Richard Osbaldeston

Richard Osbaldeston (1691–1764) was a Church of England clergyman and Bishop of London from 1762 to 1764.


Richard Osbaldeston
Bishop of London
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of London
Elected1762
Term ended1764 (death)
PredecessorThomas Hayter
SuccessorRichard Terrick
Other postsBishop of Carlisle
1747–1764
Orders
Consecrationc. 1747
Personal details
Born1691
Died1764
NationalityBritish
DenominationAnglican
ProfessionTutor
Alma materSt John's College, Cambridge

LifeEdit

He was born at Hunmanby in Yorkshire, a younger son of Sir Richard Osbaldeston, a prominent landowner and Member of Parliament, head of the Yorkshire branch of an old Lancashire family. His mother, who died young, was Elizabeth Fountayne of Melton. His grandfather William was also a Member of Parliament and his great-grandfather Richard Osbaldeston had been Attorney General for Ireland. He graduated MA from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1714, becoming a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.[1] He was a chaplain to King George II of Great Britain, and tutor to King George III. He became Bishop of Carlisle in 1747. He was a patron of John Jortin.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Osbaldeston, Richard (OSBN707R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Sir George Fleming, Bt
Bishop of Carlisle
1747–1764
Succeeded by
Charles Lyttelton
Preceded by
Thomas Hayter
Bishop of London
1762–1764
Succeeded by
Richard Terrick