RICHARD - Born Stadhaugh in about 1527, a "sevemaker", he married Agnes, daughter of Edmund Crispe. Will dated Sept 7, 1572, proved in November that year. Mentions his wife, son Elias, daughters Mary, Margaret, Anne and Elizabeth, and father-in-law Edmund Crispe. Among the witnesses were John Fiske, Jefferie Fiske, and Nicholas Fiske. Agnes was buried at Laxfield in 1597.
The Will of RICHARD FYSKE of Laxfelde, "sevemaker", September 7 1572.
"I do protest myself to die an humble and penitent synner". To be buried in Laxfelde churchyard, or wherever I die. To my wife Agnes the tenement wherein I dwell, with the lands, meadow, and pasture, for life, she to educate and bring up my children, with remainder to my daughters Marie and Margaret, or, in case they die s.p., to my daughters Anne and Elizabeth, who are to pay to my son Elye £10. To my daughter Anne my great meadow in Laxfield. To my son Elie my tenement lately purchased of my father-in-law Edmunde Crispe, he paying to said Edmund £50, in accordance with agreement, and to my daughter Elizabeth £40, in instalments. To my son Elie my timber, tools, and all things belonging to my occupation. My wife is to have the residue and implements of husbandry, while sole, towards bringing up my children. I she marry, [she is to have] one-half only, and the other one-half to my children. Executor: my wife Agnes, with my son Elie, "in whom I repose a special trust & confidence". Supervisor: my brother Robert Fiske, [to whom I give] 5s., praying him to be [of] assistance unto my wife and children. Witnesses: John Fiske, Jefferie Fiske, Nicholas Fiske, John Elwis, Nicholas Lane, John Petyver.
Proved November 5, 1572 by the executors.