least doubting but as shee hath allwayes bin a faithfull and loving wife to mee and an indulgent mother to my children that shee will soe con tinue to them and have a tender affection and care of my children that they may be educated and bred up in the feare of God. And I doe hereby charge my said children to be obedient and allway to pay a dutifull regard to their mother. And I doe hereby ordayne my brother Sir Richard Ryves knight and my good brothers in law William Helyar esqr and the said Richard Helyar, overseers of this my last will and intreate them to be ayding and assisting to my wife and children and to excuse the great paynes and trouble I am necessitated to put upon them being the only persons I can trust here in. .. .

According to his will he married about 1658, Christian Helyar (d. about 1687) 1 and had by her "three children," John, Christian, and Lettice.


Childs, James Rives. Reliques of the Rives, p59