Hi again CT. I am so sorry to have confused you and really do appreciate the help you have provided me with so far. I have several other requests for the future.
When I mention Richards it is the family/surname that I am interested in at the moment.
Thomas John Pearce married Emily Jane Richards Sep 1912 out in South Africa, not sure when they went out, and then had two children, Albert and Olga, then as you say Emily Jane, now Pearce, came back in 1915/16. Thomas John must have come back fairly soon after that as their next baby Percival was born in Cornwall in 1917.
The Pearce and Richards family were quite involved with each other (also chuck in a few Moyles) and I believe that parts of both families were in South Africa together.
So, Thomas John Pearce was born in 1885. His male siblings were William John, 1876, Simon James 1974, Alfred 1881, any of these could have been with him.
The Richards I am interested in are Richard C Richards 1881, Could also be known as Charlie, his siblings were John H Richards, 1888, John H 1897, Sydney 1899 and Edwin 1900. Any of these could have been in the party in SA. - Charlie is a person who disappeared under a dark cloud, something to do with property and money. Apparently there were many rumblings but I am unable to get any good information there as the ones who were in the know are all gone now. I would love to know whether he stayed in SA or came home to Cornwall. I would also love to kno whwy Thomas John and Emily Jane came back again but I guess that is never going to be found in any records.
Post by Cornish Terrier on May 19, 2012 8:27:21 GMT -5
Hmm - there is absolutely no sign of Thomas John Pearce arriving back in England. I have tried searching for Tho* Pearce (* being a wildcard) and went as far as searching for 'T Pearce' born 1885. Those two searches should cover every variation of Christian names and the list expands from 1885 and gradually works both backwards and forwards so any T Pearce born during the 1880s would be included.
Now, just because he was not found may simply mean that the particular passenger list has not been transcribed although it is possible that it has been lost.
There do not appear to have been any Richards travelling with Emily Pearce - at least none appear on the same page of the passenger list. Richards is not the easiest to search for especially if only initials were recorded in the passenger lists but I have had a brief look and there is only one who stands out as being possibly the one you want:-
Richard C Richards, age 39, arrived at Southampton 29th March 1921 howevern the Port of Departure was New York so I cannot be sure it is the same man. The Passenger List shows that this man was a Manager from 125 Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, London. And in fact he was a US Citizen so I guess that lets him out.