Richard Baldwin

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Baldwin, Richard, D.D., was appointed Provost of Trinity College in 1717. Little is known concerning his early life, further than that he obtained a Scholarship at the College in 1686, and a Fellowship seven years later. For forty-one years he governed the institution, and upon his decease (aged 92, on 30th September 1758) he bequeathed to it his fortune — upwards of £80,000. A fine marble monument was erected to his memory in the Examination Hall. The will was disputed by his English relatives, but was decided in favour of the College, in 1820, after sixty-two years' litigation.

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