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Richard Fort (1770-1829)

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Richard Ford (1770-1829)

1770 January 26th. Born the son of Richard Fort (1740- ) and his wife Alice wilson

1789 Married at Altham to Anne Bulcock

1793 Birth of son John Fort

1829 April 09th. Died. 'The late Richard Fort, Esq. whose death is recorded in our obituary, was one of the most enterprising merchants in the kingdom, and it is supposed that in his mercantile transactions he gained and lost more money than any other individual, notwithstanding it is said he has died very rich. We understand he re-built Read Hall from the proceeds of what he considered a bad debt. He was long connected with the printing establishment at Oakenshaw, from whence several very eminent calico printing houses have emanated. One of his partners, the late James Taylor, Esq. retired with a very handsome fortune.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 18 April 1829