Sir Richard Gorges-Meredyth, 1st Baronet

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Sir Richard Gorges-Meredyth, 1st Baronet (7 May 1735 – September 1821) was an Anglo-Irish politician and baronet.

Born Richard Gorges, son and heir of Hamilton Gorges, MP for Swords. On his marriage in 1775 to Mary, daughter and heir of Arthur Meredyth, he assumed the additional name of Meredyth before that of Gorges.[1]

Gorges-Meredyth represented Enniskillen in the Irish House of Commons between 1768 and 1776.[2] In 1787 he was created a Baronet, of Catharines Grove in the Baronetage of Ireland. He sat in the Commons for Naas from 1787 to 1790.[3]

He died without male issue, when his title became extinct. He was the grandfather of William Somerville, 1st Baron Athlumney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ George E Cockayne, The Complete Baronetage Vol V. Page 424.
  2. ^ E. M. Johnston-Liik, MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800 (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2006), p.92 (Retrieved 22 February 2016).
  3. ^ E. M. Johnston-Liik, MPs in Dublin: Companion to History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800 (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2006), p.92 (Retrieved 22 February 2016).
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Hon. William Cole
Richard Gorges
Member of Parliament for Enniskillen
1768–76
With: Richard Gorges (1768)
Armar Lowry (1768–1769)
Bernard Smyth Ward (1769–1771)
Hugh Henry Mitchell (1771–1776)
Succeeded by
Sir Achibald Acheson, Bt.
John Leigh
Preceded by
John Bourke
Hugh Carleton
Member of Parliament for Naas
1787–90
With: John Bourke
Succeeded by
John Bourke
John Bourke
Baronetage of Ireland
New creation Baronet
(of Catharines Grove)
1787–1821
Extinct