Richard Willing (1775-1858)

Richard Willing, 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.

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 29/09/2018 and last updated on 28/04/2021.