Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 29, 1848, Ter­ling, Es­sex, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1927, Bath, Eng­land.


Richard was the son of John James Strutt (Se­cond Bar­on Ray­leigh of Ter­ling Place) and Char­lotte Ma­ry Ger­trude Fitz­Ger­ald, and hus­band of Cla­ra Eliz­a­beth La Touche Vi­cars (mar­ried 1842, Lon­don).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Win­ches­ter and at Mag­da­len Col­lege, Ox­ford (MA 1876).

He worked for an Am­er­i­can bank in Lon­don, and joined the Lon­don Stock Ex­change.

He served as war­den and choir­mas­ter for ov­er three de­cades at St. John’s Church, Wil­ton Road, Lon­don.

His in­ter­ests were wide rang­ing: He was a Fel­low of the Phil­har­mon­ic, Hor­ti­cul­tur­al, and Zo­o­lo­gi­cal So­ci­e­ties; served on the Coun­cil of the Cor­po­ra­tion of the Church House; and was in­volved with the North Chi­na and Shan­tung Mis­sion, the Gre­gor­i­an So­ci­e­ty, and the Church Mu­sic So­ci­e­ty.



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