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Authorised form of nameRichardson; Richard (1663 - 1741)
Dates1663 - 1741
Place of birthNorth Bierley, Yorkshire, England
Place of deathBierley, Yorkshire
Date of death21 April 1741
Dates and placesBaptism:
Bradford (24 September 1663)
Burial:
Cleckheaton chapel in Birstal, Yorkshire
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldBotany; Antiquities
ActivityEducation:
Bradford School; University College, Oxford (admitted 1681); Gray's Inn (admitted 1681); Leyden; MD (1690)
Career:
Lived in the house of the botanist Paul Hermann (1687-1690); practised in North Bierley, usually charging no fee; travelled in England, Wales and Scotland in search of botanical specimens; his collection of plants was considered the best in the north of England; JP for the West Riding of Yorkshire; close friend of Ralph Thoresby (FRS 1697); formed a valuable library of botanical and historical works
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election23/10/1712
ProposerSir Hans Sloane
RelationshipsSon of William Richardson of North Bierley, Yorkshire, and his wife, Susannah, daughter of Gilbert Savile of Greetland, North Bierley.
Married: 1) Sarah, daughter of John Crossley of Halifax, Yorkshire; 2) Dorothy, daughter of Henry Currer of Kildwick
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Innes Smith; Foster; Venn; GI
Authority:
Baptism details from Foster
Royal Society codeNA496
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003818Richardson, Richardnd
EL/R1/54Part of a letter from Richard Richardson, dated at North Bierley, to Hans Sloane5 September 1733
RBO/15/11Account of the effects of the Oenanthe aquatica Cucytae on three people who had eaten its root in a letter from Richard Richardson to Hans Sloane1730
LBO/18/108Copy letter from Richard Richardson, North Brierley, to Hans Sloane13 November 1725
CLP/22i/73Letter, Account of [Johann Jakob] Scheuchzer's book '[Ouresiphoites] Helveticus sive Itinera Alpina tria ... [Survey of Switzerland, or three Alpine travels]' from Edward Lhuyd to Richard Richardson3 April 1708
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