Richard Warburton

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Sir Richard Warburton (died 1610) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1610.

Warburton was the third son of Peter Warburton of Hefferston Grange in Weaversham, Cheshire and his wife Alice Cooper, daughter of John Cooper of Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire. He was educated at Clement's Inn and then at Lincoln's Inn in 1583. He was a gentleman pensioner from around 1592 until his death. In 1600 he was constable of Lancaster Castle and steward of Lonsdale hundred. In 1601, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bridport. He was knighted in 1603. In 1604 he was elected MP for Penryn and sat until his death in 1610.[1]

Warburton married Anne Vavasour, lady of the bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth and sister of Thomas Vavasour in about 1603. They had a son.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Lewison Fitzjames
Adrian Gilbert
Member of Parliament for Bridport
With: Sir Robert Napier
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Meller
John Pitt
Preceded by
Edward Seymour
Richard Messenger
Member of Parliament for Penryn
With: Thomas Prowse
Succeeded by
Sir William Maynard
Sir Edward Conway