William Linsley Richardson was the second child of Joseph Richardson & Mary Linsley born September 15th, 1864 at Seaton, Co Durham.
In 1871 William was with his parents & younger brother Thomas at William St, Dawdon, where his father was an agricultural labourer.
William was still living at home in 1881, now at Dun Cow, Seaton Village. He was with his parents, 2 brothers & 1 sister & William was now a colliery labourer.
William married Mary Ann Thurloway on December 11th, 1886, at the Parish Church, New Seaham, Co Durham. Mary Ann was born December 13th, 1865 at Framwellgate Moor, Durham City, the daughter of Mary Ann Richardson & John Thurloway, an engine man.
In 1891 William & Mary were living at Ryhope St South, Ryhope, Co Durham. William was a colliery boiler minder & they had 2 children by this time – Joseph (3) & Mary A J (1).
William & Mary were still living in Ryhope in 1901 & William was still working as a colliery boiler minder, above ground. Their home was 8 Tunstall St & they now had 5 children at home – Joseph, a coal miner driver below ground, Mary, Elizabeth J (6), John T (4) & William T (1).
Son Joseph married Rose Emma Austin in 1907 & in 1911 they were living at 20 School St, Dawdon, Co Durham where Joseph was a coal miner/hewer. They had 2 children by this time - Mary Ann (2) & Walter Austin (3 months). Their third child Rose was born in 1912.
Daughter Mary Ann married Richard Henry Walter in 1907 & Richard was a coal miner/shifter born in Dover, Kent. By 1911 they were living at 17 Duck Yard, Seaham & they had a 2 year old son, Edward James.
The children of William Linsley Richardson & Mary Ann Thurloway were:
r.184.108.40.206.1 Joseph Richardson born May 23rd, 1887 at 2 Cook St, Seaham Colliery, Co Durham; died June 27th 1941 at Kilburn, London
r.220.127.116.11.2 Mary Ann T Richardson born April-June 1889 at Ryhope, Co Durham
r.18.104.22.168.3 John Thurloway Richardson born July-September 1892 at Ryhope; died July-September 1892 at Ryhope, Co Durham
r.22.214.171.124.4 Elizabeth Jane Richardson born Jan-March 1895 at Ryhope, Co Durham
r.126.96.36.199.5 John Thurloway Richardson born Jan-March 1897 at Ryhope, Co Durham
r.188.8.131.52.6 William T Richardson born c1900 at Ryhope, Co Durham