Richard Bethell biography

Richard Bethell

Male, Deceased Person

1772 – 1864


Who was Richard Bethell?

Richard Bethell was a British Tory and then Conservative Party politician from Rise in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He sat in the House of Commons between 1830 and 1841.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire from 1822 to 1823.

He was elected at the 1830 general election as one of the four Members of Parliament for Yorkshire. He did not contest the seat in 1831, but when the Yorkshire constituency was divided under the Reform Act 1832, he was elected at the 1832 general election as one of the two MPs for the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was re-elected in 1835 and 1837, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1841 general election.


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May 10, 1772
Dec 25, 1864

on July 23, 2013

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