The Richardson Gallery

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Charles Richardson

Charles Richardson was born on 16 February 1817 in Woodford, Essex, his father, Charles, was 29 and his mother, Ann, was 27. He married Selina Ellis on 4 November 1840 in Lambeth, Surrey. They had eight children in 13 years.

In the 1860’s Charles Richardson founded two businesses - The Conyer Cement Works, which was located on Conyer's Quay, and the Teynham Field Brickworks (now ...


William Richardson

On 29th May 1764, the 350 ton, Honorable East India Company trading ship “Solebay” passed the Downs and left the English Channel, bound for Bombay. She was under the command of 27 year old Captain William Richardson, who evidently had already spent many years at sea, and may even have sailed to India before.

The Solebay had been purchased from the Royal Navy the year before by ...

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