Richard Terrick

Richard Terrick
Bishop of London

Richard Terrick (Nathaniel Dance-Holland)
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of London
Elected 1764
Term ended 1777 (death)
Predecessor Richard Osbaldeston
Successor Robert Lowth
Other posts Bishop of Peterborough
Consecration c. 1757
Personal details
Born 1710
Died 1777
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Clare College, Cambridge

Richard Terrick (1710 – 1777) was a Church of England bishop who was the Bishop of London from 1764 to 1777. He was the great-grandson of Samuel Terrick.

Church of England Certificate of Ordination of Deacon Gideon Bostwick, A.M, of Yale College in New Haven, given at the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace, Westminster, London, by Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, February 24, 1770. The arms on the seal are blazoned: Per pale: 1. Gules, two swords in saltire points uppermost argent hilts and pommels or (for the office of the Bishop of London), and 2. ___ (the personal arms of Richard Terrick?), surmounted by a bishop's mitre above an escallop.

Terrick graduated with a BA from Clare College, Cambridge in 1729 and an MA in 1733.[1] He was preacher at the Rolls Chapel from 1736 to 1757, Canon of the fourth stall at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle from 1742 to 1749, and vicar of Twickenham from 1749. He became Bishop of Peterborough in 1757 through the influence of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, briefly Prime Minister. Horace Walpole, who disliked him, said he lacked ability, save "a sonorous delivery and an assiduity of backstairs address". He transferred allegiance to John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.[2]

See also


  1. "Terrick, Richard (TRK726R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. Dictionary of National Biography, article Terrick, Richard
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Thomas
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Robert Lamb
Preceded by
Richard Osbaldeston
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Robert Lowth
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