Edward Rich, 6th Earl of Warwick

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Edward Rich, 8th Baron Rich, 6th Earl of Warwick and 3rd Earl of Holland (1673 – 31 July 1701) was an English peer and member of the House of Lords, styled Lord Rich until 1675.[1]

Rich succeeded his father Robert as Earl of Warwick and Holland in 1675. In early 1697, he married Charlotte, daughter of Sir Thomas Myddelton, 2nd Baronet, by whom he had one son:

In 1699, Warwick was tried for the murder of Richard Coote alongside his friend, Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, and found guilty of manslaughter; he escaped punishment by pleading the privilege of peerage. He and Mohun had killed Coote in a duel, and it was very rarely that a seventeenth-century jury in such a case would not take a lenient view of the matter. He died and was succeeded by his son in 1701.[1] His widow remarried the celebrated writer Joseph Addison, who had been her son's tutor.

Ancestry[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Penelope Devereux, Lady Rich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Rich, 5th Earl of Warwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sir Walter Cope
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Isabel Campbell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dorothy Grenville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Rich, 6th Earl of Warwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Montagu, Viscount Mandeville
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Spencer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anne Montagu
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anne Rich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frances Hatton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 3. London: Longmans, Green. p. 600. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Rich
Earl of Warwick
1675–1701
Succeeded by
Edward Rich
Preceded by
Robert Rich
Baron Rich
1675–1701
Succeeded by
Edward Rich