On April 24, 1774 , John & Mary, along with their two children, Christopher and Elizabeth, left Newcastle-upon-Tyne aboard the sailing ship "The Providence" and sailed to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their third child, Joseph Providence Richardson, was born on board. They settled in Sackville, New Brunswick, where they may have had other children. Charlotte (Richardson) Dobson is often cited as one of their children, but DNA testing has ruled this out (see Charlotte's profile for details).
↑ Yorkshire, bishop’s transcripts of baptisms, Yorkshire (North Riding), England, Borthwick Institute for Archives, Parish Registers – Baptism of Mary Flintoff (Available on Findmypast.com)
↑ Marriage license dated April 13, 1765. Many references to marriage date of April 23, 1765. Is there a source for this?
↑ Yorkshire, Archibishop of York Marriage licences index, 1613-1838, Transcription, Borthwick Institute for Archives, Parish Registers, Record 32, Pg 252 - Marriage of John Richardson & Mary Flintoff (Available on Findmypast.com)
↑ Campey, Lucille H. (2010-08-30). Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada (The English In Canada) (Kindle Locations 4174-4175). Dundurn. Kindle Edition.
NB Genealogy Society – First Families: Richardson
Arrivals 99: our first families in New Brunswick, compiled by members of the Saint John Branch, New Brunswick Genealogical Society, pg 224
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Mary by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: