Richard Griffith (1784 - 1878)

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Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Dublin, Ireland
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Griffith, Sir Richard John, Bart. 20/09/1784-22/09/1878. Ref: 648. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: 1st Baronet(1858).
  • Place of Birth: Hume Street, Dublin, Eire.
  • Place of Death: 2, Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, Eire.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer, Geologist.
  • Appointments Held: Lieutenant 1799, Irish Artillery; Engineer1809-12 Irish Bogs Commission; Mining Engineer & Professor 1812-, Geology, Royal Dublin Society; Inspector of Mines in Ireland; Chairman 1850-, Irish Board of Works.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University 1805-7.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D.
  • Marital Status: Married (1812) Maria Jane Waldie of Hendersyde Park, Kelso.
  • Mother: Mary Burgh.
  • Father: Richard Griffith,MP. Millicent, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
  • References: DNB 23, 1890, 238-9; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 10,1878-80, 17-20; GL Herries Davis" North From The Hook". Dublin 1995 p3, p84; Shapin 212.
  • Memberships: FGS, Royal Dublin Society.
  • Date of Election: 22/06/1807.
  • Proposers: Sir James Hall, Lord Webb Seymour, John Playfair, (Minute 27/04/1807 NLS Acc10,000, & Acc 10,000/12).
  • Fellow Type: HF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 389

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Sir Richard Griffith, 1st Baronet's Timeline

September 20, 1784
Dublin, Ireland
September 22, 1878
Age 94
Dublin, Ireland