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James Richardson, I

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Birthplace: Scamblesby, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: September 20, 1832 (80-81)
Presqu'ile Point, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Ashmore
Father of Bishop James Richardson, II and Robert Richardson

Occupation: Mariner and British Naval Officer, Captain of the schooner Simcoe on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, later a miller and a merchant
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About James Richardson, I

From the Christian Guardian, Toronto

26 September 1832

On 20th inst., at his residence at Presque Isle, James RICHARDSON, Sr., aged 73, father of the editor of this paper [James RICHARDSON Jr.]. He was a native of Lincolnshire, England, was bred to the sea, served in the Royal Navy during the American Revolution, was shipwrecked on board the Rammillies 74, in the memorable gale of 1782, while on their passage home from the West Indies, with the prizes taken in Rodney's victory of the 2nd April. He came to the Lakes of Canada in 1785, and had command of the first merchant vessel that ever navigated Lake Ontario, called the Lady Dorchester, and owned by the North West Company.

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James Richardson, I's Timeline

1751
1751
Scamblesby, Lincolnshire, England
1791
January 29, 1791
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
1832
September 20, 1832
Age 81
Presqu'ile Point, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
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