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Loyalist Directory: Charles 2 Richards

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Surname : Richards
Given name : Charles 2
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Digby, NS
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : Muster Roll
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment :  
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : c.1765
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : Aug. 14, 1794, Gulliver's Hole, NS
Place of Burial : Forest Hill Anglican Cemetery, Digby, NS
Wife Name : Mary McDormand:
• DOB: c1770, Digby NS (parents: William McDormand & Meribah Fitzgerald)
• DOM: June 17/1790, Digby, NS
• Siblings: Jane, William, Charles, Sarah, John, Susannah, James and Margaret.
Children : Thomas Richards (Ricards/Rickards):
• DOB: Sept. 9/1791, Christening: Aug. 2/1792 Trinity Anglican, Digby NS.

Margaret Richards (Ricards/Rickards):
• DOB: 1793, Christening: June 3/1794 Trinity Anglican, Digby NS.
Biography : Listed as a Ship's Carpenter and “Civilian”;
Granted 200 acres of Land in 1787 (Digby Township).
Died of “consumption” on Aug. 14/1794.
Mary (McDormand) the widow married David Cossaboom (Loyalist) on Apr. 27/1796 at Trinity Anglican, Digby NS.
Thomas Richards (Ricards/Rickards) moved to Euphemia Ontario c1821 and had 9 children.
See: Rickards Cemetery:
http://geneofun.on.ca/cems//ONLAM11813
Township: Euphemia Township (Concession 6, Lot 34)
Locality: Lambton County
Municipality: Dawn-Euphemia
Province: ON
GPS: 42.749856,-81.923901
Registered to* Rickard Cemetery Board.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info :  
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Sources : Information contributed by Lillian Randall (4th-gr-granddaughter of Charles Richards and Mary McDormand)

Sources:
1. UK, American Loyalist Claims: Feb. 7/1787, Minutebook: Halifax and Nova Scotia 1785-1787 (Memorial Heard)
2. Canadian Genealogy Index: 1794, Digby NS, Charles Richards Dead; Isaiah W. Wilson, Geography and History of the County of Digby.
3. New York Genealogical Records: Charles Richards Residence Digby NS 1784.
4. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s; Immigrant, Charles Richards. SMITH, LEONARD H., JR., and NORMA H. SMITH. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. (pages 200 & 464)
5. Edward Brudenell Letterbook
6. NS Land Grant Maps: (index map #5) 200 acres

Library and Archives Canada: Charles RICHARDS
Given Name(s): Charles
Surname: RICHARDS
Place: Digby
Group/Regiment: Loyalist
Type of Records: Muster roll
Year: 1784
Volume: 24
Page(s): 4
Record Title: Muster Roll of Disbanded Officers Discharged and Disbanded Soldiers and Loyalists Mustered at Digby the 29th May 1784.
Microfilm Reel Number: C-9818
Reference: MG 23 D1, Series 1
Item Number: 66
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