Amherst, Richard (1600 -1664)
Richard Amherst, of Bayhall in Pepinbury in Kent, was the eldest son of Richard Amherst, of Bayhall, and his second wife Margaret, youngest daughter of Sir Thomas Palmer, Bart of Wingham. Richard Amherst married Dorothy, daughter of John Cradock of Luddesdowne in 1627, and in 1634 they are recorded as having a son William `2 years old' and a daughter Dorothy. William, the son, who judging from the inscription in the Drayton item, would seem also to have used the stamp, inherited Bayhall. He was survived by two sons, both of whom died without issue, when the estate passed to his nephew Charles Browne, who himself died childless in 1733.