Richard Carlyle Birkenhead

(1874—1945)



 KNOWN AS   Carl
 
 BORN 1874 in Maitland, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Birth Record 13384/1874

BIRKENHEAD RICHARD CARLISLE
JOSEPH WILLIAM & EMILY MARY
@ MAITLAND
 
 DIED 11 June 1945 in Orange, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Death Record 11585/1945

BIRKENHEAD RICHARD CARLYLE
JOSEPH WILLIAM & EMILY MARY
@ ORANGE
 
 CREMATED 13 June 1945 in Northern Suburbs Crematorium, NSW. (Shown as buried in Maitland Cemetery)
 
 FATHER Joseph William Birkenhead (1845uk-1937)
 MOTHER Emily Mary Gorrick (1847-1922)
 
 MARRIED Mary Annie Daisy Lane (1875-1923) on 3 June 1908 at Orange, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Marriage Record 5568/1908

BIRKENHEAD RICHARD C
& LANE MARY A
@ ORANGE
 
 CHILD   Annie M Birkenhead (1910-1923)
 
Parents’ wedding—SMH 25 November 1871  


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Attended Mrs Johnston’s High School in Maitland where he won a prize for improvement and gained a scholarship to West Maitland Public High School.  

The SMH reported in 1900, Mr. R. C. Birkenhead was to-day presented with a handsome walnut cabinet for a dentist’s surgery by his former follow employees on the occasion of his retirement from the service of the Hunter District Water and Sewerage Board to enter the profession of dentistry.  

In 1901, there is an account of a divorce case Webb v. Webb in which Richard Birkenhead, apprentice dentist, was found to have committed adultery with the wife of his employer, George Henry Webb of Maitland.  

Other news reports suggest that Richard Birkenhead was father of the Webb’s child.  

On 25 May 1901 the press reported that Mr Webb had been fined for horse-whipping Richard Birkenhead.  

Dentist: The 1903 Dental Directory shows RC Birkenhead practising in West Maitland, NSW. He subsequently moved to Orange.

Richard Birkenhead married Mary A Lane in Orange. She seems to have been known as Annie then Daisy.

SMH of 8 & 13 Feb 1919 says will of Stella Gertrude Brooks of Batlow appointed RC Birkenhead as Executor. It is believed that the Birkenheads adopted Stella’s two daughters after her premature death.



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