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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Richard Popham & Joan Orchard

77974. Richard Popham & 77975. Joan Orchard   

Bef. 1400, Richard born in Somerset, England, 2nd s/o 155948. Thomas Popham & 155949. Dionysia ?.

~1425, Joan born in Somerset, England.

Richard “married the heiress of the Orchards of St. Decuman’s, adjacent to Cleeve”. (S) Journal of the British Arch. Assoc., 1877, P461.

1419-20, Richard, of Porlock, bought the Alfoxton estate from John Ashye.

6/12/1429, Indented grant by John Luttrell, esquire, to Richard Luttrell … Witnesses: Baldwin Fulford, William Poulet, Richard Popham, … (S) UKNA.

3/8/1430, Indented grant by Sir John Lutrell, to Richard Luttrell, his 'cousin' [recte illegitimate son] … Witnesses: William Poulet, Richard Popham, … (S) UKNA.

11/8/1430, To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealties of … and Richard Popham, and to give them livery of a messuage and 1 carucate of land in Carampton late of John Lutterell esquire … (S) CCRs.

8/6/1431, Indented lease by Thomas Trowe and Joan his wife … Witnesses: …, John Hylle, esquire, Robert Coker, esquire, …, Richard Popham and many others. (S) UKNA.

2/21/1442, To the sheriff of Somerset. Order for election of a verderer of the forest of 'Northpederton' instead of Richard Popham, who is too sick and aged to exercise that office. (S) CCRs.

2/5/1449, “Licence, for 10 marks paid in the hanaper, for James Lutrell, esq, son and heir of John Lutrell, knight, deceased, to grant to Edward Stradelyng, knight, John Sydenham the younger and Richard Popham the castle and borough of Dunster, …” (S) Extracts from CPRs.

1461, “John Sydenham the younger and Richard Popham were seised of the said manors of Mynhed and Culbeton in their demesne …” (S) CPRs, 1900, P522.

(S) A Hist. of the County of Somerset, V6, 1992, Stringston. (S) 1573 Visitation of Somerset.

Child of Richard and Joan:

i. Joan Popham (38987), born ~1445 in England. [Heir]

“The heiress of Richard Popham (who himself married the heiress of the Orchards …) married John Sydenham.” (S) Journal of the British Archaeological Association, V33.

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