HARNAGE, Richard (d.1719), of Norbury, Salop, and Isleworth, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1708 - 28 Nov. 1719

Family and Education

b. aft. 1641, yr. s. of Edward Harnage of Belswardine Hall, Salop by Mary, da. of William Mynne of Somerton, Oxon. m., 1da.1

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Richard Harnage, a merchant, was a member of an ancient Shropshire family seated at Belswardine. During the war of the Spanish succession he made a considerable fortune as a government clothing contractor and army agent.2 His interest at Bishop’s Castle was derived from the manors of Norbury and Hardwicke near the borough, which he inherited from his nephew, John Harnage, in 1707.3 A Whig, he voted for the septennial bill but did not vote on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in January 1719, dying in November that year.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. PCC 11 Shaller.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. 1689-1709, passim.
  • 3. Salop Par. Reg. Soc. Hereford Dioc. xix. Norbury, i-ii.