John Richardson was a cadet in 1770, joined the Madras Native Infantry in 1772 and rose to the rank of Major in March 1794. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in 1796, full Colonel in 1803, Major General in 1810 and Lieutenant General on retirement in 1814. He married Harriet Emma Burnaby, see following lot, in 1793. He died in London.
We are grateful to Jerry Losty of the British Library for his help with this and the two following catalogue entries.