Richard Onslow, 3rd Baron Onslow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Richard Onslow, 3rd Baron Onslow KB (1713 – 8 October 1776) was a British peer and politician, styled Hon. Richard Onslow from 1717 to 1740.[1]

He was the son of Thomas Onslow, 2nd Baron Onslow of Clandon Park, Surrey and educated at Eton School (1725-8) and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

In 1734, Onslow was returned as Member of Parliament for Guildford holding that position until 1740. In that year, he succeeded his father Thomas as Lord Onslow, and also succeeded him in his offices of High Steward of (the borough of) Guildford and Lord Lieutenant of Surrey.[1]

The family seat was Clandon Park, East and West Clandon, Surrey the centrepiece of which, a National Trust mansion and gardens was for the most part commissioned by his father. On 16 May 1741, he married Mary Elwill (d. 19 April 1812), daughter of Sir Edmund Elwill, 3rd Baronet; the marriage was childless. Lord Onslow received an LL.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1749 and was made a Knight Companion of the Bath in 1752. Upon his death in 1776, he was succeeded by special remainder in the barony by his second cousin, George Onslow.[1]

Clandon Park was transformed from a large manor house to a lavish english country house by his father, but the 3rd Lord Onslow had its interiors finished. It features a two-storey Marble Hall and marble chimney and other pieces by the Flemish sculptor Michael Rysbrack.


  1. ^ a b c Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 2. London: Longmans, Green. p. 701. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Vincent
Richard Onslow
Member of Parliament for Guildford
With: Richard Onslow
Succeeded by
Richard Onslow
Denzil Onslow
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The 3rd Lord Onslow
Lord Lieutenant of Surrey
Succeeded by
The 4th Lord Onslow
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Onslow
Baron Onslow
Succeeded by
George Onslow