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George Richards


From on Tuesday, 21 September, 2010
My grandfather was Raymond Francis Richards, son of George Edward Richards (1881-1958).
Sadly, there were two boys, cousins, the sons of Thomas and David and born about 1881. You would need Raymond's birth certificate to work out his mother's name, and then to het her wedding certificate to see which George Edward Richards she married.
Answer -
George's parents were Thomas Richards and Elizabeth Jane nee Barr, official entry 3384/81. George enlisted in the army 1 Feb 1915. Discharged July 1919 so he left home with Ray a baby and returned to find a school boy aged nearly 6. Ray's bday was 19 Oct 1913, born Sth Melb, he died 20 Set 2001 at Tauranga, NZ.
Ray's mother was Clotilde Caroline Kappler born 22 Feb 1880, died 19 Sept 1953 at Chelsea, Vict. I have not found marriage details in Victoria records for Clotilde and George but suspect they may have married in Sth Aust. Her family were from there.


From on Sunday, 17 April, 2015
George Richards wed 1842 #659 and his son 3. Thomas Richards 1846 #7981 who wed Eliza Barr.
They had 8 children - you have not listed the last one, Ernest Thomas Richards reg 4307 in 1889 at Heywood Vic.
He married Eileen Elise Cook in 1924 reg #1291, in Vic Horsham
I found the question from Amanda Dickson 21 Sept 2010 helpful. George was one that I had little on except his son Ray.
I would like to contact Amanda Dickson, as in 2006 I helped with the book on Barr family 1826-2006, which lists the descendants of Thomas Richards & Eliza Barr.
We had nothing on their son George Edward Richards and his descendeants.

George Richards wed 1842 #659 to Margaret MacKinnon at, and the children were baptised at Presbyterian church of Melbourne & Geelong
4 Children 1. Archibald Richards 1845 #7817 lived 1 month
2. Charles Richards 1846 #7981
3. Thomas Richards 1848 #33280
4. David Richards 1850 #33354
2. Charles Richards wed 1867 #51 to Victoria Urquhart and lived at Branxholme, Merino, Digby, Edenhope
13 Children 1. Isabella Richards 1868 #1096
2. George (James) Richards 1869 #20788 - 1957 #19330 aged 87
3. Margaret Richards 1871 #14362 - 1953 #20471 aged 82, wed Quinn
4. Donald Richards 1873 #22257 - 1876 #6611 lived 1 year
5. Charles John Richards 1875 #24629
6. Victoria Richards 1877 #23757
7. Jessie (Florence) Richards 1879 #17867 - 1934 #4997 aged 54,
8. Daniel Thomas Richards 1881 #8717
9. Mary Ann Richards 1883 #22963 - 1894 #5709 lived 10 years
10. Rodrick David Richards 1886 #2297
11. Donald Mcqueen Richards 1888 #10972 - 1956 #11673 aged 68
12. Sarah Jane Richards 1889 #30725 - 1890 #33 lived 11 weeks
13. Gordon Richards 1894 #20264
7. Jessie (Florence) Richards 1879 #17867 - 1934 #4997 aged 54, wed 1901 #1277 to George Ernest Hermann Brooks 1880 - 1952 #9050 aged 72, son of Eliza Jane Hunt and Ernest Mark Brooks, born in Adelaide. No chn found in Vic records
Sister Mabel Alice Louise Brooks died at Balwyn, 1873 - 1905 #4223 aged 28
3. Thomas Richards 1846 #7981 wed 1874 #1971 to Eliza Jane Barr 1851 #25821A, she was baptised Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, lived at Condah then at Heywood
8 Children 1. Sarah Ann Richards 1875 #8262
2. Eliz Jane Richards 1877 #1856
3. Maria Richards 1879 #3333
4. George Edward Richards 1881 #3384 - 1958 #1522 aged 77
5. Margaret Richards 1883 #10005
6. Frances Laura Richards 1885 #26079
7. Eva May Richards 1887 #29031
8. Ernest Thos Richards 1889 #4307 - 1942 #8923 aged 51
4. David Richards 29 March 1850 #8783 wed 1882 #5485 to Maria Barr 1856 #13308 he baptised Presbyterian Church, Melbourne, lived at Branxholme, Heywood
2 Children 1. George Edward Barr Richards 15 Nov 1882 #21062 - 7 Apr 1930 #10420 aged 48 years, at Narrandera, NSW
2. Sarah Ann Barr Richards 12 Nov 1885 #26083 - 1885 #12327 lived 3 days, at Crawford, Vic
3. Archibald McQueen Richards 1888 #15259 - 12 April 1937 #10373, born at Hay. died at Narrandera NSW
4. Margaret (Maggie) Victoria Richards 1891 #23849 - 1960 aged 69, born at "Kerarbury" Station and died in NSW
5. Thomas Henry Barr Richards 15 March 1893 - 22 April 1975 aged 82. born at "Kerarbury" Station NSW, died NSW
6. David Thomas Richards 11 Oct 1895 #32198 - 4 August 1980 aged 84, born at Darling Point NSW, died at Narrandera NSW

Richard Richards

Richard Richards born 1813 or 1816 at Upper Brithdir, Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales wed 27 Sep 1834 to Elizabeth Morgans b.1813- Bedwelty Monmouthshire or Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales, daughter of Dr Morgans
Richard Richards and Elizabeth Morgans lived at Llanelli, Glamorganshire, Wales when their daughter Lydia was born, and then at Upper Brithdir, Gelligaer, Glamorgan, Wales. barque Amazon, 767 tons [sic?], Captain Frederick Coots [sic?], from London / Plymouth 26th November 1851, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 20th February 1852.
The Sydney Shipping Gazette (SSG) reports . . February 19 -- Amazon, barque, Cook, from Plymouth 26th November. passengers-- Mr. & Mrs Joyner and three children, and Dr. Edward Gregory, Surgeon-Superintendent, with 286 emigrants.
The Amazon arrived on Thursday from Plymouth, which port she left on 26th November last, and we regret to learn there have been the great number of seventeen deaths on board during the voyage, sixteen of them have been children, which have been taken off by the measles and hooping cough [sic] and which we understand is still prevalent on board. —5th ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1852; five births & nineteen deaths on the passage; note spelling and name variations and age discrepancies
Passengers - Richard Richards 37 Farm Servant ref 1350/2 of Glamorgan, Wales, Elizabeth Richards 37, Sarah Richards 17, Anne Richards 15, Lydia Richards 12, Edward Richards 10, Richard Richards 7 and Mary Richards 1 died at sea
Richard Richards arrived in Adelaide, Australia on 20 Feb 1852 on the Amazon with Elizabeth Morgans and 5 children, Mary died at Sea, and two children, William and Margaret were born in Victoria
9 children 1. Sarah Richards 1835
2. Anne Richards 1837 - 1913 #13884 aged 77
3. Lydia Richards 1839 - 1889
4. Edward Richards 1846 - 1911 #13650 aged 65
5. Richard Richards 1844
6. Mary 1851 died at Sea
7. Mary Anne Richards 1853
8. William Richards 1856 #9949R
9. Margaret Richards 1857 lived 17 months died at Clunes
1. Sarah Richards 1835 wed 1852 to Evan Lloyd and lived at Fryers Creek
3 children 1. Elizabeth Maria Lloyd 1855 #2412
2. Lydia Lloyd 1857 #12011
3. Sarah Anne Lloyd died 1858 #4915 aged 11 months
3. Anne Richards 1837 - 1913 #13884 aged 77, died Long Gully, Victoria, wed 1855 to John Hunt
9 children 1. Sarah Ann Hunt 1856 #9878 at Yandoit
2. John Hunt 1858 #8544 at Kangaroo Flat
3. Richard Hunt 1859 #21081 at Pennyweight
4. Elizabeth Hunt 1861 #15362 at Maldon
5. Twin William Hunt 1863 #15375 at Maldon
6. Twin Mary Hunt 1863 #15376 at Maldon
7. Sarah Ann Hunt 1867 #16102 at Maldon
8. Edward Hunt 1870 #5105 - 1928 aged 58, born at Sandhurst died at Wonthaggi
9. Alice Hunt 1872 #12034 at Tarnagulla
3. Lydia Richards 1834 - 1889 wed 17 May 1858 to Thomas Eynon and died at Tallygaroopna, Victoria, Australia, 11 children.
4. Edward Richards from Glamorgan, 1846 - 1911 #13650 aged 65, wed 1874 #4644 to Elizabeth Hetherington 1844 #13733 baptised at St James CofE Melbourne, and lived at Sandhurst
4 children 1. Edward Albert Richards 1878 #5038
2. Geo Wm Richards 1880 #25036
3. Celia Mary Margaret Richards 1883 #5250
4. James Bloomfield Richards 1888 #15552
5. Richard Richards 1844, wed 1870 #3210 to Elizabeth Powell both born at Glamorgan, and lived at Sandhurst
3 children 1. Elizabeth Ann Richards 1870 #19119
2. Samuel Richards 1872 #11684
3. Edward William Richards 1874 #5036
7. Mary Anne Richards 1849 wed 1 Dec 1888 to William Henry Jessup 1857 #5307, no known children

Thomas Richards

Cornwall 1841 Census Enumeration District 15, Civil Parish of Madron, Book 6 Folio 18 Page 29, Boskinning,1, all born in county Thos. Richards,35,,Ag. Lab., Mary Richards,,33, Thomas Richards,6, Abraham Richards,4, Mary Richards,,1
Cornwall 1851 Census Merchant Shipping, Civil Parish of Paul, Eccl. District of St. Peter Newlyn Folio 294 Page 25, 9, Vessel - Pearce, born at Paul Cornwall
Henry Richards,Master,M,67,,Master & Owner Of Boat, Henry Richards,Fshman,M,37,,Fisherman On Share, Stephen Richards,Fshman,M,34,,Fisherman On Share,
Thomas Richards 45 came Jan 1853 on the Stebonheath with Mary Richards 44, Stephen Richards 36, Kitty Richards 35, Thomas Richards 17, Abraham Richards 15, Mary Richards 12, James Richards 10, Job Richards 6 and Elizabeth Richards 3
6 Children 1. Thomas Richards 17 - 1834
2. Abraham Richards 15 - 1836
3. Mary Richards 12 - 1840
4. James Richards 10 - 1842
5. Job Richards 6 - 1846
6. Elizabeth Richards 3 - 1849
1. Thomas Henry Richards died Dec 1870 #8528 aged 31, (parents names as Mary and Thomas) wed 1866 #3431 to Sarah Ann Sawyer 1847 #21936 dau of Martha Honey and William Sawyer born at Breakwater in Vic. They lived at Ballarat
Thomas died before the birth of his last child Mary Edith Honey (Honey being her Grandmother Martha’s maiden name),
Sarah Ann Richards wed 1876 #2102 to Thomas Henry Ross and lived at Amhurst, then Talbot
4 Children 1. Elizabeth Ann Richards 1866 #19580
2. Martha Richards 1868 #6992
3. Richard Henry Richards 1869 #6691
4. Mary Edith Honey Richards 1871 #499 - 1875 #246 lived 4 years
4 Children 5. William Thomas Ross 1877 #12624 - 1895 #11296 aged 18
6. Margaret Gladys Ross 1880 #19129
7. Victoria Beatrix Ross 1883 #26879 - 1946 #22987 aged 63, wed Tucker
8. James John Ross 1888 #16066 - 1934 #1957 aged 45
2. Abraham Richards wed 1866 #2377 to Isabella Thompson Wilson and lived at Ballarat
9 children 1. Thomas James Richards 1867 #569
2. Richard Henry Richards 1868 #13731
3. Elizabeth Jane Richards 1870 #6575
4. Mary Louisa Richards 1872 #357
5. Abraham Richards 1874 #6768
6. Isabella Ada Richards 1878 #254 - 1879 #112 lived 1 year
7. Isabella Ada Richards 1880 #6253
8. Albert John Richards 1882 #6661
9. Ethel Barbara Richards 1886 #15679
5. Job Williams Richards from Penzance wed 1872 #3041 to Margaret Craigie 1851 #34297
4 Children 1. Janet Mary Richards 1873 #14193 - 1873 #6051 lived 2 days
2. Robert Thomas Richards 1874 #6766
3. William James Richards 1876 #13567 - 1876 #7877 lived 2 days
4. Violet Elizabeth Richards 1879 #217

From Suzanne Bremner, on Wednesday, 17 November, 2010, email to her bounced 23 Feb 2013.
Hi Elizabeth Just came across your site while researching the family tree...just wondering if you had anything more on Thomas Richards & Mary Richards that arrived on the vessel Stebonheath.... in particular I was looking for his approximate death date so I can get a copy of death certificate. The one I am looking for had a son Thomas Henry Richards who married Sarah Ann Sawyer in Ballarat in 1866 but must have died an early death as she remarried to Thomas Henry Ross in 1876.
Thanks for your assistance....
Thomas Snr died in 8 Feb 1884 #226, aged 77 son of Thomas, and Mary died 27 Feb 1884 #1341 aged 76, both in Ballarat (downloaded certs from BDM)
The children of Thom Richards & Mary were:
Thomas Henry Richards b c1837
Abraham Richards b c1840 d 1909 East Ballarat, Vic married to Isabella Thompson Wilson 1866 (both were witnesses on Thomas' marriage certificate)
Mary Richards b c1843
James Richards b c1845
Job Richards b? decd
Elizabeth Richards b c1850

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