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Richard Edward Dent

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1817 Richard Edward Rippon was born in London, son of Elizabeth Rippon and her husband Richard Rippon[1]

1843 After her husband's death, Elizabeth married Edward John Dent, so Richard became a stepson of Dent.

1850 Married Marianna Frederica Cowslade in Reading[2]

1851 Birth of daughter Anne Elizabeth Dent in London[3]

1853 inherited the premises of E. J. Dent and Co at Cockspur Street; took the Dent surname in accordance with Edward's will

1853 Birth of daughter Mary Louisa Dent in London[4]

1854 Birth of son Edward John Dent in Bayswater[5]

1856 Chronometer, watch and clock maker, of 33 Cockspur St[6]

1856 Birth of daughter Amelia Maria Dent in London[7]

1856 Of Notting Hill Square, Kensington[8]. Died in Reading, of brain disease, intestate.

Presumably his widow continued the business under her initials - see M. F. Dent and Co

1860 Marianna Frederica Dent married Samuel Ward Tucker in Brentford[9]

1861 Samuel Ward Tucker 36, solicitor, lived in Isleworth with Marianna Frederica Tucker 33, and Samuel's step children: Edward Jno Dent 6, Anne Elizth Dent 9, Mary Louisa Dent 8, Amelia Maria Dent 4, and a visitor John Christn. Cowslade 20, chronometer and watch maker[10]

1869 Marianna died in Isleworth[11]

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  • Biography of Edward John Dent, ODNB