Thomas RICHARDS of Porthkerry
Catherine NORMAN
John RICHARDS of Canton
(Abt 1814-1897)
Edward RICHARDS of Ilfracombe


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1. Elizabeth Jane HAMBLIN

2. Elizabeth RICHARDS

Edward RICHARDS of Ilfracombe

  • Born: Sep 1854, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Christened: 15 Oct 1854, Cardiff St. Marys, Glamorgan, Wales 3
  • Married (1): 1878, Cardiff District, Glamorgan, Wales 1
  • Married (2): 9 Jan 1908, Caerau, Glamorgan, Wales 2
  • Died: 9 Apr 1941, West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, England 5
  • Buried: Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales 5

  Research Notes:

In 1881 Edward Richards (26) of Cardiff, stone mason, was living in Llandaff, Glamorgan. Present were wife Elizabeth J. (25) of Cardiff, daughter Gertrude H. (1) of Cardiff.

In 1891 Edward Richards (36) of Cardiff, stonemason, was living at 14 Romilly Cres., Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan. Present were wife Elizabeth J. (36) of Pontypridd, children (born in Cardiff): Gertrude H. (11), scholar, Beatrice M. (9), scholar, Laura M. (5), scholar, Ethel E. (2).

In 1901 Edward Richards (46) of Cardiff, foreman mason, was living at 118 Brunswick Rd., Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan. Present were wife Elizabeth (46) of Pontypridd, daughters (born in Cardiff): Beatrice (19), dressmaker, Laura (15), confectioner's assistant, Ethel (12), mother-in-law Jane Hamblin (73) of Cardiff, widow living on her own means, brother-in-law William Hamblin (40) of Pontypridd, picture frame maker.

In 1911 Edward Richards (56) of Cardiff, foreman mason, married 3 yeears (2nd wife not present), was living in Cardiff, Glamorgan. Present were daughters (born in Cardiff): Beatrice Mary (19), house keeper, Ethel Eveline (22), clothes sorter at laundry.

In 1939 Edward Richards (b. Sep 1854), widowed, retired mason, was living in Brooks Cottage, West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, England.


RICHARDS.—On April 9, at West Down, Ilfracombe, Edward Richards, in his 87th year (late Cardiff Corporation Public Works Dept.), beloved husband of late Elizabeth Richards. Funeral arrangements later.

Western Mail, 12 April 1941, p. 5


Edward Richards of Brook Cottage West Down Devonshire died 10 April 1941. Probate Llandaff 7 June to Reginald George Colle, shipbroker. Effects £351 15s. 5d. 4


Edward Richards died April 9th 1941 in his 87th year. 5

  Marriage Information:

Edward married Elizabeth Jane HAMBLIN, daughter of Alfred HAMBLIN and Jane GRONOW, in 1878 in the Cardiff District, Glamorgan, Wales 1. (Elizabeth Jane HAMBLIN was born in 1855 in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, christened on 20 May 1855 in Glyntaf, Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, Wales and died on 25 Apr 1906 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, aged 51 years.)

  Marriage Information:

Edward also married Elizabeth RICHARDS, daughter of William Henry RICHARDS and Unknown, on 9 Jan 1908 in Caerau, Glamorgan, Wales 2. (Elizabeth RICHARDS was born about 1863, died on 4 Feb 1933 and was buried in Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales.)

  Marriage Notes:

Edward Richards, 52, widower, foreman mason, of 9 Lisvane? St., Cathays, Cardiff, son of John Richards (deceased), mason, and
Elizabeth Richards, 45, spinster, of Caerau House, daughter of William Henry Richards, coachman

Married after Banns

Witnesses: Thomas Hill, M. H. Giffard, Matilda Richards


1 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 2nd Quarter, vol. 11a, p. 346.

2 Caerau Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 37, no. 73.

3 Cardiff St. Mary Parish Registers.

4 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, 1941, p. 572.

5 Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff, 1860-1968, Part 2, p. 9, no. 884.

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