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Richard Darby

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1788 Born in Madeley, son of Abraham Darby (1750-1789) and his wife Rebecca[1]

1796 After their father's death, the iron-making interests of his descendants were separated from those of the Reynolds family, the Darbys keeping control of the Coalbrookdale and Horsehay undertakings. Darby's sons Francis and Richard were both involved in managing the ironworks.

1819 Birth of son William Henry Darby

1822 Birth of son Charles Edward Darby

1832 Resigned from the Coalbrookdale partnership

1851 Living in Coalbrookdale, Richard Darby 63, retired iron master, Maria Darby 60, William H Darby 31, ironmaster, Charles E Darby 29, ironmaster, Rebecca S Darby 19[2]

1860 Died in Shropshire[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers
  2. 1851 census
  3. National Probate Calendar
  • Biography of Abraham Darby (1750-1789), ODNB