Richard Skeffington

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Sir Richard Skeffington (died 2 June 1647) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1625 and 1647.

Skeffington was born after 1590, the second son of Sir William Skeffington, 1st Baronet of Fisherwick, Staffordshire, and his wife Elizabeth Dering of Surrenden Kent.[1] He matriculated from Magdalene College, Cambridge in Autumn 1615.[2] He was knighted on 20 August 1624.[3] In 1625, he was elected Member of Parliament for Tamworth. He was elected MP for Staffordshire as a recruiter to the Long Parliament in 1646.[2]

Skeffington died in 1647 and was buried at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire where there is a monument.[2]

Skeffington married Anne Newdigate, daughter of Sir John Newdigate of Arbury, Warwickshire.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Woodford
John Wightwick
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
With: Sir Thomas Puckering
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Puckering
Sir Walter Devereux
Preceded by
Sir Edward Littleton
Sir Hervey Bagot
Member of Parliament for Staffordshire
With: John Bowyer
Succeeded by
John Bowyer
Thomas Crompton