Searching for my Tinker Father (Davy Richards)

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I was born June 1966 in Darlington, County Durham, UK, my father was a tinker called Davy (Davey) Richards and was married for a short time to Lynne Sandford (now deceased).

Looking for more information on this particular Richards family please.

Thanks

Bryan
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Well I found your parents' marriage, after that it gets difficult...

"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV63-NQ8G : 8 October 2014), Lynne Sandford and null, 1965; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1965, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 482, Darlington, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England

Given the very young age of your mother I doubt Davy was much older and IF he was born in County Durham then there's only one good fit:

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV7H-J7ZX : 1 October 2014), David Richards, 1947; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Gateshead, Durham, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England

However, he could easily have born in a neighbouring county, or indeed anywhere so this is very tentative. You could try ordering a copy of the marriage certificate from the general records office (it's £9.25 I think) if you don't have one. It might have some additional info.

by Matthew Fletcher G2G6 Mach 7 (71.4k points)
Thank you Matthew, much appreciated.

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