I have been looking at the family of my Grandad's grandmother Jane Richardson (1823), married to Edwin Crann (1821). His sister Isabella Crann (1828) was married to Jane's brother John Richardson (1827) who was a Professor of Music. I then came across Agnes Richardson, born about 1848 who seems a bit of a mystery as she was born in Middlesex and the rest of the family all lived in Leeds. On the 1851 census (Leeds) Agnes aged 3yrs is living with John and Jane Richardson,their brother William (1830) and their parents John(1796) and Sarah Richardson as "granddaughter". Born in Middlesex, her father is cited as William Richardson. There was another sister - Elizabeth Richardson (1824) who married William Gamble in 1861. On the 1861 census (Leeds) Agnes has moved in with them, cited as Agnes Gamble, daughter, still from Middlesex. On the 1871 census (Leeds) Agnes Gamble (Middlesex) and a brother, Thomas (Leeds) were living with Elizabeth Gamble - widow. In 1872 Agnes reverted to Richardson and married George Edward Simpson (1850). On the marriage records her father is cited as John Crann - Professor of Music.! The only birth of an Agnes I can find in Middlesex is for Agnes Patey Richardson born 1848. The mother was Elizabeth and the father is cited as Charles Augustus Richardson who was - a Professor of Music! I presume the mother was Elizabeth Patey. There were a few in London at that time. The only Charles Augustus Richardson I can find was born in1817 in Westminster (Middlesex) and died the next year! My imagination is running riot! Did John Richardson go to London under a false name, have an illigitimate child, and then take it home to Leeds? He married Isabella in1857 and they didn't have any children as far as I can tell. Can anyone shed any light on this muddle? Thanks for looking. Erica.