Richard was born abt1825 at Louth, Lincolnshire, to parents Thomas Waterland, a scrivener (1841), and Sarah Simpson Patrick.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Richard.
- 1841 printer’s apprentice
- 1851 independent minister without charge
- 1861 teacher bookseller & accountant
- 1871 evangelist
- 1881 general commission agent
- 1891 paper agent
He acquired a criminal record for forgery in 1868.
He married Emma Parish (1829-1854) on 3 August 1851 at Peterborough, Northamptonshire. Census returns identify one child.
- James Henry (1853-1940) – a head teacher (1911)
He married Harriet Waumsley (abt1839-1917) in late 1857 at Hull, Yorkshire. Census returns identify eight children.
- Susannah Priscilla (1859-1931) – married Thomas Oakes, a labourer (1911), in 1883
- Lucy Mary Elizabeth (1861-1930) – married Thomas Croft, a mariner, in 1882
- Thomas Charles (1864-1938) – a schoolmaster (1911)
- George William (1870-1922) – time keeper at iron, keg & drum works (1911)
- Minnie Harriett (1876-1917) – married Fred Marshall, a locomotive fitter (1911), in 1900
- Alice Maud Esther (1879-1907) – married William H Daniels, a rulleyman (1901), in 1896
- Mabel Lilian (1883-1961) – married William Hawksworth, a laundry worker (1911), in 1908
- Bertie (b1890)
Richard died in late 1893 at Hull, Yorkshire.
- 1847 Isle of Man
- 1848 Bideford
- 1849 disappears
- 1849 attends Cotton End Academy, Bedfordshire – Congregational
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Surman Index id: 28664
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: A “rulleyman” was a driver of a flat wagon or cart which was used in the delivery of heavy items/objects such as barrels, quarried stone etc.