Richard Dyott (died 1660)

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Sir Richard Dyott (c. 1591 – 8 March 1660) was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1623 and 1640. He was a Royalist during the English Civil War.

Dyott was the son of Anthony Dyott, Member of Parliament of Freeford Manor, near Lichfield.[1] He was admitted to Inner Temple in 1615, and became Recorder of Stafford in 1624.[2]

In 1623 Dyott was elected Member of Parliament for Stafford for two parliaments, and then in 1625 was elected Member of Parliament for Lichfield. He held the seat until 1629 when King Charles I decided to rule without parliament. In April1640 he was re-elected for Lichfield for the Short Parliament.[3]

Dyott was knighted and was a member of the privy council of King Charles at York. He was High Steward of Lichfield and Chancellor of the County Palatine of Durham.[1]

Dyott died at the age of 69.

Dyott married Dorothy Dorrington, daughter of Richard Dorrington of Stafford and had six sons. Three of them fought for the Royalists and one was killed in action.[1] His son Richard was also Member of Parliament for Lichfield.


  1. ^ a b c John Burke A genealogical and heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain
  2. ^ Staffordshire Past Track
  3. ^ Willis, Browne (1750). Notitia Parliamentaria, Part II: A Series or Lists of the Representatives in the several Parliaments held from the Reformation 1541, to the Restoration 1660 ... London. pp. onepage&q&f&#61, false 182, 194, 204, 214, 234, 236.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Walter Devereux
Thomas Gibbs
Member of Parliament for Stafford
With: Matthew Craddock
Succeeded by
Matthew Craddock
Sir John Offley
Preceded by
Sir Simon Weston
William Wingfield
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
With: William Wingfield 1625–1626
Sir William Walter 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Lichfield
With: Sir Walter Devereux
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Cave
Michael Noble