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Richards, George William

Posted: 29 Jun 2012 10:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Jun 2012 11:05AM GMT
I am seeking any information on my Grandfather a "George William Richards" who migrated to England around 1900's(possibly earlier) and Married Josephine Louise Therese Van Niewenborgh in 1902 in London. He was 45yrs old (born abt 1857),she was 20yrs old (born abt 1882). The 1911 English census said he was born in America.She,in Belgium.His occupation was an Engineer, His Father John Richards was also an Engineer.
I have no further information at all, believing he was British. I can only hope this triggers some response from somewhere in USA. Regards. John Richards Australia
email: richbj1@bigpond.com

Re: Richards, George William

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Immigration
PROBABLE
US PASSPORT APPLIATION
APPLICATION APPLIED FOR IN BRUSSELLS
Name: George Richards
A MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Birth Date: 18 Jun 1856
FATHER A NATIVE OF US
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 43
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Passport Issue Date: 2 Mar 1900
ORIGINALLY LEFT US ON NOV 1897 & SOURNING AT BRUSSELLS - INTENDING TO RETURN TO THE US WITHIN 2 YEARS
5'7½" TALL
HIGH FOREHEAD
GRAY EYES
MEDIUM NOSE
MED MOUTH
LARGE CHIN
GRAY HAIR
FLORID COMPLEXION
ROUND FACE
SIGNED 2 MARCH 1900

obviouly where he met his wife


NEXT PASSPORT
APPLIED FOR IN AMERICAN EMBASSY IN LONDON
Name: George Richards
AN ENGINEER
Birth Date: 18 Jun 1856
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Passport Issue Date: 29 Sep 1913
Spouse Name: Josephine
TEMPORARILY SOJOURNING AT 4 RECREATION ROAD, SYDENHAM
BEARER OF PASSPORT 1617 ISSUED BY THIS EMBASSY 7 JULY 1903
INTENDING TO RETURN TO US WITHIN 3 YEARS - TRAVILLING TO THE CONTINENT FOR HEALTH REASONS
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION THE SAME AS BEFORE
OLD PASSPORT SURRENDED
PASSPORT TO BE SENT TO C/o AMERICAN LEGATION, BRUSSELS



DITTO
US EMBASSY LONDON
Name: George Richards
AN ENGINEER
Birth Date: 18 Jun 1856
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 59
Residence: Annerly, (THIS IS CLOSE TO SYDENHAM)England
Passport Issue Date: 12 Jun 1916
Father's Residence: Sancitito, California
PERMANANT ADDRESS 108 CROYDON ROAD, ANNERLY
LEFT US AUG 1905
PASSPORT NO. 16352 ISSUED 29 SEP 1913
SAME DESCRIPTION BUT NOW MOUSTACHED MOUTH
WHEN WILL RETURN TO US "IT DEPENDS ON MY PARENTS AS I AM THE ONLY SON & WILL INHERIT THEIR PROPERTY



DITTO
Name: George Richards
Birth Date: 18 Jun 1856
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 63
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Passport Issue Date: 23 Aug 1919
Father Name: John Richards
Father's Birth Location: Beaver, Pennsylvania
Father's Residence: Deceased
PASSPORT ISSUED 1916 26266
RESIDING ENGLAND
LAST IN US AUG 1912
WANTS TO CONTINUE BEING A US CITIZEN
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Re: Richards, George William

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 6:41PM GMT
Classification: Census
Surnames: RICHARDS
not knowing tooooo much on the geography of the US I looked up Sancitito and cannot find anything BUT, this certainly makes sense:


1910
Name: John Richards
A CONSULTING ENGINEER
Age in 1910: 75
Birth Year: 1835
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Sausalito, Marin, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married 54 years
Spouse's Name: Pauline A Richarde
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
+
Name: Pauline A Richarde
[Pauline A Richards]
Age in 1910: 72
Birth Year: 1838
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1910: Sausalito, Marin, California
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married 54 YEARS
Spouse's Name: John Richarde
HAD 2 CHILDREN - 1 LIVING
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky



1900
Name: John Richards
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
OWNS OWN HOME
Age: 65
Birth Date: Dec 1834
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Sausalito, Marin, California
[Marin]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Pauline A Richards
Marriage Year: 1855
Years Married: 45
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
+
Name: Pauline A Richards
Age: 62
Birth Date: Jan 1838
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1900: Sausalito, Marin, California
[Marin]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Richards
Marriage Year: 1855
Years Married: 45
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother: number of living children: 0
Mother: How many children: 2



1850
Name: John Richards
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Green, Adams, Ohio
Gender: Male
Family Number: 224
WITH
Sampson Richards 50
Allice Richards 41
Eliza Richards 14
Kiharmia Richards 9
Franklin Richards 7
Mary Richards 4
Sarah Richards 2


IF I'M ON THE RIGHT TRACT, THIS PUTS JOHN IN OHIO &

1860
John Richards 25
Paulina Richards 22
Geo W Richards 3
Mary L Richards 2
Franklin, Franklin, Ohio

Re: Richards, George William

Posted: 30 Jun 2012 9:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, OMG. After all these years You have come up with this so quickly. I apologise for not making this a long reply as I have to go somewhere with my son this morning. I will contact you later to ask more questions. Are you somehow connected to the " Richards" group. Thanks!!!!!! John

Re: Richards, George William

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 9:13AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
looks like they had a daughter

EMERGENCY PASSPORT APPLICATION
NO. 7565
US EMBASSY LONDON

Name: Louise Richards
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1902
Birth Place: London, England
BORN TO AMERICAN PARENTS
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Passport Issue Date: 23 May 1916
MOTHER JOSEPHINE RICHARDS
FATHER IN LONDON A NATIVE CITIZEN OF THE US - RESIDING AT 108 CROYDON ROAD, ANNERLY FOR BUSINESS PORPOSES

CHILD NEVER BEEN TO THE US - NO PREVIOUS PASSPORT
WANTED PASSPORT FOR TRIP EMBARCATION TO HOLLAND

LOVELY PHOTO ATTACHED
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Re: Richards, George William

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 9:16AM GMT
Classification: Birth
Surnames: RICHARDS
POSSIBLE BIRTH REGISTRATION

Name: Marie Louise J Richards
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1902
Registration district: Croydon
Inferred County: Greater London, Kent, Surrey
Volume: 2a
Page: 303

RICHARD JOHN RICHARDS

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 9:37AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: RICHARDS
Name: Richard John Richards
Death Place: Geelong, Victoria
Age: 59
Father's Name: Gegrge
Mother's name: Nieiuenborght Jo Von
Registration Year: 1962
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 25237
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1903


Name: Richard John Richards
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1903
Registration district: Lewisham
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1d
Page: 1208

ALEXANDER RICHARDS

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 9:38AM GMT
Classification: Birth
Surnames: richards
The Alexander on the 1911 census is, I think actually

Name: Edward Alexander Richards
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1909
Registration district: Lewisham
Inferred County: Greater London, Kent, London
Volume: 1d
Page: 1173

LOUISE RICHARDS

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 10:01AM GMT
Classification: Immigration
Surnames: RICHARDS
ANOTHER FOR LOUISE

LONDON EMBASSY
Name: Louise Richards
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1902
Birth Place: London, England
Age: 14
Residence: Annerly, England
Passport Issue Date: 19 Jun 1916
Father's Residence: London, England
RESIDDNCE 108 CROYDON ROAD ANNERLY
HOLDER OF EMERGENCY PASSPORT NO. 7565
WANTING TO GO TO HOLLAND FOR "FAMILY REASONS"
SIGNED BY JOSEPHINE (MUM) STATING DAUGHTER IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN BORN TO AMERICAN PARENTS IN LONDON
SAME PHOTOGRAPH

Re: ALEXANDER RICHARDS

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 10:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks heaps. I didn't know he existed until recently when his birth cert. arrived confirming parentage. Richard was my father and now Louise is the third child listed in the 1911 english census that was not named.
Now to pursue the family from now on and try to find their own families and fates.
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