in 1840 in the crowd at the conference
|Born||2 December 1788|
|Died||10 November 1860(aged 71)|
On 8 April 1817 Rathbone married his half-cousin, the illustrator and writer, Hannah Mary (5 July 1798 – 26 March 1878), daughter of Joseph Reynolds of Ketley, Shropshire, and granddaughter of Richard Reynolds. Richard devoted a lot of his time to the family business, which concerned his wife.
He retired in 1835. As a committed opponent of the slave trade, he published in 1836 Letter to the President of the Liverpool Anti-Slavery Society.
Rathbone and his wife six children:
- Hannah Mary (1818–1853)
- Richard Reynolds (1820–1898)
- Margaret (b. 1821 later Dixon)
- William Benson (1826–1892)
- Basil (1824–1853)
- Emily (1838–1907, later Greg)
- "Rathbone [née Reynolds], Hannah Mary (1798–1878), writer". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/23158. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
- The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840, Benjamin Robert Haydon, accessed April 2009