David Basset RICHARDS was born abt. 1840 in Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales. He married Rhoda Ann BEEZE bet. July and September, 1864 in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. He died bet. January and March, 1910 in Cardiff District, Glamorganshire, Wales. Rhoda Ann BEEZE was born abt. 1843 in Blackwood, Monmouthshire, Wales. She died bet. April and June, 1882 in Cardiff District, Glamorganshire, Wales.


Children of David Basset RICHARDS and Rhoda Ann BEEZE are:
1. Ernest Edward RICHARDS, b. bet. April and June, 1869
2. David M RICHARDS, b. abt. 1876
3. Francis Stradling RICHARDS, b. bet. January and March, 1880
4. Isabella Mary Hannah RICHARDS, b. bet. January and March, 1866
5. Rhoda RICHARDS, b. abt. 1869
6. Marion Louise RICHARDS, b. bet. January and March, 1882

Other Marriages/Unions for David Basset RICHARDS:
See David Basset RICHARDS & Harriet KNIBBS


Notes for David Basset RICHARDS:

The first we see David is in 1841 living with his parents at Llantwit Fardre:
Edward Richards 39 Shoemaker
Mary Richards 30
Mary Ann Richards 5
David Richards 2
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We see David living with his parents at Llantwit Fadre, Glamorganshire in 1851:
Edward Richards Head Mar 44 Shopkeeper Glamorgan Penmark
Mary Richards Wife Mar 40 Glamorgan Cowbridge(?)
Mary Ann Richards Daur 16 Glamorgan Penmark
Sophia Richards Daur 14 Scholar Glamorgan Penllyn
David Richards Son 11 Scholar Glamorgan Pontypridd
Jane Richards Daur 7 Scholar Glamorgan Pontypridd
Edward Richards Son 4 Glamorgan Pontypridd
James Richards Son 2 Glamorgan Pontypridd
Henry Sibson Lodger UnM 27Railway Police North Walton Staffordshire
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We see David in 1861 ving with his parents at , Spettal Court, Cardiff, Glamorganshire:
Edward Richards Head Mar 54 Inspector Railway Waggons Glamorgan Penmark
Mary Richards Wife Mar 50 Glamorgan Penllyn
Mary A Richards Daur UnM 24 Glamorgan Penmark
David B Richards Son UnM 21 Glamorgan Llantwit Fardre
Jane C Richards Daur UnM 16 Glamorgan Fardre
Edward A Richards Son Unm 14 Janitor Glamorgan Fardre
John J Richards Son 12 Scholar Glamorgan Fardre
Thomas Richards Son 10 Scholar Glamorgan Fardre
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In 1871, we see David with his first wife Rhoda, living at Eisteddfod Lodge, Cardif, Glamorganshire, Wales:
David B Richards Head Mar 31 Rail Inspector Glamorgan Pontypridd
Rhoda A Richards Wife Mar 27 Monmouth Blackwood
Jane(?) M Richards Daur 5 Scholar Glamorgan Cardiff
Ernest E Richards Son 1 Glamorgan Cardiff
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In 1881, we see David again with his first wife, living at 2 Russell St ., Cardiff St John, Glamorgan, Wales:
David B Richards Head Mar 40 Rail Inspector Unemployed Pontypridd Glamorgan
Rhodda Richards Wife Mar 37 Blackwood
Ernest Richards Son 11 Scholar Cardiff Glamorgan
David M Richards Son 5 Scholar Cardiff Glamorgan
Francis T Richards Son 1 Cardiff Glamorgan
Isabella Richards Daur 15 Scholar Cardiff Glamorgan
Rhodda Richards Daur 12 Scholar Glamorgan Wales
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David married Harriet Knibbs in 1885.
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In 1891, we see David living at 153 Castle Road, Cardiff St. John, Glamorgan:
David Richards Head Mar 49 Cargo Checker Glamorgan Pontypridd
David M Richards Son 15 Middleton Yorkshire
Francis T Richards Son 11 Scholar Glamorgan Cardiff
Marian L Richards Daur 8 Scholar Glamorgan Cardiff
Catherine Griffiths Servant UnM General Servant Caernarvon Po Elli(?)

At this time, David had been married to Harriet (Seex) Knibbs for 5 years, but we see her living at 10 Wyndham Place, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorganshire:
Harriet Seex Head Wid 58 Oxon Deddington
Tom Seex Son Widr 33 Ships Stoker Warwick Bidford
Mark Seex Son 32 Ships Stoker Warwick Bidford
Ada Seex Daur 19 Dressmaker Glamorgan Cardiff
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In 1901, we see David Basset Richards living at 28 Talworth Street, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales:
David Basset Richard Head Mar 61 Coal and Fuel Inspector Glamorgan Pontypridd
Francis Stidling Richards Son UnM 21 Ship Owners Clerk Glamorgan Cardiff
Marian Louise Richards Daur 19 Glamorgan Cardiff

Whilst David is identified as married, his wife Harriet was living at In 1901, we can see Harriet living at 10 Wyndham Place, Cardiff with three of her children, Tom, Mark and Ada.
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David died aged 70.

Sources for David Basset RICHARDS:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. 1871 British Census,
  4. 1881 British Census,
  5. Marriage Certificate,
  6. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Rhoda Ann BEEZE:

Rhoda died aged just 38.

Sources for Rhoda Ann BEEZE:

  1. 1871 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Ernest Edward RICHARDS:

I suspect it is this Ernest we see in 1891 at Newcastle Higher, Pencoed, Glamorganshire, Wales:
E Edw Richards UnM 22 Labourer Glamorganshire Cardiff Lunatic

It seems he was an inmate at Pen-y-fai Hospital which was the former Glamorganshire Lunatic Asylum.

Sources for Ernest Edward RICHARDS:

  1. 1871 British Census,

Notes for David M RICHARDS:

Sources for David M RICHARDS:

  1. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Francis Stradling RICHARDS:

Francis married Edith Annie Cook during q3/1906 in the Axbridge District of Somerset.
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We see Francis in 1911, living in East Cardiff:
Francis Stradling Richards Head Mar 31 Cardiff Glamorganshire
Edith Annie Richards Wife Mar 33 Super Mare Weston Somersetshire
Ivor F B Richards Son 3 Cardiff Glamorganshire
David Stradling Richards Son 1 Cardiff Glamorganshire
Ellen Cook Mother 64 Banwell Somersetshire

Sources for Francis Stradling RICHARDS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Isabella Mary Hannah RICHARDS:

Sources for Isabella Mary Hannah RICHARDS:

  1. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Rhoda RICHARDS:

Sources for Rhoda RICHARDS:

  1. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Marion Louise RICHARDS: