Biscoe Richard an English divine, was the son of a Dissenter, educated at a Dissenting academy at Shrewsbury, and was ordained a Dissenting minister, Dec. 19, 1716. In 1726 he conformed, and received orders in the Church of England. In 1727 he was presented to the rectory of St. Martin Outwich, London, which he retained until his death, July, 1748. He held also a prebend of St. Paul's, and was chaplain in ordinary to the king. He was the author of an elaborate work entitled The History of the Acts of the Holy Apostles Confirmed from a other Authors, etc. (1742); being the substance of his sermons preached at the Boyle lecture in 1736, 1737, and 1738. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.