Richard DUXFORD [Parents] was born in 1539 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 in 1622 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Joan about 1562 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
Richard had a will 2 on 23 Mar 1618 in Westmill, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
The Duxford Ancestry of the Richardsons and Wymans. Contributed by John B. Threlfall, Madison, Wisconsin.
It has long been known that the brothers John and Francis Wyman, and their uncles Ezekiel, Samuel and Thomas Richardson, all of whom ended up in Woburn, Mass., came from Westmill, Hertfordshire, England. The mother of the Wyman brothers was Elizabeth Richardson. These Richardsons were children of Thomas and Katherine (Duxford) Richardson, also of Westmill. Apparently nothing further has been published on the Duxford family. A recent search of the probate records and parish registers regarding this family reveals the following. Richard Duxford seems to have been the first of the name to appear in Westmill. The name comes from the parish of Duxford in Cambridgeshire which is sixteen miles north-northeast of Westmill and six miles west of Linton. The earliest baptisms in the extant parish register of Westmill start in 1580.
23 March 1618 - the will of Richard Duxford of Westmill, Hertfordshire, husbandman... weak in body.., to daughter Joan Darde my tenement with appurtenances and one half acre of ground whereon it standeth, namely the house wherein Francis Wyman now dwelleth. . . . to Agnes Duxford, Joan Duxford, William Duxford, Clement Duxford, Richard Duxford and Elizabeth Duxford my son William Duxford's children, to each of them 6s. Sd., the eldest within one year, the next eldest the next year, the third eldest the third year, the three youngest at age 21, to be paid by my daughter Joan Darde out of the tenement... to Katherine Richardson my daughter one messuage or tenement called Barwicke wherein she now dwelleth.. . to Agnes, Joan, William, Clement, Richard & Elizabeth Duxford my son William's children, to each of them 6s. 8d. to be paid by my daughter Katherine in same way as payments by daughter Joan.. . . to Elizabeth Wyman the wife of Francis Wyman one chamber at the east end of the tenement wherein I now lie if she fortune to be a widow, for as long as she remain a widow. . .. to Katherine Richardson my daughter one feather bed and bolster rest of my movable goods unbequeathed to my daughters Joan Darde and Katherine Richardson, they to be executors. Signed by mark. Proved 2 July 1622 by the daughters.
The Inventory of the goods and chattels of Richard Duxford late of Westmill in the county of Hertford, husbandman, deceased; praised by William Browne, Richard Baker, Robert Coningesbye and John Nuttinge the 27th day of April Annodom. 1622.
one ould Cubbard, fower old Chests 6s.
one olde bedsted, one olde stole, three shelves
with other trash 4s.
three payer of old sheets wth other small lynan 10s.
one olde feather bede, one boulsters, two olde
one Coverlett, three blankets 10s.
brass, Irore wcrke and peaulter 10s.2d.
two old tubes and other old wodden vessell 3s.4d.
one Cowe 46s.8d.
his apparell 6s.8d.
Some is £5.3 .6d.
William Browne Richard Baker
Robt Coningesbye John (N) Nuttinge
(Hertfordshire Probate 32 HW 78)
Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 139, April 1985, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 3, 2001