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William Richardson Esq. (abt. 1738 - abt. 1799)

Capt William Richardson Esq.
Born about in Calcutta, West Bengal, Indiamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Gainford on Tees, in Durham, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Aug 2014
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Biography

Capt William Richardson was born in 1738. He passed away 21 Aug 1799.


On 29th May 1764, the brand new, 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 On 29th May 1764, the brand new, 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 apparently was built by Charles Dingley.


William Richardson, a merchant trader, a mentor to Hogan and later his father-in-law. When he was in his early 20s, Hogan married Frances, who was born to Richardson and his ethnically Indian housekeeper, referred to as Anna Marie Lacy, from Tirhut state in present-day Bihar. Richardson acquired a charter enabling him to function as a privateer; the “letter of marque” displayed on Hogan’s ship was both a warning and a statement of fact. This meant that while Richardson (and Hogan) weren’t employees of the East India Company, they could trade, and as privateers, attack and plunder ships belonging to other nations.

Through Richardson, Hogan was introduced to well-known traders who had worldwide links—they sold rice and slaves to the Americas and conducted silk, tea, and opium trade in China and the east. reference Michael H Styles

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1798 Will of William Richardson of Gainford, born in Limehouse and lived in Calcutta, with Codicil

Will of William Richardson of Gainsford 6 January 1798 This is the last Will and testament of me, William Richardson of Gainford in the County of Durham being of sound and [disposing] mind, memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the [same] first & principally I [assign] my Soul unto my Creator and my Body & commit to the Earth to be buried at Gainford aforesaid or wherever my Executor may think proper and as to my worldly property which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as follows: I give and bequeath unto Anna Maria Lacy of Calcutta in Bengall the use with [ipuro] & profit of our Upper Room’d & our Lower Room’d House situate in the Town in a Lane leading from the Whaddy Bazar to the Muryii [Bantta] & numbered 14 and 15 near unto a house formerly occupied by Mr. [Wisp] the Title Deeds of which are now in her possession together with the [dutrist] of eight thousand Sicca Rupees which I have deposited on Bond with the House of Fairlie1 & Co. for and during the term of her natural life this bequest being meant as a handsome & ~~ comfortable maintenance for her, she having been a confident good servant a [truder] and affectionate Mother and from and after her decease I give [devise] & bequeath the before mentioned two houses & the said eight thousand Sicca Rupees together with all other effects she may be possess’d of at the time of her death (which is also her desire) unto her son Captain William Richardson Junior who is now in [Zudig] to & for his sole use & benefit and to whom I do likewise bequeath an Upper Room’d House situate near the Ramparts on the [Zoland] Bombay the title deeds of which are in possession of my attorney Mr. John [Forbes] [there] & also registered in the Mayor’s Court in the year One thousand seven hundred and ninety To my friend Charlotte Richardson daughter of the aforesaid Anna Maria Lacy I have three thousand pounds East India stock standing in my name in the Books of that Company (subject to the payment of one hundred sixty pounds p’ Annum arising from the dividends thereof) unto Mrs. Mary Potter of Cleasby in Yorkshire spinster or ~ 2 to Mrs. Elizabeth Gouldsborough of the same 2 3 place Widow to be [routurned] to the longest survivor To my friend Harriet Richardson daughter of the aforesaid Mother I have three thousand pounds East India Stocks standing in my name in the Books of that Company (subject to the payment of One hundred sixty pounds p’ annum araising from the dividend thereof unto her Brother Christopher Rowland Richardson until he hath attained the age of twenty one years & [to] honour the dividends on the above mentioned stock to be [revised] by the said Charlotte & Harriet Richardson and the principal to be transferred to them as they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years. But if either the said Charlotte or Harriet ^or Christopher^ Richardson should die before attaining the age of twenty one years having lawful [issue] then my Will is that such issue shall enjoy & be possess’d of the bequest before mentioned intended for their respective parents to & for their sole use & benefit But should it so happen that both the said Charlotte & Harriet Richardson die before attaining the age of twenty one years not having any lawful issue then it is my Will that everything I have bequeathed unto them shall become the property of their surviving Brothers & Sisters (Children of the said Anna Maria Lacy) share and share alike - The Stock [there] [p.] Govt Consolidated [Grant] Annuities standing in my name in the Books of the Governor & Company of the Bank of England I give & bequeath as follows viz To my Aunt Mrs Mary Potter of Cleasby in Yorkshire Spinster the Interest 4 of Two thousand pounds for & during the

posted by Phil Richardson
Sacred to the memory of Captain William Richardson, many years commander

of a ship in the East Indies, who died 21st August 1799, aged 61 years.

On a tablet placed against the south wall of the nave — St Marys, Gainford on Tees, in Durham

posted by Phil Richardson

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