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Richard Champion

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Porcelain maker in Bristol.

1743 Born in Bristol, the son of Joseph Champion (1714-1794)

1762 After being educated in London, he started work with his uncle Richard Champion (1704-1766), a Bristol merchant.

1768 Joseph Fry subscribed £1500 to establish the Bristol china works of Richard Champion.

1773 Bought Porcelain works in Castle Green, Bristol and a patent from William Cookworthy to produce true or hard-paste porcelain.

Sold patent in 1781. [1]

1784 Emigrated to America.

1791 Died in Camden, South Carolina

Most of the above information is drawn from 'The Descendants of William Champion' [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bristol's 'M Shed'
  2. [1] 'The Descendants of William Champion' by Charles E. G. Pease