Robert Raymond was born on 20 December 1673 in London. He was the only son of Sir Thomas Raymond (1627-1683), a judge and law reporter. He was formally admitted to Gray's Inn, his father's inn, at the age of nine in 1682. He was a student at Eton College and Christ's College, Cambridge. Raymond was called to the bar of Gray's Inn in November 1697, and he joined ad eundem Lincoln's Inn in 1710. He was the Solicitor General from 1710 until 1714 and Attorney General from 1720 to 1724. He was a member of Parliament from 1710 to 1724. He was made a Justice of the Court of King's Bench in 1724 and the Chief Justice from 1725 until his death in 1733. He was raised to the peerage on 15 January 1731. Robert Raymond, Lord Raymond, was married to Anne Northey, the daughter of Sir Edward Northey (1652-1723), the Attorney General. Lord Raymond died at his home in Red Lion Square, London, on 18 March 1733.

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