Richard FENN 
- Born: 11 May 1795, Hemingstone SFK
- Christened: 7 Jun 1795, Hemingstone SFK
- Marriage (1): Lucy PEPPER  on 14 Oct 1823 in Hemingstone SFK By Lic
- Died: 24 Jun 1846 aged 51
- Buried: 29 Jun 1846, Hemingstone SFK
Document from the John Longe archive.
5 Sept 1825.
I offered by note a lease of my Hemingstone farm to Richard Fenn my present tenant for 11 years to commence Oct 11, 1825.
Saturday, 10 Sept 1825.
Richard Fenn wishes to continue to hold the farm for 2 years at the present rent . . . . . I am to speak to Mr Wenn to draw up and agreement to be signed by both parties
27 Sept 1825.
Mr Wenn breakfasted here and I desired him to draw up an agreement with former covenants for one year commencing Oct 11, 1825. Rent L119.
Ipswich R/O HA24/50/19/3.19
Richard was for many years the Parish Assessor at Hemingstone.
In 2001 the researcher, E L Fenn, visited Mr & Mrs Pyer at Old Hall Farm. They had old Land Tax Assessment forms & documents belonging to Richard Fenn, they had found behind a cupboard during their extensive restoration of the house. Copies on file.
Whites Directory Suffolk 1844 Hemingstone: Richard Fenn farmer.
Mortgage 3 June 1845.
Robert Welham of Somersham, bricklayer, to Richard Fenn of Hemingstone, farmer, to secure L300
Ref: Ipswich R/O HA 41/52/26/23
24th inst., much respected, Mr Richard Fenn, Farmer, Hemingstone, aged 51 years.
Ref: Ipswich Journal 27 June 1846.
THE WILL OF RICHARD FENN
Dated 26 Mar 1845,
This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Fenn of Hemingstone in the County of Suffolk, Farmer. After payment of all my just debts,Funeral and Testamentary Expenses, I give devise and bequeath unto Ann the wife of Charles Potter of Hemingstone Farmer, Betsy Fenn, Richard Fenn, Sarah Ann Fenn, Robert Fenn, Emma Fenn, and Ellen Fenn my children, their heirs and assigns for ever, all my real and personal Estate, to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And I hereby appoint Simon Fenn of Henley in the County of Suffolk Farmer to be the Executor of this my Will and Testament and Guardian of such of my Children as shall be under the age of 21 years or unmarried. As witness my hand this 26th Day of March 1845"
Signed Richard Fenn.
Witness's W Potter Rector of Witnesham, Thomas ? Rector of Hemingstone.
Proved Ipswich 1 Sept 1846, with "effects sworn at under L2000".
Churchyard monumental inscription transcript for Hemingstone reads: "Richard Fenn 24 Jun 1846 aged 51".
See attached sources.
1. Census: England, 7 Jun 1841, Hemingstone SFK. Richard is described as a farmer aged 45 born SFK
Richard married Lucy PEPPER  [MRIN: 1556], daughter of William PEPPER  and Amy COPPING , on 14 Oct 1823 in Hemingstone SFK By Lic. (Lucy PEPPER  was born about 1805, died on 5 Oct 1839 and was buried on 10 Oct 1839 in Hemingstone SFK.)