The Twickenham Museum
Research: Houses of local interest and their occupiers

Richmond House

King Street, Twickenham

1643 Edward Birkhead (d1662), for a pew in the church
1662 Ellen Birkhead, widow
1680 John Izzard of Baldock, of a brewing family, he married Elizabeth Manison on 07 July 1655
1682 Francis Newport, 1st Earl of Bradford (d1708)
1708 Lord Torrington (1654/5-1719), son
1719 Lady Torrington (d1735)
1730 ?*Lady Montagu or Hilliard > 1734
1736 Anthony Browne 6th Viscount Montague (1686-1767)
House known as "Richmonds"
Lord North & William Townsend in Trust. Property enfranchised, formerly held of Lord of the Manor by Knight's service
1741 Nicholas Friend
1744 Anthony Keck > 1765
1766 Mary née Fitzmaurice, Dowager Countess of Shelburne (d1780), widow of John Petty, 1st Earl of Shelburne (1706-1761)
1780 The Hon Thomas Fitzmaurice (Petty), son?
1790-1 John Symmonds
1792 Mrs Allanson (née Aislabie of Studley Park, Yorkshire)
1810 Martha, Countess of Elgin (d1810)
Lambert Blair
Lady de Crespigny
1813 Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 1st Baronet
1816 Mary Georgiana Seymour, later Mrs Lionel Damer (1798-1848. House rebuilt
1823 *John Robert Budgen
1829 House enlarged
The widowed Dowager Duchess of Roxburghe (d1838), wife of the Hon John Tollemache, who moved to York House in 1837?
Lord (Viscount?) Lowther, heir to the Earldom
*Sir Henry Willock
1845 *Lady Ann Murray (d1850), widow of Alexander, from Orleans House
1850 *Field Marshal Sir Edward Blakeney (1778-1868)
1855 *John Robert Dudgeon
1865 Field Marshal Sir Edward Blakeney (1778-1868)
1867 George Gordon Mackintosh (1812-1903), Bengal Civil Service 1830-60 (from no2 Sion Row)
1903 Mrs Jane Mackintosh (1829-1922) née Gardiner, niece of Sir Edward Blakeney
1923 Joseph Mears
1924 Twickenham UDC, house demolished
Richmond House in about 1725
Richmond House in about 1900

Note: * signifies tenant or lessee of property, where known. Many of the dates noted are "spot" dates taken from rate books, directories, Enclosure Award, maps, or other sources and may not indicate arrival or departure of an occupier. Occupation is shown chronologically although some exact dates have not yet been ascertained.