Richard Willing (1775-1858)

Merchant, of Willing & Francis, Philadelphia

He entered the family firm of Willing & Francis, Merchants. In that capacity, he made four trips to India and one to China and was influential in wrapping up its affairs. He visited Europe during the Consulate and was a member of the First City Troop of Cavalry. Aside from his mercantile activities, he was also the President of the Mutual Assurance Company of Philadelphia.


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 29/09/2018 and last updated on 05/03/2023.