He was an eminent London merchant, chairman of the East India and Turkey companies; knighted 10th July 1662. He was one of the principal inhabitants of St. Olave's, Hart Street, in the church of which parish he lies buried, and where his statue is still to be seen. He died 6th September 1672, at the age of 68. He was father-in-law to John, Lord Berkeley of Stratton. (Warrington)
Sir Andrew Rickard, an East India merchant, chairman of the East India and Turkey Companies, alderman and sheriff of London; knighted July 10th, 1662. He died very wealthy on September 5th, 1672, aged sixty-eight years, leaving one only daughter, married to John, Lord Berkeley of Stratton. The funeral took place at St. Olave's, Hart Street, September 17th, where a monument was erected to his memory (Smith's "Obituary, p. 96).
Sunday 3 May 1663 (Lord’s day).
So made myself ready and to church, where Sir W. Penn showed me the young lady which young Dawes, that sits in the new corner-pew in the church, hath stole away from Sir Andrew Rickard, her guardian, worth 1,000l. per annum present, good land, and some money, and a very well-bred and handsome lady: he, I doubt, but a simple fellow. However he got this good luck to get her, which methinks I could envy him with all my heart.
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"... the young lady which young Dawes ... hath stole away from Sir Andrew Rickard, her guardian" The marriage license of John Dawes of St. Olaves, Hart St. (bachelor, aged 30) and Christian Hawkins (spinster, aged 16) is dated 21 April 1663. It states that that the bride's parents were dead and that consent had been given by her aunt, the wife of [Sir Andrew] Rickard of St. Olave's. A petition by Dawes to Charles II about the disputed guardianship is in the National Archives.
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