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date: 02 June 2020

Richardson, Williamlocked

(b. 1796/7, d. after 1846)
  • Roger Hutchins


Richardson, William (b. 1796/7, d. after 1846), astronomer and accused murderer, was born in Pocklington, Yorkshire. With his friend and future brother-in-law William Rogerson of Leeds, he arrived in London without connections, but found temporary employment as a computer at James South's first observatory in ...

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