Richard Osbaldeston
Bishop of London
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of London
Term ended1764 (death)
PredecessorThomas Hayter
SuccessorRichard Terrick
Other post(s)Bishop of Carlisle
Consecrationc. 1747
Personal details
Alma materSt 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 Richard Osbaldeston 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 King George II of Great Britain, and tutor to King George III. 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
Church of England titles Preceded bySir George Fleming, Bt Bishop of Carlisle 1747–1764 Succeeded byCharles Lyttelton Preceded byThomas Hayter Bishop of London 1762–1764 Succeeded byRichard Terrick