Richard was born in County Suffolk, England. Richard married Margaret Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Agnes (?), in England.
- [S1062] Joseph James [edited with extensive additions] Muskett, The Suffolk Manorial Families being the County Visitations and other Pedigrees
Muskett, Joseph James edited with extensive additions', page 197 - Richard Elmye married Margaret Lawrence; children: Richard & daughters; a daughter married Gibb, a farmer of Friend Hall in Norfolk & had issue John, Henrym Thomas, Anne who married Joh Fiske [who went with his family into New England], Mary & Sarah.