John Rich

(circa 1802 - 26 April 1868)
     John Rich was born circa 1802. A John, son of Amor & Mary Rich, born Jan 30th was baptised Feb 24th 1805 at St Dunstan in the East, London. There are no other children to this family in London but he and his wife are living with his father Amos in 1851. He and his sons are mentioned in the will of his father John in 1856. However John Rich had a brother Amor who could be the subject of this marriage. An Amor Rich married Mary Thompson in 1802. He was the son of John Rich and Mary Keen.
     On the 16 Jan 1827 the London gazette reported: In the matter of James Lord, an insolvent .... accepting and carrying into effect a proposal made to him by Mr John Rich of Lime-Street in the City of London merchant for the purchase of certain part of the said insolvent's estate, or to adoping such other measures.
John Rich was declared bankrupt in June 1827 in Lime St, London. The London Morning chronicle on 16 June 1827 reported from the London Gazette of Friday Jun 15, John Rich, of Lime-street, merchant, June 19, 29 and July 27, at eleven, at the Court of Commissioners of Brankrupts, Basinghall Street. Solicitor Mr Owen, No. 50 Mark-lane.
     John Rich arrived per "Coronet" on 6 October 1828 at Tasmania. A John Rich, settler, arrived Tasmania per Coronet 6 Oct 1828 from London 1st March, then continued to Sydney but listed as John Birch! settler. The ship travelled from London on 13 March, Cork on 30 April, Madeira on 15 May, Rio on 10 July carrying 200 lbs cement, deals, glass, beer, sundries ec. 29/31 pasengers. Apparently boarded by an Atlantic pirate/privateer during the passage..
     John Rich married Maria Mackglew, daughter of Robert Mackglew and Anna Maria Sleight, on 4 April 1829 in St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England. John Rich of this parish, bachelor & Maria Mackglew of this parish, spinster, were married in this church by banns this fourth day of April 1829 by me J E Gibson, Rector. Both signed, in the presence of Robert Turner Jones & Martha ... [not Abbott].
     From 1831 to 1837 he was not listed in Hobart directories.
     John Rich arrived per "Surry" on 25 July 1831 at Hobart. The arrival of Mr Rich per the Surry at Hobart from London was reported in the Launceston Examiner 1 Aug 1831 and the 'IN' 30 July 1831. It sailed to Sydney 14 August 1831 with a Mr Paul as a cabin passenger and Mr Rich as a steerage passenger.
     John Rich and Maria Mackglew arrived per "Warrior" on 26 June 1833 at Hobart, Tasmania. They were en route to NSW as steerage passengers along with C Rich.
     John Rich and Maria Mackglew arrived per "Warrior" on 28 July 1833 at Sydney. Maria Rich 26 with her husband 'Charles' aged 32 , clerk and son Charles aged 3. This may be her brother in law Charles, but more likely her husband John. The ship departed London 18 March via Hobart Town. In the Tasmanian record of this voyage arriving at Hobart 26 June, the steerage passengers lists John Rich at the top of the page and Maria Rich at the foot, no ages nor mention of son Charles. John Rich witnessed the second marriage of Frederick Crewe Haswell and Cynthia Mackglew.
     John Rich arrived per "Vestal" on 20 July 1834 at Hobart. A John Rich arrived at Hobart as steerage passenger per "Vestal" which sailed from Liverpool 11 February arriving 20 July 1834. He was described as plasterer in Hobart Town Courier shipping arrivals but note that front page had advertisement for plasterers, as no occupation given on Marine Board list he could have described himself thus to obtain job.He was a witness to his sister-in-law's marriage in Sydney in April 1834.
     On 16 Jan 1835 J Rich issued a receipt on behalf of Wm Long for £3 for 2 cases of claret invoiced to Thomas Borderham, Sydney on 30 Dec 1833. He was listed in a directory dated 1836 as John Rich at Prince Street, Sydney, New South Wales.
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Isabella", arriving at Sydney, on 7 August 1837. Cabin passenger: Mr John Rich, departed Launceston 30 July. He was widowed on 16 January 1838 on the death of his wife Maria Mackglew. John Rich was listed in a directory dated 1839 as John Rich at McDonald's Bldgs, Hyde Park, Sydney.
     John Rich married secondly Isabella Tempest Paul on 26 November 1839 in St Lawrence, Sydney. By special licence on the 21st instant at St Lawrence church by the Rev W H Walsh, Mr Rich to Isabella Tempest, relict of Mr Isaac Bird.
     In June & October 1840 he held insurance policies which were mentioned in the Australian.
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Chelydra", arriving at Launceston, Tasmania, on 28 February 1840.
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Tamar & Adventure", arriving at Tasmania, in 1840. A Mr Rich arrived at Launceston per Tamar 15 June 1840 from Port Phillip. A Mr Rich departed Ssydney per Adventure for Hobart Town, cabin passenger [Australasian 24/12/1840] arriving Hobart 27 December.
     John Rich lived at Liverpool St East, Sydney, September 1840.
     In 1841 he was a subscriber to the Christ Church building fund.
     John Rich travelled to Sydney, Hobart, in 1841. On May 8 1841 a Mr Rich per Lady Raffles arrived Sydney from Hobart Town [AONSW COD 41 p192]; on May 17 Mr Rich sailed for Pt Nicholson, NZ [Aus 18/5/41 p2]. His brother? Edward Rich arrived per Clifton from London [AO COD 42 p359]; on Nov 24 Mr Rich per Shamrock departed for Auckland [Aus 25/11/41].
     John was registered as John Rich for a house at Liverpool St, Sydney, on the between 1842 and 1843 electoral roll.
     John Rich travelled to Sydney, Hobart, in 1842. On Jan 16 1842 a Mr Rich departed for Auckland from Bay of Islands per Dolphin [NZ Herald]; on Feb 14 a Mr Rich per Shamrock from Bay of Islands departing 2 Feb 1842. [Aus 15/2/42 p2 & SMH 15 Feb 1842 p. 2]. On 21 December 1842, arrived at Auckland from Launceston via the Bay of Islands, Mr Rich on the Lowestoft. Auckland times 22 Dec 1842 p.3.
     An 1843 Supreme Court notice in the Sydney Herald: J Rich salesman, special juryman in trial of Edward Alcock.
     John Rich lived at St George's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, 1843.
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Alligator", arriving at Auckland, on 5 July 1843. He departed from Sydney.
     The Daily Southern Cross, 26 August 1843 reported in the Domestic Intelligence section: We insert as required the following report from our correspondent, because we wish to give all parties fair play in this as in every other case. Police Office, — Friday, Aug. 25, 1843. Captain Cook of the "Alligator" and Mr John Rich, applied before F. Mathew, Esq , C.P.M , for advice and redress in the following matter . — The applicants had recently imported several head of horned cattle, and determined to avail themselves of the new market, for the purpose of disposing of some of them at such prices as would afford them a fair remuneration, and secure the public from the extortion, which has been hitherto practised by the retail butchers. These gentry however, are not willingly quietly to surrender the monopoly they have so long enjoyed, and accordingly on Wednesday morning they stationed in the market place several " touters" to declare that the beast whose carcase was then offered, had died of disease, and that the meat was unwholesome. The result of this proceeding was, that although the beef was as fine as ever was offered at Leadenhall, it was refused by a great many intending buyers ; at least for that day, and if the weather had been unfavourable the meat would of course have been spoiled, to say nothing of the disadvantage to the citizens. The Government had lent this place for a market, and bad encouraged the settlers and others to bring their produce to it, for the good of the community ; but this assistance was worse than useless, if some protection was not afforded by Police regulations against such schemes as these. Mr Rich said that he hoped to bring home the offence to some of them, and in that case would know how to act. But against the instruments themselves, an action at law would of course be but poor retribution. The Chief Police Magistrate said, that he was well aware of the combinations among the butchers, to keep up high prices to the disadvantage of the public, as well as the settlers ; and he was extremely sorry, that in the absence of a Local Act for the regulation of the market, he had no power to assist the applicants. The Statute law against 'fore-stalling, he thought, was hardly applicable to the case ; but even if it were, the course of proceeding would be by indictment, and not summary jurisdiction. If the gentlemen before him could by legal assistance discover any process by which he had power to help them, he would most earnestly do so ; but at present he thought, the only useful proceeding to adopt, was to make the scheming tricks of "the fleshers" as public as possible, that every one might understand the thing properly. Here the matter was dropped 'for the present.
     The NSW Government gazette announced Notice is hereby given, that the copartnery of the Firm of Ironside and Rich, brokers and Commission Agents, Lower George-street, has been dissolved from this date, the twenty-sixth day of September, 1843. In consequence of the departure and absence of Mr Rich from the Colony, this dissolution is resolved on and announced by the undersigned, as the senior partner and representative of the Firm. James Ironside, Sydney, September 26, 1843.
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Columbine", arriving at Wellington, New Zealand, on 10 October 1843. He travelled from Auckland.
     The Sydney herald reported on 21 Oct 1843: Mrs Rich & 5 daughters to Auckland.
     He was not listed in the 1844 NSW directories, nor was he listed in NSW electoral rolls in 1845-46.
     John Rich was found on a passenger list dated 1844.
     John Rich and Edward Rich lived at Queen St, Auckland, New Zealand, 1844. Edward Rich, Queen St merchant; John Rich Queen St, settler.
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Louisa Campbell", arriving at Auckland, New Zealand, on 18 August 1845. He was widowed on 20 April 1847 on the death of his wife Isabella Tempest Paul. John Rich was listed in a directory dated 1847 as John Rich, merchant at Fitzroy Place & Crescent, Hobart, Tasmania. He was listed in a directory dated 1848 as Ironside & Rich at George St, Sydney. Sydney in 1848 by J Fowles, p.91 plate 12a shows George St, a building on the west side (next to Glasgow House) which is annotated Ironside & Rich, brokers, Samuel Thornton/Thomson owner.
     The Colonial Times on 26 Jan 1849 advertised: To Let. A dwelling-house, containing seven rooms, delightfully situated in Fitzroy Crescent. It was lately occupied by John Rich, Esq, and since which has undergone a thorough repair. For particulars enquire of Mr Morgan, two doors above. .
     John Rich was on the passenger list of the "Fair Tasmanian", arriving at Sydney, on 2 February 1849. He travelled alone from Hobart Town as a cabin passenge, five of his children having travelled there two weeks earlier. The Colonial times on 30 January 1849 listed his departure on thebarque Fair Tasmania, 156 tons, for Sydney: passenger - John Rich, Esq..
     John was registered as John Rich at Cumberland Street, Sydney, on the from 1850 to 1852 electoral roll. He was listed in a directory dated 1850 as John Rich, Wharfinger at Miller's Point Wharf, Sydney. He advertised as of Moore's Wharf, Millers Point.
     John was advertising in the Daily Southern Cross in NZ on 10 Feb 1854 as one of the partners in Rich, Langley Butchart dated at Sydney, Dec 20 1853 in New Zealand.
John Rich was declared bankrupt between 1854 and 1855 in Sydney. John Rich with his partners John Edward Langley & James Hawkins Butchart, auctioneers, were declared insolvent. He was listed in a directory dated 1855 as Rich, Langley & Butchart, auctioneers at 178 George St, Sydney. His private residence was listed as 13 Cumberland Place.
     In John Rich's will dated 2 November 1855 in Ewell, Surrey, John Rich was named as heir; Will of John Rich of Ewell: To bury my body in the same grave with my deceased wife in Ewell church yard To my grandson John Rich my silver watch by Fordham To my grandson Henry Tempest Rich my silver watch by Dwerrihouse To my grandson Charles Hamor Rich six tea spoons sugar tongs & salt spoons To my daughter in law Mrs Hamor Rich relict of of my son Hamor Rich £10 To my maid servant living with me at my decease a half year's wages To my son Edward Rich my portrait and my best wearing apparel Mr Samuel Mobbs of 37 Michael's Place Brompton Middlesex gentleman & Mr John Pilgrim of Ewell Surrey executors and to each one guinea The residue of my property I wish to be equally divided between my two sons John Rich now residing at Sidney NSW & Edward Rich now residing at Auckland New Zealand if living, if not to their children.
     John Rich married thirdly Amy Emily Allday on 15 December 1855 in St Luke's, Liverpool, New South Wales. 15 Dec 1855 parish of St Luke Liverpool, John Rich of the parish of Trinity, Sydney widower & Amy Emily Allday of district of Liverpool, spinster, married by licence. Witnessed by J T & C E Taylor of Liverpool. No issue recorded NSW or Vic.
In 1857 John Rich sold property in Hunter's Hill, New South Wales. He was listed in a directory dated 1857 as a wine and spirit broker at Pitt St, Sydney, pte res., Hunter's Hill, New South Wales.
     In May 1858 advertisments appeared " To Let. house, in Cumberland-street, lately occupied by John Rich, Esq., containing 12 room; rent £150. Apply to Mr. BILLYARD, Crown Law Offices, Macquarle-street, Sydney. He was listed in a directory dated 1858 as a broker at 24 Cumberland St, Sydney. They were declared insolvent. John was a Clerk of Petty Sessions from August 1858, Victoria. 9 August 1858 Appointments, Government Gazette: John Rich to be second clerk of the Petty Sessions, Ararat and also second clerk of the County Court & Court of Mines at the same place.
25 October 1858 Appointments, Government Gazette: John Rich to be clerk of Petty Sessions at Dunolly, vice Cathrey.
     1859 8 July Appointments, Government Gazette: John Rich to be Clerk of Mines at Buninyong, vice Farrer. To be appointed Clerk of Petty Sessions.
859 11 July, Electoral Registrars, Government gazette; John Rich, for the Buninyong Electoral District vice J S Farrer.

1859 1 September Victorian Government Gazette #159: His Excellency the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council has been please to appoint John Rich (acting C.P.S. Buninyong) to be also Clerk of Petty Sessions at the Whim Holes, from the 1st of October vice W F Smith, relieved.

1858 Aug 11, appointed Clerk of Petty Sessions, Dunolly, Vic. @ £300 p.a. On 4 July 1859 he was appointed to Buninyong at the same salary. On 19 September 1858 he also became C.P.C. at Whim Holes for a further £50 p.a. [Parliamentary Papers]. 1859 Index to Officers, Statistics of the Colony 1860 - John Rich, Clerk of Petty Sessions Dunolly, CPS Buninyong, CPS Whim Holes [now called Enfield]. [1860 Parliamentary papers]..
     John Rich was employed 1862 10 October Vic Government Gazette #121: John Rich (Clerk of Court, Buninyong) to be Clerk of Petty Sessions at Williamstown, vice Mr Edmund Burke, retired. Mr Rich commenced duties accordingly on the 17 September last. Also appointed Electoral Registrar 29 September 1862 in 1862.
     John Rich travelled to Sydney, on 15 February 1868 per the "Alexandra". John Rich, saloon passenger from Melbourne.
     John died of apoplexy on 26 April 1868 in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. John Rich, Clerk of Petty Sessions, aged 60. His father was described as John Rich, East India Company Service, mother Mary Rich. His son Harry Tempest Rich of Goulburn River, Vic. was the informant. Buried by Geo Wilkinson, Church of England Minister, witness J W Jennings. Born Knasbough, Yorkshire, 20 years in NSW, 10 years in Victoria. Date of first marriage not known, married secondly at Liverpool NSW aged 48 to Amy Emily Allday. Issue John Ellison aged 24 & Harry Tempest aged 20. He was buried on 28 April 1868 in Williamstown cemetery. He was buried in a private grave, compartment C, line 4, grave 2, denominational no. 569, certificate of burial no. 552. No headstone survives. The funeral parlour, Ferguson St, Williamstown records: 1868 no. 21, John Rich died 26 April, aged 60 years, paid £11.
     The administration of his estate was granted to John Charles Ellison Rich on 4 June 1868 at Victoria. Letters of admon granted to John Charles Rich his son, affidavits mention his widow Amy Emily Rich and his sons Charles Hamor, resident in NSW, John Charles of Williamstown, sheep manager & Harry Tempest. Copy of inventory of goods held - estate valued at under £150.

Child of John Rich and Maria Mackglew

Children of John Rich and Isabella Tempest Paul

Maria Mackglew

(28 May 1804 - 16 January 1838)
     Maria Mackglew was born on 28 May 1804 in Bishopsgate Street Without, London, St Botolph, Bishopsgate, England. Her birth was registered at Dr William's Library. She was the daughter of Robert Mackglew and Anna Maria Sleight.
     Maria Mackglew married John Rich, son of John Rich and Mary Keen, on 4 April 1829 in St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England. John Rich of this parish, bachelor & Maria Mackglew of this parish, spinster, were married in this church by banns this fourth day of April 1829 by me J E Gibson, Rector. Both signed, in the presence of Robert Turner Jones & Martha ... [not Abbott].
     Maria Mackglew and John Rich arrived per "Warrior" on 26 June 1833 at Hobart, Tasmania. They were en route to NSW as steerage passengers along with C Rich.
     Maria Mackglew and John Rich arrived per "Warrior" on 28 July 1833 at Sydney. Maria Rich 26 with her husband 'Charles' aged 32 , clerk and son Charles aged 3. This may be her brother in law Charles, but more likely her husband John. The ship departed London 18 March via Hobart Town. In the Tasmanian record of this voyage arriving at Hobart 26 June, the steerage passengers lists John Rich at the top of the page and Maria Rich at the foot, no ages nor mention of son Charles.
     Maria died on 16 January 1838 in Hunter Street, Sydney, New South Wales, aged 33. On the 11th instant, after a lingering illness, in the thirty third year of her age, Maria, the wife of Mr Rich of Hunter St. She was buried on 17 January 1838 in Devonshire St cemetery, from St Philip's, Sydney. Maria Rich died 16th January 1838 aged 33 years, also Martha Abbot, wife of Alexander Abbot and sister of the above, died 17 Dec 1839 aged 31.

Child of Maria Mackglew and John Rich

Rev Charles Hamor Rich

(26 June 1829 - 25 July 1901)
Rev. Charles Hamor Rich
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich was born on 26 June 1829 in Camberwell, Surrey, England. He was the son of John Rich and Maria Mackglew. Rev Charles Hamor Rich was christened on 23 July 1830 in St Giles, Camberwell, Surrey. Charles Hamor, son of John & Maria Rich of Camberwell, gentleman, by H W C Hyde, curate.
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich arrived with John Rich and Maria Mackglew on 28 July 1833 at Sydney.
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich travelled to London, England, in April 1837 per the "Captain Cook". Master Rich departed Sydney 17 April 1837 per with Master Potter M'Queen & Mr Kinloch.
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich appeared on the 1841 census in Nightingale Place?, Clewer, Berkshire. Charles Rich, aged 12, born in Foreign Parts, was a pupil at the school run by James? Green. He received a bible from John Rich on 11 April 1846 in England. Charles was given a bible by his paternal grandfather John Rich which is now in the possession of Joan Grimwade. This may have been on his return to Australia.
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich married Isabella Tempest Bird, daughter of Isaac Bird and Isabella Tempest Paul, on 21 April 1853 in Holy Trinity (Garrison) church, Sydney, New South Wales. On the 21st instant, at Holy Trinity Church, by the Rev. J C Grylls, Mr Charles Hamor Rich, to Isabella Tempest, daughter of the late Isaac Bird, Esq.. Rev Charles Hamor Rich was listed in a directory dated 1855 as C H Rich, St James Grammar School, Philip St, Sydney at 13 Cumberland Place, Sydney, New South Wales. Charles was Headmaster of St James Grammar School in 1855, Sydney, New South Wales. St James Grammar school was in Phillip St Sydney, his private residence was no.13, Cumberland Place, Cumberland St. Sydney.. Charles was a Deacon, Curate & Priest of the Church of England at New South Wales, Australia, from 22 July 1855. He was ordained deacon 22 Jul 1855, appointed curate at Holy Trinity, Millers Pt, Sydney (Garrison Church), same year became Curate in charge of Aruluen where he remained till 1864 when he was appointed Chaplain to H M Gaol at Darlinghurst. He was also chaplain at the penal establishment at Cockatoo Island until 1869.
     In John Rich's will dated 2 November 1855 in Ewell, Surrey, Rev Charles Hamor Rich was named as heir; Will of John Rich of Ewell: To bury my body in the same grave with my deceased wife in Ewell church yard To my grandson John Rich my silver watch by Fordham To my grandson Henry Tempest Rich my silver watch by Dwerrihouse To my grandson Charles Hamor Rich six tea spoons sugar tongs & salt spoons To my daughter in law Mrs Hamor Rich relict of of my son Hamor Rich £10 To my maid servant living with me at my decease a half year's wages To my son Edward Rich my portrait and my best wearing apparel Mr Samuel Mobbs of 37 Michael's Place Brompton Middlesex gentleman & Mr John Pilgrim of Ewell Surrey executors and to each one guinea The residue of my property I wish to be equally divided between my two sons John Rich now residing at Sidney NSW & Edward Rich now residing at Auckland New Zealand if living, if not to their children.
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich lived at Braidwood, New South Wales, from 1856 to 1866. He was listed in a directory dated 1857 as Rev C H Rich at Strathallan, New South Wales. He was listed in a directory dated 1865 as Rev Charles Rich at Cooper Street, Sydney, New South Wales.
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich made a will dated 26 January 1866 in Braidwood, NSW. This is the will of me Charles Hamor Rich of Braidwood... I give and bequeath to my wife Isabella Tempest Rich all the furniture plate linen china and other household effects (other than my gold watch and chains rings and personal trinkets) of which I may be possessed at the time of my deceased to and for her sole separate and absolute use and benefit I bequeath to my eldest son Hamor Charles Ellison Rich my gold watch and chain etc. And I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder to [trustees] that they shall [invest].... He was listed in a directory dated from 1866 to 1867 as Rev Charles Rich at 140 Waterloo Street, Sydney. In 1866 no number was given..
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich was mentioned in the administration of the estate of John Rich on 4 June 1868. Letters of admon granted to John Charles Rich his son, affidavits mention his widow Amy Emily Rich and his sons Charles Hamor, resident in NSW, John Charles of Williamstown, sheep manager & Harry Tempest. Copy of inventory of goods held - estate valued at under £150. Rev Charles Hamor Rich was listed in a directory dated from 1868 to 1870 as Rev Charles A Rich at 147 Dowling Street, Sydney. Charles was appointed a Minor Canon of St Andrew's at Sydney, in 1869. Charles was the incumbent of S tBartholomews at Pyrmont, from 1869 to 1878. He was listed in a directory dated from 1871 to 1883 as Rev Charles Rich at 128 Palmer Street, Sydney. He was listed in a directory dated from 1885 to 1887 as Rev C H Rich at 'Elamang', Elizabeth Street, Paddington. He was listed in a directory dated between 1888 and 1889 as Rev Canon Charles Rich at 'Esmond', Point Piper Rd, Paddington. He was listed in a directory dated from 1890 to 1893 as Rev Canon Charles H Rich at 172 Queen Street, Woollahra, New South Wales. In 1890 & 1891 the house was called Tonbridge/Tunbridge.. He was listed in a directory dated between 1894 and 1895 as Rev Canon C H Rich at Ocean Street, Woollahra. In 1894 the house was called 'Lota'.. He was listed in a directory dated from 1896 to 1900 as Rev C H Rich at Wallis Street, Woollahra. In 1896 the house was called 'Merton'..
     Rev Charles Hamor Rich made a will dated circa 1900 in New South Wales. Will - Late of Woollahra, clerk in holy orders: To my wife all furniture, plate, linen, china & other household effects other than my goldwatch and chain rings & personal trinkets - this to my son Hamor Charles Ellison Rich my gold watch & chain rings & other personal trinkets. I give & bequeath to my trustees hereafter named all my books in trust to permit my sons the said Hamor Charles Ellison Rich & George Edward Rich to select there from such of the same as they may care to retain for their personal use & .... Investments & income to wife for her life & after her death 1 fourth part income lifetime of my daughter Mary Isabella Tempest Rich thence divided between Hamor C E Rich & George E Rich 1 fourth part to Emily Tempest Rich now known as Sister Freda in the Kilburn Sisterhood to provide her during life provided she shall not cease during her life to be one of the Kilburn sisterhood. If she does leave and guarantee not to rejoin the order then then will give her one quarter for her absolute use. Execs : C H Rich & G E Rich. Estate sworn under 975 pounds.
     Charles died of cirrhosis of liver, dropsy & congestion of the right lung. on 25 July 1901 in 'Mirton', Wallis Street, Woollahra, New South Wales, aged 72. In 1929 a memorial tablet was erected in the St Andrew's Cathedral: Charles Hamor Rich, Minor Canon of this Cathedral 1768-1901. Born 26 Jun 1829. Died 25 July 1901. He was buried on 27 July 1901 in Waverley cemetery, Bronte.
     His will was proved on 23 August 1901. His estate duty was paid on 12 Sep 1901, quoting a death date of the 15 July.
     Memorial tablet dedicated by the Archbishop of Sydney in 1929 to Charles Hamor Rich who was Minor Canon of the Cathedral from 1868 to 1901. "Memorial tablets to three men who gave notable service to St. Andrew's Cathedral, and to the Anglican Church in Australia, which have been placed in St Andrew's Cathedral, were dedicated during the morning service yesterday by the Archbishop of Sydney (Dr. Wright). The tablet to Minor Canon Rich has the following words:
CHARLES HAMOR RICH
Minor Canon of this Cathedral,
1868-1901 Bom 29th June, 1929
Died 25th July. 1901
"I know whom I have believed"
... "Minor Canon Rich,"the archbishop said, did a great and faithful work for God. For the last 32 years of his long life, he was on the staff of this Cathedral, and he did diligent work as a chaplain. He has left behind a golden memory of Christian gentleness and old-world courtesy and above all of diligence, faithfulness, and sympathy in carrying out the work of his Masters ministry, wherever he found it.
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Children of Rev Charles Hamor Rich and Isabella Tempest Bird