|Died||July 3, 1803|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Commands held||Indian Army|
He was the eldest son of John Smith, cheesemonger, of Jermyn Street, St. James’s, Middlesex.
He served in India as an ensign in the Madras Army in 1752, rising to the rank of captain. In 1761 returned to London and became a prominent shareholder in the East India Company. When he went out to India again in 1764 it was as Colonel of one of the East India Company's three brigades. In 1767 he was promoted to Commander-in-Chief, India. He was made Brigadier-General in 1768 before retiring in 1770.
He lived at Chiltern Lodge near Hungerford in Berkshire. In 1756 he married Amelia Hopkins, the daughter of master mariner Captain Charles Hopkins, and together they went on to have one son (John Mansell Smith) and one daughter.
- Richard Smith at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The Bengal almanac, for 1827, compiled by S. Smith and Co., Page XX
- "SMITH, Richard (1734-1803), of Harley Street, Mdx. and Chilton Lodge, Hungerford, Berks.". History of Parliament Online. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1790-1820/member/smith-richard-1734-1803. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
Sir Robert Barker
|Parliament of Great Britain|
|Member of Parliament for Wendover
With: John Mansell Smith
|Member of Parliament for Wareham
With: Lord Robert Spencer
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