Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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William Haden Richardson

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William Haden Richardson

c.1785 Born, eldest of 11 children of Joseph Richardson, a master furnace builder, who had built the furnace at Wordsley Flint Glass works. One of his brothers was Benjamin Richardson (1802-1887) and another was Jonathan.

William gained experience in glass-making from working at several Midlands works; also knew about furnace building from his father.

1802 Began glass-making in Bilston.

1810 William Haden Richardson joined Dudley Flint Glassworks as their traveler. Then moved to Graftron’s Brierly Glassworks.

1810 Joined Hawkes and Co where he worked until 1828.

1829 Benjamin Richardson, Thomas Webb and William Haden Richardson took over the Wordsley Glass Works as Webb and Richardson.

1836 Webb left the partnership. The third Richardson brother, Jonathan, then joined the firm, which became known as W. H., B. and J. Richardson.

1841 William Haden Richardson bought the White House Glass Works, without involving his partners in W. H., B. and J. Richardson

1876 William Haden Richardson died aged 91 years.

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