Richard Abell

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Richard Abell (c.1688 – aft. March 1744) was a British politician.

The eldest son of William Abell, of East Claydon, Buckinghamshire, he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[1] He was called to the bar as a member of the Inner Temple in 1714.

He entered Parliament at a by-election in 1720 for Richmond, Yorkshire as a Whig, in the interest of the Duke of Wharton. He transferred to Aylesbury in 1722. He did not stand for Aylesbury again in 1727. In 1728, he sold the manor of East Claydon to the Viscount Fermanagh, retaining a life interest in the property.


  1. ^ "Abel, Richard (ABL705R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  • Sedgwick, Romney (1970). The House of Commons 1715-1754 v. 1. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 405. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Harry Mordaunt
John Yorke
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorkshire)
With: John Yorke
Succeeded by
John Yorke
Conyers Darcy
Preceded by
Nathaniel Meade
Trevor Hill
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
With: John Guise
Succeeded by
Sir William Stanhope
Philip Lloyd