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Alfred Richardson
« on: Saturday 01 August 20 15:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

Can anyone help?

George Richardson was, apparently, born in Glasgow around 1864.
He married Sarah Cookson Hancock in Rotherham Minster on the 17th May 1885, naming his father as Alfred Richardson, a potter.
Both witnesses were related to Sarah, so they don't help with the mystery.

Shortly after their marriage the couple relocated to Wingate, County Durham, where George was employed as a coal miner (he too had given his occupation as a potter when he married.)
He died there in 1903.
All the census he appears on with Sarah he states that he was born in Glasgow.

I have found an Alfred Richardson, born c1827 on the Scottish 1841 census, living in Tilefield Street, Glasgow, with his parents, Peter and Jane Richardson, and their other children, Catherine, William, George and Robert.
Peter (born c1790) and Jane, (born c1801), along with their elder children, Catherine (1825), Alfred and William (1830), where all born in England, whilst, George (1832) and Robert (1836), where born in Lanarkshire.
Peter was a pottery labourer, as was Alfred.

I suspect that Alfred may be George's father, but I cannot trace any of the family after 1841, nor can I find George prior to his marriage.

Can anybody help?

Thanks

Sue

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Re: Alfred Richardson
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 August 20 15:57 BST (UK) »
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He married Sarah Cookson Hancock in Rotherham Minster on the 17th May 1885, naming his father as Alfred Richardson, a potter.

What does he have as his residence at time of the marriage please?
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Re: Alfred Richardson
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 August 20 16:01 BST (UK) »
Hi

Very frustratingly he just puts 'Rotherham' as does the bride.

Sue


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Re: Alfred Richardson
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 August 20 16:12 BST (UK) »
Not having any luck I'm afraid but Alfred would be late 30's when George was born so likely to have had other children. 

England as a birthplace is not helpful is it  :-\  but maybe there is a marriage for Alfred pottery person somewhere?
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Re: Alfred Richardson
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 August 20 16:20 BST (UK) »
Yes - what started out as, what I thought, would be a fairly simple exploration, once I had George's marriage certificate, has turned into a proper mystery!

Can't really get any further until I find George with his parents, Alfred and his (unknown) wife.

Cheers

Sue

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Re: Alfred Richardson
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 August 20 16:59 BST (UK) »
There are only 5 George Richardsons born in Lanarkshire between 1860 - 1870 on Scotlands People, none have Alfred as a father and two are illegitimate with no father's name.