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Re: BendigoGraves resources
« Reply #9 on: Monday 02 August 21 11:29 BST (UK) »
I managed to walk through the two areas where all the Richards and Williams are buried at Bendigo. I did not find any headstones for you. Over half of the graves do not have any markers at all,. so that is one avenue to exclude.
As an aside, it is right that you are researching Cronin. I have some wedding photos taken in Bendigo area related to Cronin covering three generations and cannot find an owner. Is your Cronin family connected to the central Victoria, Bendigo area ?

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 03 August 21 09:01 BST (UK) »
A copy of James Henry Richards birth certificate ($20 for an uncertified copy) would be informative,
I have my grandmother's birth in 1878, it gives date and place of birth as well as both parents including maiden name, where they were born, where and when they married and how long they had been in the colony

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 03 August 21 09:37 BST (UK) »
I managed to walk through the two areas where all the Richards and Williams are buried at Bendigo. I did not find any headstones for you. Over half of the graves do not have any markers at all,. so that is one avenue to exclude.
As an aside, it is right that you are researching Cronin. I have some wedding photos taken in Bendigo area related to Cronin covering three generations and cannot find an owner. Is your Cronin family connected to the central Victoria, Bendigo area?

Thank you for trying, urnert, I do appreciate it.  In your experience are Bendigo records accurate? I ask because twins born to Rebecca Richards, was Harry, nee Williams in 1876 died within months but are not in the burial records.

As far as Cronins go, I am first generation Australian, and all my relatives are in Ireland. I'd love someone to have old family pics as they are very few and far between in that line - as to are records.
Researching: Cronin / Nolan - Gortadrislig, Kerry
Finn/Clifford - Callinafercy and Scort, Kerry
Spillane - Milltown
Also:- Byrne / Tyrrell - Dublin


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Re: BendigoGraves resources
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 03 August 21 09:41 BST (UK) »
A copy of James Henry Richards birth certificate ($20 for an uncertified copy) would be informative,
I have my grandmother's birth in 1878, it gives date and place of birth as well as both parents including maiden name, where they were born, where and when they married and how long they had been in the colony

I went and purchased the birth cert and it says James Richards father was 25 and born, not on a voyage from Wales, as per his marriage cert but Glamorganshire, Wales, which is where we knew the parents were from.  There is no mention as to how long he had been in the colony. 
Researching: Cronin / Nolan - Gortadrislig, Kerry
Finn/Clifford - Callinafercy and Scort, Kerry
Spillane - Milltown
Also:- Byrne / Tyrrell - Dublin

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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 04 August 21 10:45 BST (UK) »
By any chance did the BC say WHERE the parents were married? If so I could have another lead to follow.

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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 04 August 21 11:23 BST (UK) »
James Henry Richard's parents James Richards and Rebecca Harry Nee Williams were married 19th March 1878 in Eaglehawk.  On that marriage cert, it says James Richards was born on the voyage from Wales, on his son's birth cert, it says he was born in Glamorganshire.
Researching: Cronin / Nolan - Gortadrislig, Kerry
Finn/Clifford - Callinafercy and Scort, Kerry
Spillane - Milltown
Also:- Byrne / Tyrrell - Dublin

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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 04 August 21 13:13 BST (UK) »
I hope I am not being a nuisance, but does it say which church? I helped someone else last year and they had the original church record checked and found extra details. Apparently the law required the churches to submit marriage records and sometimes they only supplied the basic details required by law.

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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 05 August 21 13:33 BST (UK) »
Not a nuisance at all, urnert, I appreciate your time and interest.

The certificate contains the following details:
Marriage solomised in Eaglehawk by Robert (can't read surname) registered minister,
Marriage by license according to the form of the Presbyterian Church

A quick Google search (because Eaglehawk is small) and this is the church
https://eaglehawkpc.org.au/history/

It identifies the minister of the day as Robert Lewers.
Researching: Cronin / Nolan - Gortadrislig, Kerry
Finn/Clifford - Callinafercy and Scort, Kerry
Spillane - Milltown
Also:- Byrne / Tyrrell - Dublin

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Re: BendigoGraves resources
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 31 August 21 11:39 BST (UK) »
had no luck with any more detail of marriage in 1878, but had a bit of a look at the family. you may already have most of this. excuse poor typing done in rush.
If William John HARRY died in 1874 and Rebecca did not remarry till 1878 have you considered the name of the father of Edith Emily died 1876 aged 3wks, Mary Ann died 1876 aged 3wks and Edith Mary died 1878 aged 6wks when Rebecca second marriage was in March 1878.

In Bendigo hospital records
23 Apr 1903 james Richards, a fruiterer age 47yrs, of view st, wesleyan
Electoral roll
1903 jas a fruiterer of view st with rebecca
1909 jas fruiterer with rebecca and jas hy
1916-1917 jas hy grocer carter with annie fruiterer and rebecca fruiterer
1919 jas hy grocer carter view st wiht rebecca fruiterer

1912-1913 there is James Richards at 492 hargreaves st a carter
there was another James richards in 1906 and 1909 but he was a traveller
1913 there was a james bloomfield Richards in Victoria st Long Gully (which is near Eaglehawk) a grocer with Daisy May

had look at some of eaglehawk cemetery 
richards - norman died 1882, wm jno died 1882, wm died 1876, ella died 1897 -  buried together at eaglehawk
eliz a died 1879, edwin died 1905,  joseph died 1868 - buried together at eaglehawk
also at eaglehawk each seemingly buried on their own
edith mary 1878 (parents james and rebecca) age 6wks (site Mon K 160 Eaglehawk)
alice 1879 (parents george robbins and alice barrett age 57
edwin 1876 (parents robert and eliz Penberthy age 10mths
john thomas 1874 (parents john berrina & grace ellis) age 2

buried at Bendigo together
Thomas richards died 1906 age 54 (b c1852) mother eliz from VIC BDM
mary jane richards died 1914 age 63 (b c1851) parents thos joseph richards ursula clemmens from VIC BDM

Sadly in regards to baby deaths - in general it was a common practice to bury them in common ground set aside for babies.
Best of luck in your research