Sir Richard Mill, 5th Baronet

Sir Richard Mill, 5th Baronet (c. 1689–1760) of Woolbeding House, Sussex was a British landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1721 and 1747.

Mill was the second son of Sir John Mill, 3rd Baronet of Woolbeding and his wife Margaret Grey, daughter. of Thomas Grey of Woolbeding. He succeeded his brother John in the baronetcy in 1706 [1] He matriculated at St John's College, Oxford on 12 March 1708, aged 18.[2] On 12 March 1713, he married. Mary Knollys, daughter of Robert Knollys of Grove Place, Nursling, Hampshire.[1]

Mill was brought in by the Duke of Somerset to fill a vacancy at Midhurst and was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament at a by-election on 6 November 1721. He did not stand at the 1722 general election. In 1723 he was High Sheriff of Hampshire. He was brought in again at a by-election at Midhurst on 1 February 1729 and represented the borough until 1734. At the 1734 general election he was elected MP for Penryn in the interest of Richard Edgcumbe. He was returned unopposed for Horsham at the 1741 general election by the 7th Viscount Irwin at the request of the Duke of Newcastle. He voted with the Administration consistently and retired in 1747.[3]

Mill died on 16 May 1760. He had four sons Richard, John, Henry, and Charles who succeeded to the baronetcy in turn. His five daughters were Margaret, Philadelphia, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha.[1]

References

  1. J. and J.B. Burke (1838). A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies of England. John Burke. p. 357. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. "'Michaelson-Morcombe', in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714, ed. Joseph Foster (Oxford, 1891), pp. 1007-1026". British History Online. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. "MILL, Sir Richard, 5th Bt. (?1689-1760), of Woolbeding, nr. Midhurst, Suss". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Woodward Knight
Alan Brodrick
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1721–1722
With: Alan Brodrick
Succeeded by
Bulstrode Knight
Alan Brodrick
Preceded by
Bulstrode Knight
Alan Brodrick
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
1729–1734
With: Bulstrode Knight
Succeeded by
Bulstrode Knight
(Sir) Thomas Bootle
Preceded by
Sir Cecil Bishopp
Edward Vernon
Member of Parliament for Penryn
17341741
With: John Clavering
Succeeded by
John Evelyn
Edward Vernon
Preceded by
Charles Eversfield
Hon. Charles Ingram
Member of Parliament for Horsham
17411747
With: Hon. Charles Ingram
Succeeded by
Charles Ingram
Hon. Charles Ingram
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir John Mill, 4th Baronet
Baronet
(of Camois Court)
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Mill, 6th Baronet
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