SummaryFather: Richard Ryves
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives
Spouse1: Edith Seymer
NarrativeChildren of Richard Ryves and Edith Seymer:
- Richard Ryves, b. c1618
- Ann Ryves
- Elizabeth Ryves
- Edith Ryves
- Dorothy Ryves, m. Francis Fry
From Reliques of the Rives:
Richard Ryves of Childe Okeford, co. Dorset; born about 1597; died 1631; is confused by Hutchins (the only major error detected in his pedigree of Ryves) with Richard Ryves son of John Ryves of Randleston. Such an identification is negatived, if for no other reason, by the mention in the will (post) of Richard Ryves of Childe Okeford of "my Cosen George Ryves of Randleston," i. e., George Ryves, son of John Ryves of Randleston. Richard Ryves of Childe Okeford, con sequently, must have been a nephew of John Ryves of Randleston. The children of Robert Ryves are accounted for; Mathew Ryves is credited with one son; and there remains only Richard Ryves as the possible parent of Richard Ryves of Childe Okeford. The only testimony for him is his will:
P. C. C. 83 St. John.
Dated 16 March 1630.
Proved 23 July 1631.
I, Richard Ryves, of Childockford, co. Dorset, gentleman . . . bequeath my soule into the handes of Almightie God, hopinge and assuringe myselfe to be saved by the pretious death and passion of my only saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ, my body to be buried in the parish church of Childockford. I give unto the poor of the parish of Sturminster Newton, co. Dorset, 40 s. I give unto my servant John Nicholls £10, unto my servant Robert Bowden 40 s. and one of my cloaks. I give unto all my maidservants 20 s. apeece. I devise unto my wife all my freehold lands in Childockford until my son Richard shall accomplish his 22nd year directing her to cause him to be bredd up in learning and other discipline. And whereas it was and is my chief ayme and intent to breed upp my said sonne in learning and other education whereby to make him readye and fitt to doe my right worshipfull good freind and kinsman Sir Thomas Freke1 and his children service. Now I shall be prevented by death before I can accomplish my said desyer and intention therein. Then I hereby humbly desier the said Sir Thomas Freke to take my said purpose and intention into his consideration and to bestowe upon my said sonne his respect countenance and favour and to accept of him as his servant when my said sonne shall be able and fitt to doe him service.' All the rest of my goods I hereby give unto Edith my deerely beloved wief whom I make my sole Executrix intreating her to imploy it . . . amongst my fower daughters Ann Elizabeth Edith and Dorothy Ryves. . . . And I direct them to be ruled by her both in their breeding and preferment in marriage with the advice of my Cosen George Ryves of Randleston, Robert Ryves and Robert Burbidge whom I hereby intreate to be ayding and assisting unto my said wife and children therein. I give unto Edward Sliby one of my cloakes and such other of my apparrell as my wief shall thincke fitt. . . . Whereas I have byn for divers yeares past trusted about the receiving of the Rents of certaine lands in Beere marshe called the Bridge lands and during that time have disbursed in and about the repairinge of Heyward Bridge and the wages and passages thereunto adjoining divers sums of money and doe conceave that there is in my handes of the same rents more than I have disbursed in my reparations £12 I doe direct my wife to pay them unto the said Sir Tho: Freke to be by him and the other feoffees of the said bridge ymployed about the repayringe of it as they shall think fitt. Witnesses: George Ryves, Robert Ryves, Abrah Forester, Thomas Brewer, Ro: Burbydge.