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Item: 173840
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin
Ship: -
Date: 21 April 1902
Place: Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Among the memorials in the old church yard is one dedicated to the memory of Martin James Richardson one of the pioneer builders of the colony. There are several inscriptions on the marble headstone which read as follows - Sacred to the memory of Martin Richardson, wo died April 8, 1868 aged 65, also Catherine Frances, second daughter of the above died Jan 4 1879 aged 17. Also Emily Harriet Catherine the beloved daughter of Haddon and Lucy Blackiston born Feb 10 1871 , died Sept 24 1871. and Martin George Richardson born April 25, 1844, died March 12 1877. Martin Richardson was an Oxford man, who arrived in the colony by one of the earliest of the vessels which he was instrumental in bringing to Sydney. He was a builder and contractor a class in good demand at that time and having excellent recommendations to the governor, was specially employed in the erection of Government buildings. Among the first works he carried out were the barracks at Sydney and various other public buildings at Windsor. He came to Newcastle early in the thirties and commenced the construction of the court house which was pulled down last year to make room for the post office now in course of erection, and also built the block of buildings which those days served as a barracks for the soldiers, and now forms a portion of the Asylum for the insane. In the latter undertaking he had as a partner Mr. Job Hudson. The wall which surrounds the asylum grounds was erected by the firm and severe monetary losses were sustained owing to the wall falling in consequence of heavy rains before the work had been taken over by the government. In the earlier period of Mr Richardsons experience in Newcastle business methods were somewhat primitive. There was no great amount of money changing hands at the time, and as no bank existed locally the necessary cash for the payment of wages had to come from Sydney by Steamer to Morpeth where it was taken by the ships officers to the bank. Mrs Richardson would then drive there and secure the necessary funds, returning over a lonely road with several hundred sovereigns stowed away in the gig. Atlhough the trip was made on many occasions, Mrs. Richardson was never molested, but often her husband would be asked by the prisoners to show them a sovereign. As assigned servants they saw no money as the reward of their labours and even with those who had gained freedom there was little opportunity of handling gold. Possibly the sight of the coins reminded them of a period in their lives when liberty had not been sacrificed. It is a curious side light upon Sydney life that when Mr. Richardson arrived in 1831 he was hooted in the streets by the larrikins of the period because he invariably wore a coat while others with the exception of a select few went coatless to and fro.


 
Item: 173841
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin
Ship: -
Date: 21 April 1902
Place: Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Martin Richardson died at his residence Market Square in 1868, after a lengthy illness and was accorded a military funeral, the Mayor town clerk and aldermen following in the processoin while the coffin was carried by six artillary men. He was a popular and esteemed citizen who was remembered by many old residents. A son Alfred Martin Richardson was buried in the family plot in the eighties. Mr. Richardson was married by the Rev. Lang at Sydney in 1839, and his wife survived him many years, her death taking place in 1901. He himself was the youngest of a long lived family, his sister a Miss Richardson having died about 1900 within fourteen days of becoming a centenarian. Mrs. Lucy Blackliston is the only surviving child of the late Martin Richardson


 
Item: 174625
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin
Ship: -
Date: 1855
Place: Freeholds in Wolfe and Watt Street,s and near Market Green, Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: On a list of electors in the police district of Newcastle who had the right to vote for elections in the county of Northumberland in 1855. Printed in the Newcastle Morning Herald 19 July 1911


 
Item: 179258
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Ann
Ship: Mary Catherine 1833
Date: October 1833
Place: Sydney
Source: Unassisted Immigrant Passenger lists (Ancestry)
Details: Martin Richardson, cabinet maker age 28 and Ann Richardson age 28 passengers on the Mary Catherine from Liverpool via Hobart


 
Item: 105675
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: Baptism June 1844
Place: Abode: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. p.12
Details: District Councillor. Baptism of son Martin George


 
Item: 105987
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: Baptism March 1847
Place: Abode: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. p.19
Details: District Councillor. Baptism of son Alfred Martin Richardson


 
Item: 106552
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: 1846 August
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Marriages p23
Details: From Newcastle. Witnesses at the marriage of James Steel and Margaret Jones


 
Item: 110322
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: Market Square, Newcastle
Source: 1820 to 1890 Family Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW, Australia See Record 57- 60
Details: Family details


 
Item: 143976
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: 1841 January
Place: Newcatle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Baptisms p. 4
Details: Baptism of Lucy Catherine, daughter of Martin and Catherine Richardson


 
Item: 144849
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: 1853 15 May
Place: Newcastle
Source: Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Baptisms p. 45
Details: Builder. Baptism of daughter Catherine Frances Richardson


 
Item: 175303
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin and Catherine
Ship: -
Date: 3 August 1841
Place: Newcastle
Source: SR NSW Archive Reel: 1583; Series: 12992; Description: Registers of Memorials for Land 1825-1842
Details: Conveyance of part of Allotment 12 in Newcastle from Martin and Catherine Richardson to Job Andson


 
Item: 150015
Surname: Richardson
First Name: Martin George
Ship: -
Date: 1877 12 March
Place: Newcastle
Source: Cemetery inscriptions in Sydney Branch Genealogical Library 1800 - 1960 at Family Search
Details: Born 25 April 1844. Died 12 March 1877 aged 32



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