FYDELL, Richard (?1709-80), of Boston, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. ?1709, s. of Robert Fydell of London, brewer. educ. Charterhouse; Trinity, Camb. 9 July 1726, aged 16; M. Temple 1727. m. Jan. 1739, Elizabeth Hall, 3s. 3da.

Offices Held

Mayor, Boston 1739, 1753, 1776; judge of Admiralty, Boston 1745.


Fydell, a wine merchant of Boston, in partnership with his brother-in-law John Michell, possessed considerable influence with the Boston corporation.1 Returned for Boston in 1734 as a Tory, he voted against the Administration. He did not stand again, dying 11 Apr. 1780.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. P. Thompson, Hist. Boston, 456.