Richard Porter 1767-?
Richard Porter was my 4 x gt grandfather and the father of Richard Hartley Porter.
He was born in Barking, Essex in 1767
He married Mary Smith at St Margaret’s Church, Barking, Essex on 27th December 1793.
Their daughter, Molly, was born in 1794 and died in 1795. It seems that Mary died in childbirth.
Richard married Mary Hartley in 1795 and they went onto have at least 4 more children, including Richard Hartley. Another example of a mother's maiden name being carried on as a family middle name.