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PERRYN , Sir RICHARD ( 1723 - 1803 ), judge ;

b. at Flint in 1723 (christened 16 Aug. ), son of Benjamin Perryn , a tradesman there. From Ruthin school ( Thomas , S. Asaph , ii, 132) he went up to Queen's College , Oxford , in March 1740/1 , but did not graduate. He had in 1740 entered Lincoln's Inn , but migrated to the Inner Temple in 1746 , and was called to the Bar in 1747 . He acquired great repute as a pleader in Chancery . In 1770 he was appointed deputy-chamberlain of Chester ( Williams , Welsh Judges , 77); in 1776 he was raised to the Exchequer bench , and was knighted . He retired in 1799 , and d. 2 Jan. 1803 .

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • other references above.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959