Richard Aldborough

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Richard Aldborough (1607 – 1649) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1640. He supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War.

Aldborough was the son of Arthur Aldborough (1585 - after 1653) and his wife Elizabeth Holland, daughter of Richard Holland of Denton, Lancashire.[1]

In April 1640, Aldborough was elected Member of Parliament for Aldborough in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected in November 1640 as MP for Aldborough in the Long Parliament and was disabled from sitting in 1643 for supporting the king.[2] Although his father had the Parliamentarian army quartered on his estates in 1644 the family supported the King during the Civil War. Aldborough was treated as a delinquent and his estates at Humberton were sequestrated. Following his death his son William begged Parliament for the release of the estates in 1650.[3]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Aldborough
With: Brian Palmes 1640
Robert Strickland 1640-1642
Succeeded by
Brian Stapylton
Thomas Scott