Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick

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Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick (28 June 1611 – 29 May 1659 in London), supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War (his father the 2nd Earl supported Parliament).

Biography[edit]

Robert Rich was the eldest son of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Frances daughter of Sir William Hatton,[1]

Rich, as Baron Rich, of Leighs, Essex, joined King Charles I at York, but never bore arms; and the fine imposed upon him by Parliament was remitted at his father's petition.[2]

Rich died on 29 May 1659, and was buried in Felsted, Essex. His only son, also Robert, predeceased him by 15 months dying of consumption.[citation needed] The earldom passed to the 3rd Earl's brother Charles.[2]

Family[edit]

Rich married Lady Anne Cavendish, the daughter of William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire,[2] on 9 April 1632 at Battersea, Surrey. Their child, Robert, was the Earl's only son:

Robert Rich married secondly Anne Cheeke, daughter of Sir Thomas Cheeke and Essex Rich.[2] Their children were:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Firth 1896, p. 132.
  2. ^ a b c d Firth 1896, p. 133.

References[edit]

Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainFirth, C.H. (1896). "Rich, Robert (1587-1658)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 48. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 128–133. 

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Rich
Earl of Warwick
1658–1659
Succeeded by
Charles Rich
Baron Rich
(writ in acceleration)

1641–1659