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Laura Richards

Married Henry Edward Alexander Wells

I only know the facts recorded in statistics for Laura, so some one else will need to write this story.

Laura was born in Mudgee on 1 April 1854 [1]

Laura was baptised at St John’s, Mudgee by Archdeacon J Gunther on 14 May 1854

Laura married Henry in 1873 [2]. He was an up and coming businessman in Mudgee.

Laura had six children born in Mudgee Edith 1874 [3], Percy 1876 [4], Adele 1877 [5], Laura 1879 [6], Effie 1882 [7] and Vincent 1884 [8]. All married and Laura had nineteen grandchildren.

Laura died in Mudgee on 30 May 1921 [9]

Laura was buried on 31 May 1921 in the Church of England Cemetery at Mudgee.

Lauralla, Mudgee.

Death of Mrs. Laura Wells

Old and Respected Mudgee Native

The death occurred on Tuesday morning last of Mrs. Laura Wells, relict of the late Mr. H. E. A. Wells of Mudgee. The deceased, who was one of the oldest Mudgee natives, was born in Mudgee 67 years ago. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Richards, who were old and respected residents of the town, Mr. Richards being the first school teacher in Mudgee. The deceased lady had been ailing for some time, and her death was not entirely unexpected. She was very widely and popularly known throughout the district, and had numerous friends. She is survived by the following children — Mrs. J. S. Hart (Fiji), Percy George Wells (Mudgee), Mrs. Harold Hardwick (Mudgee), Mrs. T. H. Nicolle (Cremorne), Mrs. Francis (Fiji), and Vincent Wells (District Court, Sydney). She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters — Mrs. Moore (Sydney), Mr. E. Richards (Rylstone), Mrs. F. Leslie Mudgee, Messrs. David and Evan Richards.
— Mudgee Guardian obituary 2 June 1921


[1]  Laura Richards NSW BDM V1854 638 40/1854 both birth and baptism
[2]  Laura Richards marriage NSW BDM 3089
[3]  Edith Lilian Wells birth NSW BDM 14273/1874
[4]  Percy George Wells birth NSW BDM 15130/1876
[5]  Adele Florence Wells birth NSW BDM 15714/1877
[6]  Laura Louise Wells birth NSW BDM 17995
[7]  Effie Richards Wells birth NSW BDM 21925/1882
[8]  Vincent Henry Wells birth NSW BDM 26129/1885
[9]  Laura Wells death NSW BDM 9692/1921

Margaret Hardwick, 2010

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