Richard CLOSE an engine fitter, son of Richard CLOSE a keelman, was born in Sunderland in around 1837 and married Maria WALKER, although this marriage has not yet been found.
Children of Richard CLOSE and Maria WALKER
  Born/Baptised Married Died
Elizabeth Jane 1859    
John Walker 27 January 1861 Elizabeth CRANMER  
William Richard 1864    
Richard 1867 ?O'HAIR 21 November 1897
Mary 1869    
After Maria's death on 12th March 1878, Richard married a widow, Mary BOWELL, nee Brown, on 12th May 1879 at the Parish Church, Sunderland.