Richard Oliver

1735 - 1784


Biography

MP for London 1770-1780, brother-in-law of Thomas Oliver of Mark Lane (q.v.) and co-owner of the Diamond estate in Grenada. Born Antigua.

Sources

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/oliver-richard-1735-84 [accessed 15/12/2015]; Barker, G. (2004-09-23). Oliver, Richard (bap. 1735, d. 1784), politician. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 24 May. 2018, from http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-20730.


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Spouse
Mary Oliver
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
Owner

Alderman Richard Oliver is shown as having owned Clarkes in a note [no dates given] by C Eickelmann and D Small, [which refers to 'The History of Clarke's Estate on Nevis: From Sugar Plantation to Luxury Resort', unpublished MSS, 2001), at http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~emceee/otherwork.html [accessed 31/01/2018]. The site carries fuller details of meticulous research on other estates on Nevis.

1780 [EA] - 1784 [EY] → Joint owner

Joint owner with William Tooke and William Smith of Grenada, identified as such in the will of William Tooke proved 1802.


Legacies Summary

Political (1)

MP
 
election →
London London
1770 - 1780

Relationships (3)

Brother-in-laws
Business associates
Business associates