Name: Benjamin Richards
Birth: BEF 1680 in London
Residence: St Martins Lane, London
Change Date: 20 DEC 2012
IGI has this which could be relevant: Benjam. Richards Christening: 2 Sep 1677 Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster, London. Parents: Johi. Richards & Margart.
Benjamin Richards born 4 Aug 1673, Christened: 10 Aug 1673 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, son of Joseph R and Eliz.
Benja (sic) born 23 Jan 1674, Christened: 30 Jan 1674 Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, son of Joseph R and Eliz (is this a repeat of the entry above?)
London Metropolitan Archives has:
Assignment of a term of years in trust (Original number: D/96/45) - ref. O/010/018 - date: 11 Dec 1746 [4 yrs before our Benjamin Hoare?s death]
(1) Benjamin Hoare, London, Edward Green, Middle Temple
(2) John Lance, Grays Inn, formerly "dealer in wines but now gentleman", son of late Nicholas L. plaisterer, & Judith his wife, nee Scroggs, Benjamin Richards, St. Martins, apothecary, & Judith his wife (dau. of John Lance), Mary Lance, spinster, City of London, dau. of John Lance.
[It seems that this BR died in 1797, judging by wills, so he would be a bit late to be Ellen?s brother, so was he her nephew?]
'5 Nov. 1742, was married Benjamin Richards, of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Br. and Judith Lance, Do. sp. at the Bull and Garter, and gave [a guinea] for an antedate to March ye 11th in the same year, which Lilley comply'd with, and put 'em in his book accordingly, there being a vacancy in the book suitable to the time.'
- Ellen Richards b: ABT 1706 in St Martins Lane, London
- Type: Book
Periodical: Chambers Book of Days