GORGES, Richard (c.1730-80), of Eye, nr. Leominster, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 1761

Family and Education

b. c.1730,1 1st s. of Richard Gorges of Eye by Elizabeth, da. of John Rodd of Hereford. m. Frances, da. of Thomas Fettiplace of Sevenbrook, Oxon., 2s. 5da.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Herefs. 1768-9.


Richard Gorges came of a Herefordshire gentry family. His father had contested Leominster in 1747; he himself was returned without a poll in 1754, after a threatened opposition was withdrawn. In Dupplin’s list he was classed as a Tory. No vote or speech by him is recorded. He did not stand in 1761.

He died in 1780.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke


  • 1. R. Gorges, Story of a Fam. 205-6.