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James Nicholson Richardson (1846–1921) of the Bessbrook Spinning Co

1846 February 7th. Born in Belfast, the son of John Grubb Richardson, an industrialist, and his first wife, Helena Grubb, originally of Cahir Abbey, co. Tipperary.

He was educated at home until 1857 and then at Grove House Academy, a Quaker school in Tottenham.

1867 Married Sarah Sophia Malcomson, daughter of William Malcolmson, in Waterford.

1878 The Bessbrook Spinning Company was incorporated as a limited company, with Richardson as its first chairman

At the 1880 general election Richardson was elected Member of Parliament for Armagh and held the seat until 1885. He was a supporter of the interests of the tenant farmers of Ireland and a member of the Religious Society of Friends.

1893 Married Sara Bell in Lurgan[1]

Richardson died at the age of 75 and is buried in the grounds of Bessbrook Friends' Meeting House, close to his home.

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  1. Quaker records