Sir Richard Hoghton, 1st Baronet
Sir Richard Hoghton, 1st Baronet (28 September 1570 – 1630) was a politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1611.
He was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1599 and was knighted in January 1600. In 1601 he was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Lancashire and was re-elected MP for Lancashire in 1604.
Hoghton was one of the first baronets, created on 22 May 1611.
Hoghton died in 1630. He had married firstly Catherine, the daughter of Sir Gilbert Gerard with whom he had five sons and eight daughters, and secondly Jane, the daughter of Thomas Spencer of Rufford and widow of Robert Hesketh, with whom he had two more sons. The baronetcy was inherited by his eldest son Gilbert.
- Knights of England
- Browne Willis Notitia parliamentaria, or, An history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales: ... The whole extracted from mss. and printed evidences 1750 pp149-166
- Richard Baker A Chronicle of the Kings of England
- D. R. Fisher, ‘Hoghton, Sir Henry, sixth baronet (1728–1795)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004; online edn, January 2007
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Sir Thomas Gerard
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With: Thomas Hesketh 1601
Sir Richard Molyneux 1604–1611
Sir Thomas Gerard, Bt
Sir Cuthbert Halsall
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