Richard Lechford

1693–9 December 1764 (Age 71)
Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Lechford was born in 1693, in Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Lechford Sr, was 30 and his mother, Mrs Benjamin Lechford, was 28. He married Elizabeth Tamplin on 8 October 1722, in Ifield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 December 1764, in Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ifield, Sussex, England.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lechford
Elizabeth Tamplin
Marriage: 8 October 1722
James Lechford
Ellis Lechford
Ann Lechford
Richard Lashford
John Lashford
Benjamin Lechford
Ruth Lashford
Sarah Lashford
Elizabeth Latchford

Spouse and Children

8 October 1722
Ifield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom


    James Lechford


    Ellis Lechford


    Ann Lechford




+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Lechford Sr


    Mrs Benjamin Lechford





    Elizabeth Lechford


    Benjamin Lechford Jr


    Joseph Lechford


World Events (3)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 27

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 59

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 61

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

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Sources (3)

  • Rich Lashford in entry for Benjamin Lashford, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Richard Lashford in entry for Benjamin Lashford, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • Richard Leachford, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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