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Clara Jane Richards

Female abt 1846 - 1915  (~ 69 years)



  • Name Clara Jane Richards  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth abt May 1846  Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 6, 7
    • birth reg not found in BMD index
    • 3½ yrs younger than her husband [5]
    Baptism 25 Jun 1847  St John the Baptist, Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • parents William & Jane Stoker Richards
    Residence Mar 1851  Ely Rise, Llandaff Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence Apr 1861  51 Crockherbtown, Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location ; visitor  [9
    • visiting Margaret Vachell, widow, 71 b Bridgend, and family, with Mary C Richards, widow, 41 b Gloucester [not her mother]
    Marriage 30 Nov 1867  St Thomas, Ryde Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 10, 11
    William Blake Richmond,   b. 29 Nov 1842, 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1921, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Apr 1871  Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence Apr 1881  Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Apr 1891  Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Residence Apr 1911  Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Death 21 Nov 1915  Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Motor accident  [1, 2, 14
    • Lady Richmond, wife of Sir W B Richmond, RA, of Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith, was knocked down by a motor-car while crossing King-street, Hammersmith, on Sunday evening. She was taken home, where she died the same night from her injuries. She was the daughter of Mr William Richards, of Cardiff, and married Sir William Richmond in 1867.
      [The Times, Tue 23 Nov 1915]
    • Lady Richmond's Death.
      Inquest Story of a Motor-car Accident.
      At Hammersmith yesterday an inquest was held on the body of Lady Richmond, 69, wife of Sir W B Richmond, RA.
      Sydney Hancox said that on Sunday about noon he was outside the West-end Chapel when he saw Lady Richmond standing in the roadway between a tramcar and the kerb. A motor-car driven by a lady came in the same direction at about four miles an hour. When Lady Richmond saw the car she seemed to be at a loss which way to turn; she went in a zig-zag direction towards the kerb, but the car caught her and knocked her down. He spoke to her, and she replied, "Do not frighten Sir William; go round and prepare him." He thought the driver did all she could to avoid the accident.
      Mrs Percy, wife of a tea-buyer, of Talgarth-road, West Kensington, said she was driving behind a tramcar, which stopped near the chapel, and eased up until it went on again. As it did so she followed, and would have got clear of Lady Richmond if she had not hesitated, turned round, and moved towards the car. The witness turned to the near side to avoid her, but caught her and ran over her. The witness was driving very slowly and had applied the brakes, but immediately she knocked Lady Richmond down she released the brakes, having been told that if a person was run over with the brakes locked the injury inflicted would be much more serious.
      Expert evidence was called to prove this point. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
      [The Times, Thu 25 Nov 1915]
    Burial   St Nicholas, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Notes 
    • not found in 1901 census
    Person ID I2474  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2013 

    Father William Richards,   b. abt 1807, Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane Stoker Vachell,   b. est 1812,   d. abt May 1847, Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1839  Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    Notes 
    • Mar 1851: William Richards widowed; elder daus Mary W, 9; Alice M[argaret], 8; + visitors Mary Pemberton, widow, 39 b Edgeaston, Worcs; Harriett Watson, unmarr, 22 b St Athans, Glam; + 3 serv. [1851 census]
    • Clara the youngest daughter
    Family ID F0612  Family Group Sheet

    Family William Blake Richmond,   b. 29 Nov 1842, 16 Beaumont St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1921, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 30 Nov 1867  St Thomas, Ryde Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 10, 11
    • On the 30th Nov., at St. Thomas's Church, Ryde, by the Rev. David Wright. M.A., incumbent of St. Mary Magdalene, Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire, assisted by the Rev. H. Girdlestone, vicar of Newchurch, Isle of Wight, William Blake Richmond, Esq., to Clara Jane, youngest daughter of the late William Richards, Esq., of Ely-rise, Llandaff. [The Times]
    Notes 
    • [Herbert William Richmond's] father and mother married in 1867 and spent the next three years abroad, chiefly in Italy. I remember, years ago, seeing in a little old pension at Assisi, long since closed, the walls that had been frescoed by William Richmond during his residence. [G M Trevelyan, An Autobiography & Other Essays]
    • Apr 1891: no children resid with parents at Beavor Lodge
    • Mar 1901: family away; Beavor Lodge occupied by caretaker & 3 maids.
    Children 
    +1. Francis George Richmond,   b. 06 Aug 1868, Assisi, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1933, Tannox Lodge, New Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +2. Helen Charlotte Richmond,   b. 28 Apr 1870, Algiers Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1940, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Herbert William Richmond,   b. 15 Sep 1871, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1946, Downing College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Julius Tatham Richmond,   b. 28 Dec 1872, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1873, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Ernest Tatham Richmond,   b. 15 Aug 1874, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1955, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. John Sebastian Richmond,   b. 15 Jun 1876, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1895, Hôtel de Lille et d'Albion, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     7. Arthur Cyril Richmond,   b. 27 Jan 1879, Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1968, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F0611  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt May 1846 - Cardiff Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 25 Jun 1847 - St John the Baptist, Cardiff Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - Ely Rise, Llandaff Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - visitor - Apr 1861 - 51 Crockherbtown, Cardiff Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 30 Nov 1867 - St Thomas, Ryde Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 30 Nov 1867 - St Thomas, Ryde Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Beavor Lodge, Hammersmith Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Motor accident - 21 Nov 1915 - Hammersmith Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - St Nicholas, Chiswick Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Hammersmith, 4Q1915.
      Clara J Richmond age 69

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 33

    4. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg IOW, 4Q1867.

    5. [S66] Simon Reynolds.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 23

    7. [S22] IGI / BVRI.
      Wales, Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907; at FamilySearch accessed 30 July 2012

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      address indistinct

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.

    10. [S21] Dictionary of National Biography.

    11. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 04 Dec 1867.

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    13. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 62 b Cardiff

    14. [S05] The Times, death notice, 23 Nov 1915.

    15. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Cardiff, 2Q1839.