Richard Baldwin II1

#2807, (say 1543 - )
Relationship9th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*Richard Baldwin1 (s 1502 - 1553)
Mother*Ellen Apuke1 (s 1506 - a 1565)


Isabel Chase
Child 1.Richard Baldwin III+7,8 (s 1578 - b 1633)
Birth*say 1543He was born say 1543 at EnglandG.2,3 
16 January 1552/53In Richard Baldwin's will dated 16 January 1552/53 at Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, EnglandG, Richard Baldwin II was named as an heir, "my tenth in Cholsbury and the lands belonging thereto, when 23."4
Marriage*say 1573He married Isabel Chase say 1573.5,6 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis (#1)
Ancestors of William D. Lewis (#2)


  1. [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): pp. 160-170, 289-299, 372-376.
  2. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, from 1500 to 1881 (Cleveland, O.: The Leader Printing Company, 1881), p. 20; Richard was not yet twenty-three in Jan 1553, and is the last named child in his father's will.
  3. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": pp. 160-170, 289-299, 372-376; father's will.
  4. [S311] Charles Candee Baldwin, Baldwin Genealogy, p. 20 ff: Abstract of the will of Richard Baldwin:
    to be buried in the churchyard of Aston Clinton: 'To daughter Alis, 20 marks when married; to daughter Agnes, £12 when 19; to daughters Cicely and Letise, each 10£ when 19; to son John, farm at Dungrove, in parish of Chesham, when 23, but if he die before that, to son Henry; to son Richard, my tenements in Cholesbury, and the lands belonging thereto, when 23: to wife Ellen and son Henry, the rents of his said houses and lands towards bringing up his children; to Hughe Baldwin, his brother's son, £6 13s. 4d.'
    He gave small bequests to his godchildren, tenants and servants; to his son Henry, ten silver spoons and a maser; the rest of his personal estate, to his wife Ellen and son Henry equally, who are his executors. He makes the overseers of his will, his brothers John Baldwin and John A. Puke.
    The will was proved in the Court of the Archdeaconry of Bucks Co , 21 Feby., 1552/3, by the executors named."
    From this we know that only children Alice and Henry were "of age."
  5. [S1341] "NEXUS: New England Across the United States", New England Historic Genealogical Society : X:198, submission of Sandra McLean Clunies in response to an earlier query. "Acc. to Joan S. Guilford, The Ancestry of Dr. J.P. Guilford, vol. 1 (1990), pp. 259-68, the anc. of Alexander EDWARDS is unknown and Sarah BALDWIN was the dau. of Richard & Isabel (HARDING) BALDWIN and poss. the granddau. of Richard & Isabel (CHASE) and gr.-granddau. of Richard & Ellen (APUKE) BALDWIN. See also, however, H.F. Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut, vol. 1 (1939), pp. 245-53, 258-60, 263, where the parents of Sarah's father are given as Thomas & Joan (TYNDALL?) BALDWIN (and the pedigree is extended) but Sarah’ s husbands are not identified.". Hereinafter cited as NEXUS.
  6. [S520] VWH, for estimated date.
  7. [S324] Col. Joseph L. Chester, "Family of Baldwin": 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.
  8. [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."