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William F. Sanders

I received a note from his daughter (comment from Vivian) that the death date I have for him is wrong. William Frederick SANDERS is at: http://members.cox.net/barneykin/rich/RICg03.htm#311 . He died on  January 10th, 1990. I will correct that when I update these pages – if I can manage to get around to it. I noticed that his scrapbook page is not working either.


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Teddie’s Home in Blackley

Richardson Home

The family of Edward William Henry Richardson was living here in 1907, when their little son Teddie died at the age seven. Lynn Richardson of Manchester, England found a death certificate for little Teddie, giving a cause of death as meningitis or tuberculosis: www.flickr.com/photos/neddy/533391657/in/set-1518399/. From the address on the death certificate she located the house where the family was living at that time in Blackley, near to Newton Heath. She found a picture on a local library site and reports that the Richardson home was the end house in the center of the picture.

The sign on the building in the foreground reads “Blackley Co-Operative Society”, which Lynn writes was, and continues to be, a group of traders who organized in 1844, to benefit the poor. The movement started in Rochdale and spread throughout England, becoming a formidable society with hundreds of shops, farms and even funeral parlors.

I have checked the UK Birth Register and have found the birth record of little Teddie who was entered as “Edward William R. RICHARDSON.” His date of birth was July, August, September of 1899, at Lewisham, London, England. Lewisham is where his parents, Edward William Henry RICHARDSON and Rosina Harriet NORMAN were married and Teddie was their firstborn. I posted the image here: http://flickr.com/photos/neddy/1442869926/

The image, Richardson Home at Blackley, 1907, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from flickr

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Teddie Richardson 1907


This is the 1907 death certificate of Edward William Richard RICHARDSON, Prestwich, Blackley, County of Manchester. The record states that he died the third of February 1907, at 4 _____ Road at Blackley, North Manchester, age 7 years. He was the son of Edward William Henry RICHARDSON, bricklayer journeyman. He died of tuberculosis meningitis, 3 days. His father was present at his death. This certificate was obtained by Lynn Richardson on 17 May 2007, and contributed here.

Little Teddie RICHARDSON is finally remembered, exactly one hundred years later. I first heard about him in the early 1950s when I was petitioning my parents to buy me roller skates. All the other kids in my neighborhood of west Baltimore had them and were skating up and down the sidewalks. They were the metal clip-ons that attached to the bottoms of one’s shoes. That is when my father spoke of a cousin in England, who fell and hit his head and died, therefore he did not want that to happen to me. I don’t remember if I knew the child’s name or if I just assumed that the unfortunate little fellow fell while roller-skating. Even then, the story came to me second-hand from my mother who told me that is what my father had said. Eventually, I did get my roller skates, and I did fall and hit my head and was taken to the hospital for stitches.

In February 1957, when I was gathering family history on the RICHARDSONs from an elderly aunt of my father’s in Canada, Aunt Flo, she wrote about “seemingly” the same child whom she described as Teddie:

My eldest brother name Edward William Henry Richardson born March 19th 1869. He married at No 8 Trilby Rd Forest Hill S.E. He also was a bricklayer. He moved to Manchester & brought up his family there of Teddie Rosie Harry John Daisy Tassy Richard. Teddie met with an accident & died at the age of eight. My brother Edward was always called by his last name Harry. He died Nov 1934. 

In the 1980s I began corresponding with a grandson of Harry RICHARDSON, Tasman RICHARDSON, and when I mentioned young Teddie who had died as a child, he wrote that none of the siblings in that family had ever mentioned him. In the past year, Lynn RICHARDSON of Manchester, England has contacted both me and Tasman through the RICHARDSON pages here. Her children are great, great grandchildren of Harry, and it was she who finally found that Teddie did indeed exist and now we know his birth and death dates and his full name. As Tasman wrote, it only took one hundred years, 1907-2007!

The image, Teddie Richardson, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.

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My Richardson Photos

I have uploaded many of my Richardson genealogy photographs to my Flickr site. They are HERE.

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Ladywell Cemetery

Ladywell Cemetery 1905
My great grandmother, Emily (MILLS) RICHARDSON (1849-1933), is buried at Ladywell Cemetery in Forest Hill, Southeast London. She is said to be at grave number 2211aA. I wish I could get a photograph of her gravesite, however, I did find this link to some photographs of the cemetery.

Brockley & Ladywell Cemetery (Deptford Cemetery)

Flickr Photographs

More Flickr Photographs

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The Dallam Tower

Dallam Tower Manifest 1883

About 2001, when I was creating the website for the RICHARDSON family of Hounslow Heath, England, I found the family of my grandfather, Arthur James RICHARDSON, in the State Records of New South Wales, Australia, Immigrant Index of 1880-1896. On Reel 2142 was recorded his family’s arrival in 1883: Edward Richardson, age 34, Emily, age 34, Florence, age 10, Arthur, age 3, and under remarks for these people was listed “and family.” Henry, age 14, and Richard, age 13, were also found, but with no remarks.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, the sailing ship “Dallam Tower” arrived on the 1st of November, “with 419 Government immigrants.” Just recently, a Richardson cousin has sent a link to these same records that are now posted on-line as ships’ passengers on “The Dallam Tower”. There are links to the original scanned records: Edward and Emily Richardson with Florence, Arthur and Agnes.

I assume that the term “Government Immigrants” signified they were sponsored by the British government.

The image, Dallam Tower Manifest 1883, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.

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Richard Arthur Richardson

I heard about your story at my cousin weding last year and just recently looked at it properly. I find it very interesting and well put together. My name is Richard Tasman Richardson. I am 41 years of age and the Grandson of Richard Arthur Richardson & Lillian Carter. If I can be of any assistance please contact me.

Yours Truly Ricky.

Comment by Richard Tasman Richardson — March 17, 2006 @ 5:35 am |

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“To The Honorable” is the second poem written by his grandfather, Harry RICHARDSON, that Tasman RICHARDSON sent to me. Harry Richardson and Family

To The Honorable

Oh wonderful August how fair to behold

All mantled with garments embroidered with green

Recrowned with a garland of rich marigold

Say where art thou going and where hast thou been

Just out in the meadow where dandelions bloom

With daisies and buttercups shining with dew

Then spread out a carpet to lay in my room

Now that’s where I been and the skylight so blue


I soon shall be married ere summer is fled

The bridegroom is ready for me all is well

Our home is selected and so is our bed

So you know where I’m going tomorrow to dwell

Church bells will be ringing; we’ll have a grand feast

The sun in the morning will shine from the east

A nice surprise party, we’ll sing, play and dance

I’m ready to step in life’s carriage of chance


Our mansion is built for a Queen and a King

Antique are the gables with tall chimney capes

An aviary for birds that can whistle and sing

And green house for clustering peaches and grapes

Contented in business we’ll toil like the bee

Convolvulus and passionflower climbing the wall

We’ll wait for the fruit of the Mulberry tree

Fair August the tenant and owner of all


Edward William Henry RICHARDSON

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Rosina, Rosina

Two poems written by E.W.H. Richardson were sent to me from his grandson, Tasman Richardson. Edward William Henry “Harry” RICHARDSON was married to Rosina. The email from Tasman was entitled “Poems of My Grandfather”.

“ROSINA, ROSINA”, Words by E.W.H. Richardson.

Rosina, Rosina, my pride and devotion,

Awake from your slumber, and banish despair,

By all that is golden, and blue o’er the ocean,

God Bless you my darling, and Erin so fair.

Apart we have drifted, for many years severed,

Sad fate wrecked devotion on Erin’s fair isle.

Tho’ almost forgotten, the colleen I treasured,

A love beam is shining for you all the while.


I love you forever, whatever may follow,

The dewdrops refreshing, the shamrock divine,

Oh! Had I the wings and the speed of the swallow,

I’d fly to your bosom, and to it press mine.

Once more with sweet roses, I yearn to come nearer,

Your presence, and sorrow and pain to defy,

Awake from your slumbers, affection grows dearer,

Poor Paddy is anxious to know your reply.


Midst strangers I’ve ventured, and faced many dangers,

But never despaired for the want of new grace.

Then give me sweet Erin, the land of my fathers,

Killarney for beauty, and home rule for peace.

Rosina, Rosina, I linger to cherish,

The harp and my darling to fondle again,

With lips underied (?) and a smile of real Irish,

Affinity lives and divine love shall reign.

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Richardson Pages

Genealogy & Scrapbook

My Father, Ted Richardson

Ted Richardson, 1985

Ted Richardson Obituary

The Screen Painters

Uncle Ben’s Stories

Ben Richardson, 1967 News

Ben Richardson, LA Times

Ben Richardson in the Post

Ben Richardson in the Sun

Ben in the News American

Ben in Folk Art Book

Richardson Artwork

Aunt Flo’s Letters

Aunt Florrie’s Journal

Dr. Jamison’s Boer War

Frank Heming, WWI

Letters from Arthur

Grandfather’s Memoirs

Arthur’s Memoirs 1

Arthur’s Memoirs 2

Arthur’s Memoirs 3

Harry Richardson & Family

Edward and Emily’s Saga

Richard Richardson’s Story

John and Polly Mills

Smith Family of Chelmsford

Hounslow Heath, England

1860s English Farm Cottage

Hounslow, England 1831

Primrose Day ~ April 19th

Links of Interest

Richardson Pedigree

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