Macdonald Dictionary Record: Joseph Richards

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for Joseph Richards. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: R. 192 Richards Joseph (1829 -1912) was 2 son of Henry Slater Rechar F of Craven House , Bridge orth . Sal op. He and his brother came out together in the Sir Go Seymour our in 1850 and each bought a 50 ac section on the Harewood Rd. Joseph farmed this and called it Coven Farm. He was described by Law rene Gee as a ty preca John Bull who could carry an enormous quantity liquor and could still sit on his horse which would carry him safely hore . He was very b.g and powerful: He could catch a bullock by the hois and ther ow . he once got his face caught ly a hoi Aus d had it torm D Coward served it up He was jovial and happy a twenty stone man. In the Ch.Ch show of 62 he show ed more cattle than any ore except perhaps the Deans trustees . He had a good sale of stock in Feb. 66. He sold all his stock in 67 - 12 cows , 16 steers and 260 ewes . He presided over the harves t home dinner at the Papanui Hotel Mar. 69 . His home was on the Northern end of )lam Rd. It has since been Added to and as is now St. Wii freds Convalescent Host but Mrs Reynolds, dau of Joseph Richards says it Cooks much the same as she cam remember it in her youth, The gales and gale po fam. inf : pass list. Canty Mus. : Papanui M.R. : Papanui Cem. M.I. LT. 3 : 19.1.67 : 3.69 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: R.192 are the Org in al ones. He had to 90 out of Coven Farm and went to live at Papanui Gilbert Anderson bought the house. Thy cham built t. marr. 1.10.57 Elizabeth Coster dau af Thos Coster of Bradwell Farm Harewood. He hired abe all the available coaches in Ch.Ch. for the wedding she d. 5.4.86 ag. 48. When she died the family split The youngest Josephine Fanny lived with one or other of the family till she married. Joseph Richards was one of the four who bought the first Canty importation of long Woledge sheep to come into Canty. ; they came from Black wall + Field Bros of Tasmania and all four did particularly well with them. The other three were John Gr 199 Joseph Haydon and H. J. Hall. Joseph Richards marr. (2) Fann family all by for st marriage. He d. 24.5.1912 ag 83 Joseph Richards was John Andersons bur. Papanui Cem. first customer ; the shooing account hangs up in Anderson + os office. LT. 6.4.86 : 8.2.66 :; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: R. 192. Joseph Richards family. Mary Jane Henry Slater marr11) Sybil Richards a twin dau of Dr. Henry Richards. He was a house + land agent of A. Ch. i was. Perceval Selwyn went to Aust. , became an Architect. Ad diocesan architect at Melbourne marr. twice in Aust. Reginald Thos. marr. Eva Izard dau of Wm. Izard . he drew part f Four Peaks Run and bought part of the Point Geoffrey Westwood marr. a Hislop : went to North Is. + took up a bush section : became a land value. Miriam died. John Bang ham marr. hiss Goodland : had 2 small farms at Stratford and brought them into good production. Rot gid Josephine Farmy marr. Egbert steyn n olds who father was Mayor of Poplar o manager East Inha Dock. Cog.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer
Marks/Inscriptions: 4 A 192. s Henry Slater Richards marr. Sybil Richards his cousin enyS family Henry Slater (Harry ) of Valetta Wm . Stanley of H.S. Richards. wor house + land agent. Dudley of Little River . lives at Okuti Sister Elizabeth of St. Saviours he took ove Dale + ferc wals house + land agency some time in 70's office , Cath. Sq. next to Hobbs Bldg3s. He d. 12.8.26 ag 66 : wife Sybil d. 13.10.07 ag 47.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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