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From: "John Townsend" <>
Subject: Re: [LON] Richardson - All Souls
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 10:03:20 -0000
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Apart from the All Souls in Marylebone, I think there was a Roman Catholic
chapel or church called All Souls in Chelsea, but I am speaking entirely
from memory and I may have it wrong.

Best wishes,

John Townsend
Antiquarian Bookseller/Genealogist

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stretton Research" <>
To: "List - London Messages" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 8:39 PM
Subject: [LON] Richardson - All Souls

> Hi List,
> I was advised by the List owner to use a better Heading, than Help. So I
> have reposted my request, plus added more information. I thank all those
> on and off List for there very helpful replies.
> 'Harriet RICHARDSON nee MAY died on the 17 Apr 1858 at Melbourne,
> Australia. On the shipping list it says she came from Middlesex, and on
> her death certificate it says she was married at All Souls.
> Now my question is, where is All Souls. I have looked at Phillimore's
> Atlas and Index of Parish Registers, and can not find this church under
> Middlesex or London.
> Can SKS help me with this problem.'
> I first found the family on the English 1851 Census in London. There was
> father, wife and one son. They were James RICHARDSON, Harriet and Arthur
> May. Arthur May RICHARDSON'S birth certificate was then purchased. He was
> born on the 13 Jan 1851 at 18 Norfolk Street, Parklane, London, England.
> His mother was Harriet nee MAY and from the census found that she came
> from Homerton, London.
> Harriet RICHARDSON nee MAY arrived in Melbourne, Australia, on the ship
> 'COUNTESS OF YARBOROUGH' in December 1853. I don't believe she had any
> more children and it appears she was in and out of hospital before she
> died (see above). She died of Exhaustion from Bed Sores Caused by
> Paralysis.
> I believe her husband came to Melbourne the previous year. This is
> unproven as there is so many James RICHARDSON'S on the shipping lists.
> James RICHARDSON remarried ( in Melbourne ) the year after his first
> wife's death and had 2 children ( born in Melbourne ). The family then
> moved to New Zealand, where many of the descendants now reside.
> My main reason for trying to find out where All Souls, is. Is that I am
> trying to find James and Harriet's marriage. I have searched Free BDM from
> 1848 to 1851 and the BDM's on Find My Past, without any cross reference.

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