RICHARDSON, William

1814 - 1899

Kelso Abbey, Roxburghshire

Baptised at St Sampson, York on 29 August 1814, son of John Richardson, a cabinet maker, and his wife Eleanor. He became an architect and specialised in drawings of abbeys and ruins. He exhibited at the Royal Academy 1842-1877 and at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 'Buckfastleigh, Devon'. In 1881, a 67 year old widower and an artist living at 25 Stratford Place, St Pancras, London with his 25 year old daughter Alice and sons Arthur E. 18, and architect's pupil, both born at St Pancras. In 1891 still at Stratford Place 'an artist in oil and sculptor' with children Katherine 57, a teacher, Frederick 30, an architect and Alfred 26, assistant cotton merchant, all born in London. He died at Hampstead, London in 1899, aged 84.