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 a rather inactive Member of Parliament. He was the 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. Through his grandmother Anne Wentworth he was related to the family of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, the formidable Lord Lieutenant of 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