Sir Richard Tichborne, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Richard Tichborne, 2nd Baronet (1578 – April 1652) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1597. He was a Royalist commander in the English Civil War.

Tichborne was the son of Sir Benjamin Tichborne, 1st Baronet of Tichborne and his second wife Amphillis Weston, daughter of Richard Weston, justice of the common pleas. He was a student of Middle Temple in 1595. In 1597, he was elected Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis. He was knighted at the Charter House on 11 May 1603.[1] In 1604 he became joint keeper of Winchester Castle with his father. He was a ranger of West Beare forest by 1610. In 1614 he was elected MP for Hampshire. He was elected MP for Winchester in 1621 and was re-elected in 1624, 1625, 1626 and 1628. He was a Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire by 1627. He succeeded to the family estates and the baronetcy on the death of his father on 11 September 1629. He became a gentleman of the bedchamber to Charles I. In 1622 to 1623 he accompanied his cousin Sir Richard Weston on a diplomatic mission to Brussels, in the Spanish Netherlands, and may also have visited The Hague.[2]

During the Civil War, Tichborne was a Royalist commander and held Winchester Castle for the King. His estates were sequestrated on 30 September 1650.[2]

Tichborne died at the age of 74.[1]

Tichborne married firstly Ellen White, daughter of Robert White of Aldershot. She died on 18 May 1606, aged 27 and he married secondly in about 1616, Susan Waller, daughter of William Waller of Oldstoke and Stoke Charity. They had three sons and three daughters.[2]


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Hassard
Zachariah Bethel
Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis
With: Christopher Ellesdon
Succeeded by
John FitzJames
Nicholas Throckmorton
Preceded by
Sir Robert Oxenbridge
William Jephson
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
With: Sir William Uvedale
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Wallop
Sir John Jephson
Preceded by
William Sandys
Sir Thomas Bilson
Member of Parliament for Winchester
With: William Savage 1621–1622
James, Lord Wriothesley 1624
Sir Thomas Phelipps 1625
Henry Whitehead 1626
Robert Mason 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Benjamin Tichborne
(of Tichborne)
Succeeded by
Henry Tichborne