What a productive day for the RICHARDSON tree.
I decided to try harder to find who might currently have the snuff box. And succeeded. The snuff box is safe and still in the family, and I might even get to see it, or at the very least a photograph of it and the letter.
I can't quite believe that little mystery was solved so quickly and satisfactorily. Nor can the two other cousins who have been helping me in the updates to the tree.
And that wasn't the end of it.
The 1986 chart from Judy, the grddtr of William Record RICHARDSON, showed a daughter to Andrew William Alexander RICHARDSON Jnr, with a possible marriage to a MORGAN, and no known surname to AWAR's wife Mary Sarah Gertrude. It was an easy leap to add an S to the MORGAN and try and figure out if they were connected once I'd confirmed the marriage of Elizabeth Eleanor RICHARDSON to Rodney Evan MORGANS.
This turns out to be another example of cousins marrying cousins. Betty, dtr of AWA and Mary (MORGANS) RICHARDSON married the son of Leopold Carodoc MORGANS, her mother Mary's brother. This relationship info from a phone conversation with the grandson of a third sibling, Alfred Henry MORGANS, all 3 are children of Evan MORGANS, who left Wales a MORGAN and arrived, and stayed, a MORGANS.