LATHROP, RICHARD (died 1764), bookseller and printer at Shrewsbury.

Name: Richard Lathrop
Date of death: 1764
Spouse: Mary Lathrop (née Hesketh)
Gender: Male
Occupation: bookseller and printer
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

There is no certainty that he was Welsh and his production of Welsh books, including ballads, was but small compared with that of his Shrewsbury contemporaries, Thomas Durston and Stafford Prys. He began as a master printer in 1738 (see Cambriae Suspiria In Obitum … Reginae Carolinae … Authore Tho. Richards), and was admitted a freeman of the ' Combrethren of Saddlers … ' on 22 June 1739. His wife, whom he married on 14 February 1737/8, was Mary Hesketh. Lathrop was buried on 1 November 1764.


Published date: 1959

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