Peter Riddel

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Sir Peter Riddel (died 18 April 1641) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1640.

Riddel was Sheriff of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1604.[1] He was knighted at Newcastle on 4 May 1617.[2] In 1619 he was mayor of Newcastle.[1] In 1624, he was elected Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was re-elected MP for Newcastle in 1626 and in 1628, and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[3]

Riddel was Mayor of Newcastle again in 1635.[1] He was re-elected MP for Newcastle in 1640 for the Short Parliament. In the Second Bishops' War, the Scottish army invaded England in August 1640 and the English army withdrew from Newcastle to Durham. Riddel at Newcastle had no option but to admit the Scottish army to the town.[4]

Riddel died in 1641 and was buried in the church of St Nicholas, Newcastle.[5]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Henry Anderson
Sir Thomas Ridell
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1624
With: Sir Henry Anderson
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Lydall
Sir Henry Anderson
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Lydall
Sir Henry Anderson
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1626-1629
With: Sir Henry Anderson 1626
Sir Thomas Ridell 1628-1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1640
With: Thomas Liddel
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Anderson
John Blakiston