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Richardson in Magherafelt
« on: Tuesday 15 July 14 02:43 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I’m seeking information on my Northern Irish forebears and have gone as far back as Lewis Richardson (c1787-1873), who was a printer in Magherafelt.  Lewis’ son William Henry Richardson (also a printer) was my great-great grandfather.  William Henry married Matilda Wallace in Maghera in 1852 but after she died in 1864 he married again to Margaret Steele in Magherafelt.   
I have no idea who Lewis was married to, or how many children he had (although I have found a daughter Margaret), or where he or William Henry are buried - I do know they are in Magherafelt.  I have found almost all of William Henry’s second marriage children (13 of 14) but have no details on children from his first marriage (pre 1865).
As I’m in Australia and the information on Lewis Richardson and William Henry’s early children are getting back before civil-registrations, can anyone suggest where you would go to find these sorts of things out, if I were to make a trip to Northern Ireland to do some searching on the ground.  I’d only have limited time so thought it would be worth asking for some advice beforehand.
Thanks for your help.
Steve

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Re: Richardson in Magherafelt
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 July 14 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi,
   Lewis lived in Moneymorepass Street in Magherafelt wherehe rented a house and yard. He also rented a garden in Meadowwell Lane. Info comes from Griffiths Valuation of 1858. See http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

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Re: Richardson in Magherafelt
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 April 15 15:58 BST (UK) »
Morning Steve (where you are) - have you been corresponding with David?  I gather you may have been over here last year. My wife's(and David's) father was William Henry Richardson.  I have been concentrating on my own family, but would appreciate being able to add more Richardsons.  I use the Ancestry (previously Broderbund?) programme.  Prefer direct to (*)

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Re: Richardson in Magherafelt
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 April 15 02:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Terry,
Nice to hear from you.  I've replied to your email address.  Let me know if you don't receive it.
Cheers
Steve

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Re: Richardson in Magherafelt
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 April 15 10:13 BST (UK) »
New resources have come online since this topic was started but not sure what additional information you might have found since then. Just in case... Googling 'lewis richardson & magherafelt' gives this garbled birth record-
Belfast Morning News, 15 Apr.1861: BIRTHS. April 12, at Magherafelt, the wife of Mr. H. Richardson, printer, of a »on [son].

1861 directory http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/PT_Mpage649.htm (under Magherafelt)
Richardson, Lewis & Son, printers, Church Street.

Hi,
   Lewis lived in Moneymorepass Street in Magherafelt wherehe rented a house and yard. He also rented a garden in Meadowwell Lane. Info comes from Griffiths Valuation of 1858. See http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

The Valuation Revision Books are now online at www.proni.gov.uk and cover properties from the printed version of Griffith's Valuation until c1930.



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Re: Richardson in Magherafelt
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 April 15 18:14 BST (UK) »
Hello - delighted to find this thread! Steve - we've 'met' via Ancestry. I am descended from Lewis Richardson (b. 1787) through his son Alexander - then his son, Leander Murray - and his son Leander. Leander's only child was my mother Irene (nee Richardson)(who is still alive aged 87 years and living in Edinburgh). Murray Richardson's shop was a landmark in Dungannon, where my mother was born and grew up. I am very interested to trace the Richardson further back in time - to find out when and how they came to Ireland. The printing interest seems to go right back to Lewis. I wonder of there are any records of his marriage or his apprenticeship? Is there a tombstone in Dungannon or Magherafelt (where I believe the family are buried?). Anything I have about the family is on Ancestry. I would be very interested to learn anything more about this interesting family.

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Re: Richardson in Magherafelt
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 24 July 18 06:16 BST (UK) »
Does anyone have any information on a Margaret Richardson, probably born about 1770 who possibly married a John Caulfield about 1788 in Londonderry?
thanks for any help
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