Funeral of Mr J Richardson:– The funeral of
Mr. J. Richardson, a respected
inhabitant of the city, whose decease we reported last week, took place
in St Peter's Churchyard, on Monday
afternoon. The funeral cortege started from the deceased late residence,
Lattimore-road, about 3 o'clock,
among those who followed being: Messrs R.
Heading (father-in-law), T.
Richardson (brother), Smith,
Wheathampstead (brother-in-law), W. Heading, Berkhampstead,
J. Hunt, Berkhampstead,
W. Heading, jun., R. Heading, A.
Heading, and Arthur Heading
(relatives of the deceased); Mr W. Cooper
(head clerk of the L. & N.W. Railway department at Camden, where the deceased was engaged for
so many years), Messrs Smith, Sulivan, Sinworth,
C. B. Booth, C.
B. Briant, A. C. Chalk, A. G. B. Brooks, H.
B, Butcher, Dowding, Wise, and Russell
(fellow clerks at Camden), and the
following inhabitants of St Albans,
most of whom are members of the Cricket Club, with which the deceased
was for a long period actively associated:– Messrs J Gentle, T
Pearce, F Blanks (Hon. Sec.
of the Club), L J Myers, W Nutting, C Daly,
Sells, T Westell, J Jackson, W
Davis, S Clark, G Stevens, J
Darby, H Sears, W Kingham, Churchhouse,
and J Brewer. In addition to those
who joined in the funeral cortege, a large number of persons had
assembled in the churchyard. The service was read by the Rev. T. Pitman, B.A., The coffin, which was
elm, with black fittings, bore the following inscription:-
Died March 31st, 1886
Aged 44 years
Several choice floral wreaths were placed on the
coffin, including a wreath and a cross contributed by the members of the
Cricket Club (several of whom were unavoidably prevented from
attending); a wreath from the clerks with whom the deceased worked on
the L. & N.W. Railway Company; and four other wreaths from
relatives. Altogether considerable respect was shown to the memory of