Richard Baggallay

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The Right Honourable

Sir Richard Baggallay

Sir Richard Baggallay, 1876.
Attorney-General for England and Wales
In office
20 April 1874 – 25 November 1875
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by Sir John Burgess Karslake
Succeeded by Sir John Holker
Personal details
Born 13 May 1816
Died 13 November 1888 (1888-11-14) (aged 72)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Sir Richard Baggallay PC (13 May 1816 – 13 November 1888), was a British Conservative politician and judge of the Court of Appeal.

Background and education[edit]

Baggallay was the son of Richard Baggallay, of Stockwell, a member of the Merchant Taylors' Company and a significant warehouseman of the City of London. He was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1843.

Political and legal career[edit]

Bagallay sat as a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Hereford from 1865 to 1868.[1] He was knighted on 14 December 1868 after losing his seat, but was re-elected in 1870 as MP for Mid Surrey, holding the seat until 1875.[2] He served briefly as Solicitor-General under Benjamin Disraeli in 1868 and again in 1874, and as Attorney-General under Disraeli from 1874 to 1875. In 1875, he was sworn of the Privy Council[3] and appointed to the newly established Court of Appeal, where he served until his death in 1888.


Personal life[edit]

He married, on 25 February 1847, Marianne, youngest daughter of Henry Charles Lacy of Withdean Hall, Sussex, by whom he left issue.[5]

In later years Baggallay suffered from poor health and died while convalescing in Hove, Sussex. He was buried at South Metropolitan Cemetery at Norwood.


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 150, 467. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 6)
  3. ^ "No. 24271". The London Gazette. 30 November 1875. p. 6033. 
  4. ^ "Contract - General Principles - Remedies - Specific Performance and Injunctions - Specific Performance". The Laws of Australia. Thomson Reuters. 31 August 2006. pp. [7.9.1450]. 
  5. ^ Rigg 1901.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRigg, James McMullen (1901). "Baggallay, Richard". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 


  • Obituary, The Times, 14 November 1888

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Morgan-Clifford
George Clive
Member of Parliament for Hereford
With: George Clive
Succeeded by
John Wyllie
George Clive
Preceded by
William Brodrick
Sir Henry Peek, Bt
Member of Parliament for Mid Surrey
With: Sir Henry Peek, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Trevor Lawrence, Bt
Sir Henry Peek, Bt
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir William Baliol Brett
Solicitor General for England and Wales
September–December 1868
Succeeded by
Sir John Coleridge
Preceded by
Sir William Vernon Harcourt
Solicitor General for England and Wales
Succeeded by
Sir John Holker
Preceded by
Sir John Burgess Karslake
Attorney General for England and Wales
Succeeded by
Sir John Holker