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Mary Ann RICHARDSON ( -1884)

Mary Ann RICHARDSON1 [1468], daughter of John RICHARDSON ( - ) [1279] and Mary Eugenie LIVINGSTONE ( - ) [1282], resided at Burns Hill in Sebergham, Cumbria.2

she migrated from England to Sydney, NSW arriving in 1865 (calculated).3 On 28 September 1876 she was a witness to the wedding between her sister Elspeth Richardson and Donald Anderson. The wedding was held at Newtown (Kingston Parish), NSW.4

she died in 1884 in Sydney.1


1{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Towers Web Site \ Porter Jeston Aug 09. Cit. Date: 2 October 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0464}, Newspaper : ANDERSON (nee RICHARDSON), Elspeth (0057) : Death Notice (Sydney Morning Herald). Cit. Date: 1 July 2011. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "formerly Burns Hill, Sebergham, England"
If Elspeth was from there, then it is reasonable to believe her parents and sister were also from there. More detail on Sebergham can be found at

Elspeth Richardson's Death Notice

3{S0316}, Certificate - Death : ANDERSON (nee RICHARDSON), Elspeth (0057). Custom Id: NSW 670 / 1881. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Time in Colony/State : 16 Years"
Death Certificate 1881 less 18 years gives 1865 as estimated arrival date
4{S0297}, Certificate - Marriage : ANDERSON, Donald (0056) and RICHARDSON, Elspeth (0057). Custom Id: NSW 1466 / 1876. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 1466 / 1876 (Registration District Newtown). Kingston was and (stet) old property apparently, and was directly west of where the University of Sydney and RPA Hospital is. (

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen


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