Joseph Richards

Male1770–December 1840

Brief Life History of Joseph

Joseph Richards was born in 1770, in Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Jane Besant on 8 September 1796, in Brading, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died in December 1840, in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 70.

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Joseph Richards
Jane Besant
Marriage: 8 September 1796
Joseph Richards
John Richards
Mary Richards
Sarah Richards
Elizabeth Richards
Jane Richards

Sources (19)

  • Joseph Richards, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Joseph Richards, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Joseph Richards in entry for Jane Richards, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1796Brading, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 31

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 38

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 45

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Richard , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Rickards .

    German: patronymic from the personal name Richard .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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