1. Michael RICART  was born on 4 Apr 1733 and died in 1798 at age 65. Another name for Michael was Michael RICKARDS.
General Notes: a) One theory as to the origin of Michael Rickards is that he was a Huguenot fugitive from France, born Michel Ricart, but changing his name upon marriage to Mary Alder at St Georges Church, Hanover Square, St Marylebone, .London.
b) Living in Palermo, Sicily today is Riccardo Rickards (born around 1950), son of Tullio , whose origins go back to the English Consulate General of Messina - Joseph (Giuseppe) Rickards of the 19th Century. Riccardo's grandfather (also named Riccardo) had three brothers, all of whom were killed in the Messina earthquake of 1908. Riccardo has a son Giorgio, born in 1998. We are still trying to confirm the link..
Michael married Mary ALDER  in 1766 in St George's Hanover Square London England. Mary was born on 24 Oct 1743 and died on 17 Sep 1816 at age 72.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 M i. George Matthew RICKARDS  was born on 21 Sep 1767, died on 10 Jul 1817 at age 49, and was buried in Jul 1817 in St George's Esher Surrey England.
3 F ii. Mary RICKARDS  was born on 31 Dec 1768 and died on 21 Dec 1800 at age 31.
Mary married FARMER .
+ 4 M iii. John RICKARDS  was born on 10 Aug 1772 and died in Colchester Essex England.
+ 5 M iv. William RICKARDS  was born on 18 Dec 1774 and died on 18 Feb 1813 at age 38.
6 F v. Elizabeth RICKARDS  was born on 6 Jan 1776 and died on 23 Aug 1816 at age 40.
7 F vi. Louisa RICKARDS  was born on 28 Mar 1782.
Louisa married UNKNOWN  in 1803.
8 M vii. Joseph RICKARDS  was born on 21 Feb 1787.
Joseph married Elizabeth  in 1813 in Messina Sicily. Elizabeth died after 1845.