There have been four baronetcies created for persons with the surname Rich, two in the Baronetage of England, one in the Baronetage of Great Britain and one in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. As of 2008 three of the creations are extinct while one is dormant.
The Rich Baronetcy, of Sunning in the County of Berkshire, was created in the Baronetage of England on 20 March 1660 for Thomas Rich, a wealthy Turkey Merchant who also represented Reading in the House of Commons. The second Baronet was Member of Parliament for Reading and Gloucester. The title became extinct on the death of the fifth Baronet in 1803. See also the 1863 creation below.
The Rich Baronetcy, of London, was created in the Baronetage of England on 24 January 1676 for Charles Rich, of Mulberton, Norfolk, with remainder to his son-in-law and distant cousin Robert Rich, son of Nathaniel Rich, who inherited the baronetcy the following year. He was a successful politician. His younger son, the fourth Baronet, was a distinguished cavalry officer. The title became extinct on the death of the sixth Baronet in 1799.
The Rich Baronetcy, of Shirley House in the County of Southampton, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 28 July 1791 for Reverend Charles Rich. He was the son-in-law of the fifth Baronet of the 1676, and had inherited the estates and assumed the name and arms of Rich. This creation became dormant upon the death of the sixth Baronet in 1983, but heirs are still thought to be living.
The Rich Baronetcy, of Sunning in the County of Berkshire, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 January 1863 for the Liberal politician Henry Rich, the natural son of the fifth Baronet of the 1660 creation. The title became extinct on his death without children in 1869.
The baronetcy passed to his son-in-law:
He had two sons:
He in turn had two sons:
The heir to the baronetcy is believed to be Gordon Leonard Rich.