Richard Braham

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Sir Richard Braham, 1st Baronet (c. 1613 - 1676) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1676.

Braham was the son of Richard Braham, or Breame, of New Windsor, Berkshire, and of Wandsworth, Surrey and his wife Elizabeth Giles, daughter of Nathaniel Giles, Doctor of Music. His father died on 2 March 1618. Braham was admitted to Gray's Inn on 7 March 1634. He was knighted at Oxford on 21 March 1645.[1] In July 1641 he was defeated in a by-election for Windsor.[2] He compounded in May 1646 and was fined £364.[1] In 1661, Braham was elected Member of Parliament for Windsor in the Cavalier Parliament. He was created a Baronet on 16 April 1662.[2]

Braham died at the age of about 62 and was buried in April 1676.[2] Braham married firstly, Susan Southcote, daughter of Sir George Southcote, Governor of Dartmouth Castle, Devon. She died aged 22 on 5 May 1642, and was buried at New Windsor. He married secondly, Susan Gawsell, daughter of Sir Robert Gawsell, of Watlington, Norfolk. He married thirdly by licence dated 6 May 1663 Jane Scobell, widow of Henry Scobell of St. Margaret's, Westminster and daughter of Thomas Devenish, of Langham, Dorset. He appears to have married fourthly by licence on 29 November 1671, Dorothy Brandling, widow of Carmarthen. He had no children by any of his wives and the baronetcy became extinct on his death.[1]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Alexander Baker
Roger Palmer
Member of Parliament for Windsor
With: Thomas Higgons
Succeeded by
Thomas Higgons
Sir Francis Winnington