Callender, Richard Clement

Curate 1864-1880

Richard Callender, Curate (seated) with Rev. Wigram

In the 1851 census, Richard C. Callender was 16 and living with his widowed father, Richard B. Callender (b.1800, Edgehill, Lancashire) at 1, Granby Place, Clifton, Bristol. Richard senior was a solicitor. There were two other children, Margaret W (19) and Henry s (14). They had visitors and 2 domestic servants.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1952; Folio: 300; Page: 18; GSU roll: 87352.

In 1861, Richard C. Callender was living with his brother George W (b.1831, Clifton) in his house at 47 Queen Ann Street, Cavendish Square, Marylebone, Middlesex (now London). Richard was described as a landed proprietor, as was his sister Margaret who was also present.
George was married to Sophia and had a 1 year old daughter, Sophia M. George was a surgeon. They had 5 domestic servants, including a housekeeper, 2 nurses, a cook and a footman.
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 72; Folio: 9; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542568

Marriage record for Richard Clement Callender to Anna Jane Cole, Jul-Sep 1867, Hartley Wintney in Hampshire, Vol 2c, page 310.

Framed photographs, December 1880, showing Richard Callender (curate), Rev. Wigram (vicar) and two unnamed ladies, presumably their wives.

In the 1871 census, Richard C Callender (b. 1835, Clifton, Gloucestershire), was described as the ‘incumbent of Christchurch, Portswood’. He was lodging in St Denys Road, South Stoneham with Laura M. Allee and her mother, Mary Callaway. Their income was from houses and dividends. 
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1198; Folio: 49; Page: 50; GSU roll: 827815.

In early 1878, Mr Duncum, the Church school’s headteacher, and his wife had twin boys, they were given the middle names Wigram and Callender, we therefore assume that these two clergy must have been very well respected.

In 1881, Richard and Anna J. (b.1831, Odiham, Hants) were lodging with the Merchant family at 10, Tottenham Place, Clifton (District of Barton Regis). Richard was acting curate of Clifton parish church. 
Head of household was William R.F. Merchant, a non-practising physician and surgeon.
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 2480; Folio: 22; Page: 37; GSU roll: 1341597.

Death recorded for Richard Clement Callender aged 47, Apr-Jun 1881, Barton Regis, Vol 6a, page 39.



A coloured marble stone pulpit was erected and dedicated to the loving memory of the Curate, Revd Richard Clement Callender who died aged 46, in 1881. 

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