Charles Richardson (born February 16th 1819 - Born in Woodford, Essex United Kingdom) Death 30 Jan 1890 in Devon, England
The son of Charles Richardson Sen, ( 1787-1862) and Ann Pengilley ( 1790-1859 )
Charles Richardson (Jun) was born on 16 February 1817 in Woodford, Essex, England, his father, Charles Richardson (Sen), 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.
Charles Richardson established a very significant Brick & Cement manurfacturing facility at Conyer Creek Kent, while the operational base was at Vauxhall Whalf London. Where he grew considerable business interests.
In the 1860’s he founded two business , 1. The Conyer Cement Works, which was located on the Conyer quay 2. The Teynham Field Brickworks
He had houses built for his staff at Conyer ,close to Ship Inn. He rented these out for four shillings a week.
The main office and HQ was at Ninefields and the Brunswick Whalf at Vauxhall , this was the receiving end for most of the barges , were there was a railway and logical location for distribution . Charles , Rowley and Walter Thomas Richardson combined their interests , forming an alliance with EASTWOODS.His bricks bore the initial C.R. He owned wharves at Vauxhall, Paddington and Conyer. Some of his barges were: Frederick and Mary Ann, 1852; Sophia, 1856; Frank, 1870; Mabel, 1873; Swift, 1874. Swallow, 1877 and Osprey, 1881, Ruby of 1873, the William & Eleanor, Eliza, Charles ,William,Jeffie ,Phoebe and Lydia. Brick WharvesConyer dock, or Richardson's dock, was bought by Eastwoods in 1919 when they bought out the cement mills at Conyer.The Cements works were demolished during the 2ND world war TO PROVIDE brick Rubble for runways and airfields. The loading berths in this dock were used to take away bricks from Richardson's, then Eastwood's Teynham Field. A small-gauge railway ran through the orchards and down to the wharf. This is now the footpath ZR681, known as the 'Tramway'.He died on 31 January 1890 at his retiremant home of Castle Cary, Torquay, Devon, at the age of 72.
Founder of the family Brick and Cement Firm A & WT Richardson Ltd, which lasted over 100 years. This business was founded by the late Charles Richardson in 1850 with wharves and offices at Vauxhall and Paddington, these premises being the London points of distribution for the stock bricks and red facing bricks manufactured at Teynham in Kent and Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush. Portland cement and Roman cement manufactured at Conyers Quay near Sittingbourne were also handled here. Charles Richardson of Vauxhall, London, His brickfield was at Teynham, Kent and his cement works at nearby Conyer. He owned wharves at Vauxhall and Conyer, using his own barges to transport his goods. His bricks were stamped CR. In the early 1880's he joined forces with John Francis Eastwood and four others to form Eastwoods Co. Ltd. supplying bricks to London, Kent and Essex by barge.
Some of his barges were: Frederick and Mary Ann, 1852; Sophia, 1856; Frank, 1870; Mabel, 1873; Swift, 1874. Swallow, 1877 and Osprey, 1881, Ruby of 1873, the William & Eleanor, Eliza, Charles ,William,Jeffie ,Phoebe and Lydia. Brick WharvesConyer dock, or Richardson's dock, was bought by Eastwoods in 1919 when they bought out the cement mills at Conyer.The Cements works were demolished during the 2ND world war TO PROVIDE brick Rubble for runways and airfields.
An ever expanding Eastwoods went on to own many brickworks in Eastern and South-Eastern Counties of England including making Fletton bricks at Peterborough. October 18, 1840 Age 23 Marriage of CHARLES to Selina Ellis Lambeth, Greater London, UK. March, 1842 Age 25 Birth of daughter Selina Richardson Paddington, Greater London, UK. 1847 Age 29 Birth of 1st son Alexander R RICHARDSON Paddington, Greater London, UK 1849 Age 31 Birth of 2nd son Walter T Richardson Paddington, Greater London, UK 1851 Age 33 Birth of 3rd son Frederick Charles Richardson March, 1855 Age 38 Birth of 4th son George Canning Richardson Hammersmith, Greater London, UK. Until about 1853 Charles and his wife, Selina, lived at 2 South Wharf (later at 6 South Wharf), Paddington. By 1854 they were living at Warwick House, Uxbridge Road, Shepherds' Bush, London. Latterly, they mostly lived apart as he moved to Castle Cary, St Marychurch, near Torquay, Devon. On his death the founder of the Company was succeeded by his two sons, Mr Alexander R and Mr Walter T Richardson and a partnership formed, to be known by the title of Alfred Jefferies Richardson until, following the decease of Mr Alec Richardson, the firm was formed into a private limited company in 1923, having as its first board of Directors, Mrs A E Watson, Mr Alfred Jefferies Richardson, Mr H W Worsfold and Mr R E Moores, under the Joint Managing Directorship of Admiral CATHCART R Wason CMG CIE Walter Thomas’s Widows new husband ,and Colonel Charles Richardson. Three members of the family Mrs N M Monsell and Mrs A Sich, granddaughters of the founder, and Mr John W Sich great grandson, then served the board under the Managing Director Colonel C Richardson, grandson of the founder. Mr Charles Richardson commenced business immediately after the repeal of the tax on bricks which lasted from 1784-1850 and following the demand created for the then "new" Portland Cement first discovered in 1824 by William Aspdin a bricklayer of Leeds. The White City at Shepherds Bush now occupies the old site of the Wood Lane Brickworks, from which more than a million stock bricks were supplied for the foundations of the Albert Memorial. In more recent years the Company also supplied the bricks used in the foundation of Eros, when that graceful statue by Gilbert was finally replaced in Piccadilly Circus. Early in the present century bricks and portland cement were also supplied for Surrey's famous home of cricket, the Oval at Kennington, whilst much of the early production of cement from the Conyer Works was exported to New Zealand, where the high quality of the product won for us the Silver Medal at New Zealand International Exhibition in 1882. The Company ceased production of cement at Conyer in 1906 and of bricks at Teynham in 1919, but in 1945 with the acquisition of the Auclaye Brickfields Limited, are again producing multi coloured stock bricks, the bulk of which have been supplied to help meet the needs of London's post war housing problems, many millions being used by the London County Council and the Ministry of Works. Premises at LMS Railway Goods Depot, Wandsworth Road, London SW8 Charles Richardson died 30th January 1890, at his home Cary Castle ,Church Street, St Mary Church Torquay . He was buried 11:30 am Tuesday 4th February 1890, at Torquay Cemetery Hele Road ,,Section G 4 , Row 9 reference 4743
This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles Richardson of Cary Castle St Mary Church near Torquay in the County of Devon Esquire. 1. I hereby revoke all Wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will. 2. I hereby appoint my sons Alexander Richardson and Walter Thomas Richardson to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will. 3. I devise and bequeath all the estates which at my death shall be vested in me upon any trusts or by way of mortgage and of which I shall at my death have power to dispose by Will unto the said Alexander Richardson and William Thomas Richardson their heirs executors and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof respectively Upon the trusts and subject to the equity of redemption which at my death shall be subsisting or capable of taking effect therein respectively. 4. I devise and bequeath my freehold messuage known as ‘Eynham House’ situate at Wood Lane Shepherds Bush in the County of Middlesex and my leashold messuages situate at No 16 Clifton Villas and No 11 Westbourne Terrace North in the County of Middlesex with the outbuildings and land rights easements and appurtenances thereto belonging to my Son Alexander Richardson his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the tenure thereof respectively. 5. I devise and bequeath my freehold messuage known as Thornhill situate at St Marys Church aforesaid and my leasehold messuages known as The Royal Hotel and St George’s Terrace respectively situate at Babbicombe and St Marys Church in the said County of Devon with the outbuildings and lands rights easements and appurtenances thereto belonging to my Son Walter Thomas Richardson his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the tenure thereof respectively. 6. I devise my freehold messuage and land situate in the County of Eden in the District of Auckland in the Colony of New Zealand to my son Frederick Charles Richardson his heirs and assigns. 7. I devise and bequeath all those my freehold Wharf and premises known as Brunswick Wharf situate at Vauxhall in the County of Surrey and the Goodwill of the business of a Wharfinger and Merchant carried on by me thereon with the stock in trade craft plant and implements horses and carts and other effects of and used in connection with such businesses. And all those my freehold brickfields lands and hereditaments situate at Wood Lane Shepherds Bush in the County of Middlesex and the Goodwill of the business of a Brick Manufacturer carried on by me thereon with the stock in trade plant and implements horses and carts and other effects of and used in connection with such business. And also all my freehold messuages wharves brickfields cement works mill, land and hereditaments situate at Teynham in the County of Kent and the Goodwill of the businesses of a brick and cement manufacturer and Merchant carried on by me thereon with the stock in trade craft plant railway and implements horses and carts and other effects of and used in connection with such businesses. And also all my estate term and interest in all those my leasehold wharf and premises known as No 6 South Wharf situate at Paddington in the County of Middlesex and the Goodwill of the businesses of a Wharfinger and Merchant carried on by me thereon with the stock in trade craft plant and implements horses and carts and other effects of and used in connection with such businesses. And also all monies owing to me at the time of my decease on account of or in respect of any of the said several businesses with all securities for the same and also all moneys owing to me on the balance of current accounts at the Western Branch of the Bank of England in Burlington Gardens London unto the said Alexander Richardson and Walter Thomas Richardson their heirs executors and administrators according to the nature and quality thereof respectively. Upon trust (subject to the payment and surcharge thereout of all debts and liabilities in respect of the said several businesses) for my said sons their heirs executors and H1 CHARLES RICHARDSON 1817 - 1890 administrators as tenants in common if they shall within four calendar months next after my decease have executed Articles of Partnership for the purpose of carrying on in Partnership together the same several businesses and shall have included in such Articles the usual Clause for the reference of all disputes to Arbitration but if such Articles of Partnership shall not have been executed before the expiration of the said period then the said real and personal estate hereinbefore devised and bequeathed in trust shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate and be dealt with accordingly. 8. I devise and bequeath to the said Alexander Richardson and Walter Thomas Richardson their heirs executors administrators and assigns that my leasehold messuage and premises known as Cary Castle situate at St Mary Church aforesaid with the horses and carriages books pictures plate linen china furniture and household effects in or about the same and all other my real chattel real and personal estate (except what I have otherwise disposed of by this my Will). Upon trust that they the said Alexander Richardson and Walter Thomas Richardson or the survivors of them or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will (hereinafter called my Trustees) shall sell call in and convert into money such parts of the said real chattel real and personal estate as shall not consist of money but with full power to postpone the sale or conversion of the whole or any part thereof during such period as they shall think proper And shall by and out of the monies to arise from such sale calling in an conversion and the ready money of which I shall be possessed at my death and of which I have not otherwise disposed of by this my Will pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts (other than debts owing by me at the time of my decease in respect of the hereinbefore mentioned several businesses) and shall hold the residue of the same monies In trust thereout to pay and set apart free from the Legacy duty thereon the following sums (that is to say) To pay to my son Alexander Richardson the sum of Twenty thousand pounds To my son Walter Thomas Richardson the sum of Twenty thousand pounds. To my son Frederick Charles Richardson the sum of Twelve thousand pounds. To my son George Canning Richardson the sum of Twelve thousand pounds. To my brother William Richardson the sum of Six thousand pounds. To Annie Simmonds and Henry Simmonds the children of my sister Mrs Ann Simmonds the sum of One thousand five hundred pounds each. To my Sister Mrs Ruth Jeffrys the sum of Three thousand pounds for her separate use To my Niece Mrs Jane Best the sum of Five hundred pounds. To my grandson Humphry Taylor the sum of Two thousand pounds. To my 2 Clerk Mr Arthur Broad (provided he be in my employment or that of my said Sons Alexander and Walter Thomas at my decease) the sum of Two thousand pounds. To my Clerk Mr Henry Gawthorn (provided he be in such employment as aforesaid at my decease) the sum of One thousand five hundred pounds. To my solicitor Mr Arthur Vere Archer Powys the sum of One thousand pounds. To my Housekeeper Mrs Alice Page Wills the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds such sum to be paid to her as soon as may be after my decease for her immediate requirements. 9. Also to set apart and purchase in the name or names of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will the sum of eight thousand pounds Two and three quarters per Cent Consolidated Stock to be held in trust during the life of the said Alice Page Wills and as from the time of my decease to pay to her the dividends to accrue thereon during her life for her separate use and after the death of the said Alice Page Wills to hold the said sum of Consolidated Stock and the income thereof in trust for such person or persons for such purposes and in such manner in all respects as the said Alice Page Wills shall by Will or Codicil appoint. One of his daughters may have married a Taylor, neither of his daughters mentioned in Will 2H1 CHARLES RICHARDSON 1817 - 1890 10. Also to set apart the sum of Ten Thousand pounds and to lay out the same in the names or name of the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will in or upon any securities in or upon which such funds or Cash under the control of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice may for the time being be authorised by Law to be invested but not in any other mode of investment with power from time to time to vary or transpose such securities into or for others of the same or a like nature at their or his discretion. And I direct that the said securities shall as from the time of my decease be held upon the following trusts (that is to say) In Trust during the life of my son William Richardson to pay the income of such securities by half yearly payments to the said William Richardson or to apply the same for his maintenance support or benefit at the absolute discretion of my Trustees unless and until he shall become Bankrupt or shall assign or chargew or attempt to assign or charge the said Income or any other event shall happen whereby if the same belonged absolutely to him he would be deprived of the personal enjoyment thereof in which case my Trustees shal henceforth in their uncontrolled discretion pay or apply all or any part of such income to or for the benefit of the said William Richardson as my Trustees shall think fit and so much of the said manner as shall not be applied or disposed of by my said Trustees under the discretionary power hereinbefore contained shall sink into my residuary estate. And after the decease of the said William Richardson the securities representing the said Ten Thousand Pounds shall sink into and form part of my said residuary estate. 11. I direct that the Legacy duty on the pecuniary legacies hereinbefore bequeathed free of Legacy duty shall be paid out of my general personal estate. 12. And subject to aforesaid the said residuary monies and the investments for the time being representing the same shall be in trust for my said sons Alexander Richardson and Walter Thomas Richardson their executors administrators and assigns absolutely and in equal shares. 13. And lastly I desire that my Solicitor Mr Arthur Vere Archer Powys shall be employed by the said Trustees or Trustee for the time being as Professional Advisor in the Administration of my estate and the execution of the trusts of this my Will.In witness whereof I the said Charles Richardson have to each sheet of this my Will contained in five sheets of paper set my hand this 10th day of August one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine. Charles Richardson
for Charles Richardson
Richardson Charles Esq. Personal Estate British Pounds 161,692 15 s .5 d 8 March 1890
The last will of Charles Richardson late of CARY Castle, Mary Church , in the County of Devon . Esquire . Who Died 30th JANUARY 1890 , at Cary Castle .Was proved at the PRINCIPLE REGISTARY by Alexander Richardson of Eynham House Shepherd’s Bush in the County of Middlesex and Walter Thomas Richardson of 66 Addison Road Middlesex .Merchants the sons the executors .
His elevated headstone is clearly marked in Row 9. And easy to find in this row starting with the names Bond , Pugh, Valentine , Todd , Burgess etc . Charles grave is adjacent to Hodge, and the unmarked grave of Smith. He was buried 11.30 am 4th February 1890
The Times 3rd Feb 1890 .:One 30th January 1890 Charles Richardson, of Cary Castle, St.Mary Church, Torquay, aged 73.
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The Cements works were demolished during the 2ND world war TO PROVIDE brick Rubble for runways and airfields