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     Riches Family

Some notes on the Riches family:

1534 - North asile of St Catherine's Church there is a brass to Robert Riches
1687 - Under the mats by the organ is an interesting slab to William Riches who died of smallpox at the age of 38 on 24th January (buried 25th). Also Sarah his wife died of smallpox on Feb 13th and was buried on Feb 14th aged 24. They had been married at Ludham Hall Chapel and their sons were baptised John in Aug 1686 and William Jan 20th 1687.
1664 - Hearth Tax. Charges were made to John Howes, John Riches and Philip Howes.

1674 - Mary, daughter of John Riches Jnr was buried June 4th
1687 - Susannah, daughter of John Riches Jnr aged one year May 3rd.
1687 - William Riches died of smallpox at the age of 38 on Jan 24th, buried Jan 25th.
1687 - Sarah his wife died of smallpox, Feb 13th, buried Feb 14th
1687 - Thomasin, daughter of John Riches died of smallpox buried Feb 20th.
1688 - Faith, daughter of John Riches aged 28 died of smallpox on March 16th, buried March 17th.

1765 - John Frosdike married Elizabeth Riches on Oct 25th. Both of Ludham.
There are probably others

Removal Orders:
1743 - John Riches and Mary his wife were not accepted in Potter Heigham but requested for removal to Ludham. Removal order 16th June.
1783 - Christopher Riches, Cordwainer, Mary his wife and John their son were not legally entitled to settle in Upton with Fishley (nearby village) but chargeable to legal settlement in Ludham. Sealed and signed 19th July 1787.

Sorry, that's all we have at the moment, but we are hoping to get a family tree.
We think there is a connection with the Durrant family so it might be worth looking at our Durrant page.
There is a connection with the Watson and Skillern Families.

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