Christopher Richardson Sr.

Christopher Rowland Richardson Sr. (abt. 1786 - 1864)

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Christopher Rowland Richardson Sr.
Born about in Calcutta Indiamap
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Husband of — married 1812 in Powys, Montgomery ,Wales UKmap
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Died in Reading, Berks, Englandmap
Profile last modified 20 Oct 2018 | Created 28 Jun 2009
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Col Christopher Rowland Richardson (Senior)


Birth: 1785 circa Died June 19, 1864 (79) 17 Abingdon Villas, Kensington, Greater London, Buried Kensel Green London interred in a public vault Anglican Chapel. 11493 Catacomb B Vault 108

The natural born son of Captain William Richardson a East India Company merchant comamnder and mother Anna Maria Sany .This Angli / Indian union also brovided siblings ,the Twins Charotte and Elizabeth Capt William Jun.. And to be confirmed brother Capt. William Junior and sister Hariett He married Martha Anne Humphreys, in Powys ,Montgomery, Wales, in 1812 Daughter of Charles Gardner Humphreys and Martha Anne Bright

Known children o Catherine Marion Richardson 1819-1891 Married Francis Hart Viceimus Guinness Tirhoot ,Patna Bihar India ) 16th Nov 1844 moved to New Zealand

o Lt Clephane Louis Richardson 1831-1861 Married Jessica Nee Ditmas;1841-1962 Eldest daughter of Col Ditmas HM Madras Artillery)Died in Camp May 4th At Jingeratchia Jessore of Cholera Aged 29 HM 58 Regt. Bengal North India . Jessica Died 3 days after her husband also with Cholera aged 21 .

o Martha Anne Francis Richardson B 1819 circa Married Robert Alexander B Taylor

o Jane E Richardson Married J Waler 5TH Jan 1835 a civil servant at Muzzufferpore India she was the eldest daughter of C. R. Richardson, Esq., Tirhoot. India

o Clara Harriett Richardson Born 1827 Exeter , Devon England died 15 Jan 1910 London England


o Henrietta Nelson Richardson (1826 - 1896) Married 1892 Lt Henry Postlethwaite

o Lt Col Christopher Rowland Richardson Jn Dec 8th 1825-1900 Christopher Junior had four children, three by his first wife And the youngest Lydia Constance Richardson by his second wife Lydia Bulsowe


Died 19 June 1864 Reading, Berkshire, England Interred in a public vault beneath All Souls Kensal Green Cemetery Anglican Chapel. The reference is 11493 Catacomb B Vault 108. The Catacombs are not open and you would need to make an appointment to view.


Transcript from the Probate Record 4TH July 1864 Richardson Christopher Rowland Esq. ( Effects under 1000 pounds ) Formerly of 56 St Johns Wood Tce. , St Johns Wood ; but late of 17 Abingdon- Villas Kensington. , both in the county of Middlesex , Esquire . Deceased. Who died 19th June 1864 at Reading in the County of Berks. , Was proved at the Principle Registry by oath of Martha Ann Richardson, of 17 Abingdon Villas a foresaid Widow of the Relict the Executrix .



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On 11 Jul 2014 Phil Richardson wrote:

1838: C. R. Richardson Esq. (Tirhoot) - Proposed (for member of the Agricultural Society of India) by the Secretary and seconded by Dr. Wallich 1839: Feb 2nd at Calcutta, H.J.W Postlethwaite Esq., HM 26th Regiment Cameronians married to Henrietta Nelson, third daughter of C.R. Richardson, Esq., Kumtoul, Tirhoot. (The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register).

1841: C.R. Richardson, Kuntoul Tirhoot (The Bengal and Agra Annual Guide and Gazetteer) 1842: C.R. Richardson, indigo planter, Kuntowl ,Tirhoot. – (there is also a G.R. Richardson, Sugar and Rum manufacturer, Runjeetpoor, Jounpoor – a relative?) (The Bengal and Agra Agricultural Guide & Gazetteer) 1846: CRR Sr. “had to leave” India (see below). Perhaps this was due either to the First Sikh War or, more likely, to the massive cholera outbreaks of the time:


On 28 Jun 2009 Phil Richardson wrote:

Col Christopher Rowland Richardson

Who married Martha Anne Humphreys, in Powys ,Montgomery, Wales, in 1812

Served :76th Regiment of Foot (Macdonald's Highlanders)/76th Regiment of Foot (East India Company)) Retired Full PAY

Esn 16th Feb 1844 Lt 23rd Dec 1845 CAPT 24Sept 1855 Major 14th Aug 1866 Lt Col ? 23rd Dec 1875 Col Retired 10th Nov 1877 Full pay

1. Daughter Catherine Marion Richardson ( Married Francis Hart Viceimus Guinness Tirhoot ,Patna Bihar India ) 16th Nov 1844 2. Son : Lt Clephane Louis Richardson ( Married Jessica Nee Ditmas; Eldest daughter of Col Ditmas HM Madras Artillery)Died in Camp May 4th At Jingeratchia Jessore of Cholera Aged 29 HM 58 Regt. Bengal North India . Jessica Died 3 days after her husband also with Cholera aged 21 . 3. Son : Christopher Rowland Richardson 4. Daughter Henrietta Nelson Richardson Married Lt Henry Postlethwaite 5. Louise James Rowland Richardson 6. Daughter Frances Adele St Goise Richardson The 76th Regiment of Foot was raised for service in India by the East India Company in 1787, due to fears that war with France was imminent. The threat however, soon dissipated, and the Company subsequently refused to support or embark the regiment, Because of this, Parliament passed the East India Declaratory Act, which required that troops that were deemed necessary for the security of overseas territories be funded and supported by those territories. The regiment would remain in India until 1806. The regiment took part in a number of battles of the Mahratta Wars, including the Battle of Ally Ghur, when British forces besieged it. At the time it was one of the strongest forts in all of India, and was commanded by General Perron, a Frenchman. The 76th fought stoutly during that battle, against astonishing resistance by the enemy forces, receiving a number of dead and wounded, in no large part due to the fierce hand-to-hand fighting that took place during the action. The regiment also took part in the capture of Delhi and Agra, as well as the Battle of Leswaree, where they performed with great courage in one of the bloodiest of battles. For their distinguished service in these actions, King George III gave his authorisation to the 76th, allowing them to have the word "Hindoostan" emblazoned upon on the colours, along with an "elephant" badge, with a howdah atop the elephant, also inscribed with the word "Hindoostan". They were also given an honorary colour, making the regiment the only one to carry four colours on parade. The names inscribed upon the colour were "Ally Ghur", "Delhi", "Agra" and "Leswaree".



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