Richard Royston Proudfoot was born in 1890 in Plymouth, Devon, England. His birth was registered in the September quarter of that year. His parents were Royston Jesse Proudfoot (b. 1863) and Jane Gendle Williams (b. 1872), natives of Sheffield, Yorkshire and Devonport, Devon respectively and who had married in 1889 in Plymouth.
Richard first appears on the 1891 census living at 14 Seaton Place, Devonport with his mother at his grandparents' home, with his father, a seaman, missing and presumably at sea. By the time of the 1901 census Richard is living with his mother and an uncle at 111 Firgrove Road, Sholing. Present also are his siblings: Helen Louisa (b. 1892), John Leonard (b. 1894), Lillian (b. 1893) and Bertie (b. 1896). The 1911 census shows Richard with both his parents and his siblings living at 2 Pear Tree Green, Itchen, Southampton, Richard being described as a trimmer and unmarried.
When Henry signed on to the Titanic as a trimmer, he gave his address as 2 Pear Tree Green, Itchen. As a trimmer he could expect to receive wage of £5 10s per month.
Richard Proudfoot was lost in the Titanic disaster. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Richard's mother Jane died in 1932 in Southampton. His father's fate is unclear.
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