RICH, John (Grimwade p.641, 396 also 261)

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RICH, John (Grimwade p.641, 396 also 261)

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In Grimwade Section III, the mark 3678 (page 261) is given as perhaps John Roberts.
This mark is actually one of John Rich's two bucklemaker marks of 15th August 1780.

John Salter in Wine Labels states that St Pancras Parish records show the marriage of John and Elizabeth Rich in 1755. The IGI (not the most reliable of sources ) does not record this but does report the marriage of John Rich and Elizabeth Eburne in 1761 at St Pancras. Documents in the Warwickshire County Record Office (see below) indicates beyond doubt that Elizabeth was the daughter of John Eburne

Leslie Southwick "London Silver- Hilted Swords...." states, p94
" John Myatt, bucklemaker, and his partner John Rich were creditors in 1778 of Dru Drury"

1779 SUN 1 274 09\08\79 TW Policy Number 415378
Insured John Rich, Bucklemaker , John Street, Tottenham Court Road - Insured Value £ 200

The records at Warwickshire County Record Office indicate an address of John Street, Tottenham Court Road for both John Rich and his father in law, John Eburne. It seems likely that John Eburne may have been the prior occupier , and John Rich moved in soon after his marriage

Very extensively recorded by Salter for making wine lables. Salter records his death in 1807 although Rich had obviously retired to Bearley before then
From Warwickshire records - see below - he died in 1812 as his will was dated May 1812 and was proved in August of that year.

Warwickshire County Record Office Documents - not examined
CR 611/609/8 1809-1814 t
William Eburne Rich of Atherstone (Mancetter), chemist and druggist, one of the younger children of John RICH, late of John Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middx., bucklemaker, now of Bearley, gent., and of the late Elizabeth Rich, only daughter of the late John Eburne, of John Street, aforesaid bucklemaker, sells to William Twycross, of Coventry, dyer, for £300 a £500 share plus interest of £1,500 he will receive on the death of his father, 5 December 1809. Endorsed: John Rich the younger paid Twycross £517. 15s. for his share and Twycross agreed to release the estate, 1814

CR 611/634/1-2 1779-1807
Assignment of lease of stables and land in Charlotte Mews, St. Pancras, Middx., from Richard Parkes of Broad Street, Bloomsbury, Middx., ironmonger, and Daniel Morgan of Southwark, Surrey, ironmonger (assignees of the estate of Thomas Downing of Chapel Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middx., bankrupt) to John RICH of St. Pancras, Middx., bucklemaker, 1779.

Lease for 14 years of a house in New John Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middx., from John Rich of Bearley, esq., to George Eichel of New John Street, Middx., carver, 1807.

CR 611/609/1 -3
John Eburne of John Street, Tottenham Court Road, Middx., bucklemaker, creates an annuity of £100 for the lives of William Eburne of Coventry, ribbon weaver, Mary his wife, and of their son, John Twitty Eburne, 8-9 April..
CR 611/609/4-6
John Eburne (as above) entails the property for himself, then for his only daughter, Elizabeth, wife of John Rich of the same, bucklemaker, and then for their eldest son, subject to £4,500 being equally divided among their other children.

CR 611/622/1, 2 1812
Will (copy) of John Rich of Bearley, 8 May 1812, and probate 13 August. Charles Lamb of Warwick, hat manufacturer and Thomas Tidmas of Warwick, gent., appointed executors.

The mind boggles about the schooldays of a child christened John Twitty Eburne !
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Re: RICH, John (Grimwade p.641, 396 also 261)

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An example of the work and mark of John Rich, a wine label/bottle ticket assayed at London in 1792:


JR - London - 1792
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