Richard Waite

b. 1643, d. 1683
FatherEdward Waite b. 6 Aug 1615, d. 1680
MotherAnne (?) d. 1679
     Richard Waite was baptized in 1643 at Leigh, Kent, England, the month of baptism is illegible but would be 3rd of Jan-Mar.1 He was the son of Edward Waite and Anne (?).
Richard Waite witnessed the will of Edward Waite dated 30 November 1675 at Leigh, Kent, England.2
Richard Waite died in 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.
Richard Waite left a will made on 8 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England.3
Richard Wayte of the parish of Leigh, yeoman, my body to be decently buried. I give to my brother William Wayte £70. I give to my brother John Wayte £50. I give to William Mogeridg of Tunbridg £5. I give to William, Edward, Ann and Elizabeth Mogeridg, the children of the above named William Mogeridg £5 to each of them. I give to my sister Waggon £30, she paying to her children out of it 20s each. I give to my sister Mary Wayte £40, with the furniture of the chamber where she now lies and one pair of the best hemp sheets. I make my brother Edward Wayte my sole executor and the legacies above mentioned to be paid by him within the space of 2 years, excepting the legacies to William Mogeridges children which I order to be paid to them as they severally come to the age of 20 or be married and if any of them dies before they come to the age of 20 or marries then their legacy shall go to the rest of the children surviving.
Dated 8 November 1683.
Richard Wait.
T[?] Dixon, Mary Wayte, Henery Addams.
Probate 4 December 1683 to
Edward Waite, the brother and executor named.
Richard Waite was buried on 15 November 1683 at Leigh, Kent, England, age 40 years.1


  1. [S167] Transcript of the Parish Register of Leigh, Kent, England, 1638-1812 (Centre for Kentish Studies, TR 2322/41).
  2. [S171] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, 30 Nov 1675, proved at Tonbridge, 29 Mar 1681 (Centre for Kentish Studies, ).
  3. [S172] Will of Edward Waite of Leigh, Kent, England, 8 Nov 1683, proved 4 Dec 1683 (Centre for Kentish Studies, ).