Richard Simeon

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Sir Richard Godin Simeon, 2nd Baronet (21 May 1784 – 4 January 1854)[1] was an English Liberal Party politician.

Simeon was born in 1784, the son of Sir John Simeon, 1st Baronet and Rebecca Cornwall.[2]

Simeon was elected at the 1832–33 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Isle of Wight,[3] a new constituency which had been created by the Reform Act 1832. He was re-elected in 1835,[3] and stood down from the House of Commons at the 1837 general election.[3]

He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight 1831,[4] and in 1846.[5] He also served as High Sheriff of Hampshire for 1845. Charles and John Simeon were his sons.[6]


  1. ^ "Baronets: S, part 2". Leigh Rayment's baronetage pages. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Sir John Simeon, 1st Bt". The Peerage. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 402. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ "No. 18826". The London Gazette. 19 July 1831. p. 1454. 
  5. ^ "No. 20578". The London Gazette. 27 February 1846. p. 776. 
  6. ^ Blain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. p. 75. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight
Succeeded by
William à Court-Holmes
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Simeon
of Grazeley, Berkshire
1824 – 1854
Succeeded by
John Simeon