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William Richardson (1842-1918)

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1842 Born son of W. R. Richardson in Alfreton

1871 Wm Richardson 56, brass founder, lived in Manfield with Mary Richardson 51, Wm Richardson 29, foundry manager, Mary Ann Richardson 28, Saml Richardson 25, foreman engine fitter, Israel Richardson 23, foundry clerk, Sarah J Richardson 19, Richd Richardson 17, brass moulder, John Richardson 11, Francisco Richardson 10, Antonio Richardson 8[1]

1877 of Meadow Foundry, Mansfield

1881 William Richardson 39, iron founder, lived in Mansfield with Melville D.R. Richardson 6, Percival B. Richardson 4, Elsie M.E. Richardson 4, Evelyn G. Richardson 3[2]

1891 Ironfounder, lived in Mansfield with his family[3]

1896 With A. Richardson and S. Green, gained a patent on "Improvements in velocipedes, bicycles, tricycles, motor cars, and other road wheel machines."

1897 William Richardson, managing director of the Meadow Foundry Co of Mansfield gained a patent for "Improvements in ventilating radiators", applicable to steam or water radiators.

1901 William Richardson 59, manager of iron foundry, employer, lived in Mansfield with Margarett C Richardson 56, Elsie M E Richardson 24, Evelyn G Richardson 23[4]

1911 Iron Foundry Manager (retired), lived in Mansfield with Margaret Catherine Richardson 65[5]

1918 Died in Mansfield[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  2. 1881 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. National probate calendar