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Richard James LATHAM (1869 - 1949)
Children Self + Spouses Parents Grandparents Greatgrandparents
Richard Thomas LATHAM (1898 - 1972)
William C LATHAM (1900 - 1982)
James Frederick LATHAM (1904 - 1992)
Richard James LATHAM (1869 - 1949)

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Elizabeth Mary SMITH (1876 - 1905)

Susan FREEMAN
Thomas LATHAM (1843 - 1884) James LATHAM (1815 - 1888)



Catherine ROCHFORD (1820 - 1896)



Isabelle ISUM (1850 - 1889) Richard ISUM (1802 - 1882)



Julia CASTLE John CASTLE
Julia (CASTLES)

b. 29 Jan 1869 at Cork, Ireland
m. (1) 1897 Elizabeth Mary SMITH (1876 - 1905) at Hay, NSW, Australia
m. (2) 1925 Susan FREEMAN at Singleton, NSW, Australia
d. 1949 at Hillston, NSW, Australia aged 80
Near Relatives of Richard James LATHAM (1869 - 1949)
Relationship Person Born Birth Place Died Death Place Age
Grandfather James LATHAM 1815 Dunmanway, Co Cork, Ireland abt 1888 Ireland 73
Grandmother Catherine ROCHFORD 1820 Ireland 1896 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England 76
Grandfather Richard ISUM abt 1802 Plymouth, England 1882 Skibbereen, Ireland 80
Grandmother Julia CASTLE

Father Thomas LATHAM 1843 Dunmanway, Co Cork, Ireland 28 Jul 1884 Dover, Kent, England 41
Mother Isabelle ISUM 1850 Ireland 1889 Marylebone, London, England 39

Self Richard James LATHAM 29 Jan 1869 Cork, Ireland 1949 Hillston, NSW, Australia 80

Wife Elizabeth Mary SMITH abt 1876 1905 Nymagee, NSW, Australia 29
Wife Susan FREEMAN

Son Richard Thomas LATHAM 1898 Hillston, NSW, Australia 1972 Sydney, NSW, Australia 74
Son William C LATHAM 1900 Hillston, NSW, Australia 1982 Lake Conjola, New South Wales Australia 82
Son James Frederick LATHAM 1904 Hillston, NSW, Australia 1992 Hillston, NSW, Australia 88

Sister Julia Isabella LATHAM 1873 Cork, Ireland 1949 Sydney, NSW, Australia 76
Brother Thomas Edward LATHAM 1874 Dymchurch, Kent, England 04 May 1917 Bullecourt, France 43
Brother William Oliver LATHAM 1875 Dymchurch, Kent, England 1926 Sydney, NSW, Australia 51
Sister Sarah Alice LATHAM 1878 Hythe 1969 Liverpool, NSW, Australia 91
Sister Violet Amelia Margaret LATHAM 1880 Hythe 17 Feb 1953 Darling Point, Sydney, NSW, Australia 73
Brother Charles George LATHAM 1882 Hythe 1968 Perth, WA, Australia 86
Brother Alfred Henry LATHAM 1883 Dover, Kent, England 1949 Perth, WA, Australia 66

Daughter in Law Eva M SUTTON 1896 Hillston, NSW, Australia
Daughter in Law Alma E NAISMITH 1910 Hay, NSW, Australia 1994 Hillston, NSW, Australia 84

Aunt Margaret LATHAM 1839 Co Cork, Ireland 1919 Birkenhead, Cheshire 80
Uncle Heber COGHLAN abt 1840 Co Cork, Ireland 1908 England 68
Uncle James Edward LATHAM 1847 Skibbereen, Ireland 17 Feb 1902 London, England 55
Aunt Eliza Emma PALMER 1851 Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England 1924 Greenwich, London, England 73
Uncle William LATHAM 1848 Co Cork, Ireland 1926 Exeter, Devon, England 78
Aunt Susanna Francis DAVIDSON 1848 Lewisham, London, England 1919 Exeter, Devon, England 71
Aunt Sarah Susan LATHAM 1849 Co Cork, Ireland 1896 Granville, NSW, Australia 47
Uncle Andrew William Lyndon WRIGHT 1844 Tower Hamlets, Stepney, Middlesex, London, England 1928 Peak Hill, NSW, Australia 84
Uncle Edward LATHAM 1851 Co Cork, Ireland 1897 Birkenhead, Cheshire, Merseyside, England 46
Uncle Oliver LATHAM 1854 Co Cork, Ireland 25 Jun 1874 at sea, passage to NZ 20
Uncle Samuel John LATHAM 1857 Co Cork, Ireland 1933 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 76
Aunt Margaret MCHUGH abt 1856 Co, Leithrim, Ireland 1917 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 61
Uncle Charles Richard LATHAM 1860 Co Cork, Ireland 1876 Dunkerrin, Offaly, Ireland 16
Aunt Mabel ISUM
Aunt Rose ISUM
Aunt Selena ISUM
Aunt Julia Margaret (ISAM) ISUM 01 Nov 1837 Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland 1912 Clonakilty, Ireland 75
Uncle George ALLPORT 14 Jan 1844 Co Cork, Ireland 1913 Clonakilty, Ireland 69
Aunt Amelia Barbara ISUM 11 Nov 1838 Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland 1882 Cheshire, Merseyside, England 44
Uncle Edwin CHILD 1841 Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Aunt Mary Ann ISUM 12 Jul 1840 Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Aunt Louisa Jane ISUM abt 1847 Castletownsend, Co. Cork, Ireland 1917 Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire, England 70
Uncle Walter CHILD abt 1844 Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England 1905 Upton Upon Severn, Worcestershire, England 61
Uncle Richard ISUM 1848 Castlehaven, Cork, Ireland 1864 East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, England 16

Cousin Charles Oliver LATHAM 1877 Portadown, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland 1955 New Forest, Hampshire, England 78
Cousin Kate Eleanor LATHAM 1879 Market Hill, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland 1938 Lewisham, London, England 59
Cousin John Palmer LATHAM 1881 Loughgall, Armagh, Ireland 1962 Inverness, Invernesshire, Scotland 81
Cousin Margretta Sarah LATHAM 1883 Armagh, Ireland 1965 Eltham, Greenwich, London 82
Cousin Edward William LATHAM 1885 Poyntzpass, Armagh, Northern Ireland 1970 Northern Ireland 85
Cousin George Henry Phelps LATHAM 1887 Ireland 1932 Alberta Beach, Alberta, Canada 45
Cousin Frederick Clarence James LATHAM 1889 Market Hill, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland 1976 Thame, Buckinghamshire, England 87
Cousin Joseph Arthur Victor LATHAM 1892 Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland 1934 Madras, India 42
Cousin Ada Maude WRIGHT 1874 Moama, NSW, Australia 1891 Hillston, NSW, Australia 17
Cousin Dora Kate WRIGHT 1876 Moama, NSW, Australia 1929 Auburn, NSW, Australia 53
Cousin Clarence Oakley WRIGHT 1879 Moama, NSW, Australia 1954 Peak Hill, NSW, Australia 75
Cousin Adelaide Helen Willemina WRIGHT 1881 Moama, NSW, Australia 09 Jan 1964 Peak Hill, NSW, Australia 83
Cousin Catherine LATHAM 1883 Ktow?, Victoria, Australia 1935 Leongatha, Victoria, Australia 52
Cousin James LATHAM 1884 Kensington Hill, Victoria, Australia 1948 Australia 64
Cousin Samuel John LATHAM 1886 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1980 Kensington, Victoria, Australia 94
Cousin Margaret LATHAM 1889 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1972 Victoria, Australia 83
Cousin Charles Oliver LATHAM 1892 Kyneton, Victoria, Australia 1974 82
Cousin Sarah Jane LATHAM 1893 Victoria, Australia 1969 Footscray, Victoria, Australia 76
Cousin Selina Louisa ALLPORT 28 Jan 1869 Co Cork, Ireland 11 Aug 1927 Islington, London, England 58
Cousin Julia Edith ALLPORT 29 Aug 1876 Pembrey, Llanelly, Carmarthanshire, Wales 17 Nov 1952 Mackay, Queensland, Australia 76
Cousin George Richard ALLPORT 17 Sep 1878 Pembrey, Llanelly, Carmarthanshire, Wales
Cousin Amelia ALLPORT 1880 Pembrey, Llanelly, Carmarthanshire, Wales 1887 Possible - see notes 7
Cousin Laura Mabel ALLPORT 1882 Gower, Glamorgan, Wales 1962 Warwick, England 80
Cousin Frank Herbert ALLPORT 16 Jul 1882 Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, England 08 Sep 1902 HMS Hood 20
Cousin Amelia Barbara CHILD 12 Jun 1867 Union Hall, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Cousin Julia Morna CHILD 23 Nov 1868 Union Hall, Cork, Co Cork, Ireland
Cousin Edwin Charles CHILD 24 Sep 1870 Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cousin Rosa CHILD 1873 Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cousin Richard CHILD 1877 Haslingden, Liverpool, West Derby, Lancashire, England
Cousin Albert William CHILD 1880 Treville, Hereford, England
Cousin Louisa Mill CHILD 1882 Chester, Cheshire, England
Cousin William Matthew CHILD 12 Apr 1871 Douglas, Cork, Ireland 1952 Worcestershire, England 81

Nephew Harold MURPHY 1899 Hay, NSW, Australia 1958 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 59
Niece Isabella M MURPHY 1900 Hay, NSW, Australia 1901 Hay, NSW, Australia 1
Nephew Michael L MURPHY 1902 Hay, NSW, Australia 1909 Granville, NSW, Australia 7
Niece Margaret Mary MURPHY 1904 Hay, NSW, Australia
Niece Violet Edina MURPHY 1906 Marrickville, NSW, Australia 1983 Sydney, NSW, Australia 77
Nephew Male MURPHY 1908 Brewarrina, NSW, Australia 1908 Brewarrina, NSW, Australia 0
Nephew Victor Sperry MURPHY 1909 Granville, NSW, Australia
Niece Raymond Joseph MURPHY 1910 Woollahara, NSW, Australia 1957 Sydney, NSW, Australia 47
Niece Eileen LATHAM 1898 Narrandera, NSW, Australia 1982 Australia 84
Nephew George Edward LATHAM 1900 Narrandera, NSW, Australia 1966 Bathurst, NSW, Australia 66
Niece Daphne H LATHAM 1907 Sydney, NSW, Australia 1948 Balmain, NSW, Australia 41
Niece Greta Isabella Catherine HAYNES 1903 Marrickville, NSW, Australia 1978 Katoomba, NSW, Australia 75
Nephew Edward Francis HAYNES 1906 Sydney, NSW, Australia 1973 Wollongong, NSW, Australia 67
Niece Violet Ann HAYNES 1909 Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Nephew Leslie HAYNES 1913 Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Niece Ruth HAYNES 1915 Marrickville, NSW, Australia
Niece Elva HAYNES aft 1915
Nephew Arthur William LATHAM 1908 Hay, NSW, Australia 1986 Perth, WA, Australia 78
Nephew Gordon Lawrence LATHAM 1910 Subiaco, Perth, WA, Australia 1984 Albany, Western Australia, Australia 74
Nephew Alfred Henry LATHAM 1908 Nyngan, NSW, Australia 1997 Bathurst, NSW, Australia 89
Nephew Thomas James LATHAM 1911 Nyngan, NSW, Australia 1971 Subiaco, Perth, WA, Australia 60
Nephew William G LATHAM 1913 Gosford, NSW, Australia
Niece Alice Mary LATHAM 1915 Gosford, NSW, Australia 1959 Perth, WA, Australia 44

Brother in Law Michael James Joseph MURPHY 1869 Sydney, NSW, Australia 07 Sep 1935 East Coolgardie, WA, Australia 66
Sister in Law Martha BASSETT 1873 The Springs, Victoria, Australia 1933 Condobolin, NSW, Australia 60
Sister in Law Edith (Annie) Halbina K HART 1877 Maitland, NSW, Australia 1919 Paddington, NSW, Australia 42
Brother in Law Alexander MACDOWELL
Brother in Law Edward Charles Francis (HAINES) HAYNES 1875 Hay, NSW, Australia 1936 Ryde, NSW, Australia 61
Sister in Law Marie Louisa von ALLWORDEN 1870 Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia 1946 Perth, WA, Australia 76
Sister in Law Alice Mary Maude LINDLEY 1884 Warnervale, Victoria, Australia 1932 Perth, WA, Australia 48
Events in Richard James LATHAM (1869 - 1949)'s life
Date Age Event Place Notes Src
29 Jan 1869 Richard James LATHAM was born Cork, Ireland Note 1
1881 12 Census Coast Guard Station, Elham, Hythe, Kent, England Note 2 67
28 Jul 1884 15 Death of father Thomas LATHAM (aged 41) Dover, Kent, England Note 3 69
1889 20 Death of mother Isabelle ISUM (aged 39) Marylebone, London, England Note 4 69
1897 28 Married Elizabeth Mary SMITH (aged 21) Hay, NSW, Australia Note 5 52
1898 29 Birth of son Richard Thomas LATHAM Hillston, NSW, Australia Note 6 52
1900 31 Birth of son William C LATHAM Hillston, NSW, Australia Note 7 52
1904 35 Birth of son James Frederick LATHAM Hillston, NSW, Australia Note 8 52
1905 36 Death of wife Elizabeth Mary SMITH (aged 29) Nymagee, NSW, Australia Note 9 52
1925 56 Married Susan FREEMAN Singleton, NSW, Australia Note 10 52
1949 80 Richard James LATHAM died Hillston, NSW, Australia Note 11 53
Note 1: LATHAM, Richard James Birth
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 29 Jan 1869 Birthplace: 720, Union Hall, Cork, Ire
Recorded in: Cork, Ireland
Collection: Civil Registration
Father: Thomas LATHAM
Mother: Isabella ISAM
Source: FHL Film 101184 Dates: 1869 - 1872


Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958 about Richard James Latham
Name: Richard James Latham
Date of Registration: 1869
Registration district: Skibbereen
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 5
Page: 720
FHL Film Number: 101046

Obit - see death notes
Note 2: LATHAM
Thomas (37) - 1844, Ireland - coast guard
Isabella ((30) - 1851, Ireland
Richard J (12) - 1869, Ireland
Julia J (8) - 1873, Ireland
Thomas E (7) - 1874, Dymchurch, Kent
William O (5) - 1876, Dymchurch, Kent
Sarah A (2) - 1879, Hythe, Kent
Violet A (3mo) - 1881, Hythe, Kent
Note 3: see notes


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 about Thomas Latham
Name: Thomas Latham
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1884
Age at Death: 40
Registration district: Dover
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 623
Note 4: free bmd - Latham Isabella 37 Marylebone 1a 380


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915 about Isabella Latham
Name: Isabella Latham
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1889
Age at Death: 37
Registration district: Marylebone
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1a
Page: 380
Note 5: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Richard Latham
Name: Richard Latham
Spouse Name: Elizabeth M Smith
Marriage Date: 1897
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Hay, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1897
Registration number: 1165
Note 6: Military records


Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Richard T Latham
Name: Richard T Latham
Birth Date: 1898
Father's Name: Richard Latham
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1898
Registration Place: Hillston, New South Wales
Registration number: 3857
Note 7: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about William C Latham
Name: William C Latham
Birth Date: 1900
Father's Name: Richard J Latham
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1900
Registration Place: Hillston, New South Wales
Registration number: 22669
Note 8: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about James F Latham
Name: James F Latham
Birth Date: 1904
Father's Name: Richard J Latham
Mother's name: Elizabeth
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1904
Registration Place: Hillston, New South Wales
Registration number: 12854
Note 9: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Elizabeth M Latham
Name: Elizabeth M Latham
Death Date: 1905
Death Place: New South Wales
Father's Name: William
Mother's name: Mary
Registration Year: 1905
Registration Place: Nymagee, New South Wales
Registration number: 2411
Note 10: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Susan Freeman
Name: Susan Freeman
Spouse Name: Richard J Latham
Marriage Date: 1925
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Singleton, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1925
Registration number: 8332
Note 11: Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 about Richard James Latham
Name: Richard James Latham
Death Age: 80
Birth Date: 1869
Death Date: 1949
Cemetery: Hillston
Cemetery Location: Hillston, New South Wales
Personal Notes:
The Hillston Spectator and Lachlan River Advertiser 29 September 1949
The Late Richard James Latham
In last week's issue we referred briefly to the sudden passing from our midst of Mr Richard James Latham, a very esteemed personality for many years in the regime of Hillston and district, the exact period of his residence here being 64 years. The deceased gentleman had carried out his duties at Nall Jackson's until knock off time on the Tuesday evening, and as was his custom on the Wednesday morning, at about 6.30 a.m., he left his bed to light a fire to make the morning cup of tea. After doing so he was the victim of a seizure, and managed to return to bed, and peacefully passed away in the , vicinity of 7 p.m.
The late Mr Latham was born at Cork (Ireland) on 29th January, 1869, he thus being 80 years and 8 months of age. His family comprised five boys and three girls, of whom two survive, namely, Sir Charles Latham, M.L.C., and Mrs Mrs Haines, both of Perth (West Australia). He arrived in Australia 64 years ago and from that time had resided almost continuously in the Hillston district. On 17th January, 1897, he married Miss Elizabeth Smith, who predeceased her husband 43 years ago. Of this union three sons were the issue, viz , Richard (Town Clerk of Randwick), William (Port Kembla) and James (Tamworth), all of whom spent beyond their boyhood days at Hillston, and survive their father. In 1925, the subject of this obituary again married, , his second partner being Mrs Susan Freeman. There were no children of this marriage. His second wife survives.
In 1896 the late Mr Latham selected on a property known as ' Crow's Nest,' about 20 miles from Hillston, eventually giving up farming after the 1902 drought. He from thence on engaged in the forwarding and carrying trade, firstly with horses and waggons and latterly with motor lorries. As a matter of fact his activities were much too varied to go into in detail. However, in passing, it must be mentioned that 44 years he was a valued member of the outdoor staff of the firm that is now known as Nall Jackson's.
A notable detail of his boyhood days (prior to coming to Australia) was that he was a choir boy at Westminster Cathedral (London) and soloist at the age of 10. This was a distinction he was proud to recall. He retained a keen interest in Church music during the remaining years of his life.
' Dick ' Latham, by which name he was reverently known through out the town and district by old and young alike, associated himself with everything for the town and district's advancement. The bodies he worked for, without thought of recompense, and the good he achieved in a chivalrous manner are beyond our comprehension to narrate, as he was known to the writer only over the last few years. His Church, the Masonic Lodge, Red Cross, Hospital, Comforts Fund, Ambulance and Memorial Park are but some of the public organisations he worked most energetically for. It was to be regretted that he passed away not being able to see the Park in its completion. During World War II Mr Latham devoted an im mense amount of time and energy to the Red Cross and Comforts Fund. For his efforts on behalf of the former he was elected an hon Life Member. In the loss of Richard Latham our town and district has been deprived of an exemplary citizen and one whose void may never be filled in a similar manner.
As stated previously it is beyond us to innumerate details of his lengthy and well spent life. It can, however, be written that he lived a life of; Christian purpose and left behind an object lesson to be learnt. The quotation : 'It matters not how long We live, but how ' ' is certainly applicable to the late Richard James Latham.
His body was reposed in the Church of England, from where, on Thursday afternoon, after service by Rev. F. C. Dixon, the funeral procession left for Hillston cemetery. The cortege was by far the lengthiest in the annals of Hillston, comprising 58 cars, conveying a large concourse of mourners to pay the last tribute to a ' man amongst men ' and one who by his many attributed had endeared himself to everyone to whom he personally became associated.
The last rites of his Church at the graveside were administered by Rev. F. C. Dixon, and the Masonic service was read by Wor. Master Bro. R. L. Flottmann. Pall bearers were employees of Nall Jackson's. A further tribute to deceased was the vast number of beautiful floral tributes placed upon the casket. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mrs L. D. Wilson.
Source References:
52. Type: Australia Birth Marriage Death Index 1787 - 1985 Record
- Reference = (Marriage)
- Notes: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Richard Latham
Name: Richard Latham
Spouse Name: Elizabeth M Smith
Marriage Date: 1897
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Hay, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1897
Registration number: 1165
- Reference = (Marriage)
- Notes: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Susan Freeman
Name: Susan Freeman
Spouse Name: Richard J Latham
Marriage Date: 1925
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Singleton, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1925
Registration number: 8332
53. Type: Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007
- Reference = (Death)
- Notes: Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 about Richard James Latham
Name: Richard James Latham
Death Age: 80
Birth Date: 1869
Death Date: 1949
Cemetery: Hillston
Cemetery Location: Hillston, New South Wales