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Scope and Content [ of the bundle of docs in Essex Record Office
Papers and documents relating to administration of the estate of Hen.Harridance of Market Hill, Maldon, corn merchant (d. 10 May 1859), and the `Richmond Trust' set up under his Will for benefit of his young grandson Henry James Richmond (Harridance had an illegitimate s., William Richmond, by his housekeeper Sar.Richmond;) [Sarah. was the niece of Fanny Richmond - head housekeeper 1840-1859] Wm was f. of Hen.Jas. Incl. probate [9 July 1859] copy of his will (30 July 1858); detailed room-by-room inventory and valuation of the furniture,plate, etc., at house on Market Hill, 31 May 1859, and auction particulars of same, marked with prices realised, 5 July 1859; interesting letters and papers about the emigration to Australia of William Richmond of Maldon, storekeeper, his marriage at Melbourne, Australia, on 7 February 1854, to Eliza Sarah Dyer, formerly of Hammersmith (co. Middx), spr, by whom he had a son Hen.Jas [b.24 Oct.1854]
William [Richmond] d. 26 March 1856, and on 26 May Eliza and Hen.Jas returned to England by steamship Royal Charter, Eliza returned to Australia in January 1858 leaving Henry James in care of his grandfather Henry Harridance, and she subsequently married a Geo.Cairncross.
In 1864 Hen.Jas returned to Australia on the Black Ball Passenger Line clipper Forest Rights and rejoined his mother. The papers relating to this return voyage including detailed and interesting printed particulars of the Forest Rights which was under contract with H.M.Government for the Colony of Victoria, with advice for passengers and weekly dietary scale for adult passengers.
By 1870 Hen.Jas and his mother had returned to England and setted at Hexham (co. Northumberland)[WRONG- HEXAHAM VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA] and in July 1871 Hen.Jas wrote to Mr Crick requesting money to pay a doctor’s bill for attending [in Mortlake. Vic.] a serious leg injury,stating that '`as I am nearly seventeen years of age I feel more the incumbrance that I am to my parents'.
Accumilation Dates 1851-1875 Acquisition Date From 1851
Acquisition Date To 1875
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