The Ward Family

Emily Mason (Ward) Risley

Birth: 1825/6, in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

Married: William Risley on 21 June 1851 in St George Hanover Square district, Middlesex

Children: Notes: Emily emigrated to Natal aboard the Natal Star, arriving in Durban on 1 February 1867. She is recorded as aged 38, and surety was stood by her husband, William Risley, who had emigrated earlier, and her brother-in-law, Joseph Risley, both of Pietermaritzburg. Accompanying Emily on the Natal Star were her children Emily, Arthur, Alice, William J., Fred H., John E., Clara and Joseph.
An article about William Risley mentions Emily's contribution to charitable works in Pietermaritzburg.

Death: 1878

1861: Blyth (West Side), Blyth, Nottinghamshire

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