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William Westley Richards

Birthplace: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1865 (75-76)
Immediate Family:

Son of Theophilus Richards and Mary Bingham
Husband of Harriet Seale and Ann Richards
Father of William Richards
Brother of Eliza Richards; Thomas Bingham Richards; Mary Ann 2 Richards; Charles Smallwood Richards; Theophilus 2 Richards and 4 others

Occupation: Gun Maker
Managed by: Private User
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About William Westley Richards

William Westley Richards (24 November 1789 – January–March 1865) was a British firearms manufacturer.

Richards was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England to Theophilus Richards and Mary Bingham. He married his first wife, Ann Barlow in 1813. They had six children: Westley, Emma, Caroline, Edward Harding, Ellen, and Mary Anne.. William and Ann divorced before 1823.

He married his second wife, Harriett Seale (1793–1865) on 18 January 1823 at Old Church in St. Pancras, London. He had three children by his second marriage, Charles, George Seale, and William.

William died between January and March 1865 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

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William Westley Richards's Timeline

November 24, 1789
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Age 22
Birmingham, England
December 28, 1827
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Age 75
Age 75