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Percy Richardson

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April 1940.

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Percy Richardson (c1878-1955) of Foster, Yates and Thom

1901 June. London manager for Daimler.[1]

1904 'RICHARDSON, Percy. Car: Brotherhood. Was for several years London manager of the Daimler Motor Co., but resigned in December, 1903, to take up the general management and a seat on the Board of the Brotherhood-Crocker Motors, Ltd., a private company recently formed in connection with the old established engineering firm of Peter Brotherhood, Westminster Bridge, London. The Brotherhood-Crocker Motors, Ltd., intend manufacturing a high-class motor carriage on simplified Mercedes lines, and also cars and wagons for commercial purposes. Mr. Richardson has been a motorist since 1897, and has toured on a motor in every part of Great Britain. He desires to see England the chief motor manufacturing country of the world. Clubs: Nottingham Automobile, A.C.G.B. & I.' [2]

1911 Living at Pendennis, Dore, near Sheffield: Percy Richardson (age 33 born Nottingham), Motor car Engineer - Motor Car Manufacturer. With his wife Annie Richardson (age 32 born Dublin) and their daughter Shelagh Patria Richardson (age 4 born West Norwood). Two servants.[3]

1955 Obituary [4]

We have also learned with regret of the death, on October 8th, of Mr. Percy Richardson, a director and former chairman of Foster, Yates and Thorn, Ltd., Blackburn.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1901/06/22
  2. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  3. 1911 Census
  4. The Engineer 1955/11/04