Richard Cave, Esquire

Male 1465 - 1538  (73 years)

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  • Name Richard Cave 
    Suffix Esquire 
    Born 1465  Stanford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Roger Cave  [2
    Died ~ 30 Nov 1538  [1
    Person ID I49995  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2017 

    Father Thomas Cave,   b. 1445, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1495, Stanford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Thomasine Passemer,   b. 1442, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1520  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F18500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Mary Saxby,   b. ~1475, Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1531  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Y  [1
     1. Richard Cave,   b. ~1506, Stanford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1538  (Age ~ 31 years)
     2. Bridget Cave,   b. >1513, Stanford-on-Avon, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 20 Jun 1583, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F18498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Richard "Roger" Cave Esquire
      Born 1465 in Stanford, Northamptonshire, England
      Son of Thomas Cave and Thomasine (Passemer) Cave
      Brother of John Cave
      Husband of Elizabeth (Marvyn) Cave married [date unknown] [location unknown]
      Husband of Margaret Mary (Saxby) Cave married 1495 in Stanford, Northamptonshire, England
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of Margaret (Cave) Saunders, Edward Cave, Thomas Cave, Dorothy (Cave) Poole, Ambrose Cave, Richard Cave, Prudence (Cave) Crooke, Bridget (Cave) Tanfield, Anthony Cave and Brian Cave Esq
      Died about 30 Apr 1538 in Stanford, Northamptonshire, England
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      Categories: Stanford, Northamptonshire | Stanford Hall, Leicestershire | Cave Name Study | Estimated Birth Date.

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      Richard Cave, Esq. of Stanford aka Roger

      Richard was the eldest son of Thomas Cave and Thomasine Passemer.[1] He was born at Stanford Hall, Northamptonshire, England. Birth date 1470 is a guess, based on the death date of his first wife in 1493.
      The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.
      Richard was the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1530, and he was the first ever to fill that office.[2]

      Richard married twice.

      He married, as his 1st, to Elizabeth Mervin/Marvyn, daughter of John Marvyn.[2] She died on 9 August 1493.[2] They had two children together.[2] He married, as his 2nd, to Margaret Saxby, daughter of Sir Thomas Saxby.[1] They had thirteen children, eight sons and five daughters together.[2] She died in March 1531/2.[2]

      Child of Richard Cave and Elizabeth Marvyn:[2]

      Edward Cave
      Margaret Cave
      Children of Richard Cave and Margaret Saxby:[1]

      Sir Thomas Cave
      Anthony Cave d. 9 Sept 1558
      Clement Cave
      Rt. Hon. Sir Ambrose Cave d. 2 Apr 1568
      Francis Cave
      Richard Cave
      Brian Cave of Ingarsby b c. 1525 (guess); mar 1) Margaret Throckmorton, 2) Bridget Skipwith
      Augustine Cave, a monk
      Elizabeth Cave; mar before 1517 William Wyrley, Esq
      Unknown Cave; mar Robert Chauntrell
      Dorothy Cave; mar 1) William (John) Smith, 2) Sir Henry Poole [3]
      Prudence Cave mar John Croke Esq of Chilton, Bucks
      Bridget Cave d 20 June 1583; mar Francis Tanfield Esq of Gayton
      Richard wrote his will on 13 June 1536 (28 Henry VIII). He died April 20, 1538 at Stanford Hall, Northamptonshire, England.[2]

      Extract from roots web-

      Initial source: "Anc of Jeremy Clarke of R. I...." by A. R. Justice, which says gives no birth data, no dates of marriages, but gives his death and says buried at Stanford. It says authorities for the pedigree are "Betham's Baronetage and Peerage", "Fragmenta Genealogica" and "History of Northamptonshire" by John Bridges, 1791, but doesn't state which data is from which source. Another source used is "Gen. Mem. of Chesters of Chicheley" by Robert E. Chester Waters. The children were listed in both sources with all the sons first and then the five daughters. His will mentioned all his daughters first and then his sons. The order in which they are listed in the two sources named above is not the same order they are mentioned in the will. The marriage date of Elizabeth, given as "before 1517" in both sources, makes it look as though she was born early in the family, possibly the firstborn.

      "Anc. of Jeremy Clark..." says he was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 1530, and his will, dated 13 June 1536, pr. 22 June 1538 (P.C.C. 18 Dingeley) is published in "Gen. Mem. of Chesters...". The latter book has more about Richard, Esquire, saying he "greatly increased his patrimony and the social position of his family. He was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 22 Hen. VIII. 1530, and was the first of his name who filled that office. He owed much of his advancement to his friendly intimacy with Cromwell, who was then the chief secretary of Cardinal Wolsey, and was fast rising to power. Several letters from Richrd Cave and his son Thomas are preserved in the State Paper Office amongst Cromwell's correspondence. The earliest is dated 18th June 1528, when after thanking him for his good cheer during his recent visit, Cave asks him to provide for his son Anthony, who wanted a place in England fit for a merchant to fill. It appears from other letters that Cromwell was a frequent and friendly visitor at Stanford, and that he was always willing to assist his friend in procuring favourable leases of tithes and other church lands in the gift of the Cardinal and the King. It is evident from his will that Cave acquired considerable wealth, which enaled him to make ample provision for his numerous children. But as he died in 1538, before the dissolution of Monasteries, he cannot fairly be reckoned amongst those new men who were enriched by the spoliation of the religious houses, although his sons afterwards shared largely in the plunder."

      Buried at Stanford, Leicestershire

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      ? 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lundy, Darryl, Person Page - 21021 The Peerage accessed December 25, 2014
      ? 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Chester - Waters, Robert Edmond, Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley (pp. 74-81) London: Robson and Sons, 1878, accessed December 25, 2014
      ? Probate of Ambrose Smith, 1584 National Archives UK, accessed 21 Jan 2015
      Rootsweb, accessed January 2015.
      The Peerage, accessed 3 Apr 2014.

      end of biography [2]

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