Richard Alldridge was born in 1815 in Floore, Northamptonshire, England. He worked as a shoemaker near Birmingham. In 1847 he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and then spent several years as a missionary in England. He contributed five hymns to the 1840 Manchester Hymnal. He was appointed to preside over Warwickshire in 1857, which he did until he was released to emigrate to "Zion" - Salt Lake City in 1861. He contributed other hymns to church periodicals and hymnals. He died in 1896 in Cedar City, Utah.