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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