RICHARDS, Joseph - Extra Data
(member of OSLER's Party)
Death Notice (Cape Archives) says he was born in Flushing, Cornwall, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS
Joseph son of Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS was baptised 19 March 1797 in St.Melorus, Mylor, Cornwall [Flushing is in the parish of Mylor]
Joseph RICHARDS, Parish of Milor, married Elizabeth RENFREE otp on 5 September 1793 in Budock, Cornwall
Children of Joseph and Elizabeth RICHARDS baptised in St.Melorus, Mylor:
Elizabeth RENFREE, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth, baptised 5 October 1772 in Budock, Cornwall
Peter RENFREE married Elizabeth RAWLING by banns on 2 January 1768 in Budock, Cornwall
Witnesses: Chas. JOB and Peter RENFREE
Gravestone of Peter RENFREE in St.Budock Parish Church (to the left of the porch) reads:
In Memory of Peter RENFREE late of this parish who departed this life March 26th 1826, Aged 81 years. Also Elizabeth RENFREE, wife of the above, who departed this life March 8th 1821, aged 75 years. Likewise seven of their children.
Behold you that this way pass by, As you are now, so once was I. As I am now so you must be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me.
Peter RENFREE, husband of Elizabeth RAWLING, was the son of Peter and Wilmot/Willymot RENFREE, His younger sister was Miriam RENFREE, mother of James Jay EVA. The Peter RENFREE/RENFRY who married Wilmot STEPHENS on 7 January 1739 in Budock was the son of Peter and Miriam RENFREE, and was baptised on 29 December 1715 in Budock, Cornwall.
Gravestone adjacent to that of Peter RENFREE (above) is that of his father and grandfather, both also named Peter.
The Settler Handbook says: Joseph RICHARDS, who according to the sailing list emigrated with a wife and two children, described himself in 1822 as a single man; it is conceivable that 'Sally RICHARDS' on the sailing list was actually Susannah OSLER, and 'Sally' and 'Phillis', aged 3 and 1, her two youngest sisters. It was not uncommon for single women among the emigrants to be listed as 'wives' of unmarried men to avoid paying separate deposits.