Name: Frances Richardson
Birth: ABT 1714
Death: BEF NOV 1781 in Of Poplar, London
Baptism: 9 JUN 1714 Kirk Merrington, co Durham
LVG: 12 MAR 1778
Occupation: Eloped to London with Mr Newby in 1752
Change Date: 7 DEC 2012
?About 2nd of September  the wife of Mr. George Barkass, daughter of my* cousin, Frank Richardson, eloped with one Newby, a butcher, of Ferry-hill, and carried away with them several household goods from Ferry-hill and went on board a ship at Shields bound for London.?
[*Thomas Gylll, 1700-80. Six N Country Diaries gives Gylll?s pedigree, but there is no Richardson in it. His mother was a Hunter and his paternal grandmother a Thompson.]
Mary?s mother was called Frances. RJH?s deduction [prior to finding the Thomas Gyll evidence above] that she was the Frances Richardson who married a George Barkas in 1733, based on the following:
Frances Barkas, widow was granted administration of [her son] George Sparrow?s will, on 12 March 1778, due to the death of Mary Sparrow / Wingfield.
Due to death of Frances Barkas, William Newby was on 7 Nov 1781 granted administration of George Sparrow?s will.
Frances is named in notes as grandmother of William Wingfield and his siblings.
(Notes on side of will of George Sparrow.)
A George Barkas married a Frances Richardson on 8 Oct 1734 at Merrington, co Durham.
A Frances Richardson was bapt 9 Jun 1714 Kirk Merrington, Durham, dau of Francis R.
A Frances Barkas, widow, of Poplar, Middlesex, made a will 17 Feb 1779, proved 23 November 1781. There is no clue at all in it that it mght be ?our? Frances EXCEPT that she leaves everything to William Newby of Poplar, Gentleman, and...
A William Newby was granted the administration of George Barkas/Sparrow?s will in 1781 due to death of Frances Barkas.
A William Newby bought land in Poplar in 1791 (later known as Newby Place). He had a wife Ann who died in 1818 (but perhaps they married after 1791?) [Survey of London: vols 43, 44.
There is a Newby Place in Poplar: ?Newby Place in which stands the Parish Church of All Saints, the Rectory and at one time the Town Hall, was part of a plot of land consisting of a house, garden and field owned by a Mrs. Ann Newby.?
(The Streets of London by Arthur Royall http://www.royall.co.uk/royall/poplar1.htm)
A William Newby married Ann Chatwood 13 Apr 1802 St Mary's, Whitechapel.
A William Newby married Ann Sagedine 5 Apr 1804 at Saint Dunstan, Stepney. (Poplar was a hamlet in Stepney that became is own parish in 1817. )
Father: Francis Richardson
Mother: Wife of Francis Richardson
George Barkas, afterwards Sparrow
8 OCT 1733
in Kirk Merrington, co Durham
- Mary Barkas or Sparrow
- Type: Book
Periodical: Six North Country Diaries