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Richard Cust (priest)

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Richard Cust, portrait by George Allen
Richard Cust, portrait by George Allen

Richard Cust (1728 – 16 October 1783) was an English clergyman who served as Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, Dean of Rochester and Dean of Lincoln.

Cust was the son of Sir Richard Cust Bt and his wife Anne Brownlow, daughter of Sir William Brownlow Bt MP.[1] He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, matriculating in 1745 aged 17, graduating B.A. 1749, M.A. 1752, B.D. & D.D. 1763.[2]

Cust was Speaker's Chaplain to his brother, Speaker Sir John Cust Bt MP. He was appointed a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford in October 1765,[3] and rector of Belton, Lincolnshire in 1770.[1] He also served as Dean of Rochester 1779–1782 and Dean of Lincoln 1782–1783.

In 1767, he married Mary Harris, daughter of Rev. George Harris.[4]

Cust died on 16 October 1783 at The Old Deanery, Lincoln.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Dr the Very Reverend Richard Cust (1728-1783) Dean of Lincoln". National Trust Collections. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  2. ^ Foster, Joseph. "Cust, Richard" . Alumni Oxonienses  – via Wikisource.
  3. ^ a b The Gentleman's Magazine. 53. 1783. p. 979. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ Longmate, Barak (1810). Stockdale's Peerage. p. 253. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Thurlow
Dean of Rochester
Succeeded by
Thomas Dampier
Preceded by
Hon. James Yorke
Dean of Lincoln
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Kaye
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