WORSLEY HOLMES, Richard Fleming (1792-1814), of Pidford, I.o.W.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1812 - 26 July 1814

Family and Education

b. 25 Mar. 1792, 2nd s. of Rev. Sir Henry Worsley, 8th Bt., of Pidford (who took the additional name of Holmes, 1804), and bro. of Leonard Thomas Worsley Holmes*. educ. Winchester 1803-8; Christ Church, Oxf. 1809. unm.

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Worsley Holmes was returned for Newport by his brother, then an adherent of the Marquess Wellesley in politics. He accordingly voted for Catholic relief, 2 Mar. 1813, and paired likewise on 24 May. No speech and no other vote of his is known. He was drowned in the Hamble when his boat overturned, 26 July 1814.

Gent. Mag. (1814), ii. 194.

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Author: Brian Murphy