Charles RICHARDS 1845-1928
&
Victoria URQUHART 1847-1889

Branxholme, Tahara, Digby & Edenhope, S-W Victoria, Australia

Charles RICHARDS 1845-1928, b. Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia, son of George RICHARDS and Margaret McQUEEN, d. Perth, Western Australia, married in 1867 at Branxholme, S-W Victoria to Victoria URQUHART 1847-1889, b. Inverness-shire, Scotland, to Donald URQUHART and Isabella McDONALD, d. Edenhope, S-W Victoria.

Charles and Victoria had a large family at Branxholme, Tahara, Digby & Edenhope and Victoria died at Edenhope in 1889.

Charles remarried in 1891 at Edenhope, Vic. to Frances Clare Gibson CRAIG and they also had a large family of at least 9 children. Charles & Frances RICHARDS along with most of their family moved to Western Australia in ~1909, and Charles RICHARDS died there in 1928, aged 83y.

Charles RICHARDS and Victoria URQUHART had the following known family:

  1. Isabella Margaret RICHARDS b. 1868, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1904, m. John Henry SCARBOROUGH 1865-1943;
  2. George James RICHARDS b. 1869, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1957, m. Elizabeth ELLIOTT 1868-1953 and had the following known family...;
    1. Thomas John RICHARDS, b. 1896, Merino, Vic., d. 1964, m. Ida Margaret SHAW
    2. George RICHARDS, b. 1898, Merino, Vic, d. 1918, England
    3. Cecily Victoria RICHARDS, b. 1901, Merino, Vic, d. 1942, Casterton, Vic.
    4. Mary Margaret RICHARDS, b. 1904, Merino, Vic, d. 1978, Casterton, Vic, m. Hamilton Ross MONTGOMERY 1890-1961, Glenorchy (Merino) Soldier Settler
    5. Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" RICHARDS, b. 1906, Merino, Vic, d. 2000, m. Leo Patrick DOYLE 1910-1976.
  3. Margaret RICHARDS b. 1871, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1953, m1. William ELLIOTT 1866-1922, m2. Hugh QUINN 1876-1950;
  4. Donald RICHARDS b. 1873, d. 1876, Tahara, Vic. ;
  5. Charles John RICHARDS b. 1875, Merino, Vic, ...............? ;
  6. Victoria RICHARDS b. 1877, Merino, Vic, d. 1966, m. John DEERING 1880-1943;
  7. Jessie Florence RICHARDS b. 1879, Merino, Vic, d. 1934, m. George Ernest Harman BROOKS 1880-1952;
  8. Daniel Thomas RICHARDS b. 1881, Digby, Vic, ...............? ;
  9. Mary Ann RICHARDS b. 1883, Digby, Vic, d. 1894, Edenhope, Vic;
  10. Roderick David RICHARDS b. 1886, Digby, Vic, d. __?, m. Lucy Agnes JAMES 1890- ?;
    • enlisted WW1 26-07-1916
    • served as Pte 4282, 7th Battalion, AIF
    • Wounded in France 18 Aug 1916
    • RTA 17-03-1917
  11. Donald McQueen RICHARDS b. 1888, Edenhope, Vic, d. 1956, m. Georgiana WATERS 1892-1946;
  12. Sarah Jane RICHARDS b. 1889, Edenhope, Vic, d. 1890, Apsley, Vic;

Links to Glenelg & Wannon Pioneer Names at..

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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