RICHARD William BINNS  (I5289)
Surname: BINNS
Given Names: RICHARD William

Gender: Male Male
      

Birth: 26 October 1819 Dublin - IRE
Death: 28 December 1900 Worcester - WOR

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 26 October 1819 Father22Mother23 Dublin - IRE

Christening 25 November 1819 (Age 30 days) Dublin

Marriage 11 February 1846 (Age 26) ELIZABETH Frances Ferrar - Booterstown, Dublin

Universal Identifier E59A09A45DCF8742831DD16C0F94A8C40DF2
Death 28 December 1900 (Age 81) Worcester - WOR

Last Change 16 July 2018 - 08:34:03 - by: binnsadmin

Notes

Note
Birth and christening dates supplied by Mary Mortimer from a document written by his father.
DATA FROM CENSUS BINDEX:-
> > 1881 Census. Age 61. Living in Severn Street, Worcester, WOR. Occupation - Director - Royal Porcelain Works. Bindex Origin Code N8020.
DEATH DATA FROM GENERAL BINDEX:-
> > Died 28-Dec-1900 in Worcester, WOR. Bindex Origin Code S0068.
> > Died 1900 in Worcester, WOR. Bindex Origin Code S0054.
MISC DATA FROM GENERAL BINDEX:-
> > Mentioned in a Miscellaneous Event dated 1853. Bindex Origin Code S0054.
> > Mentioned in a Miscellaneous Event dated 1865. Bindex Origin Code S0138.
Before 1852 stated by Henry Sandon that he had been Art Director at the Falcon Glass Works of Messrs Apsley Pellay which was located in Southwark
1850 Jan 3 London Standard: Gave evidence in fraud case; The learned gentleman then called Richard William Binns, who said,— I am manager of the glass department of the bazaar in Baker-street, Portman- square. I read in tbe Dublin Warder an advertisement signed " Frederick Damer and Robert Wallingbrook," as "joint secretaries of the grand exhibition of works of art and industry of all nations," and in consequence enclosed six penny postage stamps to Mr. Damer, Treston Chambers, South Lambeth, requesting a report, but had received none, nor any answer to my communication. Inspector Lund, of the detective force, was here called, and produced the letter in question, which he found at the prisoners' lodging, on the morning of the 28th of last month.
1852 Kerr and Binns became proprietors of the Worcester Royal Porcelain factory. (C. F. Binns)
1853 Jun 3 Freemans Journal (Dublin) OTT account of Kerr and Binns Worcester porcelain exhibited at Industrial Exhibition. Also letter from Rev Charles Beecher and behalf of his sister Harriet Stowe thanking them for their rendition of ˜Uncle Tom and Eva". Also showed a dessert service decorated with Midsummer Night's Dream
1853 Jun 27 Freemans Journal (Dublin): OTT account of The Shakespeare Dessert Service exhibited by R W Binns, son of the late Mr Binns of Stephens Green, Dublin
1853 Jul 5 Freemans Journal (Dublin): Employees of Binns and Kerr at Worcester were treated to a visit to the Great Exhibition in Dublin, travelling by the Holyhead packet to Kingstown
1854 Jul 7 Daily News: Mr Binns, of the Worcester Royal Porcelain Works, had the honour of submitting to the inspection of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, at Buckingham Palace, some choice specimens of painting on Porcelain and Enamels. His Royal Highness was pleased to select several of the most beautiful.
1858 Aug 13 Daily News: A Working Man’s Fete; [Amusing account of day out for workers at the Worcester porcelain factory] [Reported in most of the papers]
1861 Census at Henwick Road, St Johns, Worcester, married head age 41, porcelain manufacturer. Also present were; Ann Ferrar, unmarried sister in law, age 44, born Dublin; and Annie Wall, niece age 7, born America
1862 Aug 26. Letter to The Times complaining about the composition and partiality of the jury for the 1861 Exhibition. Letter signed as R. W. Binns, late of the firm of Binns and Kerr, Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester.
1862 Limited company formed. Although not a shareholder was appointed Artistic Director.
1862 10th Report of Science and Art Department Return for Worcester; R W Binns joint secretary; students exhibited at 1862 International Exhibition; RWB state that students work well but lack im agination
1863 Dec 18 London Gazette: Partnership dissolved by mutual consent between W H Kerr and R W Binns in the city of Worcester, lately in partnership under the firm W H Kerr and Co, porcelain manufacturers
1870 Jan 26 Worcestershire Chronicle: Death on 24 Jan at Tybridge House, Worcester, Annie Henrietta Wall, daughter of the Rev Henry Wall, Richmond, Virginia, USA, and beloved niece of R W Binns Esq, age 16 [Eliza Binns daughter of John Binns book seller and banker of Leeds, married Samuel Wall]
1876 Nov 17 London Gazette: Patent to Richard William Binns and Charles Fergus Binns, both of the Worcester Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester, for improvements in heating kilns or ovens used in the manufacture of pottery and porcelain, and for other purposes
1877 Sep 19 Birmingham Daily Gazette: Review of "A Century of Potting in the City of Worcester, 1751-1851. By R W Binns, F S A, Second Edition.
1878 Awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honour as an exhibitor at the Paris Exhibition, as repoted in The Times of 10 Dec 1878, p. 8.
1879 Opened works museum.
1881 Arranged for Works to have a recreational and training centre.
1881 Census, married head at Severn St., Worcester St Peter, age 61, director of Royal Porcelain Works. Also present were 3 female servants and daughter in law and grandson
1886 Feb 13 Birmingham Daily Post: Mr R A Binns presided over a meeting of Worcester Chamber of Commerce
1887 Supported formation of the Works Cycling Club
1892 Jul 20 Birmingham Daily Post: Worcester Chamber of Commerce; Mr Binns to retire as president due to ill health
1897 Retired from business. Contributed to 'Chaffer's Pottery and Porcelain'
1900 Died at his home, Diglis House, now Diglis Hotel, Worcester.
1901 Jan 5 Worcestershire Chronicle: Account of funeral and vote of sympathy from Worcester City Council
1901 Feb 28 Probate at Worcester of Richard William Binns late of Diglis House, Worcester, esquire F.S.A. who died 28 Dec 1900 to; Edward William Binns, gentleman; and his widow Elizabeth Frances Binns. £7745
1901 Mar 21 The Times: Sale in London of the antiquities of the late R W Binns F S A
1901 Jul 16 The Times: Sale of books at Southerby’s including those from R W Binns
1954 May 22 Listed Building Grade II, ID 489118

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