Sarah Harriet Richardson

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Sarah Harriet Richardson

Also Known As: "'Mata Pihopa' (Mother Bishop)"
Birthdate:
Death: Died in England
Place of Burial: England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Richardson, Sir and Harriet Hudson
Wife of George Augustus Selwyn
Mother of William Selwyn, Rev; John Richardson Selwyn, Rt. Rev and Margaret Frances Selwyn
Sister of Joseph John Richardson; Anthony Richardson; Charles George Richardson and William Stevens Richardson

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About Sarah Harriet Richardson

Sarah Selwyn, known among Maori as 'Mata Pihopa' (Mother Bishop), never wavered in support of her husband, although she had a lonely time. Selwyn was away for long periods, sometimes for as much as 10 months a year... Sarah Selwyn suffered a good deal from ill health, and had few friends; only Mary Martin and Caroline Abraham were close to her. She found life much more agreeable after her return to England with Selwyn in 1868. She lived a long and contented life at Lichfield, until her death in 1907. Source: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1s5/selwyn-george-augustus

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Sarah Harriet Richardson's Timeline

1809
1809
1840
March 27, 1840
Age 31
Eton, Berkshire, England
1844
May 20, 1844
Age 35
Waimate, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand
1850
1850
Age 41
1907
1907
Age 98
England
1907
Age 98
England