- G. J. Bryant
Smith, Richard (bap. 1734, d. 1803), army officer in the East India Company and politician, was baptized on 15 May 1734 at St Mary's, Marlborough, Wiltshire, the eldest son of John Smith, a cheesemonger, of Jermyn Street, London. His social origins and allegedly poor education were sometimes to be held against him in later life. He arrived in ...