Hi John ,
There is a John Richard (as Transcribed) buried in Stoke Damerel,
the 8th Dec 1833 aged 61.
Could be RICKARD but bot certain, but could this be your man.
Also according to the Devon Wills Index, there is an IRW fro a John
RICKARD of Stoke Damerel, probate year 1833.
Would be worth getting a copy of this will. (Contact either Devon
Heritage Centre or Devon Family Society, both have the IRW's on microfiche).
DFHS : 13926.
On 14/11/2019 00:06, Our Mail wrote:
Elizabeth Richards married Richard Stear on 22 May 1798 in Stoke
Damerel church, Devonport (Family Bible and parish record). She
died on 17 Aug 1807 (Family Bible) and was buried at Stoke Damerel on
20 Aug 1897 (parish record). Richard and Elizabeth had 3 children:-
John (2 Mar 1799 - Oct 1780), John Richards (31 Oct 1800 - ?) and my
gg grandmother Lois Clifton (5 Oct 1805 - 26 Jan 1894), who married
Edward Bennee in 1826.
Thanks to greatly appreciated assistance of this list and that of the
South Hams, and the discovery that one of the witnesses at the
marriage was an aunt, I was able to trace the Stear family back a
further 3 generations. However I must now confess to complete failure
in tracing Elizabeth Richards antecedents. Does anyone know of this
I would add that on the page in the bible recording the marriage of
Richard & Elizabeth is written, at the foot of the page, Bridget
Rickard died Oct 20th 1832 aged 53 years, John Rickard died Dec 4th
1833 aged 63 years. Bridget was buried at Stoke Damerel but I haven't
located John's. However they were married at Stoke Damerel in 1802.
Bridget's maiden name was Lane. The names Rickard, Lane and Stear
appear as middle names in some of Lois' children. As I have extensive
records of the Bennee family and have traced them back to the mid
1600's, I am as certain as can be that Lane and Rickard are not
connected with that family. Neither do those names occur in the Stear
tree I have, so perhaps they are associated with the Richards? I
tried to explore that avenue but made no progress.