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Richard Hougham

Richard Hougham

Male 1574 - 1606  (32 years)

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  • Name Richard Hougham 
    Born 1574  Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized 4 Jun 1574  Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Nicholas
    Gender Male 
    Occupation gentleman 
    Died Oct 1606  Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Oct 1606  Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ash Church
    Notes 
    • Richard is recorded in Knights Visitation 1619 as son of Michael.
      He was baptised in St Nicholas Ash 4 June 1574.
      He is recorded in Knights Visitation of 1663 as the husband of Elizabeth Saunders, Solomon his son and Henry his grandson.
      He is recorded in the will of his father Michael, he is recorded in the will of his mother Edith.
      He is recorded in will of daughter Ann as father.
      He is recorded in register of burials in Ash Church 8 Oct 1606. He is buried in South Transept. A marble memorial surmounted by the coat of arms [including three elephants heads on a chevron] is on the wall and a brass memorial plate on the floor marks the place. The plate reads "Here lieth buried the bodies of Michael and Richard Hougham, sonnes of Michael Hougham. Michael died in July 1594 and Richard died October1606. Richard married Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Saunders, by whom he had three sonnes, Michael, Edward and Solomon, and one daughter named Ann, all livinge. They were men both of a tall stature and comely persons, besides were well esteemed among all sorts of people, both for their vertuous lives and also in thheir younge years for there good and thriftie government, not of themselves onlie but also they were a good stay in the parish among their neighbours. This stone was laid by the appointment of them who were exec to their wills viz Thomas Paramor, now mayor of Canterbury, who married Ann Hougham, their sister, Mr Serles Hawket and Valient Austin, their uncle"
      The mural memorial reads
      Near unto this monument lyes the
      Body of Richard Hougham, Gen
      Late of Weddington of the Parish
      and Elizabeth - his Wife, who was
      the daughter of Edward Saunders
      of Norton nere Sandwich Gen w
      said Richard & Elizabeth had
      Issue 3 Sonnes and on Daughter (viz)
      Michael, Edward, Solomon and Ann
      The aforesaid Michael and Ann
      are also interred here.
      This Monument was erected accord-
      ing to the last will and testament
      of the aforesaid Ann Hougham de-
      ceased, who was baptized the 17th
      of January Anno Dmii 1601 and de-
      parted this natural life the 9th
      of June 1661.
      If grace and vertue could have deified
      Here is interred a maide who nere had did
      Her charity on earth, that put her love
      On Heaven fitt only for the Saints above
      Let theise frayle ashes a memento be
      Her life a pattern and a legacy."

      A Corner of Kent--J.R. Planche
      see also http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsAsh-Sandwich/01.htm

      Michael inherited Weddinton and continued the Ash family, Solomon established the Sandwich family .
      "In Peter le Neve's Church Notes we read: "There are in this church four monuments of the St. Nicholas', whose wives are here expressed in pale with their husbands;" and the first mentioned is "St. Nicholas and Engham," which we have been unable to discover.

      A Corner of Kent --J.R. Planche - [page 404]: ... the name, like those of Paramore and Hougham, is still found amongst the labouring classes and in the humbler ranks of the community. But "apprenticeship doth not extinguish gentry," and the poooorest and lowliest members of these ancient English families may have the barren satisfaciton of writing the proud motto of "Fuimus" under the excutcheon they have inherited from ancestors who owned the broad acres they now till, in the times of the Plantagenets and the tudors."

      Another history says that Richard died of the plague at Sandwich and as no one with plague was allowed to be buried in a church they hedged the law a bit by putting him in a doorway in St Marys church Sandwich after bricking up the doorway into the church first, then pushing hi s remains in next. They bricked up the outside so he was buried neither inside or outside th e church. This story is better attributed to Solomon the son of Richard.
    Person ID I2113  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Luther-Royes
    Links To This person is also Richard Hougham in the tree "hougham" at The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2008 

    Father Michael Hougham, of Ash
              b. 1531, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1583, Weddington, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Edith Austen
              b. 11 Sep 1539, Adisham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Apr 1613, Northbourne, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1555  Adisham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • There were seven children - see The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree links
    Family ID F724  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Saunders
              b. 1572, Northbourne, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jun 1661, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Notes 
    • There were four children - see The Hougham/Huffam Family Tree links
    Children 
     1. Michael Huffam
              b. Bef 6 Jun 1596, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1647, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +2. Solomon Hougham
              b. 1599, Weddington, Ash, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Nov 1658, Sandwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Headstones
    Richard and Elizabeth Hougham and family, 1661
    Richard and Elizabeth Hougham and family, 1661
    Memorial erected in Ash church according to the will of Ann Hougham to her parents Richard and Elizabeth (Sanders) Hougham,
    her three brothers Michael, Edward and Solomon, and herself
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2014 00:00:00 
    Family ID F726  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1574 - Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized - 4 Jun 1574 - Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 1606 - Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Oct 1606 - Ash, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] St Nicholas Church, Ash, Kent, England Baptism Register.

    2. [S16] Kent, England, Tyler Index to Parish Registers, 1538-1874.