Nicholas RICHARDS of Gwinear
William GARTRELL of Illogan
(Abt 1660-1728)
Nicholas RICHARDS 'the Elder'
Elizabeth GARTRELL
(Abt 1696-1761)
Henry RICHARDS of Illogan
(Abt 1729-1802)


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Henry RICHARDS of Illogan

  • Born: Abt 1729, Illogan, Cornwall
  • Buried: 18 Dec 1802, Illogan, Cornwall 1

  Research Notes:

As one of the four surviving, unnamed children of his late mother Elizabeth Richards, Henry was bequeathed 20 shillings in the Will of his uncle John Gartrell of Phillack, yeoman (written 1767).

Sole executor and residuary legatee of the Will of his brother Nicholas Richards of Illogan, yeoman (1798)


Abstract of the Will of Henry Richards of the Parish of Illogan in the County of Cornwall, Yeoman, written 18 Nov 1800, proved 7 Jan 1803. 2

Gives and bequeaths £10 8s. to his niece Elizabeth Elery.

Gives and bequeaths an annuity of £5 to his nephew Nicholas Richards out of his estate in Merrose.

Gives and bequeaths an annuity of £5 to his niece Grace Richards out of his estate in Merrose.

Gives and bequeaths £5 to his niece Mary Richards.

Gives and bequeaths £10 6s. to his nephew Thos. Renfrey.

Gives and bequeaths to Richard Neeiles the house he lives in for two years rent free.

Gives and bequeaths £40 to his housekeeper Ann Paul and, after his decease, the house he lives in as well as the garden. If she dies or marries, then they return to the executor.

Gives and bequeaths to his nephew Henery Richards all the remainder of his estate, goods, chattels and effects, and whom he appoints sole executor of his last will and testament.

(his sign)

Witnesses: Thos. Nicholl, Robert Riddle


1 Illogan Parish Registers (BTs), Burials.

2 CRO AP/R/3591. Henry's nephews and nieces were children of his late brother Michael Richards; Thos. Renfrey was the widowed husband of Michael's daughter Isabella.

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