John Richmond Webb (judge)

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John Richmond Webb (1721 – 15 January 1766), of Biddesden in Hampshire, was an English lawyer who served briefly as a Member of Parliament and as a Welsh judge.

Webb was the eldest son of General John Richmond Webb by his second marriage. He was admitted as a member of Lincoln's Inn in 1739 and was called to the bar in 1745; he became a bencher of his inn in 1762. In 1761 he was elected to Parliament as member for Bossiney, and was a supporter of The Earl of Bute until his death five years later. In December 1764 he was appointed a judge on the Brecon circuit, which Prime Minister Grenville later cited as an example of the favour that the Grenville government showed to Bute's friends.

He died unmarried.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edwin Sandys
Edward Wortley Montagu
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
with Edward Wortley Montagu

1761–1766
Succeeded by
Lord Mount Stuart
Edward Wortley Montagu