RICKARDS, Robert (1769-1836), of Sloane Street, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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6 Apr. 1813 - June 1816

Family and Education

b. 28 Mar. 1769, 2nd s. of Rev. Robert Rickards, vicar of Llantrisant, Glam. by Hester née Hawker of Dudbridge, Glos. m. 23 July 1806, Sarah Barbara, da. of Maj. John Samuel Torriano of Bombay, div. w. of William Simpson, 1s. 4da.

Offices Held

Writer, E.I. Co. (Bombay) 1789, factor 1795, jun. merchant and sec. to gov. 1797, sen. merchant 1805; home 1807; member of council, Bombay 1808-11.

Inspector of factories Sept. 1833-d.


Rickards, who was of Radnorshire stock, proceeded to India at the age of 16. He distinguished himself in the East India Company service and, on his return there after a period in England on furlough, became one of the three members of the council at Bombay. An advocate of the cause of the nativ