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Richard Hussey Vivian

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Richard Hussey Vivian (1775–1842), a celebrated soldier

1775 Born son of John Vivian

1809/10 John Vivian established his own smelting works at Hafod, north of Swansea, going into partnership with his sons Richard Hussey and John Henry Vivian. Vivian and Sons soon established itself as a major manufacturer of copper.

1828 created a baronet

1841 created a peer as Baron Vivian

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Richard Hussey Vivian, ODNB