Richard Derby, sea captain and merchant (1712-1783), was the father of Elias Haskell Derby, aka "King Derby".
- Merchant Ventures of Old Salem R.E. Peabody, p. 28-36
- Ships and Sailors of Old Salem Paine, p.?
- Essex Institute Historical Collections Vol. 3, p. 162 (Genealogy of the Derby Family)
- Life and Times of Richard Derby, merchant of Salem 1712-1783 Duncan Phillips