Frances Maud Lyster Smythe O.B.E. 1919 married (1891) Sir Henry George Richards K.B.E., K.C., M.A

The following information comes from Christopher Richards in England. It is to be noted that Burke's Irish Family Records states that there were no children of this Richards/Smythe marriage. As Christopher demonstrates - and as Burke's Landed Gentry has it - this was not the case. There were (two) three sons and two daughters.

Writing in August 2002, Christopher Richards states - "Henry George Richards comes from the other family of Wexford Richards. I know my website says that there were three families but I am now conviced that there were two. My family and the others who include Henry George Richards. I had an email from his descendant, John Donald Richards, who lives in South Africa .... This is information from the horse's mouth, so to speak, rather than from the person who sent the information to Burke ...." Here follows Christopher Richards' cousin line.

Descendants of Henry George Richards

Generation No. 1

1.  HENRY GEORGE8 RICHARDS  (JOHNHENRY7, JOHN6, JOHN NUNN5, RICHARD4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 22, 1861, and died 19281.  He married FRANCES MAUD LYSTER SMYTHE 1891, daughter of HENRY MATTHEW SMYTHE.  She was born Abt. 1865.

Notes for HENRY GEORGE RICHARDS - source: Burke Irish Landed Gentry 1912 edition
Sir, Kt K.C. of the Irish Bar, M.A. Issue: 3 sons & 2 Daughters
1912 Indian Army List - Chief Justice of the High Court, Hon. Col. Allahabad Vol.  Rifles
Settled in South Africa in 1919
 
More About HENRY GEORGE RICHARDS:
Occupation: 1911, Chief Justice, High Court, Allahabad
 
Notes for FRANCES MAUD LYSTER SMYTHE:
Year of birth is a guesstimate - source: Burke Irish Landed Gentry 1912 edition
 
More About HENRY RICHARDS and FRANCES SMYTHE:
Marriage: 1891

Child of HENRY RICHARDS and FRANCES SMYTHE is:

2.                i.       ROBERT JOHN9 RICHARDS, b. 1897.

Generation No. 2

2.  ROBERT JOHN9 RICHARDS (HENRY GEORGE8, JOHN HENRY7, JOHN6, JOHN NUNN5, RICHARD4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)2 was born 1897.

Child of ROBERT JOHN RICHARDS is:

3.                i.       ROBERT HENRY LISTER10 RICHARDS, b. 1938.

Generation No. 3

3.  ROBERT HENRY LISTER10 RICHARDS (ROBERT JOHN9, HENRY GEORGE8, JOHN HENRY7, JOHN6, JOHN NUNN5, RICHARD4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)3 was born 1938.

Child of ROBERT HENRY LISTER RICHARDS is:

4.                i. JOHN DONALD11 RICHARDS, b. 1971.

Generation No. 4

4.  JOHN DONALD11 RICHARDS (ROBERT HENRY LISTER10, ROBERT JOHN9, HENRY GEORGE8, JOHN HENRY7, JOHN6, JOHN NUNN5, RICHARD4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1)4 was born 1971.

Child of JOHN DONALD RICHARDS is:

                   i.       ROBERT WILLIAM FREAN12 RICHARDS5, b. 2001.

Endnotes - provided by Christopher Richards

1.  Priscilla Richards Balles, Tree received by me in December 2001. Died 1928.
2.  Email from John Donald Richards, "His father was Robert John (b1897) - mentioned as one of three unnamed sons."
3.  Email from John Donald Richards, "My father is Robert Henry Lister (b1938)."
4.  Email from John Donald Richards, and I am John Donald (b 1971).
5.  Email from John Donald Richards, I have just had a son, Robert William Frean Richards (b 2001).

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