Richard Osbaldeston

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The Right Reverend and Right Honourable
Richard Osbaldeston
Bishop of London
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of London
Elected 1762
Term ended 1764 (death)
Predecessor Thomas Hayter
Successor Richard Terrick
Other posts Bishop of Carlisle
Consecration c. 1747
Personal details
Born 1691
Died 1764
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Profession Tutor
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge

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


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]


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

External links

  • Material relating to Bishop Osbaldeston at Lambeth Palace LIbrary

See also

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

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