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Leonard Raisbeck

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Leonard Raisbeck (c1773-1845)

1810 Recorder and a soliciter of Stockton was a major promoter of the Stockton and Darlington Railway [1]

"Leonard Raisbeck, Esq., was for many years recorder of the corporation, and on the 9th of January, 1824, he was presented by the mayor, aldermen, and other members of the corporate body, with an elegant epergne, value £100, as a mark of esteem for his services, and for the great zeal and exertions he had always displayed in promoting the general prosperity of the town. In his demeanour he was always affable and gentlemanly, and in his habits of business extremely punctual. As colonel of the Stockton Volunteers, he was presented by the members of that corps with a handsome sword, mounted with gold, and two silver goblets, when it was disbanded. Mr. Raisbeck died July 26th, 1845."[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Timothy Hackworth and the Locomotive by Robert Young. Published 1923.
  2. Annals of Stockton by Henry Heavisdes