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Joseph Providence Richardson (1774 - 1846)

Joseph Providence Richardson
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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]

Buried Sackville (GR9), Westmorland Co., NB.

Note: Born on passage from England and named Joseph after the Captain. Died 27 Jul 1846 (GR9).

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Will dated 6 Jul 1846, proved 3 Sep 1846. Wife Jane; daughters Charlotte,. Sarah, Ruth, Jane; sons John, George, Charles; grandchildren Joseph, Charles,. Frances, Unice Ann. All children of dau Fanny Estabrooks dec'd. (Westmorland. Co. NB Registry, Moncton NB, Book Y, page 191.).


  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

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