1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Richardson of Cambridge

John Nichols, in Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 5:159.



His [William Richardson's] only son, Robert Richardson, D.D. F.R.S. and S.A. was prebendary of Lincoln, rector of St. Anne's, Westminster, and of Wallington, Herts. He was also chaplain in ordinary to the King; and chaplain to the Earl of Gainsborough, the fourth of the five persons of his name, mentioned in this article, who have held that honourable connection with the family of Noel. The rectory of St. Anne was given to him by Sir Joseph Yorke, with whom he had resided as chaplain many years at the Hague. He died Sept. 27, 1781, aged 50, at his house in Dean-street, Soho, of a most uncommon and distressing complaint.