Rev. Richard Jeffreys was born 1762 in Isleworth, Greater London, England, United Kingdom (Middlesex) to Edward Jeffreys (1716-1786) and Mary Hatton (c1731-aft1761) and died 1830 Throcking, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Gilder (c1767-1809) 18 August 1785 in Aspenden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Richard attended St Paul's School then graduated B.A. in 1785 at Trinity College, Cambridge, and M.A. in 1802.

From 1786 until death he was Rector at Throcking. He took his family to India in about 1803 and was Chaplain to the East India Company at Kolkata 1803-1811. He was also a minor Canon of Ely.

He was possibly a descendant of William of Wykeham. rector at Winchester.



Offspring of Rev. Richard Jeffreys and Sarah Gilder (c1767-1809)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Henry Jeffreys (1788-)
Edward Jeffreys (1789-)
Juliana Jeffreys (c1790-)
Richard Jeffreys (1791-)
Mary Jeffreys (1792-)
Juliana Ann Jeffreys (1793-)
Emma Jeffreys (1796-)
Charlotte Jeffreys (1797-)
Harriet Jeffreys (1798-)
Julius Jeffreys (1800-1877) 14 September 1800 Hall Place, Bexley, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 13 May 1877 Richmond, Greater London, England, United Kingdom Ellen Penelope Dougan (-1835) Ellen Penelope Dougan (-1835) Jane Mary Graham (c1820-)
Charles Jeffreys (1801-)
Edgar Jeffreys (1802-)
Caroline Jeffreys (1804-1884) 1804 Varanasi, Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh, India (Benares) 1884 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand William Henry Valpy (1793-1852)
Arabella Jeffreys (1805-)
Henrietta Jeffreys (1807-)
Frances Jeffreys (1809-)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children
  • Julius, a noted surgeon, author, and inventor (the respirator and the refrigerator) has a Wikipedia page. Each child has an individual page linked from
  • Lt-Colonel E. Jeffreys (Bengal Army) wrote a booklet defending his brother Julius against criticisms of his scientific work. It included background about the whole family; an unedited scanned text version is at In 1835, Harriett, widow of Adjutant-General Nicol of Bengal, was in a state of advanced pulmonary disease, which prompted Julius to invent and name the respirator, patented in 1836.

Robin Patterson

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