Richmond, Legh

Richmond, Legh, an English clergyman, was born in Liverpool, Jan. 29, 1772. He graduated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1794, and was ordained in 1797. He became curate of Brading and Yaverland, in the Isle of Wight, in 1798, and, in 1805, chaplain to the Lock Hospital, London. In the same year he was presented to the rectory of Turvey, Bedfordshire, which he held until his death, May 8, 1827. Mr. Richmond was the author of several tracts — The Dairyman's Daughter, The Negro Servant, The Young Cottager — published separately at first, but afterwards (1814) collected into two volumes 12mo, under the title of Annals of the Poor. Of The Dairyman's Daughter four millions of copies, in nineteen languages, had been circulated before 1849. He also edited The Fathers of the English Church (Lond. 1807, 12, 8 vols. 8vo), and published Domestic Portraiture: — Memoirs of his three children (9th ed. Lond. 1861, 8vo): — a Missionary Sermon (1809, 8vo), and a Memoir of Miss H. Sinclair.

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