Wednesday, May 13, 2015

13 May 1764 A.D. Death: Richard Osbaldeston, 116th Bishop of London



13 May 1764 A.D. Death: Richard Osbaldeston, 116th Bishop of London—Alumnus of St. John’s College, Cambridge, 1714; Bishop of Carlisle, 1747-1761; Translated from Carlisle; Nominated 30 Jan & Confirmed 17 Feb 1762; Chaplain to King George III; Died in Office, 13 May 1764
Richard Osbaldeston
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Richard Osbaldeston
Church
Diocese
Elected
1762
Term ended
1764 (death)
Predecessor
Successor
Other posts
Bishop of Carlisle
1747–1764
Orders
Consecration
c. 1747
Personal details
Born
1691
Died
1764
Nationality
Denomination
Profession

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

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Life

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 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 George II of England, and tutor to George III of England. He became Bishop of Carlisle in 1747. He was a patron of John Jortin.[2]

Notes

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

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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

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