|Bishop of London|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of London|
|Term ended||1764 (death)|
|Other posts||Bishop of Carlisle|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
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. 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.
- "Osbaldeston, Richard (OSBN707R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
|Church of England titles|
Sir George Fleming, Bt
| Bishop of Carlisle
| Bishop of London
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