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Richard Dearman

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Richard Dearman (1732- )

1732 Richard Dearman was born in York, son of John Dearman and Elizabeth Dearman[1]

1760 Married Hannah Petty

1761 Birth of son John Petty Dearman

1781 Richard Dearman, ironfounder and metal worker, lived in Paradise street, Birmingham[2]

1783 Richard Dearman, ironfounder, took Jos Reynolds as an apprentice in Birmingham[3]

c.1785 Richard Dearman established the Eagle Foundry in Birmingham

1788 Agreement between Richard Dearman, ironfounder, Claud Johnson, button maker, and William Anderton, toy maker, all of Birmingham, assigness in the bankruptcy of Messrs. Freeth and Bayley, merchants, and Thomas Francis of Birmingham, iron-founder, concerning premises in the road leading to Hales Owen, in Birmingham.[4]

1792 Richard Dearman, gentleman, lived in Paradise street, Birmingham[5]

1799 Sale of his iron works - Forge and Slitting Mill - in Coalbrook Dale.[6]

1804 A Richard Dearman, iron founder, 72 years old, died in Coalbrookdale[7][8]

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Sources of Information

  1. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
  2. The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture. Volume the Second [Birmingham Directory section], [1781]
  3. UK, Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811
  4. National Archives
  5. The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture. Volume the Second [Birmingham Directory section], [1792]
  6. Manchester Mercury - Tuesday 18 June 1799
  7. Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
  8. Leeds Intelligencer - Monday 15 October 1804