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Henry Richardson [r.]

Henry Richardson was the seventh child of William Richardson & Hannah Coar (nee Beaney) born March 18th, 1867 at Dawdon, Co Durham.

In 1871 Henry was with his parents at William St, Dawdon, Co Durham.  There were 4 brothers & 1 sister at home.  Henry’s father was tragically killed in the Seaham Colliery disaster of 1880.

In 1881 Henry & his widowed mother & 2 brothers & 2 sisters were still living at William St. 

By 1891 Henry was still living with his mother but they had now moved to Howarth St South, Bishop Wearmouth.  The family had probably moved there as Henry & his brothers were all employed in jobs to do with ships & ship building – Henry was a metal founder, John was a marine engineer & George Robert was a stoker on a steam ship.

Henry married Sarah Hannah Unsworth in April-June 1899 at Sunderland.  Sarah was born April-June 1877 at Sunderland.

Henry & Sarah Hannah were living at 9 Earl St, Sunderland in 1901 with their 3 month old daughter Eleanor & a niece Alice J Unsworth (17), a laundry maid. Henry was a stoker on a steam ship.  Living next door at 8 Earl St was Henry’s brother Thomas & his family who was a ship’s engine driver.

Henry was not found in the 1911 census, presumably at sea, but his wife Sarah Hannah & their 4 children – George Robert (8), Thomas Henry (7), John (3) & Harold (1 month) were living at 15 Worcester Terrace, Sunderland.

The children of Henry Richardson & Sarah Hannah Unsworth were:

r.  Eleanor Richardson born December 3rd, 1900 in Sunderland; died July-September 1901 in Sunderland
r.  George Robert Richardson born October 25th 1902 in Sunderland
r.  Thomas Henry Richardson born December 23rd, 1903 in Sunderland; died July 19th, 1979 at Hayes, Middlesex
r.  William Richardson born June 7th, 1906 in Sunderland; died July-September 1906 in Sunderland
r.  John Richardson born September 7th, 1907 in Sunderland
r.  Harold Richardson born February 28th, 1911 in Sunderland;



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