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  • ID: I6560
  • Name: Richard May
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1536 in Mayfield, Sussex
  • Death: SEP 1587
  • Burial: 26 SEP 1587 Allhallows, Bread Street, London
  • Residence: All Hallows, Bread St, London, & Raughmere, Lavant, Sussex
  • Occupation: Citizen and Merchant Taylor (Master 1583)
  • MEM: Allhallows, Bread Street, London (old church)
  • CITG: Merchant Taylor (Master)
  • Note: 1

    I did have him dying 30 Dec 1588 at Mid Lavant, Sussex.
    In 1581 John Wiseman and Margery his wife conveyed the manor of Mid Lavant alias Rawmere to Richard May, who died possessed of it in 1588. His son Richard, who succeeded, transferred the manor to Mary May (his mother) in 1590. (she held courts of the manor until 1617).Throughout the next century the manor continued in the May family, who also acquired the rectory and advowson. In 1631 John May, 4th son of the elder Richard, died in possession of both. His grandson John May in 1662 transferred the property to Sir John Morley and Katherine Morley, evidently for a settlement on his marriage with Mary, his second wife, sister and heir of John Morley of Bromes [Chichester].
    There is or was a May Vault under the Chancel floor of the church of St. Nicholas, Lavant. The entrance to the vault was obscured by a new Triple Arch between the Chancel and Nave in 1871 - 1872.
    He gave in his will 300 to wards the 2,500 building cost of Blackwell Hall, at the south end of Basinghall street.
    Richard May (d 1588)?s fourth son was Sir Humphrey May b 1473, Master of the Rolls and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
    Their daughter Joan ( b1578 d 3 Jul 1645) married Sir William Herrick 6 May 1596. He is mentioned in his sister in law Elizabeth, Viscountess Campden,?s will 1643.]
    All Hallows, Bread St, London, parish register:
    [Yr/Month?] William s. Mr Richarde .Maye. marchanttaylor
    1572 Nov. 23 Dorothye d. M r Richard Maye, marchanttaylor
    Marye d. Mr Richard Maye, marchanttaylor
    Joane d. M 1 Richard Maye. marchanttaylor
    1579 May 2 A childe that was laid in the street uppon Mr Richard Mayes staule, yt was named at the Baptisme Mary Allhowes
    1 Oct 1570 Thomas, son of Mr Richard Maye, marchanttaylor
    1567 Anne, dau of Mr Richarde Maye, marchant
    1570 Thomas s. Mr Richard Maye* marehanttaylor
    1572 Nov 3 Dorothye. Mr Richarde Maye, marchanttaylor
    1575 My 7 Marye d. Mr Richard Maye, marchanttaylor
    1579 Sep. 13 George s. Mr Richarde Maye, marchanttaylor
    1580 Feb. 1 Heughe s. Mr Richard Maye, marchanttaylor
    1582 15 July Margarett d. Mr Richarde Maye
    1584 Oct. 18 Elizabeth d. Richarde Maye, marcht
    1589 Oct. 5 Richarde s, Richarde Maye, marchanttaylor
    1555 May 2 James Fynche & Ann Hyllsden, from Mr Mayes
    1586 Jan 28 in the churche, Marye d. Mr Rycharde Maye, mairchanttaylor, of this parish
    1586 Feb 8 in ye church'. Elizabethe d. M r Richarde Maye of this pishe
    1587 26 Sept Master Richarde Maye of this pishe, marchanttaylor
    1590 Feb. 15 Richard Maye, a childe, s. of Richard Maye
    1593 Aug 28 Master William Maye of this pish, marchanttaylor
    1615 Thomas Maye; he was bur. in the new church yard (for cloth, 2s 0d)
    All Hallows Bread Street was a church in the Bread Street ward of the City of London on the south side of Watling Street. It was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The church was rebuilt by the office of Sir Christopher Wren and demolished in 1878.
    In September 1587 Richard Maye left money to the Merchant Taylors to be loaned interest-free to four men, ...
    Donor of a famous rosewater basin or dish to the Merchant Taylors. The piece they now hold seems to be a replacement from 1597.
  • _UID: 51A7BCA12E054B67AB389090C8196E47D3D8
  • Change Date: 26 NOV 2010

    Father: William May
    Mother: Isabel Balyro or Ballero

    Marriage 1 Mary Hillersdon b: 1554 in Devon
    • Married: 25 JAN 1562 in London, Middlesex
    1. Has Children Humphrey May
    2. Has Children Elizabeth May b: 1584 in London

    1. Type: Book
      Periodical: The registers of All Hallows, Bread Street, and of St. John the Evangelist, Friday Street, London
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