It looks as though you've combined the information from two Richard John Andrews into one.
My Richard John Andrews was born 8 Dec 1876 at 3 Truman's Place, Stoke Newington. Birth registered in Hackney, Middlesex. Parents Robert & Sarah Andrews. The Baptism on 8 Apr 1877 confirms this.
You have attached the 1881 & 1891 Census showing Richard Andrews' parents are Harry & Catherine. I have my Richard in the 1891 Census, 14 yrs old, living with his parents Robert & Sarah and 4 siblings in Hackney, Middlesex.
My Richard married Emmie Heathfield Blackmore abt 1877 - 1901 in 1899. Richard's second wife was Emmie's sister, Edith Heathfield Blackmore 1880 - 1933. Emmie & Edith's parents were Joshua & Ellen Blackmore. I descend from Joshua's brother, Silas Blackmore.
The 1917 Freedom of the City I was referring to confirms I have attached it to the correct Richard John Andrews. It lists his date of birth - 8 Dec 1876, and where he was born - 3 Truman's Place, Stoke Newington.
I hope this link will take you the Freedom of the City Admission Papers, if not, let me know and I could email it directly to you:
The WWI Service Record card you have attached gives us another clue that it belongs to "my" Richard. On the right hand side, under Correspondence, it says: Sister, E. Blackmore applies for her __?___ brothers medals. Richard's sister, Emily, married Ernest Blackmore. Ernest Blackmore is the brother of Richard's wives - Emmie & Edith. And below that: Miss. E. M. Ricketts, 6 Station Road, Leyton - she's the same person that Richard John Andrews mentioned in his will.
Richard John Andrews is buried at Abney Park Cemetery on Jan 20, 1923, with his first wife Emmie and her parents, Joshua & Ellen Blackmore. Richard's second wife Edith was also buried there in 1933. Edith had remarried and her last name was Griffiths.
It's possible the only two incorrect documents you have attached are the 1881 & 1891 Census, and maybe we'll be down to ONE Richard John Andrews.
The additional information you have is fascinating! Almost unbelievable. Are you related to him?
corisande, on 03 April 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:
I have my notes on him if you click this link
I am really trying to fill in gaps in what I know. It is always dubious taking obits as true unless you can substantiate the facts.
Can you add anything to that stuff of mine.
I would doubt that the 1917 City of London thing was him, but can you put up the Ancestry link here and I will take a look