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19 Jan 1595
Baptism of Alse Medford, daughter of Mrs. Grace Medford
[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

21 Sep 1596
Marriage of Mr. Willyam Koggan, Rector of Charleigh & Mrs. Grace Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

29 Sep 1608
Marriage of Matthew Tocker and Rebecca Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

29 Jun 1617
Baptism of Grace Medford, daughter of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

23 Apr 1620
Baptism of Mary Medford, daughter of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

25 Sep 1622
Baptism of George Medford, son of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

6 Jan 1624
Baptism of John Medford, son of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

1627
Death of Grace Medford

"Scarce seven years old this Grace in glory ends
Nature condemns but Grace the change commends;
For Gracious Children though they die at seven
Are heirs apparent to the Court of Heaven
Then grudge not nature at so short a Race,
Tho' short yet sweet, for surely 'twas God's Grace"

[Tombstone Epitaph]

14 Oct 1627
Baptism of William Medford, son of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

30 Oct 1629
Deposition of John Medford of Plymouth, mariner, aged about 21.

[A Calendar of material relating to Ireland from the High Court of Admiralty Examinations, 1536-1641]

6 Apr 1632
Baptism of Elizabeth Medford, daughter of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

1634
Richard Medford was Mayor of Barnstaple, England

[The Life and Times of Mr. Marten Blake, B.D. (1593-1673) vicar of Barnstaple]

1619-35
The ship Providence is mentioned in this book and references, Pentecost Dotheridge, William Palmer, Richard Medford, Henry Mason, and John Witheridge. This is quite interesting considering Bulmer Mitford supposedly arrived in Maryland in 1664 on the Providence.
[Early-Stuart mariners and shipping: the maritime surveys of Devon and Cornwall, 1619-35]

2 June to 17 September 1642
Medford for 352 barrels of wheat 396L delivered at Dublin

Whereas it appeareth by the certificate of Sir William Percivall, Knight commissary general for the victual in Ireland, dated the 20th day of May and testified by Sir Adam Loftus, Knight, vice treasurer and treasurer at wars for that kingdom, this day presented to the lords and other's his majesty's commissioners for the affairs of Ireland that Richard Medford of Barnstaple, merchant, hath brought into the port of London 352 barrels of good and wholesome wheat for the subsistence of his majesty's army, which the said Sir Phillip Percivall agreed for and received into his majesty's stores at the price of 22s. 6d. per barrel, amounting to the sum of 396L English money to be paid unto Richard Medford of Barnstaple, aforesaid merchant, or his assigns out of the Chamber of London by those who are or shall be thereunto assigned within 30 days after producing this first certificate, the second not being paid, according to the order of the high court of parliament in that behalf published in print, it is now ordered by the said commissioners that the lord lieutenant of Ireland be desired to give order to Mr. Nicolas Loftus, deputy treasurer of wars for that kingdom, to pay unto the said Richard Medford or his assigns the sum of 396L upon the 15th day of July next in discharge of the said wheat so delivered as is certified and according to the order of parliament in that behalf.
[The Private Journals of the Long Parliament: 2 June to 17 September 1642 By Willson Havelock Coates, Anne Steele Young, Vernon F. Snow]

20 Apr 1641/2
Burial of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

29 Apr 1642
Will of Richard Medford

[This will is extremely hard to read. If you are good at reading 17th century documents, please consider transcribing this for the good of all Medford researchers. His will definitely mentions sons Adam, George, John and William, but that is by no means a complete list. There are a couple of other names that I cannot make out. ~ Jonathan Medford]

14 Mar 1648
Burial of Mary Medford, wife of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

28 Feb 1651
License to John Downe and Richard Medford to send the Exchange of Barnstaple, Mr. Stephen Harris, to trade in Barbados where they have many debts (PRO:HCA30/549).
[we need to research the ships Exchange and also Providence]


1 Jun 1651

Baptism of Adam Medford, son of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

16 Jan 1652
Baptism of Elizabeth Medford, daughter of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

12 Sep 1661
Baptism of Dorothy Salsbury, servant of Richard Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

1664
Warrant to apprehend Richard Medford, Debt

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

29 Dec 1674
Burial of George Medford, Single

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

17 Nov 1681
Baptism of Mary Medford, daughter of William Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

25 Oct 1688
Burial of William Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

19 Jan 1700
Marriage of Robert Luck, Clerk, and Mary Medford

[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]

1 Sep 1712
Baptism of Jane Medford, Widow
[Barnstaple Parish Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 A.D. to 1812 A. D.]






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