Post by steven on Jan 3, 2016 10:45:36 GMT -5
I'm looking for information on the family of William Richards and Henrietta Williams Ivey, who married 1854 at St. Ives.
I have them having two children; a son John Richards, born about 1853 and a daughter Josepha Ann Stevens Richards, born Dec 1855. I believe that both children were born at St. Hilary. William Richards disappears early and I'm assuming he died between 1855 and 1861 as he doesn't appear on the census that year. Henrietta is a widow from that point forward and dies February 8, 1897 at St. Hilary. Son John is with her in 1881 but disappears after that and I'm assuming he went abroad; but with a name as common as John Richards, finding him might be difficult. Sister Josepha Ann Stevens Richards went to Australia in 1880 and married later that year to Jacob James Grisinger (1854-1940) in New South Wales. They had three children very quickly: Henrietta Christina (1881), Jacob William (1883), Rosina (1884-1885). There is a newspaper article from 1884 in which Josepha accuses a man of raping her. The next year she's disappeared and by 1891 she is back in St. Hilary with her mother. Jacob Grisinger puts out a newspaper ad in 1885 disavowing any responsibility for Josepha after that point. He marries again and dies in 1940. I found a newspaper article from Cornwall in which Josepha (Josephine Grisinger) is arrested for bizarre behavior in 1899. I can find no death for her in Cornwall. A family tree online gives a death year of 1908, but I can't find any record. I don't know if she remarried or not.
I'm curious if anyone else has anything on this family...in particular, what happened to the father William (he might've gone overseas and died there), what happened to the son John after 1881, and when died Josepha Grisinger die and where? As always... I appreciate any and all help!