Richard Longfield

Deceased Person

1802 – 1889

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Who was Richard Longfield?

Richard Longfield was an Irish Member of Parliament.

He was born the eldest son of John and Eleanor Longfield of Longueville.

He was appointed High Sheriff of County Cork for 1833-34, an office that that also been held by his father.

He sat as a Conservative in the British House of Commons for County Cork from 1835 to 1837. Having successfully petitioned against the re-election in January 1835 of the radical Repeal MP Feargus O'Connor, on the grounds that O'Connor failed the property qualification then required of MPs, Longfield took the seat on 5 June.

He married twice;firstly Harriett Elizabeth, the daughter of John M'Clintock, with whom he had one son and secondly Jemima Lucy, the daughter of Wyrley Birch of Norfolk, with whom he had three sons and two daughters.

A relation, also named Richard Longfield, had sat in the Irish House of Commons for Charleville in County Cork, for Cork City, and for Baltimore, County Cork, before becoming the first and last holder of the titles of Baron Longueville and Viscount Longueville in the Irish peerage; he had also been High Sheriff of the County.

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Born
May 7, 1802
Died
Jun 18, 1889

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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