BRADDYLL (afterwards RICHMOND GALE BRADDYLL), Thomas (1776-1862), of Highhead Castle, Cumb. and Conishead Priory, Lancs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1820

Family and Education

b. 14 Nov. 1776, 1st s. of Wilson Braddyll* by Jane, da. and h. of Matthias Gale. educ. Eton 1786-93. m. 6 Aug. 1803, Frances, da. of Charles Bagot Chester, 2s. 4da. suc. fa. 1816; took names of Richmond and Gale before Braddyll 18 Oct. 1819.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Lancs. 1821-2.

Lt. and capt. army 1798; lt. and capt. 2 Ft. Gds. 1799, capt. and lt.-col. 1808, ret. 1811; maj. 3rd batt. R. Lancs. militia 1812; capt. commdt. Furness vol. cav. 1819; maj. Lancs. yeoman cav. 1828.


Braddyll, heir to a large but depleted estate in Cumberland and Lancashire, retired from the Guards after Peninsular service. He came into Parliament on Lord de Dunstanville’s interest in 1818. He voted with opposition against the Windsor establishment, 22 and 25 Feb. 1819, but with government on the case of Wyndham Quin*, 29 Mar., and against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819. No speech in the House is known and he did not seek re-election. He died 10 July 1862.

Misc. Gen. et Her. (n.s.), i. 312.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne