Richmond Hursthouse in c. 1876
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
6 January 1876 – 15 July 1887
|Preceded by||Charles Parker|
|Succeeded by||John Kerr|
5 May 1845|
New Plymouth, New Zealand
|Died||11 November 1902
New Plymouth, New Zealand
|Relations||Charles Wilson Hursthouse (brother)
Torchy Atkinson (grandson)
Rosalind Hursthouse (great-granddaughter)
Rangimarie Hetet (niece)
Percy Smith (cousin)
Henry Robert Richmond (cousin)
James Crowe Richmond (cousin)
William Richmond (cousin)
Jane Maria Atkinson (cousin)
Hursthouse was born in New Plymouth in 1845, soon after his family's emigration from England. His parents were John Hursthouse (1811–1860) and Helen, née Wilson (1803–1895). His parents and other family members (his father's brother, Charles Hursthouse, and a cousin, Thomas Newsham, and their families) came to New Zealand on the Thomas Sparks; they arrived in Wellington in early 1843. John Hursthouse and family proceeded to New Plymouth, but the outbreak of the First Taranaki War saw the family move to Nelson. Richmond Hursthouse's education was restricted to one year at Nelson's Bishop's School.
In 1873, he married Mary Fearon, the daughter of Edward Fearon. She died in September 1901.
Aged 19, he helped with the survey of Westport. Afterwards, he returned to New Plymouth and was in the militia. He participated in various gold rushes, including Thames, Gulgong in New South Wales, and Coromandel.
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For many years, he was a member of the Nelson Land Board and of the Nelson Education Board.
- "Obituary. Death of Mr Richmond Hursthouse". Taranaki Herald. 12 November 1902. p. 4.
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- "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 2. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Motueka". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. p. 229. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
- "Cemetery search". New Plymouth District Council. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
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- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
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|Member of Parliament for Motueka