Richard Bligh

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Not to be confused with Richard Rodney Bligh.

Richard Bligh (1780-1838), chancery barrister, son of John Bligh and a cousin of Admiral William Bligh,[1] was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. 1803, M.A. 1806,[2] and became an equity draftsman at the chancery bar. He was a hard worker, and had a fair amount of practice in his profession; but a considerable amount of his time was taken up by reporting in the House of Lords, in which business he was engaged for several years.

Works[edit]

His works, in the order of their publication, are:

  • A Report of the Case of Bills of Exchange made payable at Bankers, as decided in the House of Lords. London. 1821.
  • Reports of Cases heard in the House of Lords on Appeals and Writs of Error. 10 vols. 1823.
  • A Digest of the Bankrupt Law. 1832.
  • Bellum Agrarium; a Foreview of the Winter of 1835, suggested by the Poor Law Project, with observations on the Report and the Bill. 1834.
  • Reports of Cases in Bankruptcy. 1835. Bligh was aided in this work by Basil Montagu.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainMew, James (1886). "Bligh, Richard (1780-1838?)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 5. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 218. 

  1. ^ Dictionary of National Biography. Errata. 1904. Page 29.
  2. ^ "Bligh, Richard (BLH799R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.