John Joseph Richardson was the fourth child of Joseph Richardson & Mary Linsley born Oct-December 1871 at Seaham Harbour, Co Durham.
John was still living at home in 1881, now in Seaton Village. He was with his parents, 2 brothers & 1 sister & John was at school.
In 1891 John was still living at Seaton with his widowed mother, brother Thomas & sister Annie. John was a brick factory labourer.
John married Margaret Richardson Bambrough in April-June 1894, the marriage being registered at Easington. Margaret was born Oct-December 1871 at Seaton, Co Durham, the daughter of Rachel Tate & William Bambrough, a wagon rider at the colliery.
In 1901 John & Margaret were living at 9 South Terrace, Dawdon, Seaham Harbour & John was a pump driver. They had 3 children – William L (5), Rachel (3) & Margaret (1).
By 1911 John had become a lighthouse keeper working for Seaham Dock Company. The family was living at the Seamans Mission, Seaham Harbour. In addition to the 3 children above they had another son, Henry Ernest (8). Oldest son William Linsley was a clerk working for Seaham foundry company. It was noted on the census that John & Margaret had had 6 children but only 4 were living at the time of the census.
The children of John Joseph Richardson & Margaret Richardson Bambrough were:
r.22.214.171.124.1 William Linsley Richardson born April-June 1895 at Seaham Harbour, Co Durham
r.126.96.36.199.2 Rachel Tate Richardson born July-September 1897 at Ryhope Village, Co Durham
r.188.8.131.52.3 Margaret Ann Richardson born c1900 at Ryhope Village, Co Durham
r.184.108.40.206.4 Henry Ernest Richardson born Jan-March 1903 at Seaham harbor, Co Durham