Mother: Edith Seymer
Birth Source: Reliques of the Rives
Death Source: Reliques of the Rives
Following the injunc tion of his father that he be "breed up ... in learning and other education," he matriculated at Hart Hall, Oxford, 7 Nov. 1634, aged 16, as the "son of Richard Ryves of Childe Okeford, Dorset, gent." (Foster). He died in 1641, leaving a nuncupative will (P. C. C. 85 Evelyn) dated 30 December 1640 and proved 30 June 1641, as follows: Memorandum that now uppon Friday December 20th 1640 A. D. or there abouts Richard Rives of the parish of St. Peeter neere Paule's Wharfe London, gentleman, being sicke of bodie but of perfect mind and memorie did then send for his then mistress Elizabeth Rives to come unto him and in her presence and other witnesses whose names are underwritten did declare his last will ... by word of mouth viz that whereas he had a peece of land of the value of £28 his will was that his mother Edith Rives should have it during her life and after her decease that all the rest should be equally divided between his four sisters. There being present Mrs. Elizabeth Ryves, Edmond Percivall and Eliza beth the nurse keeper and others.