Richard Southwell (Askeaton politician)

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Richard Southwell
SpouseElizabeth O'Brien
Children Thomas Southwell, 1st Baron Southwell
Parents

Richard Southwell was an Irish politician.

Birth and origins

Richard was the only son of Thomas Southwell and his wife Elizabeth Starkey. His father was the 1st Baronet Southwell of Castle Mattress, County Limerick. His mother was the daughter of William Starkey.

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Family tree
Richard Southwell with his wife, parents, and other selected relatives. [lower-alpha 1]
Edmund
Southwell
Catherine
Herbert
John
Southwell

d. 1642
Ann
Dowdall
Thomas
Southwell
1st Bt

d. 1681
Elizabeth
Starkey

d. 1705
Richard
Southwell
d.v.p.*
Elizabeth
O'Brien

d. 1688
Thomas
Southwell
1st Baron

1665–1720
Meliora
Coningsby
William
Southwell

1669–1720
soldier
Richard
Southwell

1671–1729
Thomas
2nd Baron

1698–1766
Mary
Coke
Henry
Southwell

1700–1758
Legend
XXXSubject of
the article
XXX Baronets & Barons
Southwell
*d.v.p. = predeceased his father (decessit vita patris)

Political career and death

In 1661, Southwell was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Askeaton in County Limerick, representing the borough until 1666. He died in September 1688. [1]

Marriage and children

Richard married Lady Elizabeth O'Brien, daughter of Murrough O'Brien, 1st Earl of Inchiquin. [2] They had five sons and two daughters. [3] Having predeceased his father, Southwell's oldest son Thomas succeeded his grandfather as baronet and was later elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Southwell. [4] His third son William and his fifth son Richard sat both in the Parliament of Ireland. [5]

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References

Notes

  1. Also see the lists of children in the text.

Citations

  1. Date of death given by Ancestry.com.
  2. Burke, John (1863). Bernhard Burke (ed.). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. II. London: Harrison. p. 1738.
  3. Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. Vol. II (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 465.
  4. "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Archived from the original on 1 May 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. Leigh Rayment's historical List of Members of the Irish House of Commons . Cites: Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2002). The History of the Irish Parliament 1692-1800 (6 volumes). Ulster Historical Foundation.

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