Augustine Walmisley

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Born: 26 April 1843 Died: 1929 Married: Ernest M. Richardson Mother: Marie Girault Father: John Walmisley Descendant: Frank Richardson
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

Marie Augustine Walmisley was born in Westminster on the 26th April 1843 to John Richard Lambert Walmisley and Marie Augustine Walmisley.

She seems to have been known as Augustine, and her marriage certificate and later censuses refer to her as Augustine Anna Maria.


Registration District: Westminster, 1843 BIRTH in the Sub-district of St. John the Evangelist in the County of Middlesex
When and where born Name, if any Sex Name and surname of father Name, surname, and maiden name of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When Registered
Twenty-Sixth of April 1843
12 North Street
Maria Augustine Girl John Richard Lambert Walmisley Marie Augustine Walmisley formerly Graffe Solicitor John R.L. Walmisley, Father
12 North Street
Nineteenth of May 1843

On the night of 30 March 1851 she was 7 years old and living with her parents at 4 The Grange, Brompton, Kensington, Middlesex, England. Her name was given as Augustine Anna Walmisley.

On the night of 7 April 1861 she was 17 years old and living with her mother Augustine Walmisley and her siblings at 6 Limerston Street, Chelsea, London, England. Her name was given as Augustine A. M. Walmisley.

1871 was the night of 2 April 1871.


She married Ernest Murray Richardson on March 30th, 1872 at the Holy Trinity Church in the parish of Twickenham (district of Brentford, Middlesex). They had at least 10 children (see Ernest's page). Below is a recent certified copy of her marriage certificate.

AugustineWalmisely MarriageCertificate.jpg

It states that she was 25 at the time of her marriage, a spinster, and living in Twickenham. This age seems a bit optimistic since she is listed in the 1851 census as being 7 and a scholar!. The mariage certificate. It also lists her father as John Richard Lambert Walmisley (solicitor). One of the witnesses is one of her half-sisters (by her mother) - Gabrielle Girault.

On the night of 3 April 1881 she was living with her husband Ernest Murray Richardson at 8 Buenos Ayres, Margate St John Baptists, Kent. Her age was given as 32 (she should have been 37). They were living with six children.


From the 1911 census Ernest and Augustine had 8 children together, all eight were still alive in 1911. And yet the various different censuses over the years give 10 different names, so two of the children used different names at different times. Alexandrine sometimes used her middle names Gabrielle or Violet. And Howard sometimes used his middle name Curteis (his grandmother's maiden name). Ronald was baptised with a single middle name of Ernest, but there is a Ronald Walmisley Richardson in some records who might be the same person.

Child's Name D.O.B. P.O.B. Occupation D.O.M. D.O.D
Frank Engleheart Richardson 23rd November 1872 Blackheath, Kent 13 May 1893 15 Aug 1944
Charles Engleheart Richardson ~1874 (Q1,1874,Woolwich, 1d. 964) Blackheath, Kent 1929
Alexandrine Gabrielle Violet Richardson 28 June 1875 (baptised 8 Sep 1875) Clapham, Surrey
Mabel Augustine Richardson 30 Nov 1876 (baptised 13th January 1881) Clapham, Surrey Managing Clerk & Agent For Pharmacentical Specialties N/A 1958
Ronald Ernest Richardson ~1878 (baptised 13th January 1881) Balham, Surrey
Pelham John Richardson ~1881 (baptised 13th January 1881) Balham, Surrey
Howard Curteis Richardson 21 May 1882 (baptised 27 Aug 1882) (Brentford, Q3, 1882, 3a, 123) Hanwell, Middlesex Coach Builder (Railway) KIA 9 May 1915 Richebourg L'Avoue
Ernest Augustin Richardson ~1884 (baptised 16 Nov 1888, Burgess Hill) Deal, Kent

On the 8th September 1875 his daughter Alexandrine Gabrielle Violet Richardson is baptised at the parish of St Philip Lambeth in Surrey (born 28th June). Ernest's profession is auctioneer, and he lives at 186 Brampton Road.

On the 13th January 1881 three of their children are baptised at St Mary, Balham on the same day. Their abode was given as 19 Verran Road, and her husband's occupation was "Gent".

On the night of 5 April 1891 she was a widow, living at Andrew Villa, Keymer, Burgess Hill, along with six of her children. She listed her age as 43 years old, and was living on her own means. Note that this is not likely to be village of Keymer, more likely to be the Keymer part of Burgess Hill (the eastern half). There is a directory listing of a Gideon Allfrey (collector to Burgess Hill Gas & Water companies) living at an Andrew Villa, London Road, Burgess Hill.

On the night of 31 March 1901 she was living at 276 Wightman Road in Hornsey, Middlesex (near Harringay, now part of London). She is living with her two daughters Mabel (24) and Violet (25) and her niece, also called Mabel (7). She claims that her age is 51...

On the night of 2 April 1911 she was living at 44 Upper St. James Street, Brighton, with her son Curtis Richardson (28) who was a coach builder for a railway company. She gave her age as 64, and she said that she had been married for 39 years, and had 8 children born, and all of them were still living. The house had 5 rooms (including the kitchen, but excluding any bathrooms).

Howard Curteis Richardson

On the 9th Mary 1915 Augustine's son Private Howard Curteis Richardson was killed in the First World War, killed in action at Richebourg-l'Avoué. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. He was buried at the Le Touret memorial in France (see panels 20 & 21). Augustine made an application in 1919 from 44 Peel St., Kensington.

On the night of the 19th June 1921 she was 73 years old, and living at 44 Peel Street, Kensington, London along with her two daughters Alexandrine Gabrielle Violet (a milliner), and Mabel Augustine (a stenographer). Both daughters were still single.


The death of Augustine A. M. Richardson aged 78 was registered in Q1, 1929 at Kensington, vol 1a, p242.