Richard Fellowes Benyon
Richard Fellowes Benyon (17 November 1811 – 26 July 1897), born Richard Fellowes, was a British Conservative politician and civil servant.
Richard was born at Haverland Hall in Norfolk, the third son of William Henry Fellowes of Ramsey Abbey in Huntingdonshire and his wife, Emma, sister of Richard Benyon De Beauvoir of Englefield House in Berkshire. He inherited this latter property and its associated estates upon his uncle's death in 1854 and changed his name to Benyon. In 1857 he was made High Sheriff of Berkshire, and was made the Chairman of the county's Quarter Sessions in 1864. In 1860, he had been elected as the Member of Parliament for Berkshire, a position he held until his resignation in 1876. He was a patron of the Mendicity Society, the National Society for School Furniture and the Society for the Augmentation of Small Livings. Although he married and had three daughters, upon his death in 1897, his estates were inherited by his nephew, James Herbert Benyon. Richard was the great grandfather of Sir William Benyon.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Richard Fellowes Benyon
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Leicester Viney Vernon
|Member of Parliament for Berkshire
With: Philip Pleydell-Bouverie 1860–1865
John Walter 1860–1865, 1868–1876
Robert Loyd-Lindsay 1860–1876
Sir Charles Russell 1865–1868
|High Sheriff of Berkshire
Henry Richard Eyre