Horsmonden, Kent, , England
Marriage to Catherine Durkin 3 Dec 1590
Cuxton, Kent, England
Marriage to MARGERY Humphrie
23 Sep 1601
Horsmonden, Kent, England
Marriage to Joan Morebread
17 Jan 1608
Horsemonden, Kent, England
2 Mar 1616
Horsemonden, Kent, England
Spouse I & Children
Catherine Durkin 1572 – 1598
Mary Willard 1590 –
Richard Willard 1591 – 1596
Thomas Willard 1593 – 1608
Elizabeth Willard 1594 – 1616
Richard Willard 1596 – 1616
Spouse II & Children
MARGERY Humphrie 1572 – 1608
Margery Willard 1602 – 1655
SIMON Major Willard 1605 – 1676
Catherine Willard 1607 – 1650
Spouse III & Children
Joan Morebread 1589 – 1616
Edward Willard 1611 – 1612
John Willard 1612 – 1613
George Willard 1614 – 1656
Richard Willard 1615 –
Richard WILLARD was born on 10 Mar 1560 in Horsmonden, Brenchley, Kent. He died on 20 Feb 1616. Children:
George WILLARD b: BEF 4 DEC 1611 in Horsemonden, co. Kent, England
*Margery WILLARD b: 6 NOV 1602 in Horsemonden, co. Kent, England
Major Simon WILLARD b: BEF 7 APR 1605 in Horsemonden, Co. Kent England
Catherine WILLARD b: 30 AUG 1607 in Horsemonden, Co. Kent England
Richard was married three times and had 12 children. One of those two children, by Richard's second wife Margery Humphrey, was the original Willard emigrant to America.
i. Simon: b: 1605 in Horsemondon.
ii. George: b: in Horesemonden. George emigrated to Massachusetts with his brother Simon and first lived in Cambridge. He later removed to Scituate where he was a planter. His wife's name is unknown but he had three children.
Richard's will tells us something about what was considered to be valuable personal property during his time, and provides insight into why his son Simon may have emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Richard's will was written on 12 February 1616. In it he bequeathed to "Joan ( also known as Jean Morebread) my (third) wife six pewter porringers six pewter saussers one pewter basson one pewter plattr. ij pewter candlesticks one doubell salte sellar j pewter pote ij pewter cuppes Xij pewter sponnes..."
He had two sons who emigrated to America, Simon, the Stephen ancestor, and George. George received six silver spoons and a silver and gilt cup to be delivered to him after his mother's death. To 10 year old "Symon" he left all the rest of his houses, outbuildings and lands not bequeathed to his stepmother, brothers, and sisters, and made provisions that he should receive them when he came of age. It also instructed that Symon be placed "with some honest man" where he could learn a good trade.
FYI -- The towns of Benchley, Goudhurst and Horsemonden adjoin and a man often held land in two or all three of the townships. The Town of Horsemonden is also spelled Horsmonden.
Richard WILLARD and Margaery HUMPHRIES were married on 23 Sep 1601.
Richard Willard, of Horsemonden, county Kent, yeoman, who made his will Feb.12,1616, which was proved before Edward Pape, vica general, March 8,1616. He bequeathed to the poor of Horsemonden, to his wife Joan, to h er son Francis Morebread; to his son George Willard six silver spoons and a sil ver and gilt cup, to be delivered to him after his mother's death: to his four daughters, Mary,Elizabeth,Margery and Catherine, his household stuff excepting that bequeather to his wife: to his son Richard Wyllard the income from certain lands: to his daughter Elizabeth a sum of money: to his kinsman Thomas Bolde s ome woodland: refers to his late brother Thomas Willards, his brothers-in-law J ohn Tyboull: to his daughters Margerie and Catherine a barn, close, gardens and orchard whi he bought of Wood: to his son Symon Willard all the rest of his me ssuages and lands when he shall come to age: directs that Symon be placed with some honest man where he may learn some good trand and be instructed: gave to s on Richard Willard land purchased of Evenden and Paynter: and in case of Symon' s death before reaching maturity, George was to have the land bequeath to him. John Tyboull was appointed executor and was to sell certain estate and apply the proceeds toward the payment of debts and "the virtuous bringing up of his children." from ancestry.com