James Read Rickard (1863-1923)
1863 Born in Chesterton the son of Samuel Rickard, and his wife Mary Eliza Gathercole
1895 Patent. '...a new and useful Machine for cutting Dovetails, Miters, and the Like, (for which I have obtained a patent in Great Britain, No. 1,124, bearing date of January 17, 1895,)...'
1896 Patent. '... a new and useful Gear for Starting, Stopping, and Reversing the Motion of and Varying the Speed of Motor- Oars, Boats, and other Mechanically- Propelled Vehicles, (for which I have obtained Letters Patent in Great Britain, No. 13,241, bearing date the 16th day of June, 1896,) ...'
1900 Director London Motor Car and Works Co
1901 Living at 14 Talbot Road, Isleworth: James R. Rickard (age 36 born Ely), Motor Launch Builder - Employer. With his wife Mildred D. Rickard (age 24 born Boston) and their son James C. K. Rickard (age 2 born Hammersmith). Also his sister Emily A. Rickard (age 34 born Chesterton, Cambs.), Dressmaker.
1911 Living at 37 Canonbury Road, Islington, London: James Read Rickard (age 45 born Chesterton), General Motor Engineer employed by Maxim Boyd and Co. With his wife Mildred Dorothy Rickard (age 33 born Brixton) and their two sons James Cecil Rickard (age 12 born Hammersmith) and Raynor Victor Rickard (age 4 born Clapham).