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Mairi Rowan

Mairi Rowan, Brede, East Sussex

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Richardson Family

24th February 2017

Mairi Rowan:

Hello Vicki,

In my foraging for Brede Richardsons I came across a census for 1841 which might be relevant to your line. It shows Mary Furner 75 yrs (rounded down), living in Cackle Street with James and Mary Richardson both 20 yrs (also rounded down), and what are likely to be their children, Mary Richardson 2 yrs and James Richardson 9 months. James is an Ag Lab.
Is Mary Furner the mother of your Mercy?

I have a digital image, but I don't have an email address for you.

I hope this helps.

Mairi

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Richardson Family

8th June 2015

Mairi Rowan:

Dear Caroline,

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to deal with my query.
I have taken the information re Richard's birth estimate is from another seeker, and the evidence looks pretty shaky, which is why I wondered if he might have come from outside Sussex. Sussex records seem fairly good with a lot of cross checking, but neither Richard nor Ann seem to appear. I shall take your advice and investigate Kent, and see what I can find.

Richardson are so thick on the ground in and near Brede that I perhaps assumed they must be locals from a long way back, even though early records in fact don't have many Richardsons at all.

Many thanks,

Mairi

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Richardson Family

2nd June 2015

Mairi Rowan:

Dear Caroline,

My paternal grandmother was a Richardson, descended from James Robert who arrived in Australia from Brede, followed by Louis Edward and John Gladwish. They all settled in or near Geelong Victoria, and the family spread from there.

I have learned a lot from other Richardson seekers, but am puzzled that no one seems to trace them further back than Richard and Ann (Watts) Richardson at Guestling,abt 1674. Do you know how to discover where they might have come from, and who were Richards antecedents?

Thank you,

Mairi

PS - I live in Melbourne, Australia, so difficult to research from here.

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