Richard Hattersley
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Born: 1761, 24th September. Baptised 18th October.

Place of Birth: Ecclesfield, Yorkshire.

Died: 9th July 1829, Keighley, Yorkshire.

Parents: Jonathan and Mary Hattersley, nee Parkin.

Marriages: Charlotte Longdon, 11th April 1784 at the Cathdral of St Peter, Sheffield.

Children: George 1781, Samuel 1785, Richard 1787, George 1789, Elizabeth 1791, Levi 1795 and Charlotte 1805.

Occupation: Weaving machinery manufacturer or Whitesmith (a person who makes articles out of metal)

Notes: For a potted history of the Hattersley's in the weaving machinery business click here.

In the 1841 Census Richard's wife Charlotte was living in Damstones, Keighley. Living with Charlotte was Charlotte Schoon, born Keighley 1st January 1818. Charlotte was the daughter of Richard Schoon 1787.

In 1822 Richard was trading as Richard Hattersley & Son in Bridge Street, Keighley, as worsted spinners and manufacturers. HIs sons Samuel and George were partners, with his son Levi employed as a traveller (salesman). The business was made bankrupt in 1832, attributed mainly to Levi. Separate business were subsequently setup by George in Keighley and Samuel in Bradford. Becoming known world wide, for their weaving machines.