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John Christopher Blake Richmond

Male 1909 - 1990  (80 years)



  • Name John Christopher Blake Richmond  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 07 Sep 1909  Hitcham Vale House, Taplow Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5
    • On the 7th Sept., at Hitcham Vale House, Taplow, the wife of E. T. Richmond, Ministry of Public Works, Egypt, a son. [The Times]
    Education abt 1922 - 1927  Lancing College Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Education abt 1927 - 1930  Hertford College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Education abt 1930  University College, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Occupation 1931 - 1939  Archaeologist  [4
    • Various archaeological expeditions, 1931-36; HM Office of Works, 1937-39.
    Military Service 1939 - 1946  Middle East Find all individuals with events at this location ; British Military Intelligence  [4
    • In Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq
    Marriage 04 Feb 1939  Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6, 7
    Diana Margaret Lyle Galbraith,   b. 30 Jun 1914, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1997, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jul 1940  Murtle Den, Aberdeen Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Occupation 1946 - 1947  Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location ; Department of Antiquities  [4
    Occupation 1947 -  HM Diplomatic Service  [4
    • Baghdad, 1947;
      Foreign Office, 1951;
      Counsellor, British Embassy, Amman, 1953-55;
      HM Consul-General, Houston, Texas, 1955-58;
      Foreign Office, 1958-59;
      Counsellor, British Property Commission, Cairo, 1959;
      Political Agent, Kuwait, 1959-61;
      HM Ambassador to Kuwait, 1961-63;
      Ambassador to Sudan, 1965-66.
    Residence 1958  Flat 4, 2 Bishopswood Rd, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • Passengers on Cunard RMS "Ivernia" arr Tilbury 05 Apr 1958: name Richmond, 1st class, emb New York, perm res England, UK address Flat 4, 2 Bishopswood Avenue, London N6; John C B, b 07 Sep 1909, HBM Foreign Service; Diana M L, b 30 Jun 1914, housewife; Thomas E G, 02 Sep 1947; Samuel W J, b 05 Sep 1949; Sophia E G, b 08 Jul 1951. [9]
    Decoration 1959  CMG  [4
    Occupation 1963 - 1964  St Anthony's College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Supernumerary Fellow  [4
    Decoration 1963  KCMG  [4
    Occupation 1966 - 1974  Durham University Find all individuals with events at this location ; Lecturer, Modern Near East History  [4
    Residence - 1990  21 The Avenue, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Death 06 Jul 1990  Durham C Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Author, "Egypt 1978-1952, her advance towards a modern identity" (1977), and other works.
    Person ID I2497  Tatham | Richmond branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Margaret Muriel Lubbock,   b. abt Feb 1879, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1959, Cawley Nursing Home, Cawley Rd, Chichester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Marriage 17 Jul 1906  St George, Hanover Square, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 10, 11
    Notes 
    • 2 births presumed not connected to this family:
      * Nora C Richmond reg Alexandria 1906-1910 [GRO Consular birth indices vol 12 no 1141].
      * Katharine E C Richmond reg Alexandria 1911-1915 [GRO Consular birth indices no 814].
    • Family letters in the archive at Durham University show that Margaret spent very little time in Egypt, if any, during the years that her husband worked there.
      It is also uncertain if Elizabeth was born in Egypt.
    Family ID F0617  Family Group Sheet

    Family Diana Margaret Lyle Galbraith,   b. 30 Jun 1914, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1997, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 04 Feb 1939  Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 6, 7
    • The marriage arranged between John, son of Mr. E. T. Richmond (late Director, Department of Antiquities, Palestine), and Mrs. Richmond, and Diana, youngest daughter of the late Mr. W. L. Galbraith, and of Mrs. Galbraith, will take place quietly early in February. [The Times] [12]
    • On Saturday, Feb. 4, 1939, John Richmond to Diana Galbraith. [The Times] [7]
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
     3. Thomas Ernest Galbraith Richmond,   b. 02 Sep 1947, Baghdad Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1990, Cirencester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     4. Samuel William John Richmond,   b. 05 Sep 1949, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, Goldhawk Rd, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 2013, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Living
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1261  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 07 Sep 1909 - Hitcham Vale House, Taplow Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1922 - 1927 - Lancing College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1927 - 1930 - Hertford College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1930 - University College, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - British Military Intelligence - 1939 - 1946 - Middle East Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 04 Feb 1939 - Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 04 Feb 1939 - Hampstead Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1940 - Murtle Den, Aberdeen Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Department of Antiquities - 1946 - 1947 - Palestine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1958 - Flat 4, 2 Bishopswood Rd, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Supernumerary Fellow - 1963 - 1964 - St Anthony's College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Lecturer, Modern Near East History - 1966 - 1974 - Durham University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1990 - 21 The Avenue, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 06 Jul 1990 - Durham C 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, birth reg Eton, 4Q1909.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Durham Central, Jul 1990.
      b 07 Sep 1909

    4. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    5. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 10 Sep 1909.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Hampstead, 1Q1939.

    7. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 15 Feb 1939.

    8. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 10 Jul 1940.
      daughters Emma & Sally

    9. [S12] Passenger Lists, Ivernia, 05 Apr 1958.

    10. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg SGHS, 3Q1906.

    11. [S13] thePeerage.com.

    12. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 07 Jan 1939.