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Richard RIGBY
Adm. Fell.-Com. at CORPUS CHRISTI, 1738 .
Of Middlesex .
S. of Richard, of Mistley Hall, Essex . B. there, 1722 .
Matric. Easter 1739.
Adm. at the Middle Temple, 21 Oct., 1738.
M.P. for Castle Rising [ Norfolk ], 1745-7 ; for Sudbury [ Suffolk ], 1747-54 ; for Tavistock [ Devon ], 1754-88 ; for Old Leighlin ( Ireland ), 1757-60 .
Attached himself to Frederick, Prince of Wales, but afterwards transferred his allegiance to the Duke of Bedford.
A Lord of Trade, 1755-60 .
Secretary to the Duke of Bedford, as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland , 1757-61 .
Master of the Rolls for Ireland , 1759-88 .
Vice-Treasurer for Ireland , 1762-5, and 1768 .
P.C. ( Ireland ).
LL.D. ( Hon. ), Dublin [ Ireland ], 1758 .
Paymaster of the Forces, 1768-82 .
Took a prominent part in opposing Wilkes, 1769 .
Died s.p., 08 Apr., 1788, aged 65.
Will, P.C.C.
( D.N.B. )
Richard RIGBY
Approx. lifespan: 1722–1788
Adm. Fell.-Com. at Corpus Christi College 1738
Of Middlesex ,
s. of Richard RIGBY of Mistley Hall, Essex ,
b. there 1722
Matric. 1739:04ET:
Adm. at the Middle Temple 1738:10:21
M.P. for Castle Rising, [Norfolk], 1745-47 ; for Sudbury, [Suffolk], 1747-54 ; for Tavistock, [Devon], 1754-88 ; for Old Leighlin ( Ireland , ) 1757-60
Attached himself to Frederick, Prince of Wales, but afterwards transferred his allegiance to the Duke of Bedford.
A Lord of Trade 1755-60
Secretary to the Duke of Bedford, as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland , 1757-61
Master of the Rolls for Ireland , 1759-88
Vice-Treasurer for Ireland , 1762-5, and 1768
P.C. ( Ireland , )
LL.D. ( Hon. ) Dublin, [Ireland], 1758
Paymaster of the Forces 1768-82
Took a prominent part in opposing Wilkes 1769
Died s.p. 1788:04:08 aged 65.
Will, P.C.C.
( D.N.B. )

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