PERRYN, Sir RICHARD (1723 - 1803), judge

Name: Richard Perryn

Date of birth: 1723

Date of death: 1803

Parent: Benjamin Perryn

Gender: Male

Occupation: judge

Area of activity: Law

Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born at Flint in 1723 (christened 16 August), son of Benjamin Perryn, a tradesman there. From Ruthin school (Thomas, A History of the Diocese of St. 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 died 2 January 1803.