Kate Richardson was the sixth and youngest child of Dr James Richardon (1808-1889) and his second wife Agnes Percy Peet (1827-1913). She was born in George Town on 19 Jun 1866 and christened at St Mary Magdalene's Anglican Church. Her father was a Police Magistrate at the time and the family lived at 'The Grove'.
In 1891 Kate was appointed as organist at the Paterson Street Methodist Church. Six years later she became the organist at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, where she remained for forty-four years. She was the pianist for 'The Muffs' amateur dramatic society and took part in concerts and fundraising during World War I and for the Launceston Church Grammar School. Kate, who did not marry, died aged 76 on 14 Dec 1941. She was buried with her sister Florence at the Carr Villa Cemetery in Section B11 No. 93. See The Examiner 9 Jun 2007, page 44.