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)


Isabel Harding d. c 1633
Children 1.Mary Baldwin+7 (s 1603 - )
 2.Timothy Baldwin+7,1 (s 1605 - )
 3.Nathaniel Baldwin+7,1 (s 1607 - 1658)
 4.Hanna Baldwin7 (s 1609 - )
 5.Christian Baldwin7 (s 1611 - )
 6.Joseph Baldwin+7,1 (s 1613 - 1684)
 7.Sarah Baldwin+7 (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." 
Birth*say 1578He was born say 1578 in EnglandG.1,3,4 
Marriage*say 1602He married Isabel Harding say 1602 at EnglandG; (based on est. birth dates of children.)4 
between 1605 and 1630He was a weaver between 1605 and 1630 at Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG.5 
23 December 1630He left a will on 23 December 1630 at BuckinghamshireG. Names wife Isabel and six children: sons Nathaniel, Joseph and Timothy (eldest son and executor; daughters Mary Pratt (and her three daughters, two unnamed), Hannah, Christian and Sarah.6,2 
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)


  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): 164-165. Richard II is identified as the son of Richard I, as he is in the father's will. Then, "I find 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 gives an abstract of the will of a Richard Baldwin, of Cholsbury, 'weaver,' dated 23 May 1630, "which must not be overlooked."
    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 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 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."
    The full text of the will can be found in Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-1. This source gives the date of the will as 23 Dec 1630 and date of probate as 16 May 1633.
  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. [S520] VWH.
  5. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, p. 990.
  6. [S325] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-1, giving a date for the will as 23 Dec 1630.
  7. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 164-165. Will of Richard Baldwin II (1630), q.v. Also Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, pp. 990-991.