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Henry T. Richardson

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Henry Thomas Richardson

1826 Born in Kensington, London, son of Henry Richardson[1]

1830 His father, Henry Richardson of Bala, invented the tubular lifeboat, having had the idea from observation of a wreck at Weymouth, and an examination of Blanchard's cylindrical air pontoon as used by the Royal Engineers in bridges and rafts[2]

1848 H. T. Richardson, then an officer in the Fourth Dragoon Guards, had a boat built in Manchester using the tubular principle, in which he journeyed to Flint

1851 Submitted a model to the Duke of Northumberland's competition; it was also exhibited at the Exhibition of 1851. Mr. Richardson then had another boat built in Manchester using the tubular system.

1851 A magistrate living in Bala with his father Henry Richardson 59, and his mother, Caroline Richardson 49[3]

1878 Died in Pwllheli[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
  2. The Engineer 1874
  3. 1851 census
  4. BMD