The Richards Family

Amy Frances Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Frances Elizabeth (Willoughby) Richards

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Anne Catherine (Richards) Magan

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

Married: Percy Magan on 20 September 1865. Percy was of Marifield, county Wexford.

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Arthur William Mordaunt Richards

Birth: 6 February 1860, in county Wexford, Ireland

Father: Solomon Augustus Richards

Mother: Sophia Mordaunt (Ward) Richards

Married: Elizabeth Kirk on 8 September 1886, in St James Picadilly, Westminster district, Middlesex
Conveyance dated 14 July 1899 from Dublin Registry of deeds no 518 cites marriage settlement with Elizabeth Kirk Sept 7 1886. Elizabeth, who was known as Lillie, was born in 1856/7, in county Armagh, the daughter of William Miller Kirk of The Park, Gorey. She died on 19 February 1940 and is buried in Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland.

Occupation: Army Officer, reaching the rank of Major. Arthur was a second lieutenant in the King's County Militia, and transferred as second lieutenant to the 5th Lancers on 6 August 1879 (London Gazette 5 August 1879 p4805), then to the 7th Dragoon Guards on 13 September 1879 (London Gazette 12 September 1879 p5452) and finally to the 2nd Dragoons on 23 June 1880 (London Gazette 22 June 1880 p3588). He was promoted to lieutenant on 22 December 1880 (London Gazette 11 January 1881 p124) and captain on 5 July 1886 (Hart's Army List for 1895 p144). Arthur retired as captain on 11 August 1897 (London Gazette 10 August 1897 p4483). The 2nd Dragoons were stationed in Dundalk in 1879-80, Dublin in 1881, Ballincollig in 1882 -3, Edinburgh in 1884-5, Aldershot in 1886-7, Brighton in 1888, Dundalk in 1889-90, Newbridge in 1891-2, Dublin in 1893, Aldershot in 1895-6 and Hounslow in 1897. In the 1911 census Arthur is listed as a Major, Reserve of Officers, and on 7 November 1915, Major Arthur Richards, retired, was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of Remounts in the Cavalry Remount Service (London Gazette 16 November 1915 p11436).

Arthur was also High Sheriff of Wexford in 1906, and a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant in that county.

Notes: Ardamine burned down on 9 July 1921. The Enniscorthy Guardian later reported that, at Gorey Quarter Sessions, Arthur received £30,000 for the house, £7,500 for the furniture etc and £150 for expenses.

Arms of Arthur William Mordaunt Richards
Arms of Arthur William Mordaunt Richards
Arms: Same as Richards of Solsborough (Sa., a chevron, between three fleurs-de-lis, arg.) with a mullet for difference.

Death: 9 June 1931, at Nalder Hill, Newbury, Berkshire, England, aged 71

Buried: Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland

Will: proved in the Principal Probate Registry on 22 July 1931, by Elizabeth Richards, of Nalder Hill, Newbury, Berkshire, widow, and Francis Augustus Richards of 53 Campden Hill Square, London, architect.

Census:
1871: Claverly Lodge, Pembury Road, Tonbridge, Kent
1911: Parknacross, Ardamine, county Wexford

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Arthur Francis Ward Richards

Birth: 1 September 1877, in Fishponds, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Robert Edward Richards

Mother: Katherine Maud (Pickering) Richards

Education: Haileybury College
Haileybury register, 1862-1900 p363 edited by Lionel Sumner Milford (1900)
Richards, Arthur Francis Ward, b. Sept. 1, 1877, son of Rev. R. E. Richards. Address, care of Rev. P. V. Doyne, Beckley, nr. Oxford.
     Melvill. 1891.3 R.(b)-1893.3. U.M.1 Electrical Engineer. In 99 at the Reading Electric Supply Co's Works.


Married: Muriel Ward in January 1903, in Reading district, Berkshire, England.
Muriel was born on 30 July 1876 and baptised on 15 August 1876 in Jubbulpore, Bengal, India, the daughter of Col. Henry Constantine Evelyn Ward, C.I.E. and Mary Kate Worsley Turner.
Census:
1911: Bucklow, Cheshire: Muriel Richards is aged 34

Children:
Occupation: Electrical Engineer. Arthur started his career in 1894 at the Hastings Electric Light Works where he received training in generating station and distribution station practice. From 1894 to 1901 he was assistant and mains superintendent at the Reading Electric Light Works. Between 1901 and 1906 he was assistant engineer to the County of London Electric Supply Co., Ltd., in the mains and distribution departments. He was M.I.E.E. and M.Cons.E.

Notes: Arthur Richards was awarded two patents, both dealing with electrical couplings. In 1919 he, jointly with Charles James Beaver and Ernest Alexander Claremont, was awarded a patent for  a "Sheath-Coupling for Electrical Cables". In 1939, he and Harold Bright obtained a patent for a "Coupling for Electrical and Mechanical Purposes"

Death:
25 January 1946, in Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey, England, aged 68

Census & Addresses:

1881: "Training College", Oldbury Court Rd, Stapleton, Gloucestershire
1891: The Grange, St Anne's Road, Eastbourne, Sussex
1918: Brooklands, Cheshire (patent application)
1933: Sterndale, Royston Park, Hatch End, Middlesex (London Gazette 1 August 1933 p5150)

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Bernard John Goddard Richards

Birth: 10 August 1857, in Torquay, Devon, England

Father: Solomon Augustus Richards

Mother: Sophia Mordaunt (Ward) Richards

Death: 17 April 1879
The death was registered in Ireland, in Gorey district, in 1886, showing Bernard dying aged 21 (i.e. in 1879).

Buried: Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland

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The great landowners of Great Britain and Ireland p371 by John Bateman (1879) lists:
RICHARDS, BERNARD JOHN GODDARD, of Ardamine, Gorey, Co. Wexford. b. 1857 s. 1874. as owning 2,995 acres giving annual value of £2,367 in Co. Wexford and 378 acres giving annual value of £2,102 in county Dublin.

Probate: proved 23 June 1879, of a will dated 29 March 1879

Census:
1871: Claverly Lodge, Pembury Road, Tonbridge, Kent

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Charles Frederick Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

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Charles Maude Richards

Father: Lewis Richards

Mother: Charlotte Georgina (Maude) Richards

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Charles de Clare Richards

Father: William Hamilton Richards

Mother: Margaret Isabella (Lawrence) Richards

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Edward Richards

Birth: 1797

Father: Solomon Richards

Mother: Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Married: Emily Saurin in 1824. Emily was the daughter of the Right Reverend James Saurin, Lord Bishop of Dromore.

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Occupation: Rector of Clonallen, county Down in the diocese of Dromore

Death: 12 February 1883

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Edward Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

Married: Frances Elizabeth Willoughby on 6 December 1860. Frances was the daughter of Edward Willoughby, of Bryan House, Blackheath, Kent

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Edward Willoughby Richards

Birth: 1865, in Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Frances Elizabeth (Willoughby) Richards

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Elizabeth Richards

Father: Solomon Richards

Mother: Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Notes: died unmarried

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Emily Sophia (Richards) Doyne

Birth: 25 March 1830, in Roebuck, county Dublin, Ireland

Baptised: Taney Church, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: John Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Catherine (Ward) Richards

Married: Philip Walter Doyne on 25 April 1849, in Clone, county Wexford, Ireland

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Death: 31 December 1907, in Poole district, Dorset, England, aged 77

Buried: Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland

Census & Addresses:
1849: Solsborough, county Wexford (marriage record)
1881: 16 Hyde Park Gardens, London, Middlesex
1901: All Saints Vicarage, Western Road, Parkstone, Dorset

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Euphrosyne Sophia M. Richards

Birth: 26 April 1909, in St Marylebone district, London, England

Father: Francis Augustus Richards

Mother: Euphrosyne Muriel (Whitaker) Richards

Death: 20 May 1909, in St Marylebone district, London, England, aged 3½ weeks

Buried: Kensal Green cemetery, London, England, in grave 2123

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Francis Augustus Richards

Birth: 9 August 1873, at Campagen Gordheoff, near Geneva, Switzerland
The Times 15 August 1873: Birth Announcements
On the 9th inst at Campagen Gordheoff Nr Geneva the wife of S A Richards Esq of Ardamine, Gorey Ireland of a son.

Father: Solomon Augustus Richards

Mother: Sophia Mordaunt (Ward) Richards

Education: Harrow & New College, Oxford; M.A. Oxon F.R.I.B.A

Married: Euphrosyne Muriel Whitaker on 7 July 1908, in Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, London, England. Euphrosyne was born on 30 March 1883, in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, the daughter of  Joshua Whitaker and Euphrosyne Manuel. She died on 26 March 1963, in London, England
1901: Savana House, Parkside, Southfields, Wandsworth: Euphrosyne M Whitaker, Pupil, S, 18, Sicily (British Subj) (RG 13/482)

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Occupation: Architect. Francis was a partner in the architectural firm Jarvis & Richards, whose most famous design was that of Reigate College, Surrey, in 1927. This is a Grade L (Locally Listed) Building. The partnership was dissolved in 1933.
London Gazette 25 April 1933 p2792
NOTICE is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Alfred Wickham Jarvis, Francis Augustus Richards and Charles Spencer Owen Watson, carrying on business as Architects, at 8A, Lower Grosvenor Place, Victoria, S.W., under the style or firm of JARVIS & RICHARDS, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and from the fifth day of October, 1932. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Francis Augustus Richards and Charles Spencer Owen Watson.—Dated 18th day of April, 1933.
A. WICKHAM JARVIS.
F. A. RICHARDS.
C. S. OWEN WATSON.

Notes: A Francis Augustus Richards, sailing a boat named Brat with teammate Thomas Hedberg, won a gold medal for sailing in the 18 foot dinghy class at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, but family members tell me that this was not the same man.

(Not to detract from their presumed sailing skill, this had to be one the easiest Olympic golds ever won - the Antwerp games, held in the aftermath of World War I, were poorly attended, and Francis's boat was the only entry in its class. In the only race they started, Richards and Hedberg did not finish, and it is unclear if they were actually awarded the gold medals - they do not appear in the Official Report of the Antwerp Games, although they are included as medal winners in most lists of Olympic medalists.)
Francis Richards (sailor) Wikipedia page

Death: 8 January 1955, at 19 Campden House Chambers, London, England

Buried: 12 January 1955, in Kensington cemetery, Gunnersbury, London  (number 346)

Census & Addresses:
1881: Springfield Road, Springfield, Tormoham, Devon
1906: 36 Victoria Street, Westminster, London (International Congress of Architects, Seventh Session, Transactions p31)
1930: 53 Campden Hill Square, Kensington, London (London Gazette 8 August 1930 p4987)
1931: 53 Campden Hill Square, London (London Gazette 8 September 1931 p5876)

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Frank Richards

Birth: 1907, probably in Malaya.

Frank's father worked for the Public Works Department and was posted in Penang, then part of the Straits Settlements, in 1906, and in Taiping in the Federated Malay States in 1908

Father: George Hamilton Richards

Mother: Katherine Winifred B. (Garrard) Richards

Death: 1938

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George Hamilton Richards

Birth: 1 July 1879, in Fishponds, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Robert Edward Richards

Mother: Katherine Maud (Pickering) Richards

Education: Haileybury College
Haileybury register, 1862-1900 p377 edited by Lionel Sumner Milford (1900)
Richards, George Hamilton, b. July 1, 1879, son of Rev. R. E. Richards. Address, care of Rev. P. V. Doyne, Beckley, near Oxford.
  Melvill, 1892.3, M.R.--1897.1, M.V.1. Studying Engineering at the Borough Surveyor's Office, Salford.

On the Haileybury website, short biographical notices have been placed of former pupils who were awarded medals for gallantry.
Major George Hamilton RICHARDS MC        Haileybury Melville 1892.3 - 1897.1
He was born 1 July 1879. Son of Reverend R. E. Richards. Anglo-Boer War in Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry. AMICE  Public Works Department Malay States 1905-1929. Royal Engineers 1915-1919. Major MC Mention in Despatches. Order of White Eagle. WW2 Lieutenant in Home Guard. Died 29 July 1962.


Married (1st):
Katherine Winifred B. Garrard in 1905, in Brentford district, Middlesex, England.
Katherine was born in 1880, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, the daughter of Major Francis T. Garrard and Eliza M. Garrard.
Census;
1881: 3 Segrave Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Married (2nd): Betty Palmer

Occupation: Civil Engineer. George was studying engineering at the Borough Surveyor's Office, Salford in 1900. He volunteered as a private in the Boer War in the Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry. George was elected an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 4 April 1905. He worked in the Public Works Department (Malay States) from 1905 until 1929, interrupted by service in the Royal Engineers during the First World War. George was commissioned as a temporary Lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers on 29 August 1915 (London Gazette 31 August 1915 p8702). Ranked as a Temporary Captain, George was awarded the Military Cross on 3 June 1918 "in connection with Military Operations in Salonika" (London Gazette 31 May 1918 p6506). As a Temporary Major on 15 October 1920, George was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, 5th Class, a decoration conferred by the King of the Serbs, Croates and Slovenes (London Gazette 12 October 1920 p9976). George also served as a Lieutenant in the Home Guard during World War II.

Death:
29 July 1962

Census & Addresses:

1881: "Training College", Oldbury Court Rd, Stapleton, Gloucestershire
1906: Public Works Department, Penang, Straits Settlements (Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 1906 p208)
1908: Taiping, Perak, Federated Malay States (List of Members of the Institute of Civil Engineers 1908 p217)
1942: Shortland, Kent (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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Hamilton MacDonald Richards

Birth: 17 May 1859

Baptism: 8 June 1859 in St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Hamilton Mackdonald Richards is listed as the son of William Hamilton Richards, Captn of 55 Regt., and Margraet Isabella Lawrence. Hamilton's godparents are listed as Henry Baynes Lawrence, Robert Edward Richards and Florence Richards.

Father: William Hamilton Richards

Mother: Margaret Isabella (Lawrence) Richards

Married:
Frances Minnie Apphia Swanson in 1893 in Steyning district, Sussex, England
Frances was born on 12 July 1862 and baptised on 2 August 1862 in Belgaum, Bombay, India, the daughter of Francis and Anne Blanche Swanson. After Hamilton's death, Frances married Kenneth Ross Mackenzie in 1897 in Steyning district, Sussex. She died in 1922, in Steyning district, Sussex, aged 59.
Census:
1881: 48 Ventnor Villas, Hove, Sussex
1911: Weymouth, Dorset: Francis Minnie Apphia Mackenzie is aged 47

Occupation: Army Officer
Gentleman Cadet Hamilton Macdonald Richards, from the Royal Military College, was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the 16th Regiment of Foot on 22 January 1879 (London Gazette 21 January 1879 p284). Hamilton transferred to the 55th (Westmoreland) Regiment of Foot, where his father was a Lieutenant-Colonel, in January 1880 (London Gazette 13 January 1880 p144). He made Lieutenant on 27 February 1880 (Army List 1881 p299) and was appointed Instructor of Musketry on 10 June 1881 (London Gazette 26 July 1881 p3673). The 55th Foot amalgamated with the 34th (Cumberland) Foot to form the Border Regiment in July 1881. Hamilton was promoted to Captain on 21 January 1885 (London Gazette 20 January 1885 p274) and Major on 20 October 1893 (London Gazette 28 November 1893 p6987)

Death: 19 December 1896, in Quetta, Beluchistan, India

Buried: 21 December 1896, in Quetta, Beluchistan, India
The inscription on his grave reads:
Sacred to the memory of Hamilton Macdonald Richards. Major. 2nd Battalion The Border Regiment. Died Quetta 19 Dec. 1896. Born 17 May 1859. Deeply regretted by his brother officers by whom this monument is erected.

Census:
1871: 58 Midland Road, or 5 Woolbourne Villas, Bedford St Paul, Bedfordshire. Hamilton M. Richards
1881: "School Of Musketry", Hythe St. Leonard, Kent

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Henry Goddard Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

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James Saurin Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

Notes: James was an officeer in the army. He died unmarried.

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James Saurin Richards

Birth: 1867, in St George Hanover Square district, Middlesex, England

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Frances Elizabeth (Willoughby) Richards

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John Goddard Richards

Birth: November 1793, in Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: Solomon Richards

Mother: Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Education: John entered Trinity College Dublin on 4 July 1810, aged 16

Married (1st): Anne Catherine Ward on 16 July 1821, in Bangor Castle, Bangor, county Down, Ireland, by special license. Anne was born on 19 November 1800, the daughter of the Hon. Robert Ward and Louisa Jane Symes. Robert was returned to the Parliament of Ireland in 1790 for the borough of Killallagh and in 1796 for the city of Bangor. Anne died on 10 May 1835, in Ardamine, Gorey, county Wexford, and was buried on 13 May 1835, in the north side of Ardamine churchyard. On Friday 21 Oct 1836  the remains of her daughter who had been still born in September 1822 at Bangor Castle and which had been deposited in the family vault in Bangor church, were placed at the head of Anne's grave.

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Married (2nd): Mary Rawson on 5 May 1840. Mary was the daughter of Sir William Adams, afterwards Rawson. John and Mary had no children. After John's death, Mary married John Billingsley Parry, on 14 October 1847, in St George Hanover Square. John was of Cumberland Street, Hyde Park, London, barrister-at-law, Q.C., and judge of the County Court District, no. 36, in England. Mary died on 1 October 1891.

Occupation: Barrister-at-law, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for county Wexford. Appointed High Sheriff of Wexford in 1824.

Death: 13 April 1846

Will: dated 4 April 1840

Notes: John inherited the estates of Ardamine, near Gorey, county Wexford and Roebuck House, near Donnybrook, county Dublin.

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John Goddard Richards

Father: William Hamilton Richards

Mother: Margaret Isabella (Lawrence) Richards

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Katherine Daisy (Richards) McBryde

Birth: 1906/7, probably in Malaya.

Katherine's father worked for the Public Works Department and was posted in Penang, then part of the Straits Settlements, in 1906, and in Taiping in the Federated Malay States in 1908

Father: George Hamilton Richards

Mother: Katherine Winifred B. (Garrard) Richards

Married: James R. McBryde in 1938 in St Marylebone district, London, England

Occupation: Army Nurse.
Katherine was provisionally appointed Staff Nurse in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service on 30 September 1935 (London Gazette 10 January 1936 p232). She was commissioned as Sister (equivalent rank to a Lieutenant) on 1 June 1942 (London Gazette 8 September 1942 p3959) and was posted to South Africa, but died when the ship tranporting her there was sunk in December 1942.

SS Ceramic
Phyllis died aboard the S.S. Ceramic when it was sunk in 1942
photograph from Wikipedia
Death: 7 December 1942, aboard the S.S. Ceramic when it was torpedoed west of the Azores.

The Ceramic left Liverpool on 23 November 1942, bound for South Africa and Australia, carrying both Allied troops and 378 civilian passengers. It was torpedoed by U-515 on the night of 6 December 1942 in latitude 40 deg. 30 min. N., longitude 40 deg, 20 min. W, west of the Azores in the Atlantic ocean. The Ceramic took about three hours to sink, and everyone on board was evacuated to lifeboats. The lifeboats drifted through a relatively calm night, and contact was made between some of them at daybreak, but a terrible storm descended in the morning and some of the lifeboats were swamped and capsized. Rescue vessels were forced to turn back due to the storm. Of the 656 people on board the Ceramic, only one survived - Sapper Eric Munday was pulled from the water by the U-boat for interrogation and subsequently held as a P.O.W. The complete story of the Ceramic, including interviews with Eric Munday and some of the U-boat crew has been recorded in SS Ceramic - The Untold Story (Clare Hardy, 2006)

SS Ceramic - The Untold Story (Clare Hardy, 2006)
CASUALTY LIST
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McBRYDE KATHERINE DAISY
Age: 30
Sister; 236022
Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service
Ticket No. 332
Destination: Cape Town
Daughter of George Hamilton Richards and Katherine Winifred Richards, of Shortlands, Kent. Panel 22. Column 2.

Brookwood Memorial
Brookwood Memorial where Katherine's name is inscribed
Memorial: Brookwood Memorial, Brookwood, Surrey England. Katherine's name is inscribed on panel 22 column 2

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Kathleen Louisa Vere (Richards) Fairthorne

Birth: 8 July 1875, in Fishponds, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Robert Edward Richards

Mother: Katherine Maud (Pickering) Richards

Married: Berkley William Fairthorne on 18 April 1897, in Little Hinton, Wiltshire, England

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Death: 21 October 1950, in Old Farmhouse, Abingdon, Berkshire, England

Buried: The Cemetery, Pring Road, Abingdon, Berkshire, England

Census:

1881: "Training College", Oldbury Court Rd, Stapleton, Gloucestershire
1901: Abingdon district, Berkshire: Kathleen L. Fairthorne is aged 25, born in Fishponds, Gloucestershire
1911: Abingdon district, Berkshire: Kathleen Louisa Vere Richards is aged 35

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Lewis Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

Married: Charlotte Georgina Maude on 18 February 1866. Charlotte was the daughter of the Hon. and Rev. John Charles Maude.

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Notes: Lewis was curate of Warrenpoint, county Down, in the diocese of Dromore.

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Lewis Saurin Richards

Father: Lewis Richards

Mother: Charlotte Georgina (Maude) Richards

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Louisa Elizabeth (Richards) Maconchy

Birth: 11 May 1824, in Roebuck, county Dublin, Ireland

Baptised: Taney Church, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: John Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Catherine (Ward) Richards

Married: George Maconchy on 27 April 1843

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Death: 13 December 1864

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Marianne Richards

Birth: about 1795

Father: Solomon Richards

Mother: Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Death: died young (A younger sister, born in November 1799, was also named Marianne, or Mary Anne, so this Marianne must have died before then)

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Marianne (Richards) Johnson

Birth: 21 November 1826, in Roebuck, county Dublin, Ireland

Baptised: Taney Church, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: John Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Catherine (Ward) Richards

Married: Samuel Johnson on 5 November 1850 in Ardamine Church, county Wexford, Ireland, by Edward Richards, Rector of Clonallon, county Derry. The marriage was witnessed by S.A. Richards and J.H. Walker. Samuel is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, a manager of a bank, of Wexford, the son of William Johnston, a collector of customs. Marianne is recorded as a spinster, of full age, of Ounaverra, Ardamine, the daughter of John Goddard Richards, gentleman and Deputy Lieutenant of county Wexford.

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Notes: Two of Marianne's daughters joined missions to China. Marianne was active in the recruitment of missionaries. India's Women vol 13 p200, a publication of  the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, tells us that:
The gathering at Clontarf Rectory naturally bore witness to the earnest workers; there the Rev. M. Bradshaw, who presided, opened with prayer, and his son-in-law, the Rev. J.G. Garrett, of Ceylon, closed the meeting. Mrs. Johnson, the mother of one of our missionaries in China, also kindly gave very efficient help. The C.E.Z.M.S. has this year, for the first time, found a place among the Societies which keep their anniversaries in Dublin in April.

Death:
23 July 1908, in Rathdown district, county Dublin or county Wicklow, Ireland, aged 81

Samuel Johnson Headstone
Headstone of Marianne (Richards) Johnson in St John the Apostle graveyard, Ardamine, county Wexford
photo by Ray Johnson
Buried: St John the Apostle graveyard, Ardamine, county Wexford, Ireland. Marianne's headstone reads:
In
memory of

Samuel Johnson
OF
Brookville, Wexford
WHO DIED 2nd APRIL 1883
AGED 70 YEARS.

Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life:
and i will dwell in the house of
the lord for ever.

ALSO OF
Marianne his wife
who died July 23rd 1908
aged 81 years

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Mary Anne (Richards) Wynne

Birth: November 1799

Father: Solomon Richards

Mother: Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Married: Henry Wynne on 31 October 1824. Rev. Henry Wynne was rector of Ardcolm, county Wexford.

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Death: 21 April 1867

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Mary Alice Richards

Father: Lewis Richards

Mother: Charlotte Georgina (Maude) Richards

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Philippa Mary Richards

Birth: 8 September 1909, in Bucklow district, Cheshire, England

Father: Arthur Francis Ward Richards

Mother: Muriel (Ward) Richards

Census:

1911: Bucklow district, Cheshire: Philippa Mary Richards is aged 1

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Robert Edward Richards

Birth: 21 January 1832, in Roebuck, Dublin, Ireland

Father: John Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Catherine (Ward) Richards

Education: Cheltenham College, then Trinity College, Cambridge. Robert graduated B.A. in 1854 and M.A. in 1857.
Cheltenham college register, 1841-1889 p78
Richards, Robert Edward, son of John Goddard Richards, Esq., Ardamine, Gorey, Co. Wexford; born 21st January, 1832. 7C-1C. Baxter. Left September, 1850.
  Senior (Classical) Scholar, 1846. Trinity College, Cambridge, 1850; B.A. (44th Senior Optime, and 14th in 2nd Class Classical Tripos), 1854; M.A. 1857. Ordained Deacon, 1856, and Priest, 1857. Curate of Corfe Castle, Dorset 1856-61; of Tor-Mohun, 1861-69; of Corfe Castle, 1869-71. Principal of Fishponds Training College, near Bristol, since 1871.
  Address:- The Training College, Fishponds, near Bristol
Alumni Cantabrigienses by John Venn (1940-54) transcribed at A Cambridge Alumni Database
Richards, Robert Edward.
Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, May 30, 1850. [2nd] s. of John Goddard, of Ardamine and Roebuck, Co. Wexford, (and Anne Catherine, dau. of the Hon. Robert Ward).
B. Jan. 21, 1832 in Dublin.
School, Cheltenham College. Matric. Michs. 1850; B.A. 1854; M.A. 1857.
Ord. deacon (Salisbury) 1856; priest, 1857; C. of Corfe Castle, Dorset, 1856-61.
C. of Tor-Mohun, Devon, 1861-9. C. of Corfe Castle, 1869-71.
Principal of Fishponds Training College, Bristol, 1871-90.
R. of Little Hinton, Wilts., 1890-8. Married, 1870, Katharine Maud, dau. of Rev. Edward Hayes Pickering, M.A., of Eton College.
Resided latterly at Oxford.
Died Oct. 18, 1902, at Beckley, Oxon.
(Cheltenham Coll. Reg.; Winchester Coll. Reg. and add.; Crockford; The Times, Oct. 20, 1902; Burke, L.G. of Ireland; V. Hodson.)


Married:
Katharine Maud Pickering on 18 October 1870, in Parish Church, Addington, Kent, England. Katherine was born in 1846, in Eton, Buckinghamshire, and baptised on 8 December 1846 in Eton, the daughter of Edward Hayes Pickering and Anna Maria Stephenson. She died on 13 January 1892, in Little Hinton, Wiltshire, aged 45, of a ruptured gall-bladder and broncho-pneumonia. She is buried at Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland.

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Occupation: Clergyman. 
Robert was ordained deacon (Salisbury) in 1856 and priest in 1857. He was curate of Corfe Castle, Dorset, from 1856 until 1861, then curate of Tormoham, Devon, from 1861 until 1869, and again curate of Corfe Castle from 1869 until 1871. He was Principal of the St Matthias Church of England Teacher Training College in Fishponds, Bristol, from 1871 until 1890, then rector of Little Hinton, Wiltshire, from 1890 until his retirement in 1898.

Crockford's Clerical Directory (1872) p720
RICHARDS, Robert Edward, Corfe Castle, Dorset. - Trin. Coll. Cam. B.A. (Sen. Opt. and 2nd cl. Cl. Trip.) 1854, M.A. 1857; Deac. 1856, Pr. 1857 by Bp of Sarum. С. of Corfe Castle, Dio. Sarum, 1870. Formerly С. of Corfe Castle, Dorset, 1856-61; Tor Mohun with Cockington 1861-70

Death: 17 October 1902, in Beckley, Oxfordshire, England, aged 70

Buried: Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland

Census:
1871: The Vicarage, Corfe Castle, Dorset
1881: "Training College", Oldbury Court Rd, Stapleton, Gloucestershire

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Robert Charles Pickering Richards

Birth: 2 November 1873, in Fishponds, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Robert Edward Richards

Mother: Katherine Maud (Pickering) Richards

Education: Haileybury College
Haileybury register, 1862-1891 p289 edited by Lionel Sumner Milford (1891)
Richards, Robert Charles Pickering, b. Nov. 2, 1873, son of Rev. R.E. Richards, Training College, Fishponds, Bristol.
     Melvill, 1888.2, R. - 1890.3. U.M.2(b)


Married (1st): Gladys Gill. Gladys was born in 1875.

Married (2nd): Dusia Evokia Vasilievna Rotnova. Dusia was born in 1895, in Russia.

Occupation: Bankers Clerk (1891); International businessman (1947)

Notes: In WW1, Robert arranged the destruction of Rumanian oil wells

Death: 16 September 1947

Census:

1881: "Training College", Oldbury Court Rd, Stapleton, Gloucestershire

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Solomon Richards

Birth: August 1758, at York Street, Dublin, Ireland

Father: Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Hewetson

Married: Elizabeth Groome in November 1792, in Castlecombe, county Kilkenny, Ireland

Children: Occupation: Surgeon. Solomon was president of the Royal College of Surgeons and member of the Royal Irish Academy and Royal Dublin Society.

Extract from History of Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland by Sir C.A.Cameron, 1886, transcribed at Rootsweb WorldConnect (Christopher Richards)
SOLOMON, having received an excellent classical education was apprenticed to James Boyton, an assistant surgeon to St Steven's Hospital. He finished his apprenticeship in April 1781 and then proceeded to London, Edinburgh and Paris, where he studied his profession under the most eminent teachers of his day. On his return to Dublin he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons on 16th May 1785 and subsequently was elected four times as President in 1794, 1803, 1808 and 1818.
In 1790 he succeeded Arthur Winton as Surgeon to the Meath Hospital and retained that office until his death.
His practice was large and lucrative and he was able to purchase the estates of Roebuck in co. Dublin from Lord Trimleston, Ardamine in Co.Wexford from Sir Thomas Roberts Bt. and other estates in counties Wexford and Wicklow.
In 1812 he won a lottery prize of £10,000.
He had the reputation of being very charitable and his professional services were freely at the disposal of the poor. As a clinical lecturer he was much praised for the lucidity of his style and the elegance of his diction, furthermore he was celebrated for his puns and bon mots. As to his person, it was said of him that he was the fattest surgeon in the United Kingdom.
Learned Societies: He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Dublin Society.
References.
Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland
History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. Sir C.A.Cameron,1886
He was the second candidate to receive letters of testimonial. The examination was on 17 and 19 Feb 1785 and he became a member of the RCSI on 2 May 1785

The Treble Almanack for 1818, transcribed at Rootsweb WorldConnect (Christopher Richards), lists him as:
Life Subscriber to the Royal Irish Academy
Member of the Dublin Society
Royal College of Surgeons: Richards, Sol. St Stephen's-green, E.
Surgeon to the Female Orphan House in Circular Road (for destitute female children)
Governor of Dr Steven's Hospital, 1730 - and visiting surgeon.
Governor of St Patrick's Lying-in Hospital
The Meath Hospital: Attending surgeons Solomon Richards Esq, Stephen's-Green
Cow-Pock Institution, 62 Sackville St. Opened under the superintendence of the following Physicians & surgeons ...... Solomon Richards, Esq
Richmond National Institution for the Blind.... Surgeons ...... and Solomon Richards, Esq Stephen's-Green, East
Hospital for incurables, Donnybrook Road, Governors include Solomon Richards, Esq
Surgeon to the Magdalen Asylum, Leeson St

Death: 6 November 1819

Buried: Askinvillar, Killane, county Wexford, Ireland. There is a memorial plaque to Solomon in Killane Church of Ireland church which says that he was buried at "Askinvillar in this parish." (see Memorials of the Dead by Brian Cantwell, vol 9, East Wexford, transcribed at Rootsweb WorldConnect (Christopher Richards))

Notes: This anecdote of Solomon being robbed at gunpoint was related in an article Recollections of a Long Professional Life - 1844 to 1904 by Lombe Atthill, M.D., printed in the British Medical Journal on 22 January 1910:
  Mr. Solomon Richards, who died in 1819, was in his day a leading Irish surgeon. He had the reputation of being the fattest and biggest surgeon in the United Kingdom. Ireland at the beginning of the nineteenth century was in a most unsettled state - even the roads about Dublin were not safe after dark, robberies and even murders not being uncommon.
  Well, Richards was called on to perform an operation near Santry, a village some ten miles from Dublin, and was detained with the patient till long after sunset. It was winter, and he was returning in his carriage, having with him a Dr. Obré, who had called him in, a physician at that time in good practice, and who was as spare and insignificant as Richards was the reverse. Suddenly the carriage was stopped, and a footpad, opening the door on the side next which Richards sat, presented a pistol and demanded his purse. Richards, begging him to lower his pistol, handed him the purse, and then his watch, which the robber demanded. Then followed the demand: "Have you anything else?" "Yes," replied Richards, "here is my case of instruments," handing them out promptly. All this time Obré was concealed - hid by Richards's huge frame, which, in the dark, seemed to fill the carriage - and the footpad, not observing him, called to the coachman to drive on, but Richards stopped him, saying: "Oh, no; not till you speak to my friend on the other side of me." So Obré, too, thus pointed out, was relieved of his money and watch. Then the robber politely said, "Good night." But Richards was not yet done with him, and said: "My friend, you would not have got that gentleman's money if it had not been for me. Now, my instruments won't bring you ten shillings in Charles Street (a street which was, and still is, the mart for all kind of second-hand tools and iron), while to me they are of value. I think you might give me them back." "Well, I will," was the prompt reply, and the case was handed in. "One word more," said Richards, "you will get very little for that old watch. I care for it because it was my father's. Let me have it." "Well, you are a decent fellow," said the robber, "here it is." Then they drove on. Obré then, in great anger, broke the silence, and in unmeasured terms abused Richards, declaring that it was mean of him to point him out, as otherwise he would have escaped. Richards let him talk for a while, and then quietly said: " Do you think I was going to allow you to boast in the club to-morrow how well you got off while Richards was robbed? Oh, no; if I was to be robbed you must be also."

Solomon purchased the estate of Roebuck, county Dublin from Lord Trimleston, Ardamine, near Gorey in county Wexford from Sir Thomas Huberts in about 1819, and other estates also in couty Wexford from Abel Ram of Clonatin.

Registry of Deeds, Dublin, book 725 p508 mem.495443, transcribed at Rootsweb WorldConnect (Christopher Richards)
Roberts to Richards, registered 21 March 1818.
To the Registrar appointed by Act of Parliament for registration of Deeds, Conveyances and so forth. A memorial of articles of agreement bearing date the 18 day of March 1818 made between Sir Walter Roberts of Courtlands in the County of Devon in England Baronet of the one part and Solomon Richards of the City of Dublin Esquire of the other part witnessing that the said Sir Walter Roberts in consideration of the sum of £5000 then paid and of the further sum of £15000 to be paid as therein after mentioned did thereby for him and his heirs covenant and agree with the said Solomon Richards his heirs and assigns and all those persons that could lawfully claim any estate or interest under him in trust for him or otherwise in the lands and premises therein and herein after mentioned should and would on or before the expiration of one month from the date thereof by such conveyances and assurances ways and means in the law be the same by fine recovery or otherwise as he the said Solomon Richards his heirs and assigns or his or their counsel should reasonably devise advise or require will and sufficiently grant bargain sell release convey and assume to and to the use of the said Solomon Richards his heirs and assigns forever or to whom he or they should appoint.
All that and those the Manor town and lands of Middleton, Ballintra, Glinn, Ballybracken, Knockroe, Seafield and Grass Park by whatever denomination called or known as then in the possession of Wm Masterton, Henry Richards Senr, Edward Richards, David Brownrigg, Hugh Hovill Farmer, Henry Richards, James Hickey, Abraham Brownrigg, Thomas Derensey, Martin Redmond, Edward Richards, James Murphy, James Godkin, Judith Elchingalls, Thomas Whelan and John Dunn or their undertenants containing 884 acres one rood and 26 perches be the same more or less and now producing the yearly sum of £1037.15.4 or thereabouts together with all manorial rights therein to belonging which premises are situate lying and being in the County of Wexford. To hold from the 25 then inst unto the said Solomon Richards his heirs and assigns forever subject to the year by quit rent crown and composition paid and payable for the same in which said deed of conveyance should be contained covenants that the said lands and premises at the time of such conveyance are free from all incumberances whatsoever except the tenants and undertenants lease then really and bonafide made as expressed in a rental therein annexed and with such warranty and other reasonable and fit covenants as by the said Solomon Richards his heirs or assigns or his or their counsel should advise or require with other clauses or covenants which said articles of agreement as to the execution thereof by the said Sir Walter Roberts and Solomon Richards respectively are witnessed by John Colburn of Aungier St. and Richard Bailie of Nelson St. in the City of Dublin Attorneys at Law.

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Solomon Richards

of Ounavarra , county Wexford

Birth: 1798

Father: Solomon Richards

Mother: Elizabeth (Groome) Richards

Married (1st): Katherine Wynne. Katherine was the daughter of Rev. Henry Wynne, rector of Templeshambo, county Wexford. She died on 31 October 1848.

Married (2nd): Florence Moore. Florence was the daughter of Rev. Henry Moore, rector of Ferns, county Wexford.

Notes: Justice of the Peace. Solomon had no children.

Death: 14 August 1862

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Solomon Augustus Richards

Birth: 16 August 1828, in Roebuck, county Dublin, Ireland

Baptised: Taney Church, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: John Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Catherine (Ward) Richards

Education: Eton School (matriculated 1 July 1845, aged 16) and Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated B.A. on 6 June 1850.
Alumni Oxonienses vol 3 p1194
Richards, Solomon Augustus, Is. John Goddard, of Taney, со. Dublin, arm. TRINITY COLL., matric. 21 Oct., 1847, aged 19; B.A. 1850, of Ardamine, со. Wexford, and of Roebuck, со. Dublin, a student of Lincoln's Inn, 1849, died 13 Jan., 1874. See Eton School Lists.

Married: Sophia Mordaunt Ward on 10 June 1856, in St Peters, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
A notice in The Times on 13 June 1856 gives the place of marriage by The Hon. and Rev. Henry Ward assisted by Revd. Robert Richards. He is "Captain in Wexford Regiment and she is only dau of Revd. Bernard Ward of Bangor, Co Down.
(Henry Ward was the bride's first cousin and Robert Richards the bridegroom's brother.)
A conveyance dated 14 July 1899 from Dublin Registry of deeds no 518 cites marriage settlement with Sophia M Ward 9th June 1856.

Children:
Occupation: Solomon was a magistrate and Justice of the Peace, and in 1851-4, High Sheriff of Wexford. He was also a captain in the Wexford militia.

St Johnthe Evangelist Ardamine
St John the Evangelist Church at Ardamine, Gorey, county Wexford
photo from Wikipedia
Notes: Solomon had a church built at Ardamine, on the grounds of an older church that had been pulled down forty years earlier. The Church of St John the Evangelist was consecrated on 26 May 1862.
An article in Gorey Echo on 17 September 2009 reads:
MANY OF the small rural churches serving the Church of Ireland faith are found in remote and peaceful locations.
  Usually, surrounded by tall trees of mature growth, the only intrusion is reserved for the crows, Sunday service and other ceremonies.
  The history of these churches is generally well documented and very often they are located on the old Christian sites.
  One church that is an exception to the description given in the opening paragraph is the Church of Saint John the Evangelist at Ardamine, a short distance south of Courtown Harbour which enjoys a prime position overlooking the Irish Sea.
  The parish of Ardamine and Killena is situated on the sea coast and extends for some miles inland, but the leading landmark is Ardamine Church.
  It is very familiar to the multitude of holiday makers who have been coming to this pleasant part of Co. Wexford for countless generations.
  At Ardamine, where now stands the church, a most significant feature is the Moate situated on the south side of the church. Here, very probably, was the burial place of some person of importance.
  The story is told that about 1780 a man was ploughing in the vicinity and his plough, drawn by a rather restive horse, struck an obstacle just under the surface of the ground.
  On investigation the object proved to be a large stone cross which can now be seen in the vicinity of the churchyard.
  The main shaft of this cross was broken by the plough.
  When it was re-erected in its present position, its height was considerably decreased.
  According to Professor Westropp this cross was very probably connected with the Moate and both have been making the burial place of some Christian notable of perhaps 1500 years ago!
  About the year 1824 the church on the site, being in a sad state of repair, the building of a new church was contemplated.
  After discussion it was decided to move the location of the parish church to a more inland site at Killena.
  Some people felt that the new site would be more central for the parish and some felt that the present site was rather exposed to the elements and that a new church on the old site might suffer damage from an encroaching sea.
  After a certain amount of argument a new site at Ballyduff was decided upon and the land for building was given by Mr. Richard Bolton.
  So the old church was pulled down and it is recorded that during this operation hulls of oats were found in the crevices of the walls, thus giving substance to the tradition that Cromwellian troops had stabled their horses within the old church!
  About forty years later, Captain Solomon Augustus Richards, whose estates included the old site, hallowed by Christian churches from time immemorial, decided to re-occupy the site of the present beautiful church of Saint John the Evangelist.
  The architect was George Edmund Street (1824-1881), a famous architect who designed the Law Courts in London, and many ecclesiastical buildings.
  Ardamine Church and the church at Piltown in south Kilkenny are apparently the only example of Street's work in Ireland. John Kelly of Gorey superintended the work on the building.
  However, he was in some way associated with Christ Church, Dublin.
  The church shares a feature characteristic of several churches in the neighbourhood, notably the lovely Roman Catholic Church at Riverchapel and Christ Church, Gorey, and possibly several other churches.
  This is the rather short turret reaching up into the sky.
  Writing in a reference source that is in keen demand, 'Sights and Scenes of the Fatherland', published in the 1860's, Wexford-born writer, Thomas Lacy, says of Ardamine; "This exceedingly beautiful edifice, which is the early English style, was designed by Mr. G.E. Street of London, a famous architect. The church is sixtysix feet in length and sixteen and a half in breadth.
  The walls, externally and internally, are of irregular masonry with ornamental bands of red brick.
  This, with the open timber roof and the splendid floor which is paved with encaustic tiles in patterns, presents a rich appearance."
  The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Ardamine, was consecrated on May 26th 1862, the ceremony being performed by the Lord Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin, the Right Reverend James Thomas O'Brien.
  Solomon Augustus Richards the family also had seats at Solsborough, near Enniscorthy, and Monksgrange, near Killanne and his wife, Sophia, were chiefly responsible for the building of the present church.
  The two stained glass windows in the west wall of the church are placed in their memory.
  Solomon died in 1874, fourteen years after the completion of the church. Sophia was granted her eternal rest in 1899.
  Two oak prayer desks in the chancel were given to her memory in 1915 by her two sons, Arthur and Frank.
  The font is of Caen stone, given in memory of the Rev. Philip Walter Doyne, who had married Sophia, a sister of Solomon Augustus Richards.
  He died in 1861 at a comparatively early age.


The landowners of Ireland by U. H. Hussey De Burgh (1878) p387 lists:
RICHARDS, SOLOMON AUGUSTUS, the late, J.P., co. Wexford (was High Sheriff 1854), - Ardamine, Gorey. as owning 2995 acres in county Wexford with a valuation of £2367.

Arms: Same as Richards of Solsborough (Sa., a chevron, between three fleurs-de-lis, arg.) with a mullet for difference.

Death: 13 January 1874, in Ardamine, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland, aged 45

Buried: Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland
His gravestone reads:
To the beloved memory of Solomon Augustus Richards
of Ardamine Co. Wexford and Roebuck, Co. Dublin who was called to his heavenly rest
January 13th 1874 aged 45

Census:
1871: Claverly Lodge, Pembury Road, Tonbridge, Kent

Sources:

Walter Hayes Pickering Richards

Birth: 20 May 1881, in Barton Regis district, Gloucestershire, England

Father: Robert Edward Richards

Mother: Katherine Maud (Pickering) Richards

Married: Mary Florence Clarges Pearson on 5 July 1911 in Macroom district, county Cork, Ireland.
Mary was born on 13 April 1887 in Macroom district, county Cork, Ireland, the daughter of John Pearson and Eleanor Percy Hawkes. She died on 22 November 1942.
Census:
1901: Ardnacrushy, county Cork
1911: Ardnacrushy, county Cork

Occupation: Army Officer. Walter was commissioned into the Royal Marine Light Infantry as a Second Lieutenant on 1 September 1899 (London Gazette 8 September 1899 p5583). He was promoted to  Lieutenant on 1 July 1900 (London Gazette 10 August 1900 p4945), and appointed Adjutant of the Chatham Battalion of the RMLI on 1 January 1910 (London Gazette 18 January 1910 p433). Walter was promoted to Captain on  1 September 1910 (London Gazette 2 September 1910 p6331).

Death: 3 May 1915, in Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire

Memorial: Walter's name is memorialised on the Helles Memorial in Turkey.

In the Ardamine churchyard, near Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland is a gravestone that reads:
To the glory of God
and in loving memory of
Walter Hayes Pickering Richards
Captain and Adjutant of the
Royal Marine Light Infantry (Chatham)
aged 33 years
who was killed in Action in the
Dardanelles on May 3rd 1915
whilst gallantly leading his men
he was the fourth son of the
Reverend Robert Edward Richards.

Census:
1911: Medway district, Kent: Walter H. P. Richards is aged 29

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William Hamilton Richards

Birth: 29 December 1833, in Roebuck, county Dublin, Ireland

Father: John Goddard Richards

Mother: Anne Catherine (Ward) Richards

Married: Margaret Isabella Lawrence on 4 August 1858 in St Marks, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. The marriage was performed by William's brother, Rev. Robert Edward Richards.
The Gentleman's Magazine September 1858 p307
Marriages.
Aug. 4.
At St. Helier's, Jersey, William Hamilton Richards, esq., Capt. 55th Foot, son of the late John Goddart Richards, esq., of Ardamine, co. Wexford, and Roebuck-house, co. Dublin, to Margaret Isabella, only dau. of the late Brevet-Major S. H. Lawrence, 32nd Regt., and of Belmont, near Cork.


Margaret was born in 1838/9 in Ireland, the daughter of Samuel Hill Lawrence and Margaret Marriott MacDonald. She died on 23 March 1911 at The Rectory, Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, of cerebral softening and respiratory failure, aged 72. She was buried on 28 March 1911 in Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Sussex.
Census:
1861: Peel Cottage, Fulwood, Lancashire: Margaret Isabella Richards is married, aged 22, born in Ireland, her occupation is listed as Captains Wife
1871: 58 Midland Road, or 5 Woolbourne Villas, Bedford St Paul, Bedfordshire. Margaret I. Richards is married, aged 32, born in Ireland, her occupation is listed as Wife of Officer in the Army
1881: Camberley Heathcote, Frimley, Surrey
1891: Hove, Sussex: Margaret I. Richards is married, aged 52, born in Ireland,

Children:
Occupation: Army Officer
William was commissioned an Ensign in the 55th Regiment of Foot, by purchase, on 14 May 1853 (London Gazette 13 May 1853 p1364) and promoted to Lieutenant on 15 September 1854 (London Gazette 15 September 1854 p2835). William served with the 55th Regiment throughout the Eastern campaign of 1854-55 including the battles of Alma (carried the Colours) and Balaklava, siege and fall of Sebastopol, and assaults of the Redan on 18 June and 8 September. He was wounded and mentioned in despatches. He was awarded the Crimea medal with three Clasps, 5th Class of the Medjidie and Turkish Crimea Medal. (New Annual Army List 1878 p299). He was made Captain on 1 June 1855 (New Annual Army List 1878 p299). On 2 March 1858, William was decorated with the Order of the Medjidie, 5th Class, for services in aid of the Ottoman Empire during the Crimean War (London Gazette 2 March 1858 p1263). In 1863 William was seconded from the 55th Foot and appointed Instructor of Military Drawing and Surveying at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst (London Gazette 31 March 1863 p1822). On 14 December 1870, Captain Richards, then on the Supernumerary List was promoted to Major in the 55th Foot (London Gazette 12 December 1870 p5748), then Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel on 1 October 1877 (London Gazette 2 October 1877 p5462). In 1878 William was the Chief Garrison Instructor Lucknow (New Annual Army List 1878 p299). He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 16 September 1879 (London Gazette 6 January 1880 p50). On 29 December 1888 Wiliam, then described curiously as "Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel" was placed on retired pay (London Gazette 28 December 1888 p7420). He was appointed to command the Infantry Volunteer Dover Brigade on 2 August 1890 (London Gazette 1 August 1890 p4226).

Publications:
Military Surveying And Field Sketching (1875)
Text book of military topography (1888)

Death:
18 April 1895, at 9 Palmeira Road, Brighton, Sussex, England, aged 61

Buried: 22 April 1895 in Hove Cemetery, Old Shoreham Road, Sussex, England

Census & Addresses:
1861: Peel Cottage, Fulwood, Lancashire
1881: Camberley Heathcote, Frimley, Surrey
1891: Hove, Sussex

Sources:

William Saurin Richards

Father: Edward Richards

Mother: Emily (Saurin) Richards

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_____ Richards

(a daughter)

Birth: 22 September 1861

Father: Solomon Augustus Richards

Mother: Sophia Mordaunt (Ward) Richards

Death: 22 September 1861

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