Researcher Margaret Silvester
1. JOHN1 STEPHENS was born on 16 Sep 1805 in Wendron, Cornwall, England. He died in 1867 in Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia. He married Maria Selina Leggo JEFFERY, daughter of William Richard Addicot JEFFERY and Elizabeth LEGGO on 29 Nov 1828 in Cornwall UK. She was born in 1812 in Saint Kevin, Cornwall, England. She died on 30 Nov 1884 in Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for John STEPHENS:
John Stephens son of John Stephens and Loveday Treloar married Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery, parents of Ann Stephens = John Richards. John and Maria emigrated from the UK to Port Phillip arriving 30 Jan 1839 via "Andromache". John could both read and write, was a Protestant from Falmouth, Cornwall. He was aged 32yrs and a Farm Labourer. Travelling with them were dau Jane aged 7yrs and son Joseph aged 5yrs. Eldest dau Anne remained in Cornwall and is listed with grandparents on next census. She later marries John Richards and emigrates to Australia.
Notes for Maria Selina Leggo JEFFERY:
Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery, dau of William Addicoat Jeffery and Elizabeth Leggo. Maria married John Stephens in 1828 when aged 16yrs, at Cornwall. They emigrated to Australia in 1839 on "Andromache". Maria was able to read, aged 26yrs and a Protestant from Cornwall.
Maria (Jeffery) Stephens,
Maria (Jeffery) Stephens
Maria died from natural decay over a period of three weeks on 30 Nov 1884 at Eurobodalla. Her death was informed by son-in-law G.D. DuRoss of Gundary. She was buried 1 Dec 1884 at Bodalla by Edwd. Walker (Undertaker). She had been born in England and spent 50 years in NSW. At time of her death there were 3 males and 5 females living but 9 children were deceased (sexes unknown) Refer Death Cert 1884/008912.
John STEPHENS and Maria Selina Leggo JEFFERY had the following children:
2. i. ANN2 STEPHENS was born on 22 May 1829 in Constantine, Cornwall, England. She died on 27 Mar 1904 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia. She married John RICHARDS, son of Henry RICHARDS and Hannah MOYSES on 16 May 1851 in England. He was born on 18 Nov 1832 in Burdock, Cornwall, England. He died on 14 Apr 1914 in Cottage Hospital, Pambula, New South Wales, Australia.
iii. JOHN STEPHENS was born on 26 Dec 1830 in Cornwall UK. He died in Infancy.
iv. JANE STEPHENS was born in 1831 in Constantine, Cornwall, England. She died on 3 Nov 1883 in Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia. She married (1) WILLIAM GRIFFITHS on 11 Jul 1849 in Araluen, NSW. He was born in 1815 in Wales. He died on 30 Jun 1855 in Tilba Tilba, New South Wales, Australia. She married (2) RICHARD WILKEN on 19 Nov 1862 in Ch of England, Moruya NSW. He was born in 1818 in Surrey, England. He died on 17 Jul 1884 in Bega, NSW.
Notes for Jane STEPHENS:
Jane Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Jane first married William Griffiths in 1849 at Araluen NSW. She was widowed in 1855 and later married Richard Wilken on 19 Nov 1862 at Moruya. Jane died at Braidwood in 1883.
iv. JOSEPH STEPHENS was born in 1833 in Cornwall UK. He died on 04 Aug 1906 in Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia. He married Susan BISHOP, daughter of Joseph BISHOP and Ann SMITH on 03 Oct 1854 in Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia. She was born in 1839 in Goulburn NSW. She died in 1907 in Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Joseph STEPHENS:
Joseph Stephens son of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Joseph married Susan Bishop at Braidwood in 1854. He died at Brewarrina NSW in 1906.
v. LOVEDAY STEPHENS was born on 12 May 1838 in Constantine, Cornwall, England. She died in Infancy.
Notes for Loveday STEPHENS:
Loveday Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Died in infancy.
vi. MARY STEPHENS was born on 24 Dec 1839 in Boro near Braidwood, NSW. She died on 18 Jan 1921 in Manly, NSW. She married George MURPHY, son of Richard MURPHY and Elizabeth RICHARDS on 28 Apr 1858 in Bodalla, NSW. He was born on 01 Nov 1835 in Cork, Ireland. He died on 30 May 1915 in Manly, NSW.
Notes for Mary STEPHENS:
Mary Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Mary married George Murphy on 28 Apr 1858 at Bodalla NSW. They moved to the Manly area and Mary died at Manly NSW on 18 Jan 1921. She is buried at Manly General Cemetery, NSW.
vii. JESSIE STEPHENS was born on 23 Nov 1843 in Brooman, Nelligen NSW. She died in Mar 1924 in Brogo, NSW. She married Charles McGREGOR on 21 Mar 1859 in Bega, NSW. He was born in 1832 in Perthshire, Scotland. He died before 22 Mar 1924.
Notes for Jessie STEPHENS:
Jessie Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Jessie married Charles McGregor in 1859 at Bega NSW. She later died at Brogo NSW in 1924. Her Obituary was printed in the Cobargo Chronicle.
Obituary "Cobargo Chronicle" 22 Mar 1924. Mrs. McGregor, relict of the late Mr. Charles McGregor, Brogo, whose death we reported last week was 83 years of age. She had been blind for the past four years. Deceased was formerly Miss Jessie Stephens, a native of Braidwood district, and she and her parents afterwards resided in Moruya. As mistress of the hospitable 'Glenoaks' homestead, Brogo, Mrs. McGregor was popular and highly esteemed throughout the Bega district.
viii. MARTHA STEPHENS was born on 10 Apr 1845 in Brooman, Nelligen NSW. She died on 03 Feb 1881 in Cobargo, Bega, NSW. She married (1) ROBERT BRAINE on 29 Jan 1863 in Moura, NSW. He was born in 1839 in England. He died on 24 Feb 1863 in Bodalla, NSW. She married (2) GEORGE OSBORN WRIGHTSON, son of John WRIGHTSON and Emma WESTAWAY on 05 Jun 1865 in Yarragee Presbyterian, Moruya NSW. He was born on 04 Feb 1836 in London England. He died on 16 Jul 1895 in Wolumla.
Notes for Martha STEPHENS:
Martha Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Martha first married Robert Braine on 29 Jan 1863 but unfortunately Robert drowned at Bodalla in the next month (24 Feb 1863). Martha second married George Osborn Wrightson on 5 Jun 1865 at Yarragee Presbyterian Church, Moruya, NSW.
ix. WILLIAM STEPHENS was born on 20 Dec 1847 in Kiora, Moruya, NSW. He died on 21 Jul 1921 in Liverpool, NSW.
Notes for William STEPHENS:
William Stephens son of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. William never married.
x. ELIZABETH STEPHENS was born on 08 Dec 1850 in Kiora, Moruya, NSW. She died on 07 Oct 1909 in Moruya, NSW. She married George Duncan Du ROSS, son of Alexander Du ROSS and Isabella DUNCAN on 07 Nov 1871 in Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia. He was born in 1838 in Liverpool, NSW. He died on 21 Aug 1911 in Moruya, NSW.
Notes for Elizabeth STEPHENS:
Elizabeth Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Elizabeth married George Duncan Du Ross on 7 Nov 1871 at Eurobodalla. She died in 1909 at Moruya and is buried there.
xi. LOVEDAY STEPHENS was born on 16 Apr 1853 in Kiora, Moruya, NSW. She died on 6 Sep 1910 in "Mountain Valley", Tilba Tilba, NSW. She married Neil BAILEY on 15 Jan 1877 in Moruya Presbyterian Church, Moruya NSW.
Notes for Loveday STEPHENS:
Loveday Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Loveday married Neil Bailey at Moruya Presbyterian Church, Moruya NSW in 1877. She died at "Mountain Valley" Tilba Tilba in 1910 and is buried at the CE portion of Tilba Tilba cemetery. Loveday was the second dau so named. Her younger sister died in infancy most likely late 1838 or early 1839.
xii. MARIA STEPHENS was born on 26 Jul 1857 in Bodalla, Broulee, NSW. She died on 01 Aug 1857 in Bodalla, Broulee, NSW.
Notes for Maria STEPHENS:
Maria Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. Maria died less than a week old and is buried in the CE portion of Bodalla Cemetery, NSW.
xiii. JOHN STEPHENS was born on 13 Jan 1859 in Bodalla, Broulee, NSW. He died on 10 May 1921 in Cadgee, NSW.
Notes for John STEPHENS:
John Stephens, son of John Stephens and Maria Selina Leggo Jeffery. John never married. He was the second son named John. His elder brother died in infancy in Cornwall.
2. ANN2 STEPHENS (John1) was born on 22 May 1829 in Constantine, Cornwall, England. She died on 27 Mar 1904 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia. She married John RICHARDS, son of Henry RICHARDS and Hannah MOYSES on 16 May 1851 in England. He was born on 18 Nov 1832 in Burdock, Cornwall, England. He died on 14 Apr 1914 in Cottage Hospital, Pambula, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Ann STEPHENS:
Ann Stephens dau of John Stephens and Maria Selina Jeffery, married John Richards and became parents of Alfred S.E.Richards. This marriage took place in 1831 in England. Ann travelled to Australia with husband John on the immigrant ship "Sultana" which arrived 19 May 1855. She was aged 25yrs at time of travel. Information from the passenger list shows that Ann was from Wendon in Cornwall and had been a farm servant. She could both read and write, had no incidents of note on her journey and her physical appearance was good. Both her parents, John and Maria Stephens were already living in Australia near Broulee, NSW. Ann is listed as being of the Wesleyan religion.
Ann Richards headstone
At time of Alfred's birth they had produced 3 sons and 2 deceased sons. They were residing a Bodalla where husband John was a farmer. Ann was aged 35yrs at time of son Alfred's birth. Her name could be Stephen not Stephens.
Ann appears to have moved to Towamba NSW or was visiting there. Her son Robert and daus Emma and Bertha are also at Towamba when they passed away. A death is listed for Ann at Towamba in 1904. Her husband John died at Pambula NSW in 1914.
Notice 1 April 1904 in Pambula Voice: " Death at Towamba - It is with regret we learn of the death of Mrs. John Richards of Towamba after a lengthy illness. Deceased, who was about 78 years of age, had been a resident of the Towamba district for many years and was highly respected. She leaves a grown up family to mourn her loss. Mrs. George Murphy of Pambula was a sister."
Obituary 8 April 1904 in Pambula Voice: "Quite a gloom has been cast over our little community by the death of Mrs. J. Richards, and Mr. R. Stephenson, who died within a few hours of each other on 28th March. Mrs. Richards had been ailing for some months and was under treatment of Dr. Bruce, Candelo, who from the first gave no hope of her recovery. Mrs. Richards was 75 years of age and was a native of Cornwall, England. She came to this colony somewhere in the early fifties and together with her husband, occupied their industry in farming and dairy pursuits, at first in the Moruya district and afterwards in and around Bega, removing again some 19 years ago to Towamba where they continued for some time to follow the same occupation. Mrs. Richards was the mother of three sons and three daughters, five of whom are married, and Mr. Alf Richards, the well known cricketer, being her youngest son. Mrs. Richards was thoroughly conversant with the simple folklore of the Cornish people of some 60 years ago, and possessing a good memory of persons, places and events, her reminiscences of the past were both interesting and instructive. The deceased lady was brought up a Primitive Methodist and her sympathies were with that body to the last. The remains, which were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people, were interred in the CE portion of Towamba cemetery, the Rev. W. Cowan officiating."
Notes for John RICHARDS:
John Richards, born abt 1832 in Cornwall, married Ann Stephens on 16 Mar or May, 1851 in Wendron, Cornwall, England, parents of Alfred Richards. John and Ann immigrated to Australia on board "Sultana" which arrived on 19 May 1855. Particulars listed on the passenger list report that John was aged 23yrs, a farm labourer from Burdock, Cornwall. He could both read and write, was of Wesleyan religion, had experienced nothing of note during his voyage and his general physical appearance was good. Both his parents, Henry and Hannah were already deceased. Cost of the immigration journey for John and Ann was one pound. He had no other relatives living in the Colonies although his wife, Ann, had parents living near Broulee, NSW.
At time of son Alfred's birth in 1863 at Bodalla the couple had three male children living and two male children deceased. John was aged 31yrs and Ann aged 35yrs at time of Alfred's birth in 1863.
UK Census of 1851 lists John aged 19yrs at Village of Travennack (?) in Borough of Hilston, Cornwall with wife Ann, aged 21yrs. He was an Ag. Labourer born at Budock, Cornwall and she a Labourer's wife, born at Wendron, Cornwall.
John suffered a Fracture of the thigh for 8 days and also suffered Heart Failure causing his death on 14 April 1914 as certified by John G. Fitzhardinge M.B. (Syd) who last saw John on 13th April 1914. The death certificate lists John's parents as Henry Richards, a Farmer and Anna Moyses (Mayses? Moyles?) His death was informed by Mary Macaulay, Acting Matron of Cottage Hospital, Pambula. The death certificate lists John as being born at Falmouth, Cornwall and married to Anne Stephens when aged 18yrs. He was survived by Richard (56yrs), Edwin (54yrs), Alfred (51yrs), Emma (49yrs), Rosina (47yrs) and Bertha (45yrs). Two sons had predeceased him. Burial officiated by Rev. R. Upjohn, C of E and witnessed by John H. Ellison and Michael Healey. ( Copy of death certificate on file.)
Obituary 17 April 1914 in Pambula Voice: "An old South Coast resident in the person of John Richards, died in the Pambula Hospital on Monday night last. One day last week the old man, who lived at Broadwater in charge of Mr. H.T. Edward's property, was coming through a gate leading his horse when the animal took fright and crushed him against the gate post, breaking his leg. He was found by Mr. Calman who happened to be passing by and was immediately brought to the hospital. Being an old man of 80, the shock was too severe. He passed away conscious to the last. The deceased was an Englishman by birth and was first employed on Bodalla Estate by the Morts some 40 years ago. He subsequently had charge of the dairy under the late D. Gowing of Jellat Jellat, and was later employed by Mr. Lane of Candelo for some years. He afterwards resided at Towamba and Burragate, from the latter place he came some few years ago to Broadwater. In years gone by he was noted for the high class buggy horses he drove, never allowing anyone to pass him on the road. He reared a large family amongst whom are Mr. Alf Richards, school teacher in the Bega district, famed for his cricket ability, Mrs.J. Slattery and Mrs. Jas Binnie of Towamba are sisters. Strange that deceased met with his accident on the day of the late Mr. Jas Binnie's funeral. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery, Pambula, on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Job Koerber having charge of the funeral arrangements, and the Rev Upjohn officiating."
John RICHARDS and Ann STEPHENS had the following children:
i. HENRY SYLVESTER3 RICHARDS was born before 1856.
ii. EDWIN JOHN RICHARDS was born before 1856.
iii. ROBERT HENRY RICHARDS was born on 13 Jun 1856 in Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 17 Dec 1936 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Robert Henry RICHARDS:
Robert Henry Richards son of John Richards and Ann Stephens. Robert Henry known as either Henry or Harry, enlisted in the NSW Constabulary on 15 Jan 1878 (Service No. 3134 ) and was based at Towamba. He was sent to Jerilderie, NSW on relief and was serving there at the time Ned Kelly and his gang robbed the Bank of New South Wales Feb 1879. Constable (or Trooper) Richards and Snr Constable Devine were captured and locked up by Ned, forced to hand over police clothing and were subjected to Ned using the police credit at the Blacksmith's to shoe his horses. Under threat of mortal wounding to himself and the townspeople, Constable Richards was forced to introduce Ned and his gang to the owner of the Royal Mail Hotel as police replacements. The rest is history. Articles concerning the bank hold-up are listed here as is excerpts from the local newspaper the "Magnet" concerning Robert Henry Richards. Henry Richards had been a serving Police Trooper for just one year at the time of the Ned Kelly incident.
Details of Henry's service with the Mounted Police obtained from the State Records NSW indicate the following.
Service No. 3134, height 5' 7.5", Eyes, Hazel; Hair, Brown; Complexion, Sallow; native of NSW, single in calling of Dairyman; Religion, Protestant; General Appearance, Good; District of South Western; Probationary Constable 15 Jan 1878; 1st Class Constable 1 Jul 1880, Resignation from force, 6 Aug 1882.
He lived out the remainder of his life quietly farming in the Towamba Valley where he died on 17 Dec 1936. He is buried in the Towamba Cemetery.
1930 Aust Elect Roll listed at Towamba, as a farmer. Cwealth Seat of Eden-Monaro, State Seat of Monaro, sub division of Eden.
1936 Aust Elect Roll listed also as above. Refer to www.nedkellytouringroute.com.au
The following from the Towamba Valley History website. The details as to the dismissal of Constable Richards is at odds with the information from his service record at the State Records Office NSW where he is made a 1st Class Constable in July 1880 and resigns in Aug 1882. The Ned Kelly event took place in February 1879. He did however remain a single man during his lifetime.
'Magnet' August 3, 1929
* Mr. R. H. Richards - Towamba police constable who was stationed at Jerilderie when Ned Kelly and gang robbed the local bank in 1878.
THIS STORY RELATED BY WILFRED INGRAM OF 'WIDDEN FARM' TOWAMBA.
Harry Richards, a quiet man of unassuming disposition, a farmer and teamster, using at times a team of twenty bullocks to take produce and wattle bark to the steamer at Eden.
Harry Richards in his youthful day had been a member of the New South Wales Mounted Police stationed at Jerilderie with another policeman, Constable Devine who was married with wife and children.
At midnight on Saturday, 9th February 1879 the Kelly Gang of bushrangers, comprising Ned Kelly, his brother Dan Kelly and Joseph Byrne (the only one who could read and write) and one Steven Hart a close friend of Dan, surrounded the police station and locked Devine and Richards in the cells. On the Sunday, dressed in police uniforms, they went about the town in company with Richards who was forced to introduce them as new constables. The gang had their horses shod by the blacksmith telling him they were special men on watch for the Kellys.
At ten past midday on Monday the 12th, the gang entered and robbed the bank on New South Wales, herding all the people into the Royal Hotel under guard of Steve Hart and Dan Kelly. The telegraph operators, with others, were taken prisoner by the Kellys and poles carrying the lines were cut down. At nightfall the gang started to disperse. Joseph Byrne going first, the others covering his retreat. The last ones to leave were Dan Kelly and Steven Hart.
Richards and Devine were summarily dismissed from the police force on the grounds of failing to do their duty and arrest the gang. However, the gang had complete command of the situation. Had there been any shooting the civilian people would have been in the centre of the strife.
As mentioned earlier, Harry Richards who was engaged to be married, lived a long life remaining single as his girl friend gave him up on account of his failure to do his duty. He is buried in Towamba cemetery.
This account is from official police records of both states of New South Wales and Victoria of 1879.
3. iv. EDWIN WILLIAM KINGDON RICHARDS was born on 26 Aug 1859 in Widget, Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 10 Jul 1936 in Kogarah Hospital, Miranda, New South Wales, Australia. He married Annie MILLER, daughter of Henry MILLER and Mary SCANLAN on 21 Oct 1882 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. She was born on 27 Dec 1860 in Bega, NSW. She died on 05 Apr 1913 in Nerrigundah, New South Wales, Australia.
4. v. ALFRED SILVESTER EUGENE RICHARDS was born on 22 Mar 1863 in Bodalla, NSW. He died on 07 Sep 1937 in Cowra District Hospital, Cowra, NSW. He married Lucy McKEE, daughter of Joseph McKEE and Mary WHITE on 07 Apr 1884 in St Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Nimitybelle, NSW. She was born on 04 Aug 1863 in Cooma, NSW. She died on 08 Nov 1939 in Randwick, NSW.
Alfred Silvester Richards
Alfred Silvester Richards Headstone, Cowra.
vi. EMMA ELIZA RICHARDS was born on 25 Jan 1865 in Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 15 Apr 1904 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia. She married John Vincent SLATTERY in 1890 in Eden ,NSW.
Notes for Emma Eliza RICHARDS:
Emma Eliza Richards, dau of John Richards and Ann Stephens. Emma married John Vincent Slattery at Eden in 1890. Moruya Pioneer Directory lists birth as 25 Jun 1865 and death as 15 Apr 1944 at Towamba. Needs to be checked.
vii. ROVENA RICHARDS was born on 25 Jan 1867 in Bodalla, Broulee New South Wales Ref, Australia. She died on 17 Aug 1916 in Eden ,NSW. She married James BINNIE in 1891 in Candelo, NSW. He died on 12 Apr 1914 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Rovena RICHARDS:
Rovena (Robena) Richards, dau of John Richards and Ann Stephens. Born 1867 at Broulee, NSW. Rovena married James Binnie at Candelo NSW in 1891. Refer NSW BDM 3289/1891. Rovena died in Eden during 1916, refer NSW BDM 11796/1916.
Notice 18 Aug 1916 in Pambula Voice: "Mrs James Binnie of Burragate, wife of the late James Binnie who was accidentally killed about three years ago, died on Wednesday morning after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Binnie was a daughter of the late John Richards of Broadwater. Deceased was buried at Eden."
5. viii. BERTHA JANE RICHARDS was born on 05 Aug 1869 in Jellat Jellat, Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 02 Feb 1939 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia. She married John HARTNEADY in 1890 in Eden ,NSW. He was born about 1865.
3. EDWIN WILLIAM KINGDON3 RICHARDS (Ann2 STEPHENS, John1 STEPHENS) was born on 26 Aug 1859 in Widget, Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia. He died on 10 Jul 1936 in Kogarah Hospital, Miranda, New South Wales, Australia. He married Annie MILLER, daughter of Henry MILLER and Mary SCANLAN on 21 Oct 1882 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. She was born on 27 Dec 1860 in Bega, NSW. She died on 05 Apr 1913 in Nerrigundah, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Edwin William Kingdon RICHARDS:
Edwin William Kingdon Richards son of John Richards and Ann Stephens married Annie Miller at Bega NSW in 1882, refer NSW BDM 43065/1882.
Obituary Bega Newspaper undated: "Older Bega district residents will regret the passing of Edwin William Richards. Deceased, who was in his 77th year, wsas knocked down by a car in front of his home in Kiora Road, Miranda, and died in Kogarah Hospital on 10th July. "Ned", as he was familiarly known, spent his boyhood days in Bega, where he was well known as a champion foot runner, having in his possession two Candelo Cups won in 1879 and 1880. His wife, who predeceased him, was formerly Miss Annie Miller of Stoney Creek. The late Alfred H. Richards of Eurobodalla, was his only son. Left to mourn their loss are two daughters, Bertha and Molly, two sisters, Mrs. Slattery and Mrs. Hartneady, Towamba, and two brothers, Henry of Towamba and Alfred of Cowra. The remains were laid to rest at Sutherland where a large gathering paid their last respects., One time residents of Bega present included Mr. Byrne, who was teaching at Jellat Jellat, and Mrs. and Miss Dulcie Richie, Sergeant Tapper, Mrs. Bayliss and Mrs. Burke (Kitty Butler)."
Notes for Annie MILLER:
Annie Miller married Edwin William Kingdon Richards at Bega NSW in 1882. Refer NSW BDM 4305
Obituary 25 Apr 1913 in Cobargo Chronicle: "Quite a gloom was cast over Nerrigundah on Tuesday last by the sudden death of Mrs. E.W. Richards, which sad event occurred at her late residence, Tuross River, on the eve of her departure for their new home Mr. Richards had just purchased at Eurobodalla. The deceased had not been in good health for some time, but there was no thought of any immediate danger until the sad event occurred. The family were held in the highest esteem by their neighbours and had only lately been tendered a farewell social, which was very largely attended. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Bruce of Nerrigundah, the cortege leaving the deceased's late residence at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning for the Bodalla cemetery, the hearse being in charge of Mr. W. Stevens. The funeral was a large and representative one."
Edwin William Kingdon RICHARDS and Annie MILLER had the following children:
i. ALFRED H4 RICHARDS. He died before 10 Jul 1936 in Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia.
ii. BERTHA RICHARDS.
iii. MOLLY RICHARDS.
4. ALFRED SILVESTER EUGENE3 RICHARDS (Ann2 STEPHENS, John1 STEPHENS) was born on 22 Mar 1863 in Bodalla, NSW. He died on 07 Sep 1937 in Cowra District Hospital, Cowra, NSW. He married Lucy McKEE, daughter of Joseph McKEE and Mary WHITE on 07 Apr 1884 in St Andrews Roman Catholic Church, Nimitybelle, NSW. She was born on 04 Aug 1863 in Cooma, NSW. She died on 08 Nov 1939 in Randwick, NSW.
Notes for Alfred Silvester Eugene RICHARDS:
Alfred Silvester Eugene Richards, son of John Richards and Ann Stephens. NSW Birth registered in district of Broullee 6385/1863. Also sourced from IGI Birth film 143884, Batch 0960360. A copy of birth certificate is on file Birth witnessed by Mary Ann Ayliff and informed for registration by father John Richards, Farmer residing at Bodalla, NSW. Alfred married Lucy McKee at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Nimitybelle NSW on 7 April 1884. Alfred was a School Teacher at the time. The marriage was officiated by James Fleming and witnessed by Joseph McKee Jnr and Mary McKee (his future bro-in-law and sis-in-law). Registered NSW in district of Bombala. Alfred's name is spelt Sylvester on daughter Emma's marriage to Peter Dwyer (listed as O'Dwyer).
Alfred is listed as Next of Kin for three sons who enlisted in the AIF in 1915. They were Joseph Albert Edwin, John Kenneth and Alfred Paul although some were wounded, all returned to Australia.
1930 Aust Electoral Roll lists Alfred as retired school teacher at Brisbane Ave., Cowra, NSW. His wife Lucy is listed also as doing home duties. Name again spelt Sylvester. Alfred died at Cowra on 7 Sep 1937.
The following notice appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 8 Sep 1937.
"RICHARDS - September 7, 1937, at Cowra District Hospital, Alfred S. Richards late of Nimmitabel in his 74th year."
Obituary from 1937 in Cowra Newspaper reads: "Following an operation performed about 10 days previously, the death took place at Cowra District Hospital on Tuesday morning of Mr. Alfred Sylvester Eugene Richards. He was 71 years of age. The late Mr. Richards was one of Cowra's best liked citizens. A smiling countenance and a cheery word bespoke the wonderful nature of a fine old gentleman. He had an army of friends but not a single enemy. He was a constructive character, ever ready to give assistance where it was needed, ever alert to cheer anyone struck by misfortune. His passing will be genuinely felt. In his younger days the late Mr. Richards was a keen cricketer, his batting performances on the south coastal areas being still highly regarded. With the passing of the years and growing infirmity his interest never dwindled. Every time a match was in progress at the Cowra cricket ground the old familiar figure would be noticed. He was Vice-president of the Cowra Cricket Club to the time of his death. Also a keen footballer, the late Mr. Richards represented the Country against City. Born at Bodalla on the South Coast, deceased received his early education at the local school and later attended Fort Street High School, Sydney. He later entered the Education Department and first took up duties at Square Range, Nimmitabel, on the Monaro. Here he married Miss Lucy McKee. He later transferred to Tarraganda near Bega. In 1925 he retired from the service and came to live at Cowra, where he has resided ever since. The late Mr. Richards was a member of the Masonic Lodge. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons. Bert of Bethungra, John Kenneth of Cowra, Harry of Lithgow, and Fred of Lismore, and three daughters, Sister Ausberta, St. Josephs Convent, Bondi, Mrs. O'Dwyer of Lithgow, and Mrs. A. Koychen of Milton. Another daughter, Mrs. C.A. Allen died about three years ago. The funeral moved from St Johns CE, Cowra, yesterday morning for interment in the CE portion of the Cowra cemetery. The large number of friends who followed the hearse was eloquent testimony of the high regard in which deceased was held. There were representatives of the commercial, Local Government and sporting sections of the community. Ven Archdeacon Mirrington officiated at the Church and at the graveside."
Notes for Lucy McKEE:
Lucy McKee dau of Joseph McKee and Mary Moloney (alias White). Copy of birth certificate on file. Birth on 4 Aug 1863 at Cooma witnessed by Mrs. Taylor.There were already 1 male and 1 female living with 1 female deceased at time of Lucy's birth. Lucy married Alfred Silvester Eugene Richards on 7 Apr 1884 at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Nimitybelle NSW. Lucy's father Joseph gave consent to marriage as Lucy was under age of 21yrs. The marriage was officiated by James Fleming and witnessed by Joseph McKee Jnr and Mary McKee. Joseph and Mary would have been Lucy's brother and sister. Reg No. 1884/005795.
1930 Aust Electoral Roll lists Lucy at Brisbane Ave., Cowra, NSW, doing home duties. Her husband Alfred now a retired school teacher and son John Kenneth (a mechanic) are listed at the same address. At the same time, her dau Mary and husband Cecil Allen are running a drapery store in Brisbane St., Cowra NSW.
Lucy's death is recorded in 1939 at Randwick, NSW. She was buried at Randwick Cemetery. The following notices appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939
"RICHARDS - November 8, 1939 at her residence 204 Carrington Road, Coogee, Lucy (late of Cowra), loving mother of Bert, Stella (deceased), Ken, Sister Ausberta (St. Joseph's Convent, Bondi), Harry, Fred (deceased), Leta, Monica. Aged 75 years. Requiescat in pace."
"RICHARDS - Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of the late LUCY RICHARDS of 204 Carrington Road, Coogee, will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Avoca Street, Randwick, THIS (Friday) MORNING, at 9 o'clock. The Funeral will leave the Church at 9.45 o'clock for the Catholic Cemetery, Randwick. T. DIXON PTY. LTD. (A.F.D.A.) FA2413, FL2859 Established 1936" (? could be 1836).
Alfred Silvester Eugene RICHARDS and Lucy McKEE had the following children:
i. JOSEPH ALBERT EDWIN4 RICHARDS was born in 1885 in Cooma, NSW. He died in 1958 in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Joseph Albert Edwin RICHARDS:
Joseph Albert Edwin Richards, son of Alfred Silvester Eugene Richards and Lucy McKee.
Joseph enlisted in the AIF at Moree, NSW on 10 Aug 1915 first serving with the 6th Light Horse and then with 2nd Signal Troop. He is listed as Trooper Richards. He was aged 30yrs and 7mths when enlisting and his general appearance described as Height, 5ft 3inches; Weight, 10st 3lbs; Chest Measure 37-39 inches; Complexion, Dark; Eyes, Blue; Hair, Dark, Religion, R.C. He was returned to Australia on board HT Madras out of Kantara, Egypt and discharged from AIF on 18 Sep 1919. He was awarded the Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. His father, Alfred, is listed as next of kin. He was not married at the time and was previously a Station Hand at time of enlistment.
1930 Aust Electoral Roll lists Joseph at Mitta Mitta, NSW in Cwealth Seat of Hume and State Seat of Cootamundra. He is a Motor Mechanic.
1936 Aust Electoral Roll continues to be listed as above.
Death recorded in 1958 at Cootamundra, NSW Refer NSW Registry BDM 32914/1958. He is listed on father's obituary as Bert of Bethungra.
Joseph was obviously known at Bert and is listed thus in his mother's death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
ii. MARY ESTELLA RICHARDS was born in 1887 in Nimitabelle, NSW. She died in 1935 in Petersham,NSW. She married Cecil Kirby ALLEN, son of Harold ALLEN and Emma Letitia UNKNOWN in 1915 in Marrickville, NSW. He was born in 1889 in Maclean, NSW Australia. He died in 1954 in Ryde, NSW, Australia.
Notes for Mary Estella RICHARDS:
Mary Estella Richards dau of Alfred S E Richards and Lucy McKee. Mary married Cecil Kirby Allen in 1915 at Marrickville, NSW refer 2923/1915 NSW Registry BDM.
1930 listed on Aust Electoral Roll at Cowra, Brisbane St. where she and husband Cecil ran a drapery store. Mary died in 1935 at Petersham, NSW refer 1963/1935 NSW Registry BDM.
Mary was obviously known as Stella and is listed thus in her mother's death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
iii. MARGARET PEARL RICHARDS was born on 23 Jun 1890 in Nimitabelle, NSW. She died on 09 May 1976 in St. Anne's Nursing Home, Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia.
Notes for Margaret Pearl RICHARDS:
Margaret Pearl Richards, dau of Alfred Silvester Eugene Richards and Lucy McKee. Born 23 Jun 1890 at Nimmitabel, NSW.
Margaret entered the Sisters of St Joseph Convent, North Sydney, on 19 Mar 1912. Novitiate on 16 Jul 1913, Profession on 16 Jul 1914 and final Profession in Jan 1922. Margaret took the religious name of Sister Mary Ausberta and as a "Brown Joey" taught education at the following sites: Kogarah, Bondi, Granville, Bungendore, Drummoyne, Clovelly, Dulwich Hill, Annandale, Burwood, Beverly Hills, Campsie, Lakemba, Penshurst, Revesby and Bass Hill. This teaching profession took place between 1914 and 1962 and in January 1964, Sr. Ausberta retired to Bondi. In January 1974 Sr Ausberta moved into St. Anne's Nursing Home at Hunters Hill, NSW where she later died on 9 May 1976. She is buried at Northern Suburbs Cemetery in Sydney. NSW BDM refer 10311/1976.
On entering the Sisterhood her father's name is given as Sylvester Eugene Richards so perhaps he'd dropped the Alfred by then. Archival information courtesy of Sr. Benedetta Bennett at Sisters of St Joseph, McKillop Place, North Sydney NSW.
iv. JOHN KENNETH RICHARDS was born on 23 Jun 1890 in Nimitabelle, NSW. He died after 1978. He married Veronica Agnes RIGNEY, daughter of Edward Joseph RIGNEY and Elizabeth UNKNOWN in 1921 in Cowra, NSW. She was born in 1896 in Penrith, NSW. She died in 1936 in Lithgow, NSW.
Notes for John Kenneth RICHARDS:
John Kenneth Richards son of Alfred Silvester Richards and Lucy McKee. John was a twin brother to Margaret Pearl Richards (Sr Ausberta). John married Veronica Agnes Rigney in 1921 at Cowra, NSW. NSW Registry of Marriages 12872/1921.
John enlisted for the AIF at Moore Park, Sydney NSW on 10 Dec 1915. He was attached to 2nd Reinforcements of 7th Company (Engineers). On enlistment he was aged 25yrs and 5mths and had been an Engineer. His general appearance was described as: Height 5ft 4.5inches; Weight, 146lbs; Chest Measure 37.5 inches; Complexion, Sallow; Eyes, Blue and good; Hair, Light Brown, Religion, R.C. John suffered multiple wounds to his right arm and left leg and was returned to Australia on HT Corinthie on 10 Jan 1918 and discharged from AIF on 16 Apr 1918. He was awarded the Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Service Number 5393.
1930 Aust Electoral Roll lists John at Brisbane St., Cowra, a Mechanic. Also at Brisbane St., Cowra is his parents Alfred and Lucy. His wife Veronica is listed at Neila St., Cowra doing home duties. It's probable that the Mechanic shop was on Brisbane St. His sister Mary and husband Cecil ran a drapery on Brisbane St also.
John was obviously known as Ken and is listed thus in his mother's death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
v. JEROME RICHARDS was born in 1893 in Nimitabelle, NSW. He died in 1893 in Nimitabelle, NSW.
Notes for Jerome RICHARDS:
Jerome Richards, son of Alfred Silvester Richards and Lucy McKee. Died same year as birth at Nimitybelle, NSW. Refer NSW BDM 11086/1893. Jerome is not listed among his siblings in his mother's death notice appearing in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
vi. HENRY RICHARDS was born in 1894 in Nimitabelle, NSW. He died in 1968 in Wallsend, NSW. He married Rubina Mary MORTON in 1916 in Lithgow, NSW. She was born about 1900. She died in 1973 in Newcastle, NSW.
Notes for Henry RICHARDS:
Henry Richards, son of Alfred Silvester Eugene Richards and Lucy McKee. Henry married Rubina Mary Morton at Lithgow, NSW in 1916. He enlisted for the CMF (known then as Volunteer Defence Force) during WWII at Lithgow and named Rubina as his next of kin. They later moved to Newcastle where Henry died at Wallsend, NSW in 1968, refer NSW BDM 37820/1968. His wife later died in 1973. Listed in fasther's obituary as Harry of Lithgow.
Henry was obviously known as Harry and is listed thus in his mother's death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
vii. ALFRED PAUL RICHARDS was born in 1895 in Nimitabelle, NSW. He died in 1937 in Lismore, NSW.
Notes for Alfred Paul RICHARDS:
Alfred Paul Richards, son of Alfred Silvester Eugene Richards and Lucy McKee.
Alfred enlisted with the AIF at Lithgow, NSW on 5 Aug 1915. He was aged 22yrs and 2mths at the time and his general appearance was listed as Height, 5ft 3.5inches; Weight, 146lbs; Chest Measure 37-39.5 inches; Complexion, Medium; Eyes, Hazel; Hair, Brown. He had some distinguishing marks - scar on right elbow (burn); small scar on middle of back and burns on both arms. He had been a Fireman so now doubt this caused the burns. He served in Egypt. Alfred was awarded the Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Alfred died at Lismore NSW in 1937, refer NSW BDM 19652/1937. He is listed on his father's obituary as Fred. Obviously known as Fred and is listed thus in his mother's death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
6. viii. EMMA LETA RICHARDS was born on 21 Nov 1897 in Nimitabelle, NSW. She died before 06 Apr 1988 in Sydney NSW. She married (1) PETER STEPHEN DWYER, son of Thomas Daniel DWYER and Emily Elizabeth DAVIS on 09 Feb 1918 in St.Brigid's R.Catholic Church, Marrickville, NSW. He was born on 07 May 1894 in San Remo, Melbourne, Vic. He died on 10 Nov 1965 in 16 Tabrett St., Banksia, NSW. She married (2) ERROL WILLIAM H ERBERT EDWARDS, son of George EDWARDS and Ellen Mary UNKNOWN in 1937 in Milton, NSW. He died on 19 May 1973 in Avalon Beach, NSW.
7. ix. MONICA RUBY THERESA RICHARDS was born in 1903 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. She died after 1990 in Sydney NSW. She married Arthur Milton KOYCHEN, son of Carl Christian E KOYCHEN and Jane FISHER in 1925 in Cowra, NSW. He was born about 1900. He died in 1959 in Marrickville, NSW.
5. BERTHA JANE3 RICHARDS (Ann2 STEPHENS, John1 STEPHENS) was born on 05 Aug 1869 in Jellat Jellat, Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia. She died on 02 Feb 1939 in Towamba, New South Wales, Australia. She married John HARTNEADY in 1890 in Eden ,NSW. He was born about 1865.
Notes for Bertha Jane RICHARDS:
Bertha J Richards dau of John Richards and Ann Stephens married John Hartneady at Eden, NSW in 1890, refer NSW BDM 3429/1890. They produced a dau named Rovina B.H. Hartneady. Bertha died at Towamba NSW on 2 Feb 1939.
Obituary in the Magnet" dated 4 Feb 1939:
MRS. BERTHA JANE HARTNEADY
Towamba and district residents were greatly shocked to hear of the sad death in Pambula District Hospital on Thursday morning of Mrs. Jack Hartneady of Towamba, at the age of 69 years. Although Mrs. Hartneady had been in indifferent health for some time, and had been a patient in the hospital on several occasions, her demise was entirely unexpected, and widespread sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives.
Born at Jellat Jellat, in the Bega district, she was a daughter of the late Mr. John Richards. Mrs. Slattery, of Towamba, is her only surviving sister, and the late Constable Henry Richards, who was a policeman at the time when the Kelly gang of bushrangers was in action, was her brother. Mrs. Hartneady was married at Eden at the age of 21 years, where her husband, a noted footrunner, in his time, had a storekeeping business. Among her many charitable and social activities one of the most notable was her work as organist for Church services for many years at Station Hill, Towamba.
Her husband and one daughter, Thelda, (Mrs. Jack McLeod) survive the deceased lady.
After service in the Church of England at Towamba on Friday morning the large funeral cortege wended its way to the Towamba cemetery, where the Rev. A.W. Tonge, of Pambula conducted the last sad rites. The floral tributes were both numerous and beautiful.
Notes for John HARTNEADY:
John Hartneady married Bertha J Richards at Eden NSW in 1890, refer NS BDM 3429/1890.
John HARTNEADY and Bertha Jane RICHARDS had the following children:
i. ROVINA B H4 HARTNEADY was born in 1895 in Eden ,NSW. She died before Feb 1939.
Notes for Rovina B H HARTNEADY:
Rovina or as listed on internet tree of Joy's Family, Rowena Berthelda Ann Hartneady was born in 1895.
8. ii. THELDA HARTNEADY. She died after Mar 1979. She married JOHN THOMAS MCLEOD. He was born in 1910. He died on 05 Mar 1979 in Mallacoota, Victoria.
6. EMMA LETA4 RICHARDS (Alfred Silvester Eugene3, Ann2 STEPHENS, John1 STEPHENS) was born on 21 Nov 1897 in Nimitabelle, NSW. She died before 06 Apr 1988 in Sydney NSW. She married
(1) PETER STEPHEN DWYER, son of Thomas Daniel DWYER and Emily Elizabeth DAVIS on 09 Feb 1918 in St.Brigid's R.Catholic Church, Marrickville, NSW. He was born on 07 May 1894 in San Remo, Melbourne, Vic. He died on 10 Nov 1965 in 16 Tabrett St., Banksia, NSW. She married (2) ERROL WILLIAM HERBERT EDWARDS, son of George EDWARDS and Ellen Mary UNKNOWN in 1937 in Milton, NSW. He died on 19 May 1973 in Avalon Beach, NSW.
Notes for Emma Leta RICHARDS:
Emma Leta Richards dau of Alfred Sylvester Eugene Richards and Lucy McKee married Peter Stephen Dwyer (listed as O'Dwyer) on 9 Feb 1918 at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, Marrickville, NSW. Emma was residing at Marrickville NSW at time of marriage and was aged 20yrs born at Nimmitybelle, NSW. Certificate of marriage 1918/001092 is on file and lists Emma's parents as Alfred Sylvester Richards, School Teacher and Lucy McKee. The marriage was officiated by Charles Jerger and witnessed by Henry Richards and Monica Ruby Richards, siblings of Emma. Emma's father gave consent to the marriage taking place as the bride was under the age of 21yrs. Peter was calling himself O'Dwyer at the time of his marriage which may have been to distinguish himself from his cousin Peter Dwyer or to distinguish himself from the family of Michael Dwyer (Irish rebel leader). They became parents of Marie Leta Dwyer, Kathleen Dwyer, Margaret Joan Dwyer and Peter Francis Dwyer. Emma and Peter's marriage was dissolved by Supreme Court of NSW on 30 Nov 1937 following petition by Emma (wife). Reg No 655/36, R.G. Dept No. 5389/37. Cert of birth particulars held on file.
Emma remarried to Errol William Herbert Edwards. He passed away on 19 May 1973 aged 71yrs. Emma was residing in aged care at Mosman NSW (Twilight House) moving there from Avalon after her husband died. Emma died in April 1988 and was buried 6 April 1988 at Northern Suburbs General Lawn Cemetery by Kenneth Maurer of Miller St., North Sydney, (Undertakers).
Emma Leta Richards is also registered for birth at Port Macquarie NSW reg no. 33949/1912. Possibly an indexing mistake by NSW BDM as both registrations carry the same number with a different year.
Emma was obviously known in the family as Leta and is listed thus in her mother's death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 Nov 1939.
Notes for Peter Stephen DWYER:
Peter Stephen Dwyer (O'Dwyer). Peter's birth is noted at Prahan, Vic. He married Emma Leta Richards and they produced four children including Marie Leta O'Dwyer. Peter was residing at Marrickville at time of marriage which took place at St. Brigid's Roman Catholic Church, Marrickville on 9 Feb 1918. Reg. No. 1918/001092, copy of Certificate on file. He lists father as Thos O'Dwyer (deceased) Labourer and mother Emily Davis. Peter was aged 22yrs and he states born in Melbourne Vic. This marriage was dissolved by Supreme Court of NSW on 30 Nov 1937 Reg No. 655/36 RG Dept No. 5389/37, petitioner was wife Emma. Peter was living at Rupert St., Katoomba at time of Marie's birth. Peter was living at 13 Trinian St., Prahan, Vic at time of younger sister Elizabeth's birth, he was aged 1yr at time. Peter died under the name of Dwyer on 10 Nov 1965 at 16 Tabrett St., Banksia, NSW at age 71yrs. He had remarried to Nellie May Cobbledick at Arncliffe, NSW when he was 46yrs old, there was no issue from this marriage. His Death Cert lists father as Thomas Cornelius Dwyer, however other birth records list father as Thomas Daniel Dwyer. His step-son Richard H Cobble of 183 Loftus Ave., Loftus informed the death which was caused by Acute Cardiac Failure, Chronic Cardiac Failure, Left bundle branch block, atrial fibrillation as result of old coronary occlusion of years. Certified by P.L. Morris (Registered). He was cremated on 12 Nov 1965 at Woronora Crematorium by C.T. Smith. Rev B.V, Watt of Church of England officiated. Copy of death certificate No. 425 registered at Kogarah is on file. (Undertakers - Labor Motor Funerals of Rockdale). Believed to have a brother Cornelius as well.
Peter Stephen DWYER and Emma Leta RICHARDS had the following children:
i. MARIE LETA5 DWYER was born on 18 Aug 1918 in Warrega St., Katoomba NSW. She died on 15 Sep 2004 in Lithgow Hospital, Lithgow, NSW. She married Thomas SILVESTER on 25 Sep 1937 in St. Paul's Ch of England,Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. He was born on 19 Dec 1914 in Tipton, Dudley, Staffordshire, England. He died on 22 May 1972 in Lithgow District Hospital, NSW.
Notes for Marie Leta DWYER:
Marie Leta O'Dwyer (married as Dwyer), dau of Peter Stephen O'Dwyer (Dwyer) and Emma Leta Richards. Marie married Thomas Silvester at St. Paul's Church of England, Lithgow, NSW on 25 Sep 1937. Cert of Marriage No. 1466 and No C446481 is held on file. Birth Certificate No. 713633 is on file and lists name as O'Dwyer but Marriage Certificate No. C446481 lists name as Dwyer. Marie's father Peter resided at Rupert St., Katoomba at time of Marie's birth.
Marie played tennis as a young woman and she and Tom ran the Lithgow Tennis Courts. Her son Richard remembers spending considerable time with them at the courts. Marie had spent her young life assisting her mother at home and continued doing domestic duties throughout her life. She had never entered the paid commercial workforce but worked considerably well for both her church and other charities including Red Cross for which she was awarded life membership. She was a gifted craftswoman both baking, cake decorating and crochet. She was still crocheting late in life and finished a church piece 36" in length only days before her death. The priest used this piece on the altar for her funeral service. A framed circular crochet piece hangs in the home of Richard and this work was completed when Marie was aged 80yrs with failing eyesight.
Marie made many friends during her lifetime and is well and warmly remembered by many.
ii. KATHLEEN NORA DWYER. She married Arthur Francis ROUGH in 1949 in Marickville, NSW.
Notes for Kathleen Nora DWYER:
Kathleen Nora O'Dwyer became known as Dwyer, dau of Peter Stephen O'Dwyer (Dwyer) and Emma Leta Richards. Married Arthur Francis (Frank) Rough at Marrickville, NSW in 1949, refer NSW BDM 20299/1949. They produced three children.
Kathleen moved to the Rough property to dairy farm with her husband and the family remained in the area throughout their lives. Kath suffered Motorneurone Disease for a couple of years which caused her death. She was warmly regarded by family and friends and had a pleasant and infectious laugh. When diagnosed, she remained positive in the face of an inevitable defeat. Her husband Frank continues to campaiugn with fundraising for research into the causes of Motorneurone Disease and for a cure.
iii. MARGARET JOAN DWYER. She married Clifford John ANSTISS in 1943 in North Sydney NSW.
Notes for Margaret Joan DWYER:
Margaret Joan O'Dwyer dau of Peter Stephen O'Dwyer (Dwyer) and Emma Leta Richards married Clifford John Anstiss at North Sydney NSW in 1943, refer NSW BDM 4749/1943.
Margaret (known as Joan) and Cliff produced three children before separating.
iv. PETER FRANCIS DWYER was born about 1920 in NSW, Australia. He died on 06 Nov 1954 in Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW. He married Mary Gladys DEEGAN in 1940 in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia.
Notes for Peter Francis DWYER:
Peter Francis O'Dwyer (Dwyer) son of Peter Stephen O'Dwyer (Dwyer) and Emma Leta Richards. Frank married Mary Glays Deegan (known as Molly) at Chatswood in 1940. He was a taxi driver and set up the Yellow Cab company. He died in 1954 at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.
Peter, or Frank as he was known, enlisted with the military and became a Corporal. A family function was held to welcome him home following WWII. At the time of his death he and Molly were residing at 4 Grasmere Rd., Lindfield. It was Frank who introduced his sister, Kathleen Nora, to her future husband, Frank Rough. They had served in the same unit. HIs wife is related to Edna Finch, Doris and Keith Maxwell, Ron and Mary Deegan and nieces and nephews, Shirley, David and Annette.
Notes for Errol William Herbert EDWARDS:
Errol William Herbert Edwards (known as Bert) was a builder. He second married Emma Leta Richards and became step-father to Marie, Kathleen, Joan and Frank.
Following his death, he was interred at Northern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery (Kinsela Undertakers).
Errol William Herbert EDWARDS and Emma Leta RICHARDS had the following child:
i. JOYCE5 EDWARDS. She married KEVIN O'MEARA.
7. MONICA RUBY THERESA4 RICHARDS (Alfred Silvester Eugene3, Ann2 STEPHENS, John1 STEPHENS) was born in 1903 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia. She died after 1990 in Sydney NSW. She married Arthur Milton KOYCHEN, son of Carl Christian E KOYCHEN and Jane FISHER in 1925 in Cowra, NSW. He was born about 1900. He died in 1959 in Marrickville, NSW.
Notes for Monica Ruby Theresa RICHARDS:
Monica Ruby T. Richards, dau of Alfred Silvester Richards and Lucy McKee. Monica married Arthur M Koychen at Cowra NSW in 1925. She died in Sydney after 1990. They had a son, Heath, who worked in the Westpac Bank.
Aust Electoral Roll lists Monica at Tillowill, Milton doing home duties in 1930 and at Tillowrie, Milton in 1936. (Obvious spelling mistake here).
Notes for Arthur Milton KOYCHEN:
Arthur Milton Koychen son of Carl Christian E Koychen and Jane Fisher, married Monica Ruby T Richards at Cowra in 1925.
Aust Electoral Roll 1919 lists Arthur as a Selector at Miles, Qld. Cwealth seat of Maranoa and Sub Division of Miles.
Aust Electoral Roll of 1930 lists Arthur as a Farmer at Milton, Cwealthy Seat of Eden Monaro and Sub Division of Milton. His wife Monica and mother Jane (at Applegarth) are also listed but at Tillowill, Milton.
Aust Electoral Roll of 1930 lists Arthur as a Dairyman at Tillowrie, Milton in Seat of Eden Monaro/Milton as before.
Arthur died at Marrickville NSW in 1959, refer NSW BDM 19840/1959.
Arthur Milton KOYCHEN and Monica Ruby Theresa RICHARDS had the following children:
i. HEATH5 KOYCHEN. He died in 1965 in Sydney NSW.
Notes for Heath KOYCHEN:
Heath Koychen, son of Monica Ruby Richards and Arthur Milton Koychen. Heath worked at a Westpac Bank in the Haymaket area of Sydney. It is reported that he was in the bank's strongroom when he committed suicide with a hand gun.
ii. GEORGE HENRY KOYCHEN. He married Patricia Doreen DAVIS in 1951 in Sydney NSW.
Notes for George Henry KOYCHEN:
George Henry Koychen, son of Arthur Milton Koychen and Monica Ruby T Richards, married Patricia Doreen Davis at Sydney in 1951, refer NSW BDM 373/1951.
8. THELDA4 HARTNEADY (BERTHA JANE3 RICHARDS, ANN2 STEPHENS, JOHN1 STEPHENS, JOHN). She died after Mar 1979. She married JOHN THOMAS MCLEOD. He was born in 1910. He died on 05 Mar 1979 in Mallacoota, Victoria.
Notes for Thelda HARTNEADY:
Thelda Hartneady dau of John Hartneady and Bertha Jane Richards. Thelda married John Thomas McLeod and they produced at least one daughter.
Notes for John Thomas McLEOD:
John Thomas McLeod (known as Jack) married Thelda Hartneady.
Magnet March 29, 1979
MALLACOOTA WILL MISS JACK McLEOD
The death occurred on March 5th of Mr. John Thomas (Jack) McLeod and took from Mallacoota one of the town's best known and respected citizens. Jack 69 is survived by his wife Thelda (nee Hartneady) and daughter Kitty.
He will be remembered for a number of reasons by Mallacoota residents not the least of which was his ability as a pianist which put him in demand for many dances and functions.
Jack spent his early years at Towamba and from there moved with his wife to Genoa to take over the Genoa Hotel.
After several years in his business they moved to Mallacoota and built their home which is now the Fisheries and Wildlife residence.
Together with his late brother Ken he followed a professional fishing pursuit and conducted the local ice works.
From fishing, Jack McLeod made one more change to take employment with the Orbost Shire Council and finally retired from the shire several years ago.
A very good golfer he was a well known figure in the local club. He was also a staunch member of the Senior Citizens Club which will surely miss him and his music.
Burial took place at Mallacoota on March 9th.
John Thomas McLEOD and Thelda HARTNEADY had the following child:
i. KITTY5 MCLEOD.