Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Otago
Source: A Haberfield Geneology by Rex and Adriene Evans, Whaling in Southern Waters by Frank Tod.
Details: Richard worked for the partnership of Peter Sivat, John Thompson and John Hughes at the Moeraki Whaling station beginning 1836, before that he'd been with Weller Brothers. When Dr Edward Shortland visited Moeraki in 1843 he recorded that Richard had been residing there for 7 years and that he had a Maori wife and one child.