Richard Thany1

M, d. 1270
     Richard was born in County Essex, England. Richard married Margaret (?) before 1246 in County Essex, England. In 1246, Richard gained the rights of the Stapleford Tany Manor through hs wife, Margaret's inheritance from her father. He is on record in 1264 as having obtained a license to inclose his wood of Stapleford Tany within the bounds of the forest of Essex along with other ajoining lands.2 Richard departed this life in 1270 in county Essex, England, at the Manor of Stapleford Tany.


Margaret (?)


  1. [S768] Joseph Yelloly Watson, The Tendring hundred in the olden time, Elmstead - In the year 1253, and in the reign of Henry III, Sir Richard de Tany, grandson of Sir Peter de Tany, of Stapleford Tany, Sheriff of Essex and Herifordshire in 1236, and a Baron of the Kingdom, obtained a license to keep a market and a fair at Elmstead, hence it is called Elmstead Market to this day. This Sir Richard de Tany obtained the Manor of Elmstead through his marriage with Margery, daughter and heiress of William Fitz-Richard, whose ancestors owned Stapleford Tany and Elmstead in the reign of
    Henry II. William Fitz-Richard – that is, “William, son of Richard” – died in 1260.
  2. [S766] W R Powell, A History of the County of Essex, Volume 4: pages 234-236 - Stapleford Tany Manors.