Born in Bucklebury in Berkshire in 1826, his mother Sarah MAY was a widow when she married his father, also named Richard, in 1825. He had also been previously married and they seem to have been elderly parents with some older half-siblings in the area. She was about 50 years old when he was born.
Richard married Elizabeth Bullock at Windsor in 1849. They had five children, moving from Bucklebury to Reading between 1852 and 1856.
His wife died in 1869 and he remarried, Elizabeth Hambleton, who was similar age to his eldest daughter, in 1873, and had another four children. She died in 1898 and he died in 1909.
He was my great-great grandfather.