Facts and Events
Richard Rich died intestate; the disposition of his estate provides clarity as to his children. Unusual/interesting items in the inventory include: "a 'punch bole,' brass candlesticks (large and small), a 'cubbord,' a 'Duch' chest, a large looking-glass and three glass stays to it, pewter plates, platters, and porringers, fine linen tablecloths, napkins, silk stockings, fine neck hankerchers, a 'payer' of gloves, and a 'cloke Camlett lined with silver claspes.'"
In the settlement of the estate, Richard Rich received a double share as eldest son. John Rich, Sarah (Rich) Baker, Thomas Rich, Samuel Rich, and Lydia (Rich) Hopkins each received a single share.S1