03 Sep RICHARD CREAGHE DL’S WATCH
Richard Creaghe DL (Esq.) (d. 1837) left this gold watch to his son, Richard Fitzroy Heyliger Creaghe (1804- 1890) with the caveat that it be kept in the family. It has indeed been kept in the family, going next to his first born, Richard Fitzroy (Roy) Creaghe (1844- 1890). Perhaps the watch was given as Roy left for the New World – Australia – in 1865. Next it passed to only son, Richard Fitzroy Creaghe (1878- 1929). In turn, it went to his first-born son, Richard Fitzroy (Dick) Creaghe (1918 – 2008). Currently, the watch is held by Dick’s only son, Richard Fitzroy Creaghe (b. 1952) in Auckland, New Zealand.
These photos were provided by Richard Fitzroy Creaghe and Nicola Torbet.
Stephen B. Creaghe, September 2, 2020.