|Clifton Rugby Football Club History||
Francis Richardson Cross
He was born on the 26th November 1847 at Merriott Vicarge, Somerset. His father, Joseph, was vicar of All Saints Church, Merriott from 1832-1855. Educated at King's College, London.
He played for the first Clifton Rugby Club that was founded in 1869.In 1881 living at 5 West Mall, Clifton. Surgeon & Dentist.
He married Maria who died on 26th July 1864.
He married Eva Beatrice (Born 22nd Dec. 1881. Died 27th Dec. 1920).
He was Sheriff of Bristol in 1897.
Back Row (L-R): Stanley Kent, J.Carwardine, F.H.Edgeworth, J.P.Bush, J.Swain, G.Munro Smith, W.Carless Swayne, W.R.Ackland, P.Watson-Williams. Second Row: W.H.Ardsant, F.Richardson Cross, A.W.Pritchard, R.Shingleton Smith, H.Waldo, E.C.Boad, J.E.Shaw, A.B.Prowse. Front Row: F.E.Coates, E.S.Edwards, F.H.E.Stack, W.S.V.Stock, E.M.Pearse.
Above the staff of Bristol Royal Infirmary in 1903 with Francis Richardson Cross. Also in the photo is ex. Clifton RFC player James Paul Bush. For more click here
|Back Row (L-R): W.S.V.Stock, Lily Baker, C.E.K.Herapath, H.Chitty, W.J.Lennox, Nicholls, F.J.A.Mayes, A.W.Adams, E.Watson-Williams, E.R.Chambers, G.F.Fawn, S.Hardy Kingston, L.A.Moore, E.G.Bradbeer, A.T.Todd, ?, W.A.Jackman. Middle Row: R.C.Clarke, C.F.Walters, J.A.Nixon, T.Carwardine, J.Swain, F.Richardson Cross, P.Watson-Williams, J.R.Charles, A.L.Fleming, A.Rendle Short, J.P.I.Harty, R.S.Statham. Front Row (housemen): H.E.J.Packer, F.H.Woolley, J.R.Nicholson Lailey, ?, J.Angell James, H.L.Shepherd, L.G.Robinson, R.St J. Kemm, F.H.Hollingshead, Dr Battle.|
Above the Bristol Royal Infirmary Staff of 1926 with Francis Richardson Cross.
He died on 12th July 1931 at his home, Worcester House in Clifton, Bristol after a bout of influenza. He was a famous occultist. His funeral service took place at Bristol Cathedral on 16th July 1931 and he is buried at Alveston, Glos