SULLIVAN (SULIVAN), Richard Joseph (1752-1806), of Thames Ditton, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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29 Jan. 1787 - 1796
1802 - 17 July 1806

Family and Education

b. 10 Dec. 1752, 3rd s. of Benjamin Sulivan of Dromeragh, co. Cork, attorney and clerk of the Crown for counties of Cork and Waterford, by Bridget, da. of Rev. Paul Limerick D.D. of Schull, co. Cork; bro. of John Sullivan, M.P., and kinsman of Laurence Sulivan.  m. 3 May 1778, Mary, da. of Thomas Lodge of Leeds, 7s. 6da.  cr. Bt. 22 May 1804.

Offices Held


In 1768 Richard Sullivan, through the influence of his kinsman Laurence Sulivan, went out to India as a writer; in 1781 was appointed minister at Arcot but never went; and in 1782 returned to England. He was recommended by Pitt to Sir Edward Dering for the seat at New Romney; voted against the impeachment of Sir Elijah Impey, 9 May 1788; and supported Pitt over the Regency. Before 1790 there is no record of his having spoken in the House.

He died 17 July 1806.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke