Thursday, October 23, 2014

James B.& H.Elizabeth (Batchelder) Riches


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James Benjamin Riches was born 2 October 1854 at Pulham Market, Norfolk and baptised 13 November 1854 in Wesleyan Methodist Church New Buckenham, Guiltcross, Norfolk. James died December 1937 in Dartford, Kent. Hannah Elizabeth Batchelder was born 1852 in Norwich, Norfolk and died 1882 in Norwich, Norfolk at the age of 30 years.  
James Benjamin Riches married Hannah Elizabeth Batchelder on 25 December 1874 in St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Together they had 3 children:
Hannah Elizabeth Riches was born 7 October 1875 in Depwade District, Norwich, Norfolk.
Laura Isabella Riches was born 7 July 1876 in St George-Tombland, Norwich and died 27 July 1876, aged 3 weeks, in St George -Tombland, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
James Thomas Benjamin Riches was born 3 May 1878 in St Mary in the Marsh, Norwich, Norfolk. He was buried 20 January 1879 in St George -Tombland, Norwich at 8 months old.


Marriage Certificate of James Benjamin Riches and Hannah Elizabeth Batchelder on 25 December 1874

St Peter Parmentergate, Norwich, where James Riches and Elizabeth Batchelder married on 25 December 1874



Note: Hannah Elizabeth Batchelder was known as Elizabeth Batchelder. Daughter Hannah Elizabeth Riches was more commonly known as Hannah Riches (she remained single).

1881 Census records James and Elizabeth Riches with their daughter Hannah Elizabeth Riches (5 years) living with Elizabeth 's parents Thomas Fowler & Hannah Batchelder. Thomas was a Confectioner & Fruiterer.  James was a Leventer Boot-maker.

1881 Census recording James & Elizabeth Riches with daughter Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Riches died 1882 in Norwich. She and James had lost 2 children as babies. This left James with 6 year old Hannah to bring up.
James took a second wife Rhoda Crouch in 1884. Rhoda was born 1857 to Isaac & Esther Crouch.  Rhoda died 1917 in Dartford, Kent.
James married a third time Ellen Fox in 1919. Ellen died 7 July 1924. Probate Note: Ellen Riches of 58 East Hill, Dartford, Kent, wife of James Benjamin Riches died 7 July 1924.  Administration & Wills London 15 October 1924 to the said James Benjamin Riches, Commercial Clerk.  Effects 201 Pounds 5 shillings 5 pence.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

John & Elizabeth (Hannant) Riches


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We have a continuous line of Riches from William Riches born 1710, who married in 1735 Ann Green, also born 1710.

William and Ann Riches had a son Samuel Riches born 1742 who married in 1764 Dinah Forster, born in 1743. They had 10 children: William Riches born 1766 and died April 1843 in Depwade, Norfolk. William married Elizabeth Tailor born 1768 and died 1856. Henry Riches born 1767 in Pulham St.Mary and died 1847 in Poroingham, Norfolk.  Elizabeth Riches born 1770 and died 1771 in Floridon Norfolk.  James born 1771 in Floddon. Jeremiah Riches born 1773 in Norfolk. Elizabeth Riches born 1775 and died 1856 in Norfolk.  Samuel born 19 October 1777 and died 1831 in Great Moulton. John Riches born 1780 in Pulham St.Mary the Virgin and died April 1868 in Henstead. George Riches born 1783 in Pulham St.Mary the Virgin and died 1835 in Norfolk.  Frances Riches born 18 July 1785 in Pulham St.Mary the Virgin, Norfolk.

William and Elizabeth Riches had 6 children: William Riches born 1795 Pulham St.Mary. James Riches born 1797 Pulham St.Mary. John Riches born 1802 Pulham St.Mary and died April 1875. George Riches born 1805 in Pulham St.Mary and died September 1876 in Hempnall, Norfolk.  Mary Ann Riches born 1808 in Pulham St.Mary. Maria Riches born 1814 in Pulham St.Mary.

John Riches born 1802 in Pulham St.Mary, Norfolk and died April 1875 in Depwade, Norfolk at 73 years. He married Isabella Dove on 19 October 1821 in St.Mary the Virgin, Pulham St.Mary, Norfolk. Isabella Dove was born 1802 in Wingfield, Suffolk and died July 1857 in Pulham St.Mary on 20 March 1861 in St.Mary Magdalene, Pulham Market, Norfolk. John Riches had 3 wives - Sarah Pond Betts and Martha Wingfield. John and Isabella Riches had a son John Riches born 1822 in Hempnall.

John Riches born 16 April 1822 in Hempnall, Norfolk, baptised 11 May 1822 at Wesleyan Methodist Church New Buckenham, Guiltcross, Norfolk, and baptised again 24 September 1837 at St.Mary the Virgin, Pulham. John was buried at St.Mary the Virgin on 15 January 1895 at 72 years. John married Elizabeth Hannant born 1827 in Dilham, Norfolk, on 9 December 1843 at Tunstead, Norfolk. Elizabeth was buried at St.Mary the Virgin on 9 July 1906. John and Elizabeth married November 1843 in St.Andrew, Bacton, Norfolk.
Together they had 7 children:
John Riches born 24 July 1844 in North Walsham, baptised 3 September 1844 at St.Mary the Virgin, died 11 September 1897 in Chorlton, Lancashire. John married Elizabeth Allison on 11 October 1863. Elizabeth was born March 1840 in Billington, Norfolk and died 27 December 1899 in Chorlton.
They had  5 children: Edith Allison Riches born June 1864 in Norwich and died December 1951 in Manchester. John Edward Riches born 18 April 1865 in Banham and died March 1945 in Heywood. Janet Elizabeth Riches born 26 April 1867 in Norwich and died 13 July 1952 in Uckfield, Sussex. William Louis Riches born January 1870 in Norwich. Harry James Riches was born March 1873 in Norwich.
William Solomon Riches born 3 April 1846 in St.Germans, Norfolk, baptised 3 September 1848 at St.Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Norfolk and died 3 July 1857 (drowned, buried with grandparents).
Ann Elizabeth Riches born 4 April 1848 in Pulham Market, baptised 3 September 1848 at St.Mary the Virgin, Norfolk and died 16 April 1857 (buried with her grandparents).
Isabella Riches born 14 April 1850 in Pulham, baptised 3 June 1850 at Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Buckenham, Guiltcross, Norfolk.
Mary Riches born 1853 in Pulham Market, Norfolk and married William Scott on 26 May 1872 in St.Peter Mancroft, Norwich. They had 6 children: Mary Scott born 1877, Elizabeth Ann Scott born 1879, Priscilla Scott born 1885, Benjamin R.Scott born 1887, Eber Walter Riches born 1892, Alice Scott born 1897, all born in Manchester.
James Benjamin Riches born 2 October 1854 in Pulham Market, baptised 13 November 1854 at Wesleyan Methodist Church, New Buckenham, Guiltcross, Norfolk and died December 1936 in Dartford, Kent. James married (1) Hannah Elizabeth Batchelder on 25 December 1874, (2) Rhoda Crouch on 20 July 1884, and (3) Ellen Fox on 5 April 1919.
Jane Riches born 1857 in North Walsham, Norfolk.


John (born 1822) & Elizabeth Riches (born 1827)


1851 Census - John and Elizabeth Riches and their 3 children - William 4 years, Anne 3 years, Isabella 1 year, along with Maryann Hannant 8 years, were living with Elizabeth's parents Solomon & Mary Hannant in Bacton Parish, Norfolk, England. Solomon was an Agriculture Labourer and John Riches a Glover. It seems Maryann Hannant born 18 June 1842 and baptised 14 August 1842 in Bacton was the daughter of a Charlotte Hannant.

I have traced 3 generations of Solomon Hannant & families -
Solomon Hannant born 29 October 1789 in Dilham, Norfolk & Mary Crosswell born 20 March 1789 North Walsham, Norfolk.
Solomon Hannant born 1751 in Dilham, Norfolk and died 1832. Solomon married Hannah Wittrick born 1752 and died 1846.
Solomon Hannant born 1724 in Dilham, Norfolk, England.

James Benjamin Riches' daughter Jessie Hannant Riches born 1889 and her daughter Marjorie Hannant Wallis born 1918 carry the Hannant name also.


1851 Census - John & Elizabeth & family living with Solomon & Mary Hannant in Bacton Parish, Norfolk


1861 Census - John & Elizabeth Riches were residing in St Andrew Parish with their 4 children - Isabella 10 years, Mary 8 years, Benjamin 6 years, and Jane 4 years. John was a Glover & Dresser.

1861 Census - John & Elizabeth Riches, living in St Andrew Parish, Norfolk with 4 children

1871 Census - John & Elizabeth Riches were residing in St. George - Tombland Parish with James Benjamin 16 years and Jane 14 years. John was a Glove Manufacturer. It was on 25 December 1874 that James B.Riches married Elizabeth Batchelder. The 1881 Census records Elizabeth's parents were living in St.George - Tombland, so James probably met Elizabeth while living in St.George - Tombland in 1871.
 
1871 Census with John & Elizabeth Riches living in St.George -Tombland Parish with 2 children.

1881 Census - John & Elizabeth Riches were residing in Pulham St.Mary Magdalen, Norfolk - alone.



1891 Census - John & Elizabeth Riches were residing at St.Mary Magdalen, Norfolk. Their 2 grand-daughters were residing with them - Hannah E. Riches 16 years, daughter of James B.& Elizabeth (dec) Riches and Elizabeth A. Scott 12 years, daughter of William & Mary Scott.


1891 Census - John & Elizabeth Riches with grand-daughters Hannah E. Riches and Elizabeth A.Scott.

1901 Census - Elizabeth Riches (73), a Domestic Housekeeper in the home of Frederick & Miriam Chambers.  Grand-daughter Hannah Riches (26) a School teacher and a visitor.


1901 Census - Elizabeth Riches a Domestic Housekeeper.  Hannah Riches a School Teacher & visitor.

1911 Census - William & Mary Scott residing in Manchester with son Eber Walter Scott, daughter Mary Rafferty with 2 children, daughter Elizabeth & James Nicholls with son Robert. Elizabeth is the grand-daughter who was living with her grandparents in 1891.

It was noted in the 1871 Census that Mary Riches (born 1853), when just 19, a School teacher, was living with her grand-parents Solomon & Mary Hannant.

1911 Census - William & Mary Scott.

Pulham St.Mary the Virgin where John & Elizabeth Riches were buried

Note: After publishing this blog I had emails from Simon Torrington and Raymond Riches who had already researched the Riches family. Thank you Simon and Raymond for your contributions which have helped to give us all a greater appreciation of our ancestors.

If you wish to contact the author of the Riches Family Archives blogs with comments or further information, please email Joy Olney at - joybelle@iinet.net.au


Friday, October 17, 2014

James B.& Rhoda (Crouch) Riches


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James Benjamin Riches and Rhoda Crouch were married on 20 July 1884, solemnized at the Parish Church, in the Parish of St.Paul, Deptford, in the Counties of Kent and Surrey. James, 30 years, a widower, Levanter by Profession, was living at 17 Mornington Road with Rhoda, 27 years, a spinster. Rhoda's brother John and his wife Jane Crouch were witnesses at the ceremony.

Marriage Certificate for James Benjamin Riches and Rhoda Crouch 20 July 1884 - his 2nd marriage.

James Benjamin Riches was born October 1854 in Pulham Market, Norfolk, England and baptised 13 November 1854 at Attenborough, Norwich and died December 1937 in Dartford, Kent, England. Rhoda Crouch was born 1857 in Wadhurst, Sussex and died 1917 in Dartford, Kent.
Together they had 2 daughters:
Lily Kathleen Riches, born June 1886 in Dartford and died at the age of 5 in 1891 in Dartford, Kent.
Jessie Hannant Riches, born 31 May 1889, at 117 St Albans Road, Dartford, England and died 10 January 1980 in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.  Jessie Riches married Frederick George Wallis, born 25 February 1890 at 28 Chatterton Road, Bromley, Greater London and died 19 January 1964 in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia. They married 19 December 1912 in England and migrated to Australia in 1914. 

James Riches had 3 marriages:
1. Elizabeth Batchelder in 1874.  Elizabeth died in 1882. Hannah was the only child to survive.
Jessie kept in touch with her step-sister Hannah Riches when she migrated to Australia in 1914.
2. Rhoda Crouch in 1884. Rhoda died in 1917.  Jessie was the only child to survive.
3. Ellen Fox in 1919.  Ellen died 7 July 1924. No issue.


1891 Census records James (35) and Rhoda (33) Riches and daughters Lily (5) and Jessie (1) living at 104 St Albans Road, Dartford. James was a Levanter Leather Dresser.

1891 Census - James & Rhoda Riches with daughters Lily and Jessie

1911 Census - James & Rhoda Riches with Hannah E. Riches.

Birth certificate for Jessie Hannant Riches, born 31 May 1889 at 117 St Albans Road, Dartford, Kent.

Marriage Certificate of Jessie Hannant Riches and Frederick George Wallis on 19 December 1912 in Kent.

Family photos


James Benjamin Riches 1854 - 1937

James Benjamin Riches 1854 - 1937

Hannah Elizabeth Riches 1875 - about 1940. From the marriage of James and Elizabeth Riches.

Jessie Hannant Riches 1889 - 1980. From the marriage of James & Rhoda Riches.
Jessie Hannant Riches 1889 - 1980

Jessie Hannant Riches 1889 - 1980

Jessie Wallis as an older lady


Frederick & Jessie Wallis 1950


117 St Albans Road, Kent where Jessie Riches was born on 31 May 1889.


58 East Hill Dartford, Kent where James & Rhoda & Jessie  lived when Jessie married 19 December 1912.


58 East Hill, Dartford, Kent where James & Rhoda Riches and Jessie lived when Jessie married on 19 December 1912.



Marriage Certificate for James Benjamin Riches and Ellen Fox on 5 April 1919 in Kent - his 3rd marriage. Ellen died 7 July 1924 at 58 East Hill, Dartford. Probate - Administration & Wills London: 15 October 1924 to the said James Benjamin Riches, Commercial Clerk.  Effects 201 Pounds, 5 shillings, 5 pence.



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ticehurst & Crouch families


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My research for this post commenced with Hetty Ticehurst who married Isaac Crouch.  Their child Rhoda Crouch married James Benjamin Riches who in turn had a daughter Jessie Riches who married Frederick Wallis. Fred and Jessie had 2 daughters, Marjorie and Joan, and they are very keen to know more about their ancestors.

Samuel and Philadelphia Ticehurst - Parents of Esther (Hetty) Ticehurst

You would think the name Philadelphia Buss would be very uncommon, but according to Census records and personal family trees on Ancestry, there were two Philadelphia Buss living in Brightling, Sussex with parents Richard & Mary Buss and/or William & Mary Buss. Without birth & marriage certificates it then has to be an educated guess as to who were Philadelphia's parents.  I have chosen Richard & Mary. It is quite likely that the two Philadelphia Buss' are the same person. If anyone can give more light on the subject please advise.


Philadelphia Buss born 1782 and died 1860 in Brightling, Sussex married Samuel Ticehurst. They had 5 children:
Sarah Ticehurst born 1815 in Brightling, Sussex and died January 1892  in Battle, Sussex, England.
Esther (Hetty) Ticehurst born  about 1818 in Brightling and died 1906 in Southborough, Kent.
George Ticehurst baptised 8 October 1820 in Brightling. George married Cecelia born 1821 in Lambeth, Surrey and they had a son George born 1843 in Lambeth. In the 1881 Census Rhoda Crouch (24) was the Housekeeper for her uncle George (brother of Hetty), a Butcher in Dartford. 1891 Census George was residing with  James & Rhoda Riches & daughter Lily in Dartford, Kent.
Robert Ticehurst born 1823 in Brightling and died 1898 in Tonbridge, Kent.
Elizabeth Ticehurst born 1825 in Brightling and died January 1906 in Southborough, Kent. Elizabeth married Henry Relf  born 1826 in Brightling and died April 1889 in Rotherfield, Sussex, England. In the 1851 Census they were living with Philadelphia Ticehurst, a widow, on 20 acres at Brightling.

1841 Census Philadelphia Ticehurst was a Farmer (no Samuel), and 1851 Census Philadelphia was a widow (no Samuel) on 20 acres in Brightling. Birth and dates for Samuel Ticehurst are 1782 - 1861, so where was he in 1841 & 1851 census?  I need furthur confirmation on Samuel's dates as found on Ancestry, as they do not stackup!


William & Elizabeth Crouch - Parents of Isaac Crouch

Parents of Isaac Crouch were William and Elizabeth Crouch.  William was born 6 September 1789 at Warbleton, Sussex and died 4 February 1861 in Wadhurst, Sussex. Elizabeth was born 1794 in Mayfield, Sussex.  They had 6 children:
Orpha Crouch born 1812 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.
Rhoda Crouch born 1813 in Rotherfield, Sussex. Rhoda married John Hervey Stevenson born 1810 in Mountfield, Sussex. They had 9 children: Thomas born 1834 in Sussex, William born 1836 in Sussex, Julia Naomi born 1838 in Pembury, Kent, Ephraim born 1840 in Pembury, John born 1842 in Pembury, Benjamin born 1844 in Wadhurst, Sussex, Stephen born 1836 in Rotherfield, Sussex, Josiah born 1848 in Rotherfield, Sarah born 1850 in Mayfield, Sussex.
Caleb Ebenezer Crouch born 24 November 1820 in Wadhurst and died 4 June 1872.
Isaac Crouch born 1825 in Wadhurst, Sussex and died 1869 in Tunbridge. Isaac married Hetty Ticehurst on 23 October 1848 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
Joseph Crouch born 1829 in Wadhurst and died 1895. Joseph married Susannah Grainge born 1831 in Stroud, Gloustershire and died 1895.

Isaac & Esther (Hetty) Crouch 

(It took me quite some time to realise that Hetty was short for Esther)

Isaac Crouch (1825 - 1869) and Esther (Hetty) Crouch (1818 - 1906) were married on 23 October 1848 in Ticehurst, Sussex. Isaac died the year their youngest child was born. They had 9 children:
Elizabeth Crouch born 1850 in Wadhurst, Sussex, England.
William Crouch born 1851 in Ticehurst and baptised 14 June 1860 in Southborough, Kent. William married Mary Jane ? born 1855 in Lamberhurst, Kent. They had 6 children: Percy W.Crouch born 1880, Maurice Crouch born 1882, Constance Kate Crouch born 1886, Ben Crouch born 1890, Ina Nora Crouch born 1893 and Leonard Crouch born 1895.  All children were born in Tonbridge, Kent.
Mercy Crouch born 1852 in Wadhurst, Sussex.
John Crouch born 1854 in Wadhurst and baptised 14 June 1863 in Southborough. John married  Jane Eldridge born 1853 in Losse, Kent.
They had 3 children: Edward Harald Crouch born 1882 Dalston, London who married Mary Ann Clark born 1882 and died December 1976 in Hounslow, Greater London, Sidney Crouch born 1883 in Dalston and Lottie J.Crouch born 1892 in Esher, Surrey. 
Leah Crouch born 1855 Brightling, Sussex.
Rhoda Crouch born 1857 in Wadhurst, Sussex and baptised 14 June 1863 in Southborough.
In the 1881 Census Rhoda (24) was a Housekeeper to her Uncle George Ticehurst (brother of Hetty), a Butcher in Dartford. Rhoda married James Benjamin Riches born 1854 in Pulham Market, Norfolk on 20 July 1884. Rhoda died 1917 and James died December 1937, both in Dartford, Kent.
Together they had 2 daughters: Lily Kathleen Riches born June 1886 and died 1891 in Dartford and Jessie Hannant Riches born 31 May 1889 in Dartford and died 10 January 1980 in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.
Ebenezer Crouch born 1859 in Tonbridge, Kent and baptised 14 June 1863 in Southborough, Kent.
Orphe Crouch born 1861 in Southborough, Kent.
Willie Crouch born 1869 in Southborough, Kent.


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