Richard Southwell (Limerick politician)

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Richard Southwell (c. 1671 – 17 September 1729)[1] was an Irish politician.

He was the fifth and youngest son of Richard Southwell and his wife Lady Elizabeth O'Brien, daughter of Murrough O'Brien, 1st Earl of Inchiquin.[2] His older brothers were Thomas Southwell, 1st Baron Southwell and William Southwell.[3] During the Glorious Revolution of 1689, he and his brothers were attainted by the parliament of King James II of England.[4] Southwell was High Sheriff of County Limerick in 1707.[3] He was elected to the Irish House of Commons for Limerick County in 1727, representing the constituency until his death two years later.[5]

Southwell married Agnes Rose, daughter of George Rose, and by her he had an only son.[4]


  1. ^ Johnston-Liik, Edith Mary (2006). MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament 1692–1800. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 123. ISBN 1-903688-60-4. 
  2. ^ Burke, John (1863). Bernhard Burke, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. II. London: Harrison. p. 1738. 
  3. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Richard Southwell". Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Lodge, John (1789). Mervyn Archdall, ed. The Peerage of Ireland or A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom. vol. VI. Dublin: James Moore. pp. 18–19. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Irish House of Commons 1692-1800". Retrieved 4 June 2009. 
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Eyre Evans
Robert Oliver
Member of Parliament for Limerick County
With: Eyre Evans
Succeeded by
Eyre Evans
Hon. Henry Southwell