Richard PASFIELD 
- Born: Cir 1504, Essex
- Marriage (1): UNKNOWN  circa 1526 in Wethersfield ESS
- Marriage (2): Grace  in 1565 in Essex
- Died: Aft 7 Nov 1573, Wethersfield ESS
The document used in identifying the mother of Richard Pasfield as Miss Stamer came from a court case in London's Court of Chancery about 1575. William Pasfield, a grandson of Richard, was trying to defend the title to his Wethersfield property against forfeiture and sale. He stated that "one John Stamer and Isabell his wife were heretofore seised to them and to their heirs" of some copyhold property after their death. William Pasfield further claimed that his grandfather Richard Pasfield "was owner of the copie holde land" stated in the lawsuit because Richard was an heir to 66. John Stamer and wife Isabel. Based on the age of John Stamer's only other known child John, it is most logical that Richard's mother rather than his wife was the Stamer heir in question.
Richard was a neighbor and friend when he was an executor to his uncle John Stamer's will on 29 Aug 1540. Richard was called a taylor when he was a witness to a land sale from Henry Carder to some of Richard's Cranford relatives including John Yongman alias Clark dated 20 Jan 1568/9. His son Richard was also a witness.
Sometime before he wrote his will, he married secondly Grace (---) Annis. He left his will in Wethersfield on 7 Nov 1573 and she left a will on 10 Apr 1575. Grace was given money in the will of Richard. The name of her first husband is not known.
 The National Archives of the UK, Pasfeild v Wayte, 1575 (London, England: The Nationals Archives), C 2/Eliz/P17/36.
 Essex County, England, Church of England, Probate Records for the Commissary Court of the Diocese of London, original wills 1482-1557, microfilm no.  packet 11, Family History Library [FHL] Salt Lake City, Utah.
 Archives of the Essex County Record Office DP 119/25/78 (Colchester, England: ERO). Henry Carder was a cousin and heir to Richard Harward. Lands being sold include Goldings, Allens, and Shortlands. This property was to "be held for the use of the poor inhabitants of Wethersfield for ever in accordance with the will of Richard Harward."
 Essex County, England, Church of England, Archdeaconry of Middlesex, registered copy of wills 1563-1582, microfilm no.  page 180, Family History Library [FHL] Salt Lake City, Utah.
 Essex County, England, Commissary Court Will Grace Pasfield 1575 Wethersfield, ERO.
Richard is described as a tailor
Feoffment from Henry Carder of Abyngdon [Abington], (co. Cambs.) (cousin and heir of Richard Harward lately of Wethersfield, deceased that is to say son and heir of Richard Carder son and heir of Joan Carder sister and next heir of said Richard Harward ) to Thomas Craneford, sen., Thomas Carder, sen., Baronet Wayte, Robert Spryng, Lancelot Warde, John Parker, Richard Grene, Richard Bolle alias Bronde, Thos. Craneford, jun. , William Byckmer, John Lamberd, John Ower, John Yongman alias Clerke and John Wayte, jun. for Two messuages called Goldyngs and Allenes, a piece of land with a garden adjoining called Monnes Croft, a piece pasture with a pightle (putelles) of meadow called Brasetts, a piece pasture called Shortlonds and Highfen, and a meadow called Pendyng Meade, all in Wethersfield. To be held for the use of the poor inhabitants of Wethersfield for ever in accordance with the will of Richard Harward . [Witness: William Livermore Sr , John Livermore Jr. , Richard Pasfield , Richard Pasfield Jr. ]
Essex R O D/P 119/25/78 - 20 Jan 1568/69
Richard was an executor of the Will of John Stamer 5 Aug 1540
Richard left a Will dated 7 Nov 1773
Richard married UNKNOWN  [MRIN: 10213] circa 1526 in Wethersfield ESS. (UNKNOWN  was born circa 1505 and died before 1573 in Essex.)
Richard next married Grace  [MRIN: 10221] in 1565 in Essex. (Grace  was born circa 1520 in Essex and died after 10 Apr 1575 in Wethersfield ESS.)