Richard Munden (British Army officer)

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Richard Munden (after 25 June 1680 – 19 December 1725) was a British soldier and Member of Parliament.

He was the posthumous son of Sir Richard Munden, a captain in the Royal Navy.

He was commissioned as a captain in the 1st Foot Guards in 1702, and became a colonel in 1706. From 1708 to 1710 he sat in Parliament for Camelford. He was promoted to brigadier-general in 1712, and served as colonel of the 13th Light Dragoons from 1715 to 1722 and of the 8th Dragoons from 1722 to his death.


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Pole
Member of Parliament for Camelford
With: John Manley
Succeeded by
Bernard Granville
Jasper Radcliffe
Military offices
Preceded by
The Lord Lansdowne
Governor of Pendennis Castle
Succeeded by
John Hobart
New regiment Colonel of Munden's Regiment of Dragoons
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Rich
Preceded by
Phineas Bowles
Colonel of Munden's Regiment of Dragoons
Political offices
Preceded by
Denzil Onslow
Out-Ranger of Windsor Forest
Succeeded by
Hon. John King