Francis Richardson

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Francis Richardson (1815[1]–1896[2]) was a British merchant in firms trading in and with Far East.

He sailed from Glasgow in 1837 to join the firm of Paterson & Co. in Manila. This firm subsequently became McEwen & Co. and he moved to their bases in Singapore and Java in 1851 before returning to Britain in 1853. He became a director of the Borneo Company on its formation in 1856, progressing to Chairman from 1871 until his death.