Richard was born on 25 June 1864 at North Meols, Lancashire, to parents Thomas, a brickmaker, and Alice.
He married Julia Metcalfe (1874-1933) in 1901 in New Zealand. Census returns identify two children.
- Alice Areta Nellie (1902-1986) – married Frank Moorhouse, a pharmacist (1939), in 1939
- Vera Maria (b1904)
The 1939 Register describes Richard as a retired Methodist minister.
Richard died in the spring of 1945 at Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
- 1897 Auckland, New Zealand
- 1898 Wellington
- 1901 Bluff
- 1903 Invercargill
- 1904 Auckland
- 1905 Ashburton
- 1907 Petersfield, England
- 1909 Easingwold
- 1911 Bolton
- 1914 Dudley
- 1916 Amble
- 1919 ceased
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers