Richard Miles Patterson

#44262, b. 5 May 1885, d. 29 March 1954

Individual's Timeline

Birth5 May 1885Richard Miles Patterson1
Birth RegJune 1885Richard Miles Patterson
Marriage31 March 1917Richard Miles Patterson
Death27 May 1946Jessie Masson Summers
Death29 March 1954Richard Miles Patterson

Primary events

  • Birth: Richard Miles Patterson was born on 5 May 1885 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.1
  • Birth Reg: Richard's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1885 in the Great Yarmouth registration district. Born before his parents married.
  • Marriage: He married Jessie Masson Summers, daughter of Andrew Summers and Elizabeth Summers, on Saturday, 31 March 1917 in The vestry, Parish Church, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scotland, when they were 18 years, 4 months and 25 days ~&~ 31 years, 10 months and 26 days old. 31st March 1917 at the Vestry, Parish Church, Peterhead. Richard Miles Patterson aged 28 of 31 Waverly Road Great Yarmouth (Currently stationed in Portsmouth)
    Father: Richard Patterson Ship Rigger (Deceased).
    Mother: Susannah Patterson nee Miles. Original doc file now corrupted, so deleted.
  • (Widow) Death: In 1946, at the age of 61 years and 22 days, Richard was left a widower by the death of Jessie Masson Summers.
  • Death: Richard died on 29 March 1954 in Aberdeen Northern District Hospital, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, (Aged 68 years, 10 months and 24 days, worked back from recorded birth date).

Secondary circumstances

Census details

  • In 1891 in Great Yarmouth Richard Miles Patterson was included in the census schedule of The Workhouse in Yarmouth. He was aged 5 years. 5 years old and with his younger brother. Even though his birth was registered as MILES, he was listed as PATTERSON. This may be why his place of birth was listed as 'not known'. Maybe the Workhouse record keepers file papers away in name order and they were unable to find his. The 2 children could not have been abandoned as the Institution knew their names (even if one was 'wrong').
  • Richard Miles Patterson appeared on the census taken on the night of 31st March 1901, at 1 John Street, Clee, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, in the household of Francis John Mayes, his mother's future husband.

Military Career

Records show that Richard Miles Patterson served in the armed forces. On Richard's WW1 Royal Navy Record it shows he is the son of Richard and Susanna, born in Yarmouth 5th May 1885. He is only 5'4", and has tattoos on both arms. His number was A6934. He was living in North Shields when he enlisted 1st Dec 1914, and was demobbed in or to Peterhead in 1921. His various addresses, as reported in his record of service, have been recorded in his general info. He served on a number of ships, and at the end of his service was awarded £11/5/- in 1920, £16/17/6 in 1922 and £2/5/- in 1923.1

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Richard may have been found in the London voting rolls in 1948 as Richard M PATTERSON, living in 78 Hereford Road, Paddington. There was no other person named PATTERSON registered at the same address. There were though 16 other adults registered at this one address, so the place is most likely flats of some sort. Most other houses in the area also have large numbers of adults living in them. The only thing that indicated this person is ours is his middle initial and his address (close to where his brother was). Therefore, this is only an outside possibility that needs proving from other sources.

    Prior to this (1946) I found a Richard with no middle initial living at 30 Cuthbert Street, Paddington. No other adult registered to vote at this address, and my interpretation is that Richard was in the armed services. So maybe this is not our man as he would have been over 60 at the time.

    I have not found Richard PATTERSON's death in the indexes, but remembering that his birth was registered as Richard MILES, there is a death in Southwark Jun qtr 1952, aged 68.

Children of Richard Miles Patterson and Jessie Masson Summers


  1. UK National Register of Archives - Historical Manuscripts Commission, online, Dowloaded doc.
  2. Website ( "England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006 about Richard Miles Patterson
    Name:      Richard Miles Patterson
    Birth Date:      18 Aug 1917
    Date of Registration:      Apr 1992
    Age at Death:      74
    Registration District:      Peterborough
    Inferred County:      Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire
    Volume:      9
    Page:      1253."
  3. Website ( "Owner: debramurray120."