Richard Musgrave (died 1555)

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Sir Richard Musgrave (1524–1555) was an English politician.

He was the only son of Sir William Musgrave of Hartley and Edenhall, whom he succeeded in 1544. He was knighted by August 1552.

He was Justice of the Peace for Cumberland from 1547 to his death and was appointed High Sheriff of Cumberland for 1554–55. He was Captain of Carlisle Castle, Cumberland in November 1552 and from December 1553 to February 1554. He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Cumberland in 1547 and March 1553.

He married Agnes, the daughter of Thomas Wharton, 1st Baron Wharton, and had 1 son (who died young in 1565) and 1 daughter. Richard was succeeded by his uncle, Simon Musgrave.[1]


  1. ^ "MUSGRAVE, Richard (1524-55), of Hartley, Westmld. and Edenhall, Cumb.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 9 September 2013.