Richard Gill Glasson married Elizabeth KING in 1858 in the St George Hanover Square district. He was 26 making his birth around 1832. He was the son of John Glasson, a wholesale grocer.
I do not seem to be able to find him in any census.
I did note that in 1860 a Richard Glasson was born in the same district as Richard Gill was married. Then I also found a family at Lambeth in 1881 which looks like the family of that 1860 birth, the mother being Elizabeth, other children including Alfred, Caroline and John.
The thing that keeps nagging at me is that it almost fits that Richard Gill is the same man who was baptised at Kenwyn to John Glasson and Wilmot Quick of Kea. My baptism record shows him as Richard John though.
The other reason that points me here is that in the George Hanover Square district there was a death in 1893 for Nicholas Glasson, another son of John and Wilmot.
I would be interested to know if anybody else has Richard Gill Glasson, born around 1832, in their studies.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Mar 31, 2011 0:10:45 GMT -5
Aha my friend! Events of the last six months have dictated that your attention has not been focused.
You asked me about this one some time back and I sent off an error report to have the baptism of Richard John Glasson checked.
If you check the OPC site now you will find:-
Richard GILE son of John and Wilmot Glasson of Calenick Street, smith, baptised 5th January 1832 at Kenwyn
It was indeed an error and I think this will be your man.
There are a number of Glasson marriages in the London area that I can get hold of so I will try and do that a little later tonight. At least one (Eleanor Quick Glasson) I am sure I have sent you before but I just notice there is also a Nicholas Glasson and several others of interest.
Thanks for that mate. I had a sneaking suspicion that I had been there before but my head is so full of other stuff. Father in law passed away this morning at 3am, a blessing in disguise but he is the last of that generation and we are the children of some living person no more.
I looked and looked for Richard Gill in the later census but never found him and then in 1901, I think, wife Elizabeth who is living with her son Alfred finally calls herself a widow.
Off to Christchurch tomorrow for phase two - the underground network. Will take months and nobody is even daring to think about what an early winter will mean to a suspect supply of electricity.
PS To really make my day I have finally contracted a good dose of the flu - and it is still Autumn - I must be getting old??!!!
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Friday 10th September 1897, Page 6 FOUND DYING IN THE STREET.
An old man named Richard Glasson was found lying in Flinders-lane on Wednesday night. He appeared to be drunk and was locked up on that charge. Shortly before 8 o'clock yesterday morning he was discovered by the watchhouse keeper to be suffering severe illness. He was removed to the Melbourne Hospital where Mr Ostermeyer, M. B., admitted him. He died at half past 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and the circumstances of his death will be investigated by the coroner.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 13th September 1897, Page 3 A DYING MAN ARRESTED.
CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS. Constable W Henry, on the evening of Wednesday last, found a man named Richard Gill Glasson lying on the footpath in Flinders-lane. The man was old, ill dressed, and appeared to be in the semi-consciousness of drink. Henry asked him if he had been drinking, and with much difficulty he gathered his scattered senses together and answered that he had had a few drinks during the day. Believing the old fellow drunk and incapable of caring for himself, the constable took charge of him and lodged him in the Little Bourke street watchhouse where he was entered as drunk and disorderly. Constable Taylor, the watchhouse keeper, visited Glasson several times during the night, and in the morning, finding that he was seriously ill, sent him to the Melbourne Hospital. When admitted there he was in a state of collapse and could not speak, and he died a few minutes later. A post mortem examination, made by Mr Ostermeyer, M. B., showed that the cause of death was sanguineous apoplexy, consequent on chronic Brights disease.
An inquest was held on Saturday by the coroner Mr Candler, concerning the circumstances of the case, and a verdict was returned of death from natural causes. The deceased formerly resided at Gordon-chambers, Little Bourke street.
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