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John Joseph Richardson [r.]

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.  William Linsley Richardson born April-June 1895 at Seaham Harbour, Co Durham
r.  Rachel Tate Richardson born July-September 1897 at Ryhope Village, Co Durham
r.  Margaret Ann Richardson born c1900 at Ryhope Village, Co Durham
r.  Henry Ernest Richardson born Jan-March 1903 at Seaham harbor, Co Durham



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