Friday, May 27, 2022

52 Ancestors - Week 433: #85 Elizabeth "Betty" Noad (c1767-1814) of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

 #85 Elizabeth "Betty" Noad (c1767-1814)  is #85 on my Ahnentafel  List, my 4th great-grandmother, who   marrie #84 William Rich (1766-1835) in 1788 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.

I am descended through:

* their son, #42 John Rich (1790-1868) who married #43 Rebecca Hill (1790-1863) in 1815.
*  their daughter, #21 Hannah Rich (1824-1911) who married #20 James Richman (1821-1912) in 1845.
*  their son, #10 Thomas Richman/Richmond (1848-1917) who married #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) in 1868.
* their daughter, #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)  who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                   Elizabeth "Betty" Noad
*  Alternate Name:   Betty Noad[1]
*  Alternate Name:  Elizabeth Rich[2]

*  Sex:                      Female

*  Father:                 William Noad 1728-????    
*  Mother:               Grace Crabb 1728-1769 

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                   about 1767, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England

*  Death:                 before 27 November 1814 (before age 69), Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England[2]
*  Burial:                27 November 1814 (after age 46), Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England[2]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:           William Rich (1766-1835)
*  Marriage:           27 January 1788 (after age 19), St. James, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England[1]

*  Child 1:             John Rich 1790-1868
*  Child 2:             Mary Rich 1793-    
*  Child 3:             Robert Rich 1797-1864
*  Child 4:             Ruth Rich 1799-1887
*  Child 5:             Leucretia Rich 1802-    
*  Child 6:             Martha Rich 1805-1814

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Elizabeth "Betty" Noad was born about 1767 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, probably a daughter of William and Grace (Crabb) Noad.  Her baptism was not recorded in the Trowbridge church parish records.  

Betty Noad (1767-1814), spinster of Trowbridge, married William Rich (1766-1835), bachelor of Trowbridge, by banns  on 27 January 1788 in Trowbridge St. James with St. Stephen church[1].  John Noad and Thomas Tyrrell were witnesses. They had at least six children, all born and recorded in Trowbridge:

*  John Rich (1790-1868), married 14 February 1815 Rebecca Hill (1790-1863) in Hilperton, Wiltshire.
*  Mary Rich (1793-????), married 1 May 1809 John Hillier (1791-1816) in Trowbridge.
*  Robert Rich (1797-1864), married 29 April 1822 Jane Hulbert (1794-1843) in Trowbridge.
*  Ruth Rich (1799-1887), married 5 August 1822 James Burgess (1789-1859) in Winsley, Wiltshire.
*  Leucretia Rich (1802-????).
*  Martha Rich (1805-1814).

Elizabeth Rich died before 27 November 1814 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire at age 40 (according to the record), when she was buried in the St. James with St. Stephen church yard[2].

NOTE:  The placing of Elizabeth "Betty" Noad as the daughter of William and Grace (Crabb) Noad is supported by the presence of this family in the mid-1760s (five other children were baptized there) and Grace Noad's death in 1769.  The distinctive signature of witness John Noad on the marriage record is essentially the same as the signature of widower John Noad on his marriage record in 1833; John was a son of William and Grace (Crabb) Noad.  The placing of John Rich (1790-1868) as a son of William and Elizabeth "Betty " (Noad) Rich is supported by the baptism record of John Rich in 1790 in Trowbridge, and that William and Elizabeth "Betty" Rich married in 1788 in Trowbridge.  This is the author's current thinking and is subject to change if new information is obtained.


1. "Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1916," indexed database with record images, (, Trowbridge St. James with St. Stephen > 1782-1801, page 275 (image 167 of 204), William Rich, batchelor, and Betty Noad, spinster, marriage entry, 27 January 1788.

2. "Wiltshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1916," indexed database with digital images, (, Trowbridge, St. James and St. Stephen > 1813-1829, page 35 (image 42 of 318), Elizabeth Rich, age 40, wife of William, entry, 27 November 1814.

NOTE:  This genealogical sketch is out of Ahnentafel order because I found new information linking #42 John Rich to his parents, William and Elizabeth "Betty" (Noad) Rich.  


NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog. I have extended this theme in 2022 for a ninth year to 468 Ancestors in 468 Weeks. The (incomplete) list of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the 7th great-grandparents (in work) is in

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