Rickards, Samuel, an English clergyman, was born in 1795; entered Oriel College, Oxford, in 1814; obtained the Newdigate prize for English verse in 1815, and graduated in second-class honors in 1817. He was fellow of Oriel College in 1819 to 1823, and vicar of Stow, Langtoft, Suffolk, from 1832 until his death, in 1865. He was the author of the Christian Householder, or Book of Family Prayers (1849, 12mo): — Short Sermons for Family Reading (1849, 8vo): — several other Prayer-books: — also Religious Tracts, etc. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.