and Theresa KNIGHT (c1852-?)
married by banns on 1 August 1875 in
Horsham, Sussex. He was then a 24 year old bachelor and porter from
Hampstead. She was a 23 year old spinster. Their fathers were
named as Henry Richardson and John Knight.
The witnesses to their marriage were Walter Wheeler and
Emma Cox. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
was baptised on 11 May 1851 in Cowfold,
Sussex. He was the son of
(1814-1869) and Ann Roberts (1817-1891). At the time of the 1851 census, Henry was under a
month old and he was living with his parents and elder siblings at Potters
in Cowfold. His father was then an agricultural labourer and his
mother a schoolmistress. In 1861 he was a 10 year old scholar
and living at Potters House, Cowfold with his parents and siblings.
Theresa was baptised as Thirza
Knight on 9 January 1853 in Shermanbury, Sussex. She was the
(1805-?) and Elizabeth Mitchell (1814-?). The 1861 census records that
she was an 8 year old scholar living with her father and siblings at
Furzefield in Shermanbury. Her name was then recorded as Turza
In 1881 the couple and their young son were living at Little Collards in
Cowfold, the home of Henry's 63 year old widowed mother
Ann. When the 1891 census was recorded the couple and 4 sons
were living at Picts Cottage in Cowfold, next door to
Mansbridge and his family. Henry was then a 40 year old
general labourer and Theresa was 38 years old.
Henry Richardson and
Theresa Knight had 6 known children:
Thomas Harry Richardson was born on 3 June 1876 and
baptised on 25 February 1877 in Cowfold, at which time his parents were
from Picts Cottage. He died aged 1 years and was buried on 9 May
1877 in Cowfold. The burial register recorded his name as
Thomas Henry Richardson Knight.
Alfred Richardson was born on 13 December 1877 and
baptised on 27 January 1878 in Cowfold, at which time his parents were
of Picts Farm. He was 3 years old at the time of 1881 census.
In 1891 he was a 13 year old agricultural labourer.
George Richardson was born on 25 June 1883 and baptised
on 26 August 1883 in Cowfold, at which time his parents were of Picts.
He was a 7 year old scholar in 1891.
Owen Richardson was born on 27 September 1885 and
baptised on 30 May 1886 in Cowfold, at which time his parents were from
Picts. He was 5 years old in 1891.
Arthur William Richardson was born on 12
January 1889 and baptised on 24 February 1889 in Cowfold, at which time
his parents were from Picts. In 1891 he was 2 years old.
Ann Elizabeth Richardson was born on 15 July 1891 and
baptised on 27 September 1891 in Cowfold, at which time her parents were
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