Richardsons in London 1680 onwards.
I have been over the moon to find a whole bunch of Richardsons living and working in London.
1. Richard Richardson, wife Martha, a carman or deliverer of goods to the capital.
2. His son Richard,born in 1711, who married Ann Winstanley was apprenticed to a spectacle maker also involved in making scientific instruments like microscopes for the increasing band of investigative biologists of the Enlightenment period.
3.His son Winstanley Richardson born 1738, apprenticed to Thomas Lincoln who also trained his own sons in the business. some were scientific instrument makers, others brass founders. Brass used to set the lenses in for spectacles etc, and for sextants, slide rules etc.
4.His son Charles who obviously didn't make go of the business as he ended up as a Tallow Melter. All downhill after that I'm afraid. Too many carpenters, grocers assistants and one or two professional drunkards!
Still, at least some intelligent craftsmen in the genes. Knew I had to get my brains form somewhere.