Richard Taylor (died 1699)

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Richard Taylor (c.1649 – 20 April 1699) was an English Member of Parliament.

He was the only son of Major Samuel Taylor of Wallingwells Priory, Nottinghamshire. He succeeded his father in 1679.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1689–90 and elected MP for East Retford in 1690, holding the seat until 1698.

He died in 1699 and was buried at Carlton. He had married Bridget, the daughter of Sir Ralph Knight of Langold and Warsop, Nottinghamshire, with whom he had a son, whom he outlived, and a daughter also named Bridget who married Thomas White and was the mother of John and Taylor White. On Taylor's death, the family seat at Wallingwells passed to his daughter Bridget and became the main seat of the White family.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Hon. Evelyn Pierrepont
John Thornhagh
Member of Parliament for East Retford
1690–1698
With: John Thornhagh
Succeeded by
John Thornhagh
Sir Willoughby Hickman
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Parkyns
High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
1689–1690
Succeeded by
Sir Nathaniel Curzon