Richard GOMELDON


Name: Richard GOMELDON  H0004 
Born: ca. 1617   
Baptised: 1617  St Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England
Parents: Roger GOMELDON Cicily WILCOX
Died:1678 St Peter le Poer, Middlesex, England
Buried: 1678  St Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England
Occupation:Merchant   
Richard Gomeldon was a son of Roger GOMELDON, and Cicily, nee WILCOX. He was baptised 22 Jun 1617 the church of St Andrew Undershaft, in the City of London. His father died the following year and Richard, still an infant was a beneficiary of his father's will.

In 1647, his mother died and left him her house in St Mary Axe, in the City.

In 1658, he and his brother William Gomeldon brought a case to the Court of Chancery, against Elizabeth Thorold, a widow. It related to "money matters" but I have not researched the details.

In 1662, a grant of arms was made to Richard and his brother William. At this point Richard is described as merchant of London, but it is not certain what kind of goods he was dealing in.

Richard died in 1678 and was buried in the church of St Andrew Undershaft, in the City of London.

In his will, proved the same year, the bulk of his estate was left to his brother William, including his house in St Mary Axe. There was evidently some dispute about the will and a probate lawsuit "Gomeldon v Pecke" ensued. Presumably this was connected with Jane Peck, nee Gomeldon, Richard's niece, but the details are not known.

There is no evidence that he ever married or had children, although Peter Swan has offered a theory that he could have a secret family in Ireland and thus could be the progenitor of the Gumbletons of Ireland. 

DateEventPlaceReference
22 Jun 1617 Baptism of Richard GOMELDON St Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England Baptisms index
19 Nov 1618 Richard GOMELDON referenced in Will of Roger Gomeldon 1618 London View details
1647 Richard GOMELDON referenced in Will of Cicily Gomeldon of St Mary Axe London View details
1658 Richard GOMELDON referenced in Gomeldon v Thorold, 1658 View details
1659 Richard GOMELDON referenced in Gomeldon v. Ryder, Marsham and Fardinando: Middlesex None View details
1663 Richard GOMELDON referenced in Visitations of Middlesex, 1663 Middlesex View details
1664 & 1667 Richard GOMELDON referenced in London Pedigrees & coats of arms 1664 & 1667 London View details
1678 Burial of Richard GOMELDON St Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England Burials index
1678 Gomeldon v Pecke, 1678 London View details
10 Oct 1678 Will of Richard Gomeldon of London London View details


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