Catherine Mary Guinness was born on 20 February 1856 in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand, her father, Francis(Frank) Viceimus Hart Guinness, was 36, and her mother, Catherine Marian Richardson, was 36. She married Frederick Charles Richardson on 31 October 1878 in Collingwood, Tasman, New Zealand. The couple resided in Christchurch , then relocated to Auckland. They had eight children in 16 years. The family then moved to 9 Upper Addington Gardens, Kensington London. She died on 27 December 1921 at the age of 65.
Her brother was the Hon Sir Arthur Robert Guinness Kt, Speaker of the House of Representatives in New Zealand
Great grandson PR Richardson
"England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWL4-RKP : 1 August 2017), Catherine Mary Richardson in household of Fred Chs Richardson, Kensington, Kensington W, London, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Catherine by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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