Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick

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Robert Rich, 3rd Earl of Warwick (28 June 1611 – 29 May 1659 in London), supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War (his father the 2nd Earl supported Parliament).


Robert Rich was the eldest son of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Frances daughter of Sir William Hatton,[1]

Rich, as Baron Rich, of Leighs, Essex, joined King Charles I at York, but never bore arms; and the fine imposed upon him by Parliament was remitted at his father's petition.[2]

His father, the Second Earl, died in April of 1658, passing on the earldom. Rich died on 29 May 1659, and was buried in Felsted, Essex. His only son, also Robert, predeceased him by 15 months dying of consumption.[citation needed] The earldom passed to the 3rd Earl's brother Charles.[2]


Rich married Lady Anne Cavendish, the daughter of William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire,[2] on 9 April 1632 at Battersea, Surrey. Their child, Robert, was the Earl's only son:

Robert Rich married secondly Anne Cheeke, daughter of Sir Thomas Cheeke and Essex Rich.[2] Their children were:

See also


  1. Firth 1896, p. 132.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Firth 1896, p. 133.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainFirth, C.H. (1896). [ "Rich, Robert (1587-1658)" ] Check |ws link in chapter= value (help). In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 48. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 128–133.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Robert Rich
Earl of Warwick
Succeeded by
Charles Rich
Baron Rich
(writ in acceleration)