Produced the ornamentation on an elaborately emblazoned address presented to Alfred Richardson of the Volunteer Artillary
The third son of Thomas and Mary Buxton, Richard, was buried in Christchurch burial ground. He was a bachelor and quite a character in his way. He was a natural genius and among other things a clever artist. As a collector of curios he had no rival, and visitors to his home would see there all sorts of queer things including a coffin and the old barrel organ which first did duty at Christ church Cathedral. He never went to sleep in the night time but spent the hours of the night walking around the district. Whenever one met him he was always dressed the same, his regulation garb being a pair of twill pants, a plain shirt and an alpaca coat. He drank nothing but cold water, always ate alone, and was apparently never happier than when busy with painting materials or his microscope. he was a color sergeant in the volunteers in the old days, and at his own cost sent home for an immsense steel fastened drum which won the admiration of the local army. He was good hearted to a fault as many had cause to know and many a person now living could speak of his generosity. He had independent means and with his purse and own efforts was generally to the front in any public movement. His two brothers, Alfred and George, whose son is stationmaster at Hamilton are both buried at Sandgate. Mrs. Ludlow, the wife of a once familiar figure on the Police Court bench was the daughter of Mr. T. Buxton. sen.
Produced a finely executed and ornamented address for the Oddfellows
Register Book of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. p.14
Son of Thomas and Mary Buxton. Baptism
Thomas, James, Richard, Mary
Christ Church Burial Ground, Newcastle
Among a cluster of very old tombs near the entrance gate to the churchyard there is one which covers the family vault of the Buxton family. There are a number of inscriptions on the memorial. Thomas Buxton who departed this life on the 2nd September 1861 aged 65 and James William Buxton died Jan 16, 1874 aged 32, also Richard Henry Buxton died Oct 11 1880 aged 35. Also Mary Buxton wife of Thomas Buxton died Oct 4 1884 aged 77