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Thomas Richardson Junior

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1821 Born in Easington, son of Thomas Richardson (1795-1850)

1843 Married Maria Anna Pearson Greenwell in Sunderland[1]

1846 Birth of first son, Thomas

1850 Thomas and his brother John inherited an iron foundry and a shipbuilding business on the death of their father, Thomas Richardson.

1851 Thomas Richardson 29, iron merchant, lived in Easington with Maria Richardson 28, Thomas Richardson 4, Henry Richardson 2[2]

1855 they changed the name of the firm to Richardson Brothers

1858 Thomas Richardson of Hartlepool Iron Works, Hartlepool.[3]

1871 Thomas Richardson 49, engineer and iron master, Maria Richardson 45, Thomas Richardson 23, engineer and iron master, Henry Richardson 22, engineer and iron master, William John Richardson 19, student at Cambridge, Charles Ed Richardson 17, Eleanor Richardson 8, Alice Richardson 8[4]

MP for the Hartlepools at various times; first held the seat as a Liberal but seceded on the introduction of Mr. Gladstone's first Home Rule Bill.

1884 He built Kirklevington Hall

At the General Election of 1886 he won the Hartlepools for Unionism

1891 Died; buried in Stockton on Tees

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