Richard Billington & Sons


Location and period of operation:

Richard Billington & Sons




Earthenware manufacturer in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, England.
  • Richard Billington & Sons are listed in the Holden directories between 1805 and 1811 - it is likely that they were sucessors to Smith & Billington

  • The duration of the business is uncertain.

  • It is probable that the principle partner was a 'Richard Billington (1750-1805) who was registered as an Earthenware Manufacturer. In his probate he left just less than 3,500 which was a large amount in 1805. His estate left equal portions to his wife and 4 sons John, Richard, James and William.' (Source: Nigel Billington - 3rd great grandson of Richard Billington). 


Previously (supposed): Smith & Billington

The London Gazette
19th February

notice of a Commission of Bankrupt against
Richard and John Billington of Cobridge 'Potter, Dealer & Chapman'

likely to be two of the brothers of Richard Bellington & Sons 


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