Thomas Rider (MP for Maidstone)

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Thomas Rider (c. 1648 – by 1704), of Boughton Monchelsea Place, Kent, was an English politician. [1]

Boughton Monchelsea Place Grade I listed English country house in the United Kingdom

Boughton Monchelsea Place, previously Boughton Court, is a 16th-century country house in Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, England. The first part of the house was built by Robert Rudston circa 1567–75 on the site of an earlier manor house. It has been modified a number of times during its history achieving its present form in 1819. It has been a home to a number of members of parliament for Maidstone or for Kent, including Sir Francis Barnham, Sir Robert Barnham (1646–85) Sir Barnham Rider (1698–1728) and Thomas Rider (1805–47).

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Boughton Monchelsea Place, Kent

He was the son of Sir William Rider of Bethnal Green, Middlesex and educated at St John’s College, Oxford and the Middle Temple (1664). He married in 1682, Philadelphia, the daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Barnham, 1st Bt., of Boughton Monchelsea. He purchased his father-in-law's estate in Romney Marsh and c.1685 acquired Boughton Monchelsea Place when it was inherited by his wife.

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He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Maidstone in 1690–1695 and 1696–1698.

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He died by 1704, leaving 2 sons and a daughter. Boughton Monchelsea Place passed to his son Barnham Rider.

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References

  1. "RIDER, Thomas (c.1648-by 1704), of Boughton Monchelsea, Kent". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 15 October 2018.