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Royal Naval Biography/Richbell, Thomas


THOMAS RICHBELL, Esq
Resident Magistrate of the Thames Police Office.
[Post-Captain of 1802.]

This officer was made a Lieutenant Jan. 14, 1780; a Commander Dec. 26, 1799; and a Post-Captain April 29, 1802. He regulated the Impress service at the Tower during the whole of the late war; and succeeded the late Mr. Harriott as a Thames Police Magistrate in 1816. Several of the productions of his pencil have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, of which he is an Honorary Member.