William Westbrooke Richardson

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William Westbrooke Richardson (died 23 July 1771) was High Sheriff of Sussex in 1770.

Early life[edit]

William Westbrooke Richardson was the son of Joseph Richardson (1689-1734), barrister, and his wife Elizabeth Minshull.[1]


In 1758 he was the owner of Mount Pleasant in East Barnet.[2] Frederick Charles Cass wrote in his history of East Barnet that William Westbrooke Richardson was not connected with the Richardsons who owned the nearby Little Grove as far as he could tell.[3]

He was elected a governor of Barnet Grammar School in 1759.[2]

He was High Sheriff of Sussex in 1770.[4]

Death and legacy[edit]

Richardson died on 23 July 1771.[3] His trustees sold Mount Pleasant to Sir William Henry Ashhurst after Richardson's death.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Burke, Bernard. (1871). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. II (5th ed.). London: Harrison. p. 1166.
  2. ^ a b c Page, William. (Ed.) (1908) "Parishes: East Barnet" in A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 2. Originally published by Victoria County History, London. British History Online. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b Cass, Frederick Charles. (1885-92) East Barnet. London: Nichols. p. 144.
  4. ^ Historic list of High Sheriffs of Sussex from 1086 to 1974. The West Sussex Lieutenancy. Retrieved 1 July 2016.