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William Frederick Rippon Dent (1808-1860)
1840 After the end of the partnership of Arnold and Dent, Dent traded under his own name as Edward Dent; Frederick moved with him to 82 Strand.
1851 Frederick Rippon 40, chronometer maker, lived in Charing Cross, London with his wife, Louisa Rippon 37
1853 Edward John Dent died; he had divided his business interests between his stepsons, Frederick inherited the business at 61 Strand and the Royal Exchange; Richard inherited the Cockspur Street premises but died, intestate, of a brain disease in 1856. In accordance with Edward's will, Frederick and Richard changed their names to Dent.
1858 Louisa Dent died, of 61 Strand, St Martins in the Fields, London, age 46
1860 Frederick died but before then he had destroyed his will and codicils, triggering a lengthy legal dispute which was won by his mother.