|Born: 18 Nov 1873||Died: 5 July 1946||Married: Frank Richardson||Mother: Harriett Adsett||Father: James Randall||Descendant: Violet Richardson|
Catherine Edith Randall was born on the 18th November 1873 in Brighton. Her father James Randall was a policeman born around 1850 in Kirdford. Her mother Harriett Adsett was born around 1848 in North Chapel. Catherine was known as "Edie".
Catherine Edith Randall was born on the 18th November 1873 at 8 Sussex Terrace. Her father was James Randall (Police Constable) and her mother was Harriett Randall (formerly Adsett). She was registered by her mother (8 Sussex Terrace, Brighton) on the 27th November 1873.
On the 27th December 1873 she was baptised in St Peter, Brighton, Sussex.
In 1881 she was 7 years old living with her parents at 7 Sussex Terraces, Brighton.
In 1891 she was 17 years old living with her parents at 38 Albion Hill, Brighton. She was doing factory work.
On the 13th May 1893, at the age of 19, she married Frank Engleheart Richardson in the parish church in Brighton . Her residence at the time was 39 Albion Hill, Brighton and her father's name was given as James Randall (police constable). The witnesses were Edward Evans and Alice Charles.
|1893. Marriage solemnized at Parish Church in the Parish of Brighton in the County of Brighton|
|When Married.||Name and Surname.||Age||Condition.||Rank or Profession||Residence at the Time of Marriage||Father's Name and Surname||Rank or Profession of Father|
May 13th 1893
|Frank Engleheart Richardson||20||Bachelor||Carpenter||15 Polham Square||Ernest Murray Richardson (deceased)||Gentleman|
|Catherine Edith Randall||19||Spinster||---------||39 Albion Hill||James Randall||Police Constable|
|Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church After Banns by me Robert James C. Parker|
|This marriage was solemnized between us||Frank Engleheart Richardson||In the Presence of us||Edward Evans|
|Catherine Edith Randall||Alice Charles|
At the time his occupation was listed as a carpenter. He was listed as living at 15 Polham Square, Brighton, and she at 39 Albion Hill, Brighton.
In 1901 she was living at 62 Islingword Road, Brighton with Frank (a carpenter and joiner) and three children, Frank (5), Violet (3) and Charles (1).
In 1911 she is living with her family at 88 Albion Hill, Brighton, her husband Frank is a joiner working for a motor car company.
On the 10th September 1915 her son Charles Richardson joined the Army by signing up to the Sussex Yeomanry, claiming be 19 years and 90 days old (a porter by trade, he was 5'4"), he also signed an agreement to be shipped overseas (from Brighton to the Egyptian Base Depot). On the 14th October 1916 his mother Catherine wrote to the army from 23 Windmill Street, Brighton:
Dear Sir, I am writing stating my claim for my son's (C J Richardson) discharge from H.M.Forces being too young for military service. I am Yours Respectively, Catherine Edith Richardson, mother.
By the 21st October 1916 he was returned to England for discharge as being under age on enlistment.
The 1939 register lists her (well I assume it is her - she has cellotape over her name) as living at 4 Windmill Street, Brighton, Sussex. The members of the household are:
- Frank E. Richardson, born 23 Nov 1872, Carpenter Joiner Finisher Motor
- Catherine E. Richardson, 18 Nov 1873, Unpaid Domestic Duties
- Ronald A. E. Richardson, born 31 May 1902, Wood Carver, Widowed
- three closed entries (people born after 1914)
She went to live with her daughter Mabel Murray (a.k.a. Auntie May) and died in Newcastle.
Death certificate of Catherine Edith Richardson - 5th July 1946 of cerebral haemorrhage and hyperpiesis. Widow of Frank Engleheart Richardson (motor coach finisher). Died at 39, Benton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The informant was R.P.Richardson (son) from 11 George Street, Blaydon on Tyne.
The picture below was taken at her funeral. Clockwise from top left are: Frank (Mabel's son), Raymond Richardson, Frank Richardson, Ronald Richardson, Charles Richardson, Joseph Murray (Mabel's husband), Mabel Murray, Ronnie Richardson (Raymond's wife) and two of Ronnie's relations. Of her children only Violet and James are not present (possibly predeceased?) . Unfortunately the distortion at the top of the picture (especially on Raymond) is caused by cellotape damage.
Ronald Richardson married Cathy (another Catherine presumably!) and was a carver. Although the 1939 register lists him as a widower.
Birth: Oct-Nov-Dec 1873, Brighton (Sussex, East Sussex), Volume 2b Page 236.
Death: Catherine E. Richardson, Jul-Aug-Sep 1946, Age 72, Newcastle upon Tyne, Vol.1b p.103