1871 Census

A well travelled Richardson family appears in Redmire in 1871:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
RICHARDSON James Head, Married 41 Labourer Walden
RICHARDSON Martha Wife, Married 45 Stalling Busk
RICHARDSON Elizabeth Daughter 14 Scholar Newfound England
RICHARDSON Richard Son 11 Scholar Dear Park
RICHARDSON Christopher Son 6 Scholar Stainton

James Richardson was baptized 15 November 1829 in Aysgarth, son of John Richardson and Elizabeth. On 13 December 1848, he married Martha Hodgson at Stallingbusk. Martha was baptized 13 November 1825 at Stallingbusk, the daughter of William Hodgson and Martha.James died shortly after this census, and a memorial in the Redmire churchyard marks his resting place where he was buried 2 January 1872:

In loving memory of James Richardson who died at Elm House Lodge Redmire 31 December 1871 aged 41 years. Also of Martha wife of the above who died at West Witton 30 October 1893 aged 67 years.

Martha is seen on the 1891 census in West Witton, with a granddaughter Elizabeth, aged 10. Martha joined her husband in the churchyard 3 November 1893.
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