Frank Richardson

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Born: 1873 Died: 15 Aug 1944 Married: Catherine Randall Mother: Augustine Walmisley Father: Ernest Richardson Descendant: Violet Richardson
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

Frank Engleheart Richardson was born 1873 in Blackheath in Kent.

His parents were Ernest and Augustine Richardson, and in 1881 he is 8 years old and living with them at 8 Buenos Ayres, Margate, Kent along with three brothers Charles, Ronald and John, and his sisters Mabel and Violet.

In 1891 he was living with his widowed mother in Andrew Villa, Keymer (near Burgess Hill).

By 1901 he has married Catherine and is living with his three children at 62 Islingwold Road, Brighton.

In 1911 he is living with his family at 88 Albion Hill, Brighton, he is a joiner working for a motor car company.


BMD: Registered Birth in Apr-May-Jun 1873: Richardson, Frank Engleheart: Lewisham 1d 830


At the age of 20 whilst working as a carpenter he married Catherine Edith Randall in the parish church in Brighton on the 13th May 1893. His residence at the time was 15 Polham Square, and his father's name was given as Ernest Murray Richardson, Gentleman, Deceased. 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
MarriageCertificate FrankCatherineRichardson Crop.jpg

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.


They subsequently had seven children, Mabel, Frank, Violet, Charles, James, Ronald, and Raymond. Five of these are photographed at Catherine's funeral.

His son Frank married Violet Gertrude Strong (a.k.a. Auntie Gert), they are pictured with their nephew Frank Victor Allfrey. It's quite a coincidence (and quite confusing!) that Frank (junior) married a girl with the same name as his sister, but then both the Allfrey's and the Richardson's had more than their fair share of Frank's and Ernest's as well.

From the census:

  • Mabel Richardson ~1894
  • Frank Richardson ~1896
  • Violet Richardson ~1898
  • Charles Richardson ~1900
  • James Richardson ~1905

By 1911, 6 children had been born and were still alive.

In 1911 their daughter Mabel is 17 and staying with her grandparents James Randall and Harriet Randall at the Sir George Thomas's Inn, Slindon, Sussex.

All Richardson's whose mother was a Randall born in Brighton:

  • Raymond P. M. E. Richardson, Registered Oct-Nov-Dec 1913 Brighton, Vol. 2b p.326
  • William B. Richardson, Registered Jul-Aug-Sep 1929, Brighton, Vol. 2b p.343

Richardsons born in Brighton where mother not specified:

  • Charles James C. Richardson, Q1 1900, Brighton vol.2b p.203
  • Ronald Albert E. Richardson 1902 Brighton 2b 197
  • Mabel Edith Richardson Q4 1895, Brighton vol.2b p.256

A Charles Richardson died in Brighton in Q4 1979 who was born on 7th August 1900, Brighton vol.18 p.0353

The 1939 register lists him as living at 4 Windmill Street, Brighton, Sussex. The members of the household are:

  • Frank E. Richardson, born 23 Nov 1872, Carpenter Joiner - Motor Finisher
  • 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)


Frank Engleheart Richardson died on the Fifteenth of August 1944 at 33 Clyde Road, Brighton.

33 Clyde Road, Brighton

He was 71 years old, and a Motor Coach Finisher (Motor Coach Builders).

He died of a cerebral haemorrage.

The death was registered on the 16th August 1944 by F.E. Richardson (son), present at the death. Resident at 21 Mile Oak Garden, Portslade-by-Sea.

Death Certificate

Other Records

Possibly unrelated records:

This is more likely to be Francis E.W. Richardson:

Passenger Lists: May 7th, 1915: To Quebec. F.E.Richardson (farmer) 43, Miss Richardson (Domestic) 21.