1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Richardson of Cambridge

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 51 (September 1781) 490.



In Dean-street, Soho, aged 50, the rev. Robt. Richardson, D.D. F.R. and A.SS. prebendary of Lincoln, rector of St. Anne's, Westminster, and of Wallington, Herts, and chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty. The rectory of St. Anne's is in the gift of the Bp. of London; the value of it is about £550 a year, resulting from a very good glebe land and a parish rate of £100 a year in aid to the Easter offerings and surplice fees. The glebe land alone is above £200 a year of the money. Dr. R. was the only son of the late Dr. Wm. Richardson, master of Emanuel Coll. Cambridge, and was some years chaplain to Sir Jos. Yorke at the Hague.