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Richard Reynolds


Ironfounder and Quaker philanthropist. Partner in the ironworks at Ketley, Shropshire, 1757–89, and Horshay, Shropshire, 1762–89. Bought the manor of Madeley, Shropshire, 1780–1.



Two Shropshire ironmasters

Baugh and Elrington eds. 1985, pp. 35–6


Baugh, George C. and Elrington, Christopher Robin. 1985. A history of the county of Shropshire vol. 11. London: Victoria County History.

DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

Two Shropshire ironmasters: Two Shropshire Ironmasters. Biographical extracts, letters and memoranda relating to Richard & William Reynolds. Compiled by Shropshire County Library, n.d.