Richard was the first born Honeyfield in New Plymouth in 1853, to parents William and Sarah Honeyfield.
Richard married Flo Loveridge in 1876
According to the 1892 electoral roll, Richard was a stablekeeper owning freehold land at Fitzroy, New Plymouth. However, Richard also owned a property at 49 Whiteley Street that is still standing.
Richard and Flo had five children:
- Born 1870
- Married William Duffin in 1907
- Nine children
- Died in 1968.
- Born 1881
- Married Rebecca Whiteside
- Died in 1953.
- Born 1883
- Married Archibald Hodge
- Seven children
- Died in 1974.
- Born 1885
- Married Edward Thomas (Tom) Petty in 1906
- Jessie was educated in New Plymouth and became a milliner. She was was a keen croquet player and was President of the Kawaroa Club. She was said to have great enthusiasm and great organising ability. She also helped out at the West End Bowling Club. Sadly she suffered a long illness and passed away at the age of 1929, just short of her 44th birthday. Her husband Tom was a top Taranaki bowls player and was a member of the West End Bowling Club for 50 years, eventually becoming a life member. He served at various times on the Ngamotu Beach, Kawaroa Park, Centennial Park and Paritutu Reserve committees.
- Born 1892
- Married Gordon Mexted
- Four children
- Died in 1942.
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