Richard Baldwin III1

#2702, (say 1578 - before 16 May 1633)
Relationship8th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Baldwin II2,3 (s 1543 - )
Mother*Isabel Chase
Baldwin Genealogy Supplement (C. C. Baldwin)

Family

Isabel Harding d. c 1633
Children 1.Mary Baldwin+9 (s 1603 - )
 2.Timothy Baldwin1 (s 1605 - )
 3.Nathaniel Baldwin+1 (s 1607 - 1658)
 4.Hanna Baldwin10 (s 1609 - )
 5.Christian Baldwin10 (s 1611 - )
 6. Joseph Baldwin+1 (s 1613 - 1684)
 7. Sarah Baldwin+10 (s 1617 - )
Birth order of their ch. uncertain; in Richard's will it is: Nathaniel, Joseph, Mary Pratt, Hanna, Christian, Sara, then Timothy "myne eldest sonn."4 
Birth*say 1578He was born say 1578 in EnglandG.1,3,5 
Marriage*say 1602He married Isabel Harding say 1602 at EnglandG; (based on est. birth dates of children.)5 
between 1605 and 1630He was a weaver between 1605 and 1630 at Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.6 
23 December 1630He left a will on 23 December 1630 at BuckinghamshireG.7,8 
Death*before 16 May 1633He died before 16 May 1633; (date of probate.) 
Probate*16 May 1633His estate was probated on 16 May 1633 at Court of the Archdeaconry, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#3)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#4)

Citations

  1. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1881), p. 480: "It seems to be clear that Joseph was the brother of Timothy, and, if so, of Nathaniel, as these last two were brothers, as appears by page 118 of the same volume, in Milford Records. Joseph was probably the youngest, as he is named last in his father's will. There can be no practical doubt that Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph were the three of that name, sons of Richard, of Cholesbury, County Bucks, England, whose will was proved in 1633, and whose children disappeared from Bucks."
  2. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Report of Investigations concerning the Family of Baldwin, of Aston Clinton, Co. Bucks", New England Historic Genealogical Register 38 (1884): 165. Richard II is identified as the son of Richard I, as he is in the father's will. Then, "I ?nd nothing positive about him beyond the facts in his father’s Will, viz., that he was not 23 in 1552-3, and was to have the tithes
    and lands in Cholsbury." The article goes on to describe "the will of a Richard Baldwin, of Cholsbury, “ weaver," dated 23 May, 1630, which must not be overlooked," naming wife Isabel, sons Nathaniel, Joseph, Timothy, and daughters Mary, Hannah, Christian and Sarah. The conclusion is that "this Richard [father of seven children] evidently could not have been the one who had the Cholsbury lands in 1552-3, unless he had these children in his extreme old age, yet it seems not unlikely that he was his son, and, as I can ?nd no traces of the three sons Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph named in the will, after the probate in 1633, I think there can be little if any doubt that they were the three of those names who emigrated to New England, apearing at Milford in 1639."
  3. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement of 1889 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1889), p. 988, Richard II, son of Richard I, "may probably have been the father of Richard of Cholesbury, who made his will in 1630. As the last was an important line, I will preserve the place by marking him as certainly the son of the former."
  4. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 21-22; pp. 990-1: ""In the name of God, amen, I, Richard Bauldwin, of Cholesbury, in the county of Bucks, weaver, being weake in body, but of pfect and good remembrance, blessed be God, therefore, do make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner and forme following: First, I comitt myself soule and body into the hands of Almighty God, etc. I give unto lsabell, my wife, one-third parte of all my goods: cattel, chattels, and the like, Item: I give unto Nathaniel, my sonn, the sum of tenn pounds, to be payd him within one yere next after my decease, Item: I give unto my sunn Joseph one meade platt, called by the name of Hunt's Wicke, by estimacon half an acre, more or Less, lying and adjoining to my cottage yt Johu Darrell now dwells in, for him to take possession of at his age of 21 yeres. Item: I give unto Mary Pratt, my daughter xlllli. vis. vii d. Item: I give unto her daughter Mary two sheepe, and to her other two children each of them one sheepe. Item: I give unto Hanna, my daughter, xlll li. vis viii d.l and to each of my 2 other daughthers ( Christian and Sara, x li. apiece to be pd at the age of 21 yeres, or at the day of mariage wch com. first Item: I give to the pore of Cholesbury x s., and to the church, 38 s. 4 d. Item: I give unto Mr. Hall, the minister, xx s. Item: All the rest of my lands, goods, cattel, chattels, moveables, households and whatsoever else myne is here unbequested, I give unto Timothy, myne eldest sonn, whom I make my full and whole executor to this my last will and testament.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the 23 of December, 1630.
    Witness hereunto:
    Richard Cripps,
    Richard Baldwin."
  5. [S520] VWH.
  6. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, p. 990.
  7. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 21-22; pp. 990-1:
    In the name of God, amen, I, Richard Bauldwin, of Cholesbury, in the county of Bucks, weaver, being weake in body, but of pfect and good remembrance, blessed be God, therefore, do make and ordayne this my last will and testament in maner and forme following: First, I comitt myself soule and body into the hands of Almighty God, etc. I give unto lsabell, my wife, one-third parte of all my goods: cattel, chattels, and the like, Item: I give unto Nathaniel, my sonn, the sum of tenn pounds, to be payd him within one yere next after my decease, Item: I give unto my sunn Joseph one meade platt, called by the name of Hunt's Wicke, by estimacon half an acre, more or Less, lying and adjoining to my cottage yt Johu Darrell now dwells in, for him to take possession of at his age of 21 yeres. Item: I give unto Mary Pratt, my daughter xlllli. vis. vii d. Item: I give unto her daughter Mary two sheepe, and to her other two children each of them one sheepe. Item: I give unto Hanna, my daughter, xlll li. vis viii d.l and to each of my 2 other daughthers ( Christian and Sara, x li. apiece to be pd at the age of 21 yeres, or at the day of mariage wch com. first Item: I give to the pore of Cholesbury x s., and to the church, 38 s. 4 d. Item: I give unto Mr. Hall, the minister, xx s. Item: All the rest of my lands, goods, cattel, chattels, moveables, households and whatsoever else myne is here unbequested, I give unto Timothy, myne eldest sonn, whom I make my full and whole executor to this my last will and testament.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the 23 of December, 1630.
    Witness hereunto:
    Richard Cripps,
    Richard Baldwin.
  8. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin", 164–165: "I find, however, the will of a Richard Baldwin, of Cholsbury, ' weaver,' dated 23 May, 1630, which must not be overlooked. The following is a full abstract of it:
    To Isabell my wife one third of my goods & chattels—to Nathaniel my son £10—to Joseph my son half an acre of land called Hunt's Wick, when 21—to my daughter Mary Pratt 6s. 8d. & to her daughter Mary 2 sheep, & her other 2 children each a sheep —to my daughter Hannah £13. 6. 8, and my 2 other daughters Christian & Sarah each £10., when 21 or married—all residue to Timothy my eldest son, and he to be my executor.

    "The son Timothy proved the will, in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks, 16 May, 1633.
    "Although this Richard evidently could not have been the one who had the Cholsbury lands in 1552-3, unless he had these children in his extreme old age, yet it seems not unlikely that he was his son, and, as I can find no traces of the three sons Timothy, Nathaniel and Joseph named in the will, after the probate in 1633, I think there can be little if any doubt that they were the three of those names who emigrated to New England, appearing at Milford in 1639. The Registers of Cholsbury begin in 1583, and perhaps might clear up this matter."
  9. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, p. 990-1, will of her father: "I give unto Mary Pratt, my daughter xlllli. vis. vii d. Item: I give unto her daughter Mary two sheepe, and to her other two children each of them one sheepe."
  10. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, p. 990-1, named in his will.