Richard Darby

#12676, (circa 1788-before September 1847)
FatherThomas Darby (1757-7 Mar 1833)
MotherElizabeth Perry (c 1755-Apr 1835)
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited8 Nov 2012
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Richard Darby was born circa 1788.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Darby and Elizabeth Perry. Richard Darby was baptized at St. Mary the Virgin on Sunday, 27 April 1788 at Hertfordshire.2

In Thomas Darby's will on 9 July 1830 Elizabeth Darby, Ann Darby, Richard Darby, James Darby, Hannah Darby, George Darby, Elizabeth Perry and Sarah Darby were named as heirs. The will specified that all of his posessions were to go to his wife, and then after her death it was to all be sold and divided amongst his children equally..3

In the codicil to Thomas Darby's will on 5 August 1830 Elizabeth Darby, Ann Darby, Richard Darby, James Darby, Hannah Darby, George Darby, Elizabeth Perry, Elizabeth Darby and Sarah Darby were named as heirs. The codicil added that after the will was executed his children were to each generally pay 20 pounds each back to his executors, who would then divide the amount into three and give the resulting amount "for the use of my children which are these three William Darby, Elizabeth Brown and Susannah Bush for their own use and benefit in addition to their shares as before mentioned they not having had so much assistance from me". It is suspected that Thomas did not actually have a daughter Susannah, but referred to another close member of his family. He also bequeathed 40 pounds to the maintenance of Elizabeth, the daughter of his late son Benjamin..3

Thomas Darby's will was probated on 9 August 1833. Thomas' wife Elizabeth died less than three years later, and his property was sold (and presumably the proceeds divided up as he specified) in accordance with his will and codicil..4

Richard died before September 1847 an assumption we can make as he was not mentioned in his brother Thomas' will.

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1788Birth1,2
1788BaptismSt. Mary the Virgin, Hertfordshire2
1847Death

Citations

  1. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 26 Sep 2012.
  2. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15th Oct 2012.
  3. [S468] The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire, 09 August 1833, Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).
  4. [S468] The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire, 09 August 1833, Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).