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. He was the son of John Christopher Richardson and Mary Flintoff. He married Jane Patterson. In 1820, they had four children living at home.
↑ 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.
↑ 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.
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 test-takers in his direct paternal line.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: