Harvey, Richard

Harvey, Richard

Male Abt 1480 - 1526  (~ 46 years)

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  • Name Harvey, Richard  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1480  Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1526  [3, 5
    Person ID I23464  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Harvey, Humphrey,   b. 1455,   d. 5 Mar 1516, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Atwater, Agnes,   d. Bef Jun 1500 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Highe, Margaret 
     1. Harvey, Nicholas,   b. 1515,   d. 1586  (Age 71 years)  [Natural]
     2. Harvey, Thomas  [Natural]
     3. Harvey, Dor.  [Natural]
     4. Harvey, Anne  [Natural]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F9212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Photos
    The Visitations of the County of Somerset, in the Years 1531 and 1573, page 28
    The Visitations of the County of Somerset, in the Years 1531 and 1573, page 28

    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
    North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000

  • Notes 
    • Collinson, John, The History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset: With a Map and Engravings, Volume 2, Cruttevell, 1791, page 120-121

      THIS is ſmall pariſh in the ſecond ſubdiviſion of the hundred, nine miles ſouth
      weſt from Briſtol, and three north from Wrington, in the turnpike-road from
      Briſtol to Yatton and Congerſbury. The ſituation is very pleaſant, and conſtſts of
      great variety of ſurface; and from ſome parts the proſpects are very beautiful.
      About quarter of mile eaſtward of the church is very fine romantick glen,
      called Brockley-German', about half mile in length, and very narrow; each ſide being
      ſteep ſlope formed of rugged rocks mixed with timber-trees, yews, foreſt and other
      ſhrubs, that grow out of the crcvices of the ſtone. In the deepeſt part the trees are
      very lofty, and the rocks almoſt inacceſſible to the height of near three hundred feet,
      projecting in many places through, and towering above the tops of the branches, with
      -a rude and aſtoniſhing grandeur. The ſteep aſcent and rugged ſurface of the rocks
      on each ſide are rendered very romantick by the fantaſtically twiſted forms of the
      roots of many trees and ſlirubs which ſpring from the crevices, and ſpread their branches
      in the moſt pictureſque manner. Along the bottom is fine grave] walk, and nearly in
      the center of the Combe is neat cottage, where many reſort to drink tea in the ſummer
      ſeaſon. If this ſpot had the advantage of water, it would be ſecond Matlock on
      ſmaller ſcale, but not leſs romantick and beautiful.


      By an inquiſition taken at Langport 17 Oct. 20 Hen. VIII. it appeared that Richard
      the ſon and heir of Humphry Harvey died Jan 4., 17 Hen. VIII. ſeized of one third of
      the manor of Brockley, five meſiiiages, one cottage, one windmill, one dove-houſe,
      five gardens, twenty-three acres of arable, fifteen of meadow, eighty-eight acres of
      wood, and tenpence rent in Brockley, together with the advowſon of the church.
      Which premiſes were certified to be holden of the King as of his barony of Wigmore
      by knight's ſervice. Nicholas Harvey, his ſon and heir, was then of' the age oſ eleven
      years." Sir James Perceval was truſtee of the family eſtates in Brockley, Backwell, and
      Barrow, for the uſe of Richard Harvey above-mentioned.d Of this family of Harvey
      the manor of Brockley was at length purchaſed by Thomas Pigott, of the kingdom of
      Ireland, eſq; who married Florence, widow of Thomas Smyth, of Long-Aſhton, eſq;
      and it is now the property of his deſcendant the preſent John Pigott, eſq; who has
      pleaſant ſeat near the church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S954] The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623, Sir Henry Saint-George, Sir Henry St. George, Samson Lennard, William Camden, (Name: Harleian Society; Date: 1876;), page 47.

    2. [S955] The Visitations of the County of Somerset, in the Years 1531 and 1573, Together with Additional Pedigrees, Chiefly from the Visitation of 1591, Thomas Benolt, Robert Cooke, (Name: Heraldry; Date: 1885;).

    3. [S1480] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Ne.

    4. [S526] The Harvey book : giving the genealogies of certain branches of the American families of Harvey, Nesbitt, Dixon, and Jameson, Oscar Jewell Harvey, (Location: Wilksbarre, PA; Date: 1899;).

    5. [S1105] The history and antiqutities of the county of Somerset, John Collinson, (Location: Bath, England; Date: 1791;), volume 2, page 121.