Frederick Charles (Sen.) Richardson

01/01/1852 — 17/12/1918
A brief biography

Frederick Charles (Sen.) Richardson

Son of Charles Richardson and Selina Ellis. .

Born in London, Uk in 1852, the fifteenth year of the reign of Queen Victoria, and died aged sixty-six in Auckland, New Zealand in the eighth year of the reign of King George V  He has 53 direct descendants in the family.


Frederick Charles Richardson was born on January 1, 1852, in London, his father, Charles Richardson BRICK MAKER of Nine Elms London, Warrick House London and Cary Castle Torquay. was 34 and his mother, Selina, was 41. He traveled to Christchurch, New Zealand , where he met and married Catherine Mary GUINNESS on October 31, 1878, in Collingwood, Nelson.They moved to Auckland, where They had eight children in 16 years.He purchased a number of properties one of which was in Grafton Road, where the Auckland Hospital is now located , plus the main family home known as "Vinebank" , on the North Western Banks of Oraki Basin. This was one of the first home to be build in this rural part of young Auckland, but now very much Auckland central.

The family moved to 9 Upper Addington Gardens London. Where he continued to reside till his death on December 17, 1918, at the age of 66.

Of all his children only one, son Frank Guinness Richardson lived to have children of his on (ie grandchildren Charles James Guinness Richardson. Frank Guinness Richardson & Patricia Noel Richardson

The House at 9 Upper Addison Gardens London , ironically became the home of Col John Dawson Hutchinson Waller ( 1858-1938) a distinct relative in the 1920-1930's and his wife's Catherine Mary Guinness's grandfather Hosea Guinness.


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