no image

Joseph Providence Richardson (1774)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Joseph Providence Richardson
Born in at seamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jul 2013
This page has been accessed 414 times.

Categories: 52 Ancestors - 2018 Week 6 'Favorite Name' | 52 Ancestors - Cooper-7647.


Joseph Providence Richardson was born aboard the sailing ship "The Providence", which left Newcastle-upon-Tyne on April 24, 1774 and sailed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.[1] He was the son of John Christopher Richardson and Mary Flintoff. He married Jane Patterson.[2] In 1820, they had four children living at home.[3]

Joseph died on July 27, 1846[4]


  1. 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.
  2. Some sources have Joseph Richardson's wife as Jane Hicks. However, Jane Hicks married Christopher Richardson in 1829. Therefore, unless this was a different Jane Hicks, she cannot be Joseph's wife. Confirmation needed that it was Jane Patterson.
  3. 1820 Census, Westmorland, New Brunswick - Sackville: Richardson
  4. Ancestry: Photo of gravestone – Joseph Providence Richardson and wife, Jane

See also:

  • New Brunswick Genealogy Society - First Families
  • Arrivals 99: our first families in New Brunswick, compiled by members of the Saint John Branch, New Brunswick Genealogical Society, pg 224

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joseph by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Joseph:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


Joseph is 19 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 23 degrees from Katy Jurado and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

R  >  Richardson  >  Joseph Providence Richardson