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George Lewis Rich, Charles Richardson, George Richardson, James Richardson, John Richardson,
Louis Richardson, Thomas Richardson, William Richardson, James Riches, Joseph Rickard, William Rickards, William Ricketts,


George Lewis Rich

George Lewis Rich born in Bristol, wed 1872 #416 to Margaret McAddam, lived at St Arnaud then St Kilda
5 Children 1. Letitia Agnes Rich 1873 #12914
2. George Willis Rich 1875 - 1950 #11834 aged 75
3. John Willis Rich 1876 #26123
4. Horatio Brutus Nelson Rich 1878 #19296 lived 1 year
5. Florence Rich 1882 #26071
1. Letitia Agnes Rich 1873 #12914 wed 1906 to William Unwin 1887 #25069 - 1957 #22348 aged 70 died at Korumburra, son Edward George Lewis Unwin 1911 #21476

Charles Richardson

Charles Richardson of Geelong wed 1879 #2891 to Mary Jane Allen and lived at Kensington
3 Children 1. Harriet Louisa Jane Richardson 1880 #16708
2. Annie Mary Richardson 1882 #10200
3. Lilian Alice Richardson 1887 #12194
3. Lilian Alice Richardson 1887 #21481 - 1943 #15806 aged 55 wed 1911 #402 to William Geo Thos Beardon 1886 #3142 - 1971 #22657 aged 85

George Richardson

George Richardson and Emily (Harriet) Thorne 1943 #18716 aged 86, lived at Mt Prospect, Kingower then Creswick, died at Wonthaggi
10 Children 1. Edith Mary Richardson 1875 #18117 - 1957 #5202 aged 83, wed Smith
2. Kenith/Kenneth George Richardson 1877 #10461 - 1887 #6002 lived 10 years
3. Susan May Richardson 1879 #10189
4. Walter Robert Richardson 1881 #10508 - 1883 #2086 lived 1 year
5. Ernest Richardson 1883 #10454
6. George Henry Richardson 1885 #18885
7. Caroline Emily Richardson 1887 #22414
8. Rosa Maud Richardson 1889 #23098
9. Arnold Robt Richardson 1891 #34488
10. William Allen Richardson 1893 #32857
1. Edith Mary Richardson 1875 #18117 - #5202 aged 83, later wed Smith, wed 1895 #1911 to James Henry Lamprell 1870 #10614 - 1915 aged 45,
2 Children 1. Harry Jas Alberton Lamprell 1896 #22090
2. Walter George Lamprell 1901 - 1975 #1027 aged 74

James Richardson

Marriages Dec 1855 - James Richardson and Jane Barrapsford at Newcastle T. Vol 10b page 147. The district Newcastle T is an alternative name for Newcastle upon Tyne and it is in the county of Northumberland.
James Richardson came c1860 with Jane Barrasford/Beresford and lived at Ballarat
6 Children 1. John Pearson Richardson 1860 #19296
2. Jane Helen Richardson 1864 #18429 - 1865 #5559 lived 10 months
3. Jane Richardson 1865 #25097 died
4. Jane Ellen Richardson 1868 #384 died
5. Jane Richardson 1869 #639 - 1869 #358 lived 3 weeks
6. Jane Richardson 1870 #6767
7. James Richardson 1874 #334 - 1874 #253 lived 16 days
8. Elizabeth Richardson 1875 #7024
9. James Richardson 1878 #4152 - 1878 #2745 lived 2 months
1. John Pearson Richardson 1860 #19296 born at Ballarat wed 1886 #3395 to Julia Rees 1867 #6976 born at Carngham
John Pearson Richardson wed 1900 #510 to Eliza Jane Arnel nee Lawson
1st Child 1. Hilda Marion Richardson 1887 #30498

John Richardson

The Larpent was the first ship chartered under a J. D Lang immigration scheme which arrived in Geelong in 1849. J.D.Lang purchased land in Australia then returned to England and sold the land in ten and twenty acre farms with a passage to Australia to these The Larpent passengers. Ian Wynd died before he finished writing a book on J D Lang's Immigration Scheme - 3 ships to Vic, 3 to Qld, and some passengers on a ship to NSW. There is a book called The Larpent- The Tale of a Ship and a Distict by Kathryn Purnell. It was published by the Larpent School in 1989. I believe the Colac Family History group have a copy. It tells about the Ship, its journey and the people on board who later settled the area near Colac which they called Larpent.
John Richardson c1825 - ?, born in Tunbridge, UK, came to Australia about 1849 on the Larpent, probably with his parents
John Richardson wed 1849 #23425 to Annie Sarah Matthews and they lived at Geelong, Victoria
5 children 1. Horace Frank Richardson 1854 #6865
2. Clara Helen Richardson 1857 #2398
3. Austen Godfrey Richardson 1860 #8510 - 1933 #16597, was born at Belmain? Victoria
4. Louis Frederick Richardson 1871 #2669
5. Howard Sidney Richardson 1874 #2603
1. Horace Frank Richardson 1854 #6865 wed 1881 #139 to Edith Harriet Sommers 1860 #14381 daughter of Ann Matilda Merrell and William Sommers born at Geelong
7 children 1. Stanley John Richardson 1882 #16460
2. Elsie Dora Richardson 1884 #17192 lived 7 years
3. Alan William Richardson 1886 #3177
4. Francis Dudley Richardson 1889 #21963 lived 2 years
5. Norman Willis Richardson 1892 #4419 lived 1 year
6. Edith Annie Lyne Richardson 1893 #32014
7. Frank Evan Richardson 1895 #12551
3. Austen Godfrey Richardson 1860 #8510 - 1933 #16597, wed 1890 #2344 to Laura Amelia White 1869 #10542 - 1955 daughter of Jane Roberts and Andrew White born at Mt Duneed
5 children 1. Clive Richardson 1891 #23382
2. Roy Richardson 1895 #12430
3. Lyell Richardson 1896 #20100
4. Ivan Richardson 1903 #18185
5. Noel Richardson 27 Dec 1905 #3261 - 1972, married 1932 to Gladys Ella Motton

John Henry Richardson

John Henry Richardson died before 1919, wed 1862 #1330 to Matilda King and lived at Dunkeld, Ballarat, Heywood
8 Children 1. Lucy Amelia Richardson 1863 #13941 - 1869 #8546 lived 6 years
2. John Walter Richardson 1866 #503
3. George Richardson 1870 #14223 - 1871 #3293 lived 11 months
4. George Henry Richardson 1872 #14542
5. Joseph Henry Richardson 1874 #20854
6. Charles Alfred Richardson 1877 #16249
7. Frederick Richardson 1880 #3079 - 1880 #1548 lived 2 months
8. Lewellen Mark Richardson 1881 #3377
2. John Walter Richardson 1866 #503 wed 1895 #5665 to Ada Maria Bartlett - possibly Ada Bartlett 1873 #23530 dau of Rebecca Oliver and Samuel Bartlett born at Nerring
4. George Henry Richardson 1872 #14542 wed 1899 #2532 to Elizth Downs 1875 #15390 - 1952 #16716 aged 75, dau of Rosehanna Matilda Cousins from Sydney wed 1869 #4501 to Thomas Downs from Straffordshire, and lived at Dunolly
5. Joseph Henry Richardson 1874 #20854 wed 1899 #7765 to Sarah Bailey 1872 #5650 - 1936 #17941 aged 65, dau of Flora Mckenzie and George Bailey born at Smythedale
6. Charles Alfred Richardson 1877 #16249 wed 1898 #4761 to Mary Jane Henry


Thankyou to , who kindly sent 2 certificates, Marriage with three weddings, and Death with 5 entries, on 9 Aug 2013

From Ethel Richardson's Death certificate,
Ethel Richardson born c1901, died 27 April 1919, aged 18 years, from Pneumonaria, in Dunolly Hospital, dau of Joseph Henry Richardson, Miner, and Sarah Richards formerly Richardson, maiden name Bailey. She was employed as a Tailoress and was sick 5 days. She was buried 28 April 1919 in Methodist section, at Dunolly Cemetery. She was not married, had no issue.
The death certificate has an interesting detail for Ethel's mother - she has 3 surnames.
After checking again, I see the Informant for Ethel has been signed as possibly S Richards, Step Father, Dunolly.


The persons listed in date order on the same page, are William Henry Wrathall, died 10 April aged 62, Charles Liddell, died 14 April aged 60, Ethel Richardson, died 27 April aged 18, Gilbert Luke Currie, died 8 May aged 45, and Elizabeth Shipley Coumbe, died 8 May aged 63.

Louis Edward Richardson

The Admiral Boxer came March 1857 and brought Assisted British Immigrants including Louis Richardson 33, Sally Richardson 33, Louis Richardson 12, Charles Richardson 9 and William Richardson 7
Louis Edward Richardson c1824 - 1883 #8518 aged 49, son of Louis Richardson, and Sarah Wells came c1856, and moved to Moolap then to Geelong
6 Children 1. Louis Edward Richardson Sep Quarter 1844 at Rye, Sussex
2. Charles Richardson 9 - 1848
3. William Richardson 7 - 1850
4. Albinia Richardson 1858 #12581
5. Alice Richardson 1860 #20284 lived 5 months
6. Albert Richardson 1862 #16372
1. Louis Edward Richardson born Sep Quarter 1844 in Sussex, wed 1867 #3703 to Mary Ann Corbett and lived at Ballarat, Geelong, then at Dargo
6 Children 1. Louis William Richardson 1870 #281
2. David Albert Richardson 1872 #2683
3. Alfred Arthur Richardson 1874 #9114
4. Charles Herbert Richardson 1876 #9540
5. Minnie Richardson 1880 #23000
6. Mary Elenor Richardson 1885 #9248
4. Albinia (Albeena) Richardson 1858 #12581 - 1892 #6498 aged 34, wed 1886 #3676V to James Humphrey/Humphries and lived at Geelong, 2 children

Thomas Richardson

Thomas Richardson aged 25 came Jul 1853 on the Genghis Khan with Harriet Richardson aged 24 and Harriet Richardson aged 1. Fellow passengers are John Richardson aged 48 and Sarah Richardson aged 48
Harriette Emma Richardson 1852 - 1929 #101 aged 77, dau of Thomas Richardson, wed 1879 #4011 to William Sims and died at Avoca, children born at Percydale
4 Children 1. Emma Sims 1880 #24270 - 1881 #8406 lived 10 months
2. Elizabeth Sims 1882 #4474
3. William Henry Sims 1884 #4608
4. Herbert Louis Sims 1889 #33917

Thomas Richardson

James Richardson came from Berwickshire Scotland, and arrived at the Wanyarra Goldfields, Inglewood in 1868. He is father of Thomas.
Thomas Richardson wed c1889 to Mary Smith of Inglewood
5 Children 1. Frances Sarah Richardson 8 June 1890 - 13 Mar 1978 aged 87, wed 16 Jan 1911 to Albert Walter Arnold 18 Aug 1884 - 3 Dec 1960, 7th child of Sarah Cundall and William John Arnold
      3 sons - Wesley, Alfred and Colin
2. Janet (Jessie) Richardson 9 Oct 1891 - 1 June 1964 wed Thomas Arnold
      4 chn - Thomas, Ivor, Daisy and Donald
Two sisters wed two brothers
3. Thomas Richardson 1894 wed Arlie Smith -
      1. June
      2. Max wed, sons Scott, Alan and Matthew
4. Mary Richardson 2 Oct 1897 wed (1) Joseph Watkins died of war injuries,
      Josephine.
Wed (2) Heffer - Jack, Shirley and Marie
5. Andrew Richardson 1900 wed Una Gilespie - no children

William Richardson

See My Richardson family, with thanks to Lauren

William Richardson aged 24 came Mar 1857 on the Herald Of The Morning, with wife, Harriet aged 2 and an infant. The infant appears to be Charlotte Herarlda Richardson 1857 - 1942 #13478 aged 85,
William Richardson and Harriet Luck from Lincolnshire, lived at Brighton, then Cheltenham
Arrived at Melbourne March 1.-Herald of the Morning, ship, 1,291 tons, Godfrey Rodolph, from Liverpool 20th November, with four hundred and fifty-six Government immigrants. Thomas Slator, Esq., surgeon superintendent. G. F. Train and Co., agents. ' Comment - The Herald of the Morning has brought out about 460 emigrants, classed as follows : 48 married couples, 22 single men, 239 single women, and 103 children. The ship is very clean and reflects great credit on Dr. Slater, captain and officers. The list of Imports carried from Liverpool is printed The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Tuesday 3 March 1857, page 4
11 children 1. Harriet Elizabeth Richardson aged 2, 1852 - 1931 #14417 aged 79, from Sussex, called herself Margaret Alma Richardson when she wed 1882 #4970 to Charles Daniel Brassington from London
2. Charlotte Herarlda Richardson 1857 - 1942 #13478 aged 85,
3. Anna Maria Richardson 1859 #10275 - 1927 wed 1888 to Leonard Erck ?-1928
4. Philadelphia Agnes Richardson 1861 #10925 - 1948 #19011 aged 87,
5. Sarah Loanna Richardson 1863 #13224 - 1943 #1089 aged 79, wed 1905 to Christopher Powell
6. George Richardson 1865 #13673 - 1866 #583 lived 6 months
7. William Henry Richardson 1867 #1279
8. Mary Jane Richardson 1869 #7106 - 1961, wed first Marsden then in 1903 to Robert Henry Kenny
9. Emily May Richardson 1871 #14911 - 1873 #3528 lived 1 year
10. Eleanor May Richardson 1874 #21633 - 1946 #226 aged 71, wed Edwin George Scott
11. William George Thomas Richardson 1876 #21827
3. Charlotte Herarlda Richardson 1857 - 1942 #13478 aged 85, wed 1884 #41 to Thomas Herman 1857 #7348 - 1898 #6921 aged 41, 3 Children
5. Philadelpia Agnes Richardson 1861 #10925 - 1948 #19011 aged 87, wed 1891 #753 to Albert Henman 1863 #17680 - 1930 #11476 aged 67, died at Rainbow, and lived at Willenabrina, 7 Children

James Riches

James Riches wed 1853 #742 to Amelia Jetter/Fetter Sims and lived at Winchelsea,
4 Children 1. David Foster Riches 1858 #7385
2. James Benedict Riches 1860 #3451
3. Unnamed Female Riches 1861 #14762
4. Iettea Virginia Riches 1863 #23724
5. Robert Riches 1865 #19482
6. Edmund Ambrose Riches 1867 #19138
7. Twin Laura Amanda Sims Riches 1868 #27149
8. Twin Amelia Lydia Sims Riches 1868 #27150
9. Twin Seamen Sims Riches 1871 #6351
10. Twin Sydney Sims Riches 1871 #6352
11. Laura Lydia Augusta Riches 1875 #13240
11. Laura Lydia Augusta Riches 1875 #13240 wed 1905 #6587 to James Lawrie Gentles 1872 #9145 - 1906 #13845 aged 34, born at

Own page for Joseph Anderson Rickard,


Joseph Rickard

Joseph Percivel Radcliffe Rickard from Edinburgh wed 1876 #250 to Emma Melbourne from Sydney, and moved to Yackandah
8 Children 1. Harriet Rickard 1881 #6471
2. Emma Rickard 1883 #6331
3. Elizabeth Rickard 1885 #7015
4. Archibald Rickard 1889 #36323
5. Alice Rickard 1892 #18731
6. Ernest Rickard 1895 #25735
7. Alice Rickard 1898 #15316
8. Chas Rickard 1901 #15536
3. Elizabeth Rickard 1885 #7015 wed 1914 #149 to Geo Thos Mains, who could be Thomas George Mains 1885 #8739 born at Cheltenham
7. Alice Rickard 1892 #18731 wed 1919 #3545 to Archd Jas Crothers

William Rickards

William Rickards wed 1855 #3440 to Ann Fowler and lived at Sandhurst
9 Children 1. William Rickards 1856 #10972 - 1858 #61 lived 1 year
2. Martha Rickards 1860 #5471
3. William Rickards 1864 #4946 - 1867 #7283 lived 3 years
4. Daniel Rickards 1866 #17600
5. Charles Rickards 1869 #5728
6. Ellen Rickards 1871 #13052
7. Margaret Rickards 1874 #18967
8. Johanna Rickards 1874 #18968
9. George Henry Rickards 1877 #11254
2. Martha Rickards 1860 #5471 wed 1884 #752 to Michael James O'Dea/Odea and lived at Sandhurst
6 Children 1. William Daniel O'Dea 1885 #5750 - 1952 #13120 aged 67
2. Irene Annie Frances O'Dea 1888 #24347 - 1953 #17694 aged 65, wed Rule
3. Ita Mary Odea 1891 #6846 - 1961 #1211 aged 65
4. Cassima Margaret Odea 1893 #9938
5. Francis Joseph Odea 1896 #25576 - 1960 #34048 aged 62
6. David Gregory Odea 1899 #24389
8. Johanna Lucy Rickards 1874 #18968 wed 1897 to Thomas James Lovitt

William Ricketts

From on Tue, 21 Mar 2006
If you are interested I have some old photos of the Ricketts family such as pictures of Christine's parents etc.
About Ricketts, William
C of E Comp. B 1544 William & Mary Ann left London on the 6th. July 1854 travelling on the Emigrant sailing for Adelaide. On the 9th September, when the ship was off the coast of Africa, Christine was born and her middle name Oceana is attributed to this birth at sea. The family arrived in Adelaide on October 24th 1854 and the family group included two small boys Charles and Henry. Charles died the following year on June 11 1855. The next son John was born in Richmond on September 17 1857 so the family must have travelled to Melbourne between those two dates probably by ship.
About Cline, Mary Ann
Probate & Will 28 P2 820 , 28 P0 1354 , 7591 P2 414 104/799On the 12th July 1907 Mary Ann had a will made. As she died soon after, Mary Ann may have known her life would be short lived at that time. A property at number 1 Verity Street was left to John Ricketts her son. A property at 187 Coppin Street was left to William Thomas Ricketts. Florence was left a watch and chain. Christine the balance of jewellery. Mary Ann left her sister Emily the sum of twenty pounds. The grave at Kew contains grandson Charles who died in 1896 aged 10. In the next aisle ( no. 1570 ) we have the graves of five of the children: Henry, Alice Maude, Henry Augustus, Charles & Edward. The gravestone reads ; The memory of the [ could not read ] children of William & Mary Ann Ricketts. Not lost but gone before.

William Ricketts wed Dec 1850 to Mary Ann Cline Vol 4 page 450, District of Newington which spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Surrey
William Ricketts came 1854 with Mary Ann Cline to Adelaide and about 1856 they lived at Richmond. Their second child, Christiana was born 9 Sep 1854 off the coast of Africa, aboard the Emigrant
12 children 1. William Thomas Ricketts c1852 from Surrey
2. Christiana Ricketts 9 Sep 1854 registered 1857 #14090 born at Sea
3. John Ricketts 1857 #14091
4. Edward Ricketts 1860 #1476 - 1887 #3861 lived 27 years
5. Charles Ricketts 1862 #4653 - 1881 #11705 lived 18 years
6. Unnamed Female Ricketts 1864 #24357 (Alice Maude)
7. Alfred Ricketts 1867 #4272
9. Arthur Ernest Ricketts 1871 #18927
10. Henry Ricketts 1874 #18444 - 1875 #4169 lived 9 months
11. Henry Augustus Ricketts 1876 #4650 - 1876 #3115 lived 5 months
12. Florence Wilhelm Ricketts 1879 #18794
1. William Thomas Ricketts c1852 from Surrey wed 1877 #764 to Margory Gordon from Perthshire (also called Margery May Gordon, Marion Mary Gordon) and lived at Richmond
6 children 1. Maude Alice Georgina Ricketts 1878 #18509
2. Eugenie Ethel May Ricketts 1880 #24693
3. Marion Wilhelmin Ricketts 1882 #11435
4. Rose Ricketts 1883 #25894 - 1883 #12347 lived 14 days
5. William Thomas G Ricketts 1885 #12908
6. Edward Ernest Ricketts 1887 #14270
2. Christina Ricketts 1857 #14090 born at Sea wed 1875 #2658 to John Watts Rainford born in NSW and lived at Richmond
3. John Ricketts 1857 #14091 wed 1884 #3140 to Emily Ada Barnes and lived at Richmond
2 children 1. Charles Henry Ricketts 1885 #28325
2. Ellen Wmina Ricketts 1888 #6072


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