Richard King (MP)
In April 1640, King was elected Member of Parliament for Melcombe Regis in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Melcombe Regis in the Long Parliament in November 1640  King is recorded in an incident in 1641 after George Digby was accelerated to the House of Lords. Digby's younger brother John perched himself on a ladder at the door of the chamber which the speaker, William Lenthall took as an act of disrespect and insubordination and told him to take his place, and not to sit upon the ladder as if he were going to be hanged. King complained that the Speaker had transgressed his duty in using so disgraceful a speech to so noble a gentleman and after some turmoil obtained a conditional apology. King supported King Charles and was disabled from sitting in parliament on 27 February 1643.
King died between 1643 and 1645.
- George Alfred Ellis The history and antiquities of the borough and town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
- 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. 229–239.
- Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History S. Proceedings (Volume 16).
|Parliament of England|
Parliament suspended since 1629
|Member of Parliament for Melcombe Regis
With: Thomas Gyard 1640
Sir Walter Erle 1640-1643
Sir Walter Erle