Ancestors of Thomas Richards (great grandfather of Graeme Legg)

This page details information about the ancestors of my paternal great grandfather, Thomas Richards, born in St Ives, Cornwall, England and emigrated to New Zealand. This initial page covers the index of names and three ancestral generations from great x2 grandparents to great x4 grandparents. Subsequent generations from greatx5 grandparents are on subsidiary pages - 4a. Richards. 4b. Major. 4c. Harry. 4d. Christopher. 4e Eddy. 4g. Pearce. 4h. Thomas.

The information on my ancestors is spread across ten entry pages for ease of download - the initial page comprises an index of all ancestor surnames linking to tables detailing ancestry (each linking to the details of the concerned individual. The next page provides details up to grandparents (maternal) or great grandparents (paternal), a table of birth place distributions and a list of relevant external links.

On subsequent pages are details of further ancestors past great grandparents - 2. Legg line from Isles of Scilly, England. 3. Grantham line from London area, England. 4. This page covering the Richards line from St Ives area in western Cornwall, England. 4CP.With an extension from Margaret Gaverigan in the 16th century to old Cornwall pedigreed families. 5. Penno line from Bodmin area in Cornwall via South Australia. 5a. With an off-shoot (Schrap) from Mecklenburg, Germany via Nelson, New Zealand and South Australia. 6. Beggs and Smith from Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8. Harney and Dowling from Ireland via New Zealand's South Island.

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Legg Richards

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Legg.....   -----Schrap

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Beggs Beggs Beggs
Smith
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Dowling
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Ancestor Surnames in this line
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The majority of the ancestral information on the Richards and initial sections of the Nathaniel Eddy lines was resourced and transcribed from the researches over many years of Lorna Lindsay of New Zealand, with additions sourced from K. Weigel's Cornish database site and further extensions from the "Herald's visitations of Cornwall". The earlier information on the Christophers line comes from the researches of Marian Tucker Christophers of USA, the information on the Major line based on researches of Dean Pascoe of Australia, Bennetts line extensions based on researches of Mark Robert Harry, while the Renoden line ancestry comes from The Renowden Family One Name Study. The later Berryman information comes from the Berriman web site. Other ancestral lines come from my personal researches.


Ancestor Names.

Surnames included on this page: Christopher - Cock - Eddy - Harry - Major - Pearce - Richards - Thomas

Surnames included on subsidiary pages past great x4 grandparents: Banfield (2) - Barnes - Bennatts (2) - Berryman (2) - Binney - Browne - Burrell (2) - Christopher (2) - Cisley - Cock (2) - Cubert - - Davey - Donithorne (2) - Downing - Eddy (2) (3) (4) - Edwards (2) - Friggens - Gartrell - Gaverigan - Harry (2) - Hawes - Hendy - Hichens - Hiddons - Hollow (2)- James - Kelway - May - Noall - (2) (3) - Oates (2) - Olivere - Osborne (2) (3) (4) - Pallett - Phillips (2) - Roberts - Quick(e) (2) - Renoden - Safeguard - Sandicke - Shakerley - Stephens (2) - Stevens (2) - Taylor - Thomas(2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) - Thurleby - Veale (2) - Vibart - White - Williams (2)

Surnames on extended Cornwall pedigree pages: Arundell (2) - Beauehamp - Bodulgatt - Boniface - Carnesew - Cavell - Chenduit - Crabbb - deFlamanc - deNovant - deUmfravile - Durant - Flamoke - Garley - Gedie - Goviley - Lanherne - Lansladron - Matherose - Michell - Nulinge - Pellor - Penrose - Penwarren - Roscarrock - Seneschal - Sherston - Trecarne - Tregose - Trehaverock - Treladerw - Trerise

Paternal ancestors via father Legg (Mervyn) and paternal grandmother Richards (Dorothy Grace)

 


Great x2 grandparents:

20. John Major Richards

Born: 4 June 1849 at Trelyon Downs, St Ives, Cornwall, England (baptised 1 July 1849). (photo)
Married:
Catherine Eddy on 27 March 1869 in Halsetown, St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Emigrated to New Zealand: 1874.
Occupation: Blacksmith, Miner.
Died: 1 August 1926 at 17 Surrrey St, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand of bronchio-pneumonia, age 77.
Buried: 3 Aug 1926 at Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand.

Parents: Thomas Richards and Jane Harry.
Son:
Thomas Richards - other children

Siblings

21. Catherine Eddy

Born: 28 December 1848 at Brega, Towednack, Cornwall, England. (photo)
Maiden name: Catherine Eddy
Married:
John Major Richards on 27 March 1869 in Halsetown, St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Emigrated to New Zealand:
1874 with family.
Died: 11 December 1935 at 17 Surrrey St, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand of cerebal haemorhage, age 87.
Buried: 13 December 1935 at Hillsborough, Auckland, New Zealand.

Parents: William Eddy and Elizabeth Pearce
Son:
Thomas Richards.

Siblings

Children:

  1. John (Jack). Born 17 July !869 at St Ives, Cornwall, England. Married Lily White Levina Cole in Thames, New Zealand. Died 13 April 1910 at Black's Point, Reefton, South Island, NZ. Children - John (b. March 1902, died 24 October 1902 aged 7 months), Violet May (born 16 May 1903 at Thames, died 22 October 1988 at Whakatane), Katherine (born April 1905 at Thames, died 24 September 1905 aged 5 months).
  2. Thomas
  3. Catherine. Born 1873 at St Ives, Cornwall, England. Died in infancy.
  4. Kate. Born 16 August 1875 at Thames, NZ. Died at Cornwall hospital, Auckland on 6 October 1977, aged 102 years. Married Thomas Antony (miner, then a fisherman), who died 28 May 1927 age 55.
    Children:
    (i) Thomas Joseph. Born 31 January 1899 at Thames. Married Elsie Eliza Reed in Auckland. Died 24 February 1975 at Tauranga. Occupation - orchardist (grape). Children - Peggy, Barry, Keith, Jean.
    (ii) Margaret Jane. Born 19 April 1901 at Thames. Married Edward Stucky on 7 April 1925. Died 10 September 1973 at Ponsonby, Auckland. Children - Dorothy, Tom.
    (iii) Helen Alma. Born 2 July 1907 at Thames. Married Leo Alexander Robert Johnston on April 1929. Children - Brian.
    (iv) Emma Dulcie. Born 4 December 1913 at Thames. Married Edward Eaton. Children - Bettie.
    (v) Cyril Edward. Born 8 July 1918 at Thames. Married Marian McDonald Crawford in Auckland c. 1941-2. Children - Hugh Thomas, Elizabeth Kate, Sandra Mary.
  5. Joseph. Born 5 April 1878 at Thames, NZ. Married Eliza Howard in 1901 at Thames. Died 13 November 1903 in a mine disaster at Karangahape. Buried in Paeroa on 15 November 1903.

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Great x3 grandparents:

40. Thomas Richards

Born: 24 January 1819 at Halsetown, St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Married:
Jane Christophers Harrry on 8 May 1845 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Blacksmith.
Died: 15 April 1898 at Dove St, St Ives (of cardiac dropsy).

Parents: Thomas Richards and Prudence Major
Son:
John Richards - other children

Siblings

41. Jane Christophers Harry

Baptised: 6 February 1825 at Uny-Lelant, Cornwall, England.
Maiden name: Jane Christophers Harry
Married:
Thomas Richards on 8 May 1845 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Died: 27 October 1908 at Ayr Lane, St Ives, Cornwall, England.

Parents: John Harry and Charity Christophers.
Son:
John Richards.

In 1901 census was living in a three room dwelling in Barnoon Terrace, St Ives, at the age of 75 years, with her daughter Mary Taylor.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Thomas. Born 1847. Died 20 April 1872, unmarried.
  2. Jane Anne. Born 1848. Baptised 30 April 1848 at St Ives. Married Philip Hosking Stevens, and emigrated to Western Australia.
  3. John Major. Born 4 June 1849.
  4. Mary Hannah. Born c. 1851. Married a) Richard Dunn. b) Matthew Taylor. Went to live in the north-east of England in the South Shields area.
  5. William. Baptised 28 August 1859 at St Ives.
  6. Grace. Born 1861. Married William John Cocking. Stayed in St Ives. Ran a little fish shop close to Ayr Lane. Died c. 1935. Used to send postcards to her great nieces in Thames, i.e Katie and Grace.
  7. Prudence. Born 1863. Married Henry Elliott, emigrated first to New Zealand. Lived at Mackaytown and then in Auckland.
  8. Joseph. Born 1864.
  9. James Henry. Born 1865.
  10. Henrey Grenfell. Born 1868. Died about 1908.

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42. William Eddy

Baptised: 16 May 1814 at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
Married:
Elizabeth Pearce on 28 September 1840 at Parish Church, St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Miner.

Parents: Nathaniel Eddy and Grace Cock
Daughter:
Catherine Richards - other children.

43. Elizabeth Pearce

Baptised: 24 August 1817 at St Ives, Cornwall, England. (Birthplace given as Lelant on census's.)
Maiden name: Elizabeth Pearce.
Married:
William Eddy on 28 September 1840 at Parish Church, St Ives, Cornwall, England.

Parents: Isaac Pearce and Elizabeth Thomas.
Daughter:
Catherine Richards.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Elizabeth Anne. Born c. 1841 at St Ives.
  2. Amy Thomas. Born c. 1842 at St Ives.
  3. Grace. Born c. 1844 at St Ives.
  4. Martha Pearce. Born c. 1846 at Towednack. Married Richard TREVORROW, tin miner. They were at The Stennack, St. Ives, in the 1871 census. They had no children themselves, at that stage, but they had living with them, Martha's youngest sister Margaret EDDY and brother William EDDY.
  5. Catherine.
  6. Mary. Born c. 1850 at Towednack.
  7. Margaret. Born c. 1854.
  8. William. Born c. 1858.

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Great x4 grandparents:

80. Thomas Richards

Baptised: 21 July 1793 at St Ives, Cornwall, England
Married:
Prudence Major on 12 October 1817 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Blacksmith.
Died: 1830 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Buried: 16 April 1830 at St Ives.

Parents: Thomas Richards and Prudence Noall.
Son:
Thomas Richards - other children.

Siblings

81. Prudence Major

Born: 22 July 1792
Maiden name: Prudence Major.
Married:
Thomas Richards on 12 October 1817 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Died: 10 April 1863 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.

Parents: Ephraim Major and Prudence Noall
Son:
Thomas Richards

Siblings

Children:

  1. Thomas - bapt. 24 January 1819 at St Ives.
  2. Anne.
  3. William - bapt 28 August 1823 at St Ives.
  4. Prudence - died 1825.
  5. Mary Hannah - bapt 27 May 1827 at St Ives.
  6. John Major - bapt. 27 December 1829 at St Ives.
  7. Prudence - buried 22 March 1830, age 4.

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82. John Harry

Baptised: 18 July 1798 at St Ives, Cornwall, England.
Married:
Charity Christophers on 17 January 1824 at Uny-lelant, Cornwall, England.
Died: September 1831 at St Ives.
Buried: 4 September 1831 at Lelant.

Parents: Thomas Harry and Grace Bennatts.
Daughter:
Jane Christophers Richards.

Siblings

83. Charity Christophers

Baptised: 11 September 1803 at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
Maiden name: Charity Christophers
Married:
John Harry on 17 January 1824 at Uny-lelant, Cornwall, England.

Parents: Andrew Christopher and Jane Hollow.
Daughter:
Jane Christophers Richards.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Grace Bennetts. Baptised 27 July 1818 at Uny-Lelant.
  2. William. Baptised 23 February 1824 at Uny-Lelant. Died as an infant.
  3. Jane.

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84. Nathaniel Eddy

Born: 5 January 1777 at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
Married:
Grace Cock on 10 August 1799 at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
Occupation: Miner.
Died: 18 September 1843 at the Union Workhouse, Madron, Cornwall, of "consumption" age 66. Listed as a Pauper.

Parents: Nathaniel Eddy and Margaret Stephens
Son:
William Eddy

85. Grace Cock

Born: c. 1776-1777.
Maiden name: Grace Cock.
Married:
Nathaniel Eddy on 10 August 1799 at Zennor, Cornwall, England.
Died: 10 April 1842 at Tregerthen Hill, Zennor, of "atrophy", age 65; son William Eddy of Trelogan Downs in attendance

Son: William Eddy

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86. Isaac Pearce

Baptised: 14 October 1787 at Lelant, Cornwall, England.
Married:
Elizabeth Thomas on 19 March 1813 at Lelant, Cornwall.
Occupation: Butcher of St Ives.

Parents: William Pearce and Martha Cock.
Daughter:
Elizabeth Eddy - other children.

Siblings

87. Elizabeth Thomas

Baptised 23 August 1789 at St Ives.
Maiden name: Elizabeth Thomas.
Married:
Isaac Pearce on 19 March 1813 at Lelant, Cornwall.
Died: 24 March 1854 at Stannack, St Ives, age 66 (of bronchitis). Buried at Lelant on 28 March.

Parents: John Thomas and Anne White.
Daughter:
Elizabeth Eddy.

Siblings

Children:

  1. Isaac. Baptised 31 October 1813.
  2. William. Baptised 25 May 1816.
  3. Elizabeth. 24 August 1817 at St Ives
  4. John. Born c. 1823.
  5. Simon. Born c. 1826.
  6. Martha. Born c. 1829.

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Subsequent generations from greatx5 grandparents are on subsidiary pages:
4a.
Richards. 4b. Major. 4c. Harry. 4d. Christopher. 4e Eddy. 4g. Pearce. 4h. Thomas.

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