Oliffe RICHMOND of Ashton Keynes, Gent.
(Abt 1622-1691)
(-Abt 1701)
John GALLIMORE of Wootton Bassett, Gent.
Oliffe RICHMOND of Ashton Keynes, Gent.


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Edward NICHOLAS of Devizes, Esq.


  • Christened: 6 Mar 1700/1, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Married: 9 Nov 1725, Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England 2
  • Buried: 17 Jan 1751/2, St. James, Southbroom, Wiltshire, England 3 4

  Orthographic variation: RICHMAN

  Research Notes:

Bridgett the daughter of Olliffe Richman gent of the parish of Ayshton Kaines (baptismal record)


Bridgett Richmond was bequeathed £10 in the Will of her great-grandmother Joane Short of Wootton Bassett (1704).

Bequeathed one shilling in her father's Will (written 1725), she having been already provided for.

Bequeathed £200 in the Will of her maternal grandfather John Gallimore of Wootton Bassett, Gent. (written 1729), in addition to such of his freehold messuages, lands, tenements & hereditaments and the residue of his goods and chattels and personal estate as shall make the sum of £400 which he advanced and gave to her on her marriage with Edward Nicholas.

On 14 Jun 1731 widow Bridget Nicholas renounced Administration of the personal effects of her late husband Edward Nicholas of Devizes. 5

Bridget Nicholas was named in a codicil to her son's Will (written 1768) as deceased and heiress of certain messuages, farm lands & hereditaments in the parishes of Ashton Keynes and Cliffe Pipard in co. Wilts, and South Cerney & Lightpill in co. Gloucester.


Mrs Bridget Nicholas (burial record), daughter of Oliffe and Joan Richmond (memorial)

  Marriage Information:

Bridget married Edward NICHOLAS of Devizes, Esq., son of Robert NICHOLAS of Devizes, Esq. and Joane CHILD, on 9 Nov 1725 in Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire, England. (Edward NICHOLAS was born on 6 Jan 1695/6 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, christened on 19 Jan 1695/6 in Devizes St. Mary the Virgin, Wiltshire, England and was buried on 28 Feb 1730/1 in St. James, Southbroom, Wiltshire, England.)

  Marriage Notes:

Edward Nicholas Esqr of the Devizes and Madam Bridget Richmond of this Parish.


1 Wootton Bassett Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Ashton Keynes Parish Registers, Marriages.

3 Wiltshire Burials Index 1538-1990.

4 Wiltshire Memorial Inscription Index, reference: 101976.

5 Probate records of the Consistory Court of Salisbury, P1/N/172.

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