ABELL, Richard (c.1688-aft. Mar. 1744), of East Claydon, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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25 Jan. 1720 - 1722
1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. c.1688, 1st s. of William Abell of East Claydon by Elizabeth ?Mayne. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1705; I. Temple, called 1714. m. bef. 1738.1 suc. fa. 1741.

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Abell was descended from William Abell, who acquired the manor of East Claydon in 1624. His father was related to the Viscounts Fermanagh of Middle Claydon, to whom he sold East Claydon in 1728, retaining apparently a life interest.2 Returned on the Wharton interest as a Whig for Richmond at a by-election in 1720, Abell transferred to Aylesbury in 1722. At the election for Buckinghamshire that year he supported the Whig and Tory candidates put up on a compromise.3 In 1733 he was listed as a supporter of government candidates throughout the county4 for the election of 1734, at which he did not stand. He was living in March 1744;5 the date of his death has not been ascertained.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Verney Letters of 18th Cent. ii. 179.
  • 2. Ibid. passim; VCH Bucks. iv. 30; Lipscomb, Bucks. i. 164.
  • 3. Bucks. Poll Bk. 1722, p.5.
  • 4. Cholmondeley (Houghton) mss 68.
  • 5. PCC 60 Anstis.