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Thomas Richardson (banker)

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A cousin of Edward Pease

1800 As clerk to a London bill-discounter, he founded Richardson, Overend and Gurney with John Overend, chief clerk in the bank of Smith, Payne & Company at Nottingham, with the Gurneys supplying the capital.

Head of the discount bank Richardson, Overend and Gurney

1823 When George Stephenson decided to establish his own manufacturing establishment for making steam locomotives and other steam engines, he saw it essential to assemble a staff of trained workers and improved techniques of construction. The company that was established, Robert Stephenson and Co, received substantial financial contributions from Edward Pease and his cousin, Thomas Richardson. The partners were Michael Longridge of Bedlington, Robert Stephenson and George Stephenson of Killingworth, and Edward Pease of Darlington. The Stephensons and Longridge held two shares each, Pease held four [1]. Another source says Edward Pease also held the shares of Thomas Richardson.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. NRM [1]
  • "Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive", by Robert Young. Published 1923.