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  1. Thomas Richardson: Birth: BEF 5 OCT 1736 in Westminster, London, England.

  2. Ann Richardson: Birth: ABT 1738 in Westminster, London, England. Death: 12 AUG 1802 in Paris, France

  3. Richard Richardson: Birth: BEF 19 AUG 1739 in Westminster, London, England.

  4. Catherine Richardson: Birth: BEF 10 OCT 1743 in Westminster, London, England.

  5. Martha Richardson: Birth: BEF 30 JAN 1744 in Westminster, London, England. Death: 25 JUN 1795 in Clifton Reynes, Olney, Buckinghamshire, England

  6. Thomas Richardson: Birth: BEF 12 FEB 1746 in Westminster, London, England.

  7. John Richardson: Birth: BEF 15 JUL 1748 in Westminster, London, England. Death: AFT 1806 in of Bramshot, Hampshire, England

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Author:   Darryl Lundy
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2. Title:   Cowper and Lady Austen New Documents and Notes
Source:   SR682
Author:   Kenneth Povey
Publication:   Oxford University Press The Review of English Studies, Vol. 10, No. 40, pp. 417-427
3. Title:   Parish registers for St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Westminster, 1550-1926
Page:   Film 6901249
Source:   SR419
Author:   Church of England. St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church (Westminster, Middlesex).
4. Title:   UK National Archives
Source:   SR1324
5. Title:   UK National Archives
Source:   SR1324
6. Title:   London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer
Page:   1742, Vol 11, p 361
Source:   SR1610
Author:   C. Ackers
7. Title:   England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills
Page:   PROB 11: Will Registers 1773-1776 Piece 0999: Bargrave, Quire Numbers 234-278 (1774)
Source:   SR1611
8. Title:   UK National Archives
Source:   SR1324
9. Title:   Charities and Charitable Donations: Return to an Address to His Majesty, Dated 23d February 1829 ; - for A Return of the Number of Charities and Charitable Donations, for the Benefit of the Poor and Other Persons in England and Wales
Page:   251
Source:   SR1734
Author:   Great Britain. Court of Chancery. Enrollment Office
10. Title:   Durham County Record Office
Page:   D/Br/D 2220
Source:   SR1742
11. Title:   England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Page:   Indexing Project (Batch) Number P00052-1, GS Film number 91091
Source:   SR907
12. Title:   The Town and Country Magazine, Or, Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment, Volume 6
Page:   Deaths 1774, p392
Source:   SR1732
Publication:   A. Hamilton
13. Title:   England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills
Page:   PROB 11: Will Registers 1763-1767 Piece 934: Legard, Quire Numbers 429-476 (1767)
Source:   SR1611

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Note:   FAMILY & PARENTS: Originally, in trying to find John Richardson's parents, I could find no obvious birth record for him, or any reference to his parents. All I had was that Richard Stonehewer was a kinsman of his [as stated in John Richardson's will]. This would refer to the Richard Stonehewer who lived c1728 - 1809, lawyer, friend of Thomas Gray, and the son of Richard Stonehewer (d 29 Oct 1769) rector of Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, from 1727 to 1769. Richard Stonehewer plays an important part, as my link between John Richardson, Esq, army agent, of Fulham to his Richardson ancestors. Richard Stonehewer was named as kinsman and executor of John RIchardson’s will. Through following up the Stonehewer ancestry [Elizabeth Richardson was his grandmother], I was able to link John RIchardson to the Richardsons of Caterhouse, Framwellgate, Durham, England. Here John Richardson and Margery Racket [Elizabeth’s parents] had many children, though half of them seemed to have died in childhood. Their eldest son, John had a son named John, but that John inherited Caterhouse and it passed on to a grandson John - and it was not the one who was army agent. Richard Stonehewer was then involved in sorting out the Richardson 2nd cousins’ inheritance of Caterhouse, Framwellgate amongst other real estate, when the last John Richardson of Caterhouse [who married Isabella Wilkinson] died without having any children and his estates were spread amongst his second cousins. So I had to look to John RIchardson of Caterhouse’s other sons so find one who had a son named John. Two did, the 2nd son, Cuthbert had a son who was baptised 2 JUL 1709, which fits well with John, army agent. And the youngest son, William also had a son named John, baptised 27 NOV 1711. I found a link between John Richardson of Middlesex, Gent and Hylton Richardson, in the Durham Records [see below]. This would be John’s brother. Hylton Richardson was a unique name in those times, as it was his mother’s surname used as a first name, I do not think there were 2 of them, as I found none in the baptism records, searching the whole of England in the 50 years around his birth date. So finding a link between Hylton and John from Middlesex, links John to Cuthbert as father. It also places Cuthbert’s son as having moved from Durham to Middlesex, while Hylton, himself was now a Mariner in Northumberland. This record includes John Hylton of Hylton Castle, Esq, who would no doubt be family. The record is together with a collection of records is about the Hylton’s of Hylton Castle. - John Richardson set up a Charity, consisting of 501., which was bequeathed to the parish of Bartholomew the Great and secured in the Old South Sea annuities in the year 1730. This was apparently set up in a will. His location of Downing Street was mentioned - so I know it is not one of the other John Richardsons. This charity continued to be mentioned after his death, as the interest was paid out every year. There is also mention of it being a family charity and being set up earlier than this. - I found a quite a few references for his initial career as an army agent, and probable rank of Brigadier, see the extracts from references, below - this part of his career seems quite clear. Then I found a link between his executor, Thomas Rumsey of Hampstead, and John Richardson Esq., as Agent for Out Pensioners Chelsea Hospital, which I presume he did after his military career. This was confirmed in the Journals of the House of Commons, Volume 44, p256, where he is specifically called Thomas Rumsey, Esquire, Executor of John Richardson, late Agent for the Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital. I have records showing that his name continued to be mentioned, posthumously, till 1814 in regards to this. His interest in hospitals being shown in "A List of the Governors and Guardians, of the Hospital for the Maintenance and Education of Exposed and Deserted Young Children, Volume 9, p29", where I found a reference to John Richardson, Esq; Lincolns Inn and to Thomas Ryder, Esq; Lincolns Inn [Thomas Ryder being another of his executors]. This list of Governors and Guardians was started in 1739 and included people elected to the position till 1768. The above reference listing John Richardson suggests a law career, as he is “John Richardson, Esq; Lincolns Inn”. Another alternative is that this refers to his son, John Richardson... as the links between these two gentlemen and yet a third John Richardson Esq., would be unusual. Law was a regular choice of career in the earlier and current generations of the Durham Richardson family. I then found a connection between Stonehewer and Richardson at Cambridge in 1749, in The Cambridge University Calendar for the year 1833]. I assumed this was John Richardson, there is no first name to confirm this. This would act as a confirmation of his being a lawyer, even if he accomplished this while he was still involved in the mIlitary. ------------------ CHILDREN: We know that John, Ann and Martha were John Richardson and Ann Robinson's children, as other than baptism records, they were also mentioned in his will. John and Ann possibly had more children: Catherine, Thomas [x2], and Richard. I am including them, as they came from the same IGI batch number and film 6901249 of Richardsons born to a John and Anne at Westminster. The co-incidence of it being someone else, at the same location is possible. Though these children, as I couldn’t find further reference, could have died in childhood. For their son John: There were 2 John Richardsons , one christened 01 APR 1746, the other 15 JUL 1748 at Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster. I am not sure which one was the son that married Cecilia. Though I would guess the 1748 date is the correct one, as it fits in better with the birth dates of the other children [one being baptised in 1746 already]. ------------------ DURHAM RECORD OFFICE: Ref: D/Br/D 2220 12 and 13 May 1736
(1) Thomas Hylton of Monkwearmouth, clerk
(2) John Richardson of Westminister, Middlesex, gent.; Hylton Richardson of North Shield, Northumberland, mariner; and Margaret Richardson of East Chirton, Northumberland, spinster
(3) John Hylton of Hylton Castle, Esq.
Copy lease and release from (1) and (2) to (3) of the manors etc. of Hylton, Highford, Lowford, Monkwearmouth, Fulwell and Suddick except the farmhold of Newhall as specified
Consideration: £370 from (3) to (2) in equal sums
(1 file) - ------------------ UK NATIONAL ARCHIVES: Reference: C 11/2259/8 Description: Short title: Richardson v Smith. Document type: Bill and three answers. Plaintiffs: John Richardson, gent of St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex. Defendants: Henry Cuffand, esq, Henry Smith and Elizabeth Smith his wife, James Warren and Anne Fulham. Date of bill (or first document): 1730 Held by: The National Archives, Kew - Reference: SP 41/13/39 SP - Records assembled by the State Paper Office, including papers of the Secretaries of State up to 1782 Description: Authorisation by the Secretary of War for the commissioning of John Richardson as Gentleman Ajutant to the Earl of Albermarle's 3rd Troop of Horse Guards. Date: 1741 Mar 26 Held by: The National Archives, Kew - Reference: D3155/C1911 Description: Downing Street. John Richardson (regimental agent) to Sir R Wilmot. Mr Hamilton and Mr Fitzgerald recommended. Headquarters at Aberdeen Date: 29 Oct 1756 Held by: Derbyshire Record Office, not available at The National Archives Language: English - Reference: T 1/377/70 Description: Account of John Richardson, agent for paying out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital, from 25 Dec. 1756 to 25 Dec. 1757. Date: 1757 [Dec.] Held by: The National Archives, Kew Legal status: Public Record - Reference: C 112/33 Description: Title deeds to property in St James's, Westminster, as handed down by the Elliott and Richardson families. Numbered 1-33 and 35. Probates of Joseph Richardson 1753 and John Richardson 1774. Date: 1661-1780 Held by: The National Archives, Kew ------------------ London magazine, or Gentleman's monthly intelligencer (1732), Volume 11 p361 1742 PROMOTIONS: Civil & Military: John Richardson, Esq; Brigadier in the third Troop of Horse Guards. ------------------ Military antiquities - Volume 2, Page 37 Francis Grose - 1788 1745: JOHN RICHARDSON, agent to the first troop of horse guards, being examined, said, that he has no concern in the clothing of this troop, otherwise than as he sometimes pays bills occasionally, by the colonel's order: and that he borrowed 5oool. upon the present assignment, of a person who is allowed 51. per cent. for his money and is to accompt with the colonel for the surplus. ------------------ THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1833. 1749 Triposes [Lists of those that obtained Honours] Wranglers and Sen Optimes or Baccalaurei quibus sua reservatur senioritas comitiis prioribus - Stonehewer - Trin. - Richardson - Emm. ------------------ EXCERPTS FROM COWPER AND LADY AUSTEN: - available on JSTOR and OXFORD JOURNALS, Oxford University Press@ p417 ...He is content to say that Lady Austen's maiden name was Richardson, p418-9 Mad. la C. was daughter of a Mr Richardson, who had some agencies, and kept his Carriage. He had a Son and two Daughters.[1] One of them, I think the eldest, married a Mr Green, who had a Brewery (now Poole's at Chelsea) that brought in £2000 a Year; but 7 Years afterwd he failed, in consequence of the wickedness of a brother, who swelled a trifling family incumbrance to a debt of £30.000. Mr G. died not long after, leaving an excellent Character, and a Widow (who had given up most of her settlement to the Creditors) with 3 Children.[2] She married a Clergyman named Jones, who long lived at Clifton near Olney. Mrs J. who was an amiable sensible pious Woman, died 3 or 4 Years since, and has left by her second husband 2 Sons and a Daughter.[3] I believe the latter is with her Aunt the Countess. [1] He was " John Richardson of North End in the Parish of Fulham in the County of Middlesex Esquire." His wife was Ann, " Daughter of the late Mrs. Margery Whitworth of the Parish of Saint Georges Hanover Square by Mr. Robinson her former Husband," and his children were John, Martha (Mrs. Green, afterwards Jones), and Ann (Lady Austen). (Will, P.C.C. 241 Bargrave, dated December 8, I770.) He was an Army agent with an address in Downing Street and afterwards in Crown Court, Westminster (Army List and London directories, passim). [2] She married Richard Green on November I, 1763 (Gentleman's Magazine, xxxiii, 565). His bankruptcy is recorded in the Magazine for October, I772 (xlii, 496). Their daughter Anne is occasionally mentioned in Cowper's letters. She married George Grindon, surgeon, on May 26, 1791 (Olney Registers, Bucks P.R. Society, p. 428; information from Dr. F. J. Grindon of Olney). [3] There is an account of her second husband, Thomas Jones (1745 ?-I804), in Canon S. L. Ollard's Six Students of St. Edmund Hall, I9I1 ; see also Thomas Wright, The Town of Cowper, 2nd ed., 1893, p. 218, articles by the Rev. W. G. D. Fletcher in Trans. Shropshire Archaeological Society, 4th Series, ii, I86-192, viii-x, 1912, and a note by the Rev. A. B. Emden in St. Edmund Hall Magazine, vol. ii, No. 3, p. 67, 1928. Formerly a barber, he became a sort of spiritual apprentice to Newton at Olney. He afterwards went up to Oxford, and obtained some celebrity on account of his expulsion from St. Edmund all for methodistical practices in 1768. He was curate of Clifton Reynes, a mile from Olney, from about 1772-1792, and for some time acted as steward to Lord Peterborough, who had property in the neighbourhood (cf. Cowper's Correspondence,ed. Wright, ii, 351, 359, 368, 377). In an undated collection of his Clifton sermons, he calls himself Chaplain to the Earl of Peterborough. His acquaintance with Mrs. Green was perhaps due to Lord Peterborough, who had an estate at Fulham, or to Erasmus Middleton, another of the Six Students, sometime curate of Chelsea. They were married at Clifton by Newton on May I5, I778. Mrs. Jones died at Olney on June 25, 1795. -- p420-21 Sir R. & my lady returned to England in I771, and lived first at Mr Green's; then at Bramshot Place, Hampshire, (Mr Richardson's House); and afterward, at Bristol.[1] Sir Robert dying,[2] Lady A. returned to Sancerre in I774,[3] and remained there till the fall of I778.[4] [1] Madame Billacoys' letters to Lady Aust:en in the Theological Mltiscellany are addressed to " Ch-," July to October, 1771; " B- Place, H-shire," August, 1772, to August, 1773 ; B- Square, B-I," August, I773, to March, 1774. Bramshott Place, about three miles from Haslemere, now King George's Sanatorium for Sailors, was her brother's house. He married Cecilia Calmady, b. I748, an heiress with 0io,ooo, on April 17, 1766, and ten of their children were baptized at Bramshott between 1770 and 1785. (J. L. Chester, Westminster Registers, 1876, pp. 443, 444; Gentleman's Magazine, xxxvi, 198; information from the Rev. Arthur H. Taylor.) ------------------ ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF JOHN RICHARDSON, ESQUIRE OF NORTH END, FULHAM, MIDDLESEX Will date: 8th Dec 1770 To kinsman Richard Stonehewer, esquire and to friends Thomas Ryder of Lincoln's Inn, Middx, gentleman & Thomas Rumsey of Hampstead, Middx, gentleman all his freehold & leasehold messuages, tenements, lands and all his ready money, stocks, securities and all his other personal estate (after payment of his debts & legacies) to be held by them in trust as trustees for the following purposes; Part of his estate to be set aside sufficient for his wife Ann (daughter of the late Mrs Margery Whitworth of the parish of St George's, Hanover Square, by Mr Robinson her former husband) to receive an annuity of £100 per annum during her lifetime Above Trustees to pay the following legacies; To Miss Susanna Johnson (who is a partner in a Boarding School at West Ham in Essex) ?1000 To Miss Eleanor Lewis (now a boarder in the above school) ?500 To Master Cuthbert Lewis (now apprentice to Captain (blank) Donne on board the Prince of Wales) £500 To Master Joseph Lawson (now apprentice to John Tasker, carpenter & joiner in Windmill Street) £500 To Master William Green (son of Richard Green, esquire) £500 and his gold watch To Miss Ann Green (daughter of said Richard Green, esquire) £500 and his diamond ring To Master John Barber(son of Mr John Barber his present clerk, who is his godson) £100 To Lucy Pimm, his present serving maid £100 and all his clothes provided she lives with him at the time of his death or if she is turned away during any sickness that he may be afflicted with To all his servants that live with him at the time of his death £10 each To his daughter Martha Green £100 to put herself and her children in mourning To his son John Richardson 5 shillings for a pair of black gloves or a bottle of claret whichever he prefers All his legatees who are infants at the time of his decease are to receive 5 percent interest on their legacies until they receive them at their respective ages of 21 years (boys) or 18 years or time of marriage (girls) To his daughter Dame Ann Austin (wife of Sir Robert Austin, baronet) all the residue of his estate together with the capital sum set apart for the payment of the annuity to his wife after her decease (said daughter Dame Ann Austin has had no fortune from the testator while his other two children John & Martha have both had one) To each of his above trustees £200 Executors: Dame Ann Austen, Richard Stonehewer, Thomas Ryder & Thomas Rumsey Witnesses: Wm Carter, Francis Unknown, Wm Howard Will proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in London on 15th June 1774 on the Oaths of Dame Ann Austen widow, the daughter of the deceased, Thomas Ryder, esquire and Thomas Rumsey, esquire ------------------ UK NATIONAL ARCHIVES: Title: Release of debts, from John, 2nd Earl De La Warr, sole exor. of John, 1st Earl De La Warr, his late father, to John Richardson of Fulham, co. Middx. esq Reference: DLW/593 Date: 2 Feb 1774 Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives Language: English - Reference: PROB 11/999/69 Description: Will of John Richardson of Fulham , Middlesex Date: 15 June 1774 Held by: The National Archives, Kew ------------------ The Names and Descriptions of the Proprietors of Unclaimed Dividends on the Publick Funds, Transferable at the South-Sea House, which Became Due Before the 31st December, 1780, and Remained Unpaid the 31st December, 1790 1791 - 186 pages Unclaimed Dividends of the South Sea Company: Joint Stock of Old South Sea Annuities: p80 John Richardson, Senior, Downing Street - Date when first dividend became payable: April 1767 - Dividends due: 28 Mary Richardson, Worcester - Date when first dividend became payable: March 1738 - Dividends due: 28 ------------------ Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 20 p251 RICHARDSON’S CHARITY: John Richardson's Charity consists of 501., which is bequeathed to the parish of Bartholomew the Great, to be put out to interest, and which sum is secured in the Old South Sea annuities, and stands in the names of the rector and churchwardens of the said parish; and the gross annual income arising therefrom amounts to 30s. And the objects of the charity are that the interest of the said 501. be distributed yearly and every year on the 27th day of December, being Saint John's day in bread to the poor of the said parish; and which charity is believed to have been founded by John Richardson in the year 1730. ------------------ Annual Register 1781, Volume 24, p279 edited by Edmund Burke 1781 ...and the sum of eight thousand eight hundred and forty eight pounds, one shilling and four pence farthing remaining in the hands of Thomas Rumsey, Esq; acting executor of John Richardson Esq agent to the out-pensioners of Chelsea Hospital from the 25th day of December 1773 to the 24th day of June 1774... ------------------ Journals of the House of Commons, p 123 Great Britain. Parliament - 1803 APRIL 1789 ... Imprest Money re-paid by Thomas Rumsey, Esquire, Executor of John Richardson, late Agent for  the Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital... ------------------ Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, from 1778 to 1794 Volume 3 p177 148 Davies v. Austen. [1790. ] Davies v. Austen and Others. [Vide S. 0. 1 Ves. jun. 247.] Executors cannot justify paying a leracy payable at twenty-one, to the infant, or for his use, except for express necessaries. (1) John Richardson, Esq., by will, dated 8th December, 1770, gave all his personal estate to trustees, in trust, among other legacies, to pay to William Horatio Green (an infant), by the description of Mttster William Horatio Green, son of Richard Green, Esq., 500/., and directed that such of his legatees as might be infants at the time of his decease, should receive interest at the rate of 5/. per cent, till their respective legacies should be paid, which he desired might be to the boys at the age of twenty- one years, &.C., and appointed the defendant, his daughter. Dame Ann Austen and others, executors, and died without revoking his will. In the year 1780, the legatee, William Horatio Green, went to the East Indies, being then still an infant, and soon after his attaining his age of twenty-one years, sold his legacy of 500/. under the will of his grandfather Richardson, to the plaintiff, for 5000 rupees, being equal in value to 625/. sterling, and made an assignment and letter of attorney for the receipt of the safne, from the executors, who refusing to pay the same, for the reasons in the answer stated, the present bill was filed. The defendants stated, in their answer, that Richard Green, the father of the legatee, William Horatio Green, having died intestate, and Martha Green, his mother, having given up her own jointure and provision for the benefit of her husband's creditors, the legatee, William Horatio [*179] Green, had no other provision than *the legacy of 500/. and an equal share with a brother and sister, in 670/. 3/. per cent, annuities, upon the death of his mother ; who having married the reverend Thomas Jones, he had, before the year 1780, expended in clothes, schooling, &.c. for the legatee, the sum of 150/. and did afterwards, with the approbation of the executrix, place the legatee with the captain of an English vessel trading to America, and aflerwards the legatee taking a dislike to that way of life, he gave the captain a sum of money to release his engagement, amounting together to a sum exceeding 100/. That af\erwards the legatee, having shown an inclination to a military life, Mr. Jones, with the approbation of the executrix, placed him at Mr. Lochee's military academy, and paid for expenses there the sum of 100/.; and an opportunity having offered of sending the legatee, with advantage, in the service of the Company to India, he fitted him out for India, and in the expenses of sending and paying for his passage, and also providing him with money for his immediate expenses there, 200/. were expended ; in the whole, amounting to 650/., which the executors conceived were necessarily and properly laid out for his maintenance and advancement, and in consequence whereof he had given a receipt to Mr. Jones, for the sum of 500/. and had, before he sailed for India, made a will, whereby he had given the said sum of 500/. to him : they also further stated that the interest had been paid to the legatee's mother whilst she continued unmarried, for his maintenance, and aflerwards to her husband, the said Thomas Jones. Mr. Solicitor-General, for the plaintiffs, insisted that in this case the Court could make no allowance for the sums beyond the interest expended in the maintenaDce or provision for the legatee, even if he were now suing for the legacy ; much less against an innocent assignee, who, it appeared, had paid a full price for the assignment of this legacy. Mr. Attorney-General, and Mr. Sutton, for the defendants the executors, argued, that these were sums of money paid for necessary expenses, and for his provision in the line of life in which he stood ; that, in some cases, executors had been held justified in paying legacies to infants themselves, as in Philips v. Paget, 2 Atk. 80, and that money laid out in a child's education, has been allowed out of the principal of a legacy {Barlow v. Chant), •! Vern. 255, and was considered as most advantageous and beneficial to the infant ; that if a person lends money to an infant, which is paid by him for necessaries, the person lending shall stand in the place of the creditor ; and that, as in this case, the second husband of the mother was not bound to provide for him, the executors supplying his wants, stand in the place of any other person who might supply him with necessaries; and as the plaintiff is only an equitable assignee, he can only be entitled to stand in the same situation with the infant himself, and is consequently liable to those demands to which the infant himself is liable. Marlow v. Pitjield, 1 Wms. 558. Lord Chancrllor said, the plaintiff did not argue the case higher than if it was the infant himself who sued. Every one who takes an assignment of a chose in action, gives credit to the assignor, that there is no lien upon it. {a) But in this case his Lordship was not satisfied that it was for necessaries : in particular, he thought the 100/. totheAmerican trader was too much. (6) He therefore decreed the legacy to be paid, with interest, from the legatee attaining his age of twenty one. (c) (a) See the doctrine and eases cited lipon this point of the Hahility of an assignee of a chose in action to the equities lo which it was subject in the hands ot the assignor, in note (a) to Catnr o. Burke, 1 Bro. C. C. 434, 436 ; Coles v. Jones, 2 Vern. 692, Raithhy's note ; Turion r. Benson, ib. 764 ; Hill v. Caillovel, I Ves. 122; Willis r. Twambly, 13 Mass. 206*. Webster v. Wise, 1 Paige, 319; Chamberlain v. Gorham, 20 John. 144; Greener. Darling, 6 Mason, 215 ; White v. Prentiss, 3 Monro. 510 ; Murray v. Lylbuni, 2 John. Ch. 441 ; Sharp v. Eccles, 5 Monro. 72 ; Kennedy r. Woolfolk, 3 Hayw. 199 ; Porter v. Breckenridge, Hardin, 21 ; Krashear v. West, 7 Peters, 603 ; Wheeler r. Hughes, 1 Dall. 23 ; Solomon V. Kimmcl, 5 Binn. 232 ; Bury v. Hartman, 4 Serg. & Rawle, 177 ; 1 Metcalf & Perkins's Dig. Tit. Assignment, art. 3, pi. 109, et seq., art. 5, pi. 234, et seq. ; 3 Sugden, Vend. & Purch. (6th Am. ed.) 30I-, 303, [431], [433], ancl cases cited in the notes. (b) See 1 Macpherson on Ind. (Eng. ed. 1841) 256. See a discussion upon the subject of improperly supplying infants with articles not necessary for them, in Eckert v. Lines, Sup. Court, Pennsyl. Sept. Term, 1843, 6 Chand. Law Rep. 447. (c) See Cooper r. Thornton, post, 186 ; 2 Williams, Ex. Pt. 3, Bk. 3, ch. 4, § 5, p. 868. ------------------ FINANCE ACCOUNTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND: 1814 THE YEAR ENDED FIFTH JANUARY 1814 James Moore, on Account of John Richardson, late Paymaster of the Out Pensioners of Chelsea Hospital ------------------ CHARITY: John Richardson set up a Charity, consisting of 501., which was bequeathed to the parish of Bartholomew the Great and secured in the Old South Sea Annuities in the year 1730. This was apparently set up in a will. If this is so, it is possibly the father of this John Richardson, who also was listed as having South Sea Annuities, with his location of Downing Street being mentioned - so I know it is not one of the other John Richardsons. This charity continued to be mentioned after his death, as the interest was paid out every year. - Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 20 p251 RICHARDSON’S CHARITY: John Richardson's Charity consists of 501., which is bequeathed to the parish of Bartholomew the Great, to be put out to interest, and which sum is secured in the Old South Sea annuities, and stands in the names of the rector and churchwardens of the said parish; and the gross annual income arising therefrom amounts to 30s. And the objects of the charity are that the interest of the said 501. be distributed yearly and every year on the 27th day of December, being Saint John's day in bread to the poor of the said parish; and which charity is believed to have been founded by John Richardson in the year 1730. - The Endowed Charities of the City of London: By Great Britain. Commissioners for Inquiring Concerning Charities p554-5 Richardson's charity John Richardson by will in the year 1729 gave to the parish of St Bartholomew the Great 50 to be put out at interest and the interest to be distributed in bread to the poor of the said parish upon St John's Day the 27th of December yearly. It appears from the vestry book that on the receipt of this legacy it was ordered that it should be placed to the general account of the parish as a perpetual security for the same and that the churchwardens should advance the interest thereof yearly The interest paid by the parish was 21 till 1752 when it was reduced to 35s and in 1761 it was further reduced to 30s In the year 1763 the legacy was by order of vestry invested in the purchase of 50 old South Sea annuities The annual produce 30s is distributed in bread on St John's day in the same manner as Burgess's - REPORT FROM COMMISSIONERS: CHARITIES IN ENGLAND AND WALES p130 RICHARDSON'S GIFT In an old book of churchwardens accounts belonging to the parish there ate entries of the receipt of an annuity of 10s which under the year 1618, is stated to have been received from the heirs of John Richardson, being granted by him by deed out of a tenement of his in the parish. This sum is now annually received from Mr John Yates the occupier of a house No 75 ,in Basinghall street, 9s. of it are carried to the poors fund for distribution and the remaining 1 s, is paid to the rector. It may be presumed that this apportionment was authorized by the grant but neither the deed nor any copy of it is now known to exist. There is a tradition in the parish that its date was 1561 but we do not know on what authority it rests. ------------------
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