Richard Griffith

1752-1820; son of Richard Griffith (d.1788; q.v.); made a fortune in East Indies; settled in Naas; elected MP Askeaton, 1783-90; granted freedom of Dublin for defence of rights of citizens; m. Elizabeth Hussey Burgh, dg. of Walter Hussey Burgh, of Donore, Co. Kildare who was Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, March 1793; works incl. The Fête at Kensington Gore (1800), Kirkheas, a descriptive poem, written in 1760 (1802), and The Two Sparrows (1804), all in verse; there are MSS notes in the BL copy of the last-named; d. Naas; father of Sir Richard Griffith. PI CRO

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