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Charles Richards (1838-1905) of Charles Richards and Sons and the Beau Ideal Cycle Co

1838 July. Born at Wednesbury to Silas Richards (1804-1869) and his wife Hannah Ravenscroft (1805-1868)

1857 January 5th. Married Louisa Green

1857 Birth of son William Henry Richards (1857–1906)

1859 Birth of son Silas Richards (1859–1907)

1860 Birth of son Charles Richards (1860–1945)

1863 Birth of son Arthur Richards (1863–1929)

1864 Birth of daughter Alice Hannah Richards (1864–1931)

1866 Birth of son Samuel Richards (1866–1902)

1867 Birth of son Alfred Charles Richards (1867–1901)

1870 Birth of daughter Bertha J. Richards (1870–1961)

1871 Living at 69 John Street, New Village, Bilston: Charles Richards (age 33 born Wednesbury), a Warehouseman in Grocer's warehouse. With his wife Louisa Richards (age 35 born Wednesbury) and their children William Richards (age 13 born Wednesbury), Silas Richards (age 12 born Wednesbury), Charles Richards (age 10 born Wednesbury), Arthur Richards (age 8 born Wednesbury), Alice Richards (age 6 born Priestfield), Samuel Richards (age 4 born Priestfield), and Bertha Richards (age 1 born Priestfield).[1]

1871 Birth of son Ernest Richards (1871–1944)

1875 Birth of son George Frederick Richards (1875–1901)

1876 Birth of son Frederick Richards (1876–1950)

1878 Birth of daughter Louisa Richards (1878–1957)

1879 Birth of daughter Alice Richards (1879– )

1881 Living at 45 Bull Street, Darlaston: Charles Richards (age 43 born Wednesbury), Bolt Manufacturer Employs 130 Men. With his wife Louisa Richards (age 44 born Wednesbury) and their children William H. Richards (age 23 born Wednesbury), Silas Richards (age 22 born Wednesbury), Charles Richards (age 20 born Wednesbury), Arthur Richards (age 18 born Wednesbury), Alice Richards (age 16 born Wednesbury), Samuel Richards (age 14 born Wednesbury), Bertha Richards (age 11 born Wednesbury), Ernest Richards (age 9 born Wednesbury), Frederick Richards (age 5 born Wednesbury), and Louisa Richards (age 3 born Wednesbury).[2]

1901 Living at Hill View, Kingshill, Wednesbury: Charles Richards (age 62 born Wednesbury), a Bolt and Nut Manufacturer, Employer and Widower. With his children Alice H. Butler (age 36 born Bilston), married; Ernest Richards (age 29 born Bilston), Journalist / Author; and Louisa Richards (age 23 born Wednesbury). One servant.[3]


1905 July 18th. Died.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1881 Census
  3. 1901 Census