Twosign Richardson

Born . 1846/7 . at Broomhill, Camber, Rye, Sussex Certificate
Full Name Twosign Richardson .
Father Twosign Richardson Mother Sarah
Christened 3.1. 1847 at East Guldeford, Rye, Sussex
Married . . to Matilda (possibly Ferry[1]) at . Certificate
Children 1874/5 George .
  1876/7 William .
  1877/8 Helena .
  1879/80 Twosign .
  1884/5 Charley .
  1885/6 Victor .
  1887/8 Matilda .
Died 30.1. 1925 at Lydd . Certificate

Twosign Richardson was born near Rye in Sussex to Sarah and Twosign Richardson. Some time after 1861 they moved to live in the Lydd area. In the early 1870s, Twosign married Matilda, a Lydd girl (possibly Matilda Ferry, the only Lydd girl of the right age in the 1861 census). By 1881 they were living at the Greatstone end of East Bay near to the "Jolly Fisherman" pub, and they were still there in 1901. Twosign and his boys were fishermen.

Twosign died aged 78 on 30th January 1925, and was buried with his wife in Lydd cemetery, Station Road (now Hardens Road)[12].

The name "Twosign" may have originated from the French name "Toussaint" - see link for more details.

Sources: Census [1]1861, [2]1881, [3]1901; [4]IGI; [12]his gravestone

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