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Major, Richard (1603/4–1660), landowner  

Timothy Venning

Major, Richard (1603/4–1660), landowner, was the son of John Major (d. 1630), alderman of Southampton, and his wife, Ann. His grandfather John Major, a brewer, was mayor of Southampton in 1601, while his father, steward of Southampton in 1610–11 and mayor in 1615–16, put his financial skills to acquiring landed property, buying the manors of ...