Richard Sturch

Father
Nicholas Sturch (c.1660 - 1726)
Mother
Mary H (c.1675 - 1738)
 
Date of Birth
1700 - Whichford, Warwickshire, England
Date of Baptism
25 Aug 1700 - Whichford, Warwickshire, England
Date of Death
1750 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
Burial
12 Nov 1750 - of Stourton, but buried in Whichford, Warwickshire, England
 
1st Marriage
unknown
1st Wife
Elizabeth ?
 
Born
Died
Burial
c.1705
1737 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
29 Oct 1737 - Wife of Richard of Stourton, buried in Whichford, Warwickshire, England
 
Son
Richard Sturch (1725 - 1730)
Daughter
Elizabeth Sturch
 
Born
Baptism
Died
1732 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
12 Nov 1732 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
unknown
Marriage
10 Feb 1755 - Kencott, Warwickshire, England
 
Witnesses
John Dier & Richard Yeatman
Husband
John Ingram (c.1735 - unknown)
Son
Richard Sturch (1734 - 1782)
Son
William Sturch (c.1737 - 1809)
 
2nd Marriage
7 Apr 1738 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
2nd Wife
Mary Homan
 
Born
Died
c.1718
unknown
 
Daughter
Anne Sturch
 
Born
Baptism
Died
1743 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
4 Sep 1743 - Stourton, Warwickshire, England
unknown
Marriage
27 Nov 1766 - Whichford, Warwickshire, England
 
Witnesses
John Claridge & John Flansk??
Husband
John Rouse (c.1746 - unknown)
 
Notes
Richard's Will - 24 May 1751
 
Will of Richard Sturch, of Stowerton, Whichford - Locksmith
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I Leave Everything, including the house I now live in, to my niece Mary, wife of Abraham Craddock, of Ireland House, Kyneton, Warwick. And make her sole Exix.
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Signed 6 Nov 1749
Witnesses; Allice Godson, Richard Godson
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Inventory of the Effects, etc. totals L12.10.0
Dated 13 Nov 1750
Taken by John Webb; Joseph Hopkins; Francis Godson
 
Looking at the way this will is written, it seems that Richard was widowed and had no surviving heirs or surviving brothers or sisters (at least not ‘of age’), only a surviving niece as his nearest kin. It is believed that this Richard was the one christened in 1700 as son of Nicholas and Mary. But this Richard supposedly had four surviving children in 1749, so why did he not leave anything to them? Unless they had already received their inheritance? Who is Mary Craddock? Could it be that as none of the children were yet of age in 1749, that Mary was their guardian, and Richard was providing for them through her?

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