Andrew Richmond

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1861–1866 3rd Collingwood Independent
1866–1868 4th Collingwood Independent
1873–1875 5th Suburbs of Nelson Independent
1875–1879 6th Suburbs of Nelson Independent
1879–1880 7th Suburbs of Nelson Independent

Andrew James Richmond (1832 – 15 November 1880) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Nelson, New Zealand.

He was the son of Major Mathew Richmond, Member of the Legislative Council (1853–1887).[1] In 1856, he married Anna Selina Richmond (née Blundell) at Nelson, oldest daughter of Captain Francis H. Blundell.[2] They were to have one son and three daughters.[3]

He represented the Collingwood electorate from 1861 to 1868, when he resigned. He then represented the Suburbs of Nelson electorate from 1873 to 1880, when he died.[4]

His death on 15 November 1880 at age 48 was sudden and was attributed to heart disease.[5] He died while at home on his farm Richmond Brook at Awatere, Marlborough.[6] He had managed Richmond Brook for his father. He was survived by his wife.[3]


  1. ^ McLintock, A. H., ed. (23 April 2009) [1966]. "RICHMOND, Mathew, C.B.". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Married". Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle. XV (70). 29 November 1856. p. 2. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Cyclopedia Company Limited (1906). "Present And Past Members Of Parliament". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 136. 
  5. ^ "Death of Mr A Richmond, MHR". The Evening Post. XX (268). 16 November 1880. p. 3. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nelson Evening Mail. Tuesday, November 16, 1880". Nelson Evening Mail. XV (227). 16 November 1880. p. 2. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Collingwood
Succeeded by
Arthur Collins
Preceded by
Ralph Richardson
Member of Parliament for Suburbs of Nelson