Sir Robert Rich, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Robert Rich, 2nd Baronet (c. 1648 – 1 October 1699) was an English Whig politician.

Rich was the second son of Nathaniel Rich of Stondon and his wife Elizabeth Hampden, married his distant cousin, Mary Rich, and inherited her father's baronetcy by special remainder. By Mary he had four sons and several daughters. His sons were Charles, Robert, Nathaniel, and Cholmondeley, of whom the first two inherited his baronetcy in succession. Rich was a Whig Member of Parliament for Dunwich and a Lord of the Admiralty during the reign of William III. He was active in speaking on naval affairs in the House. On 5 May 1692, he was appointed Vice-Admiral of Suffolk, an office he held until a few days before his death, when he was replaced by his eldest son Charles.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Roger North
Thomas Knyvett
Member of Parliament for Dunwich
With: Sir Philip Skippon 1689–91
John Bence 1691–95
Henry Heveningham 1695–99
Succeeded by
Henry Heveningham
Sir Charles Blois
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Allin
Vice-Admiral of Suffolk
Succeeded by
Charles Rich
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Charles Rich
(of London)
Succeeded by
Charles Rich