MAULEVERER, Sir Richard, 2nd Bt. (c.1623-75), of Allerton Mauleverer, Yorks.
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Family and Education
b. c.1623, o.s. of Sir Thomas Mauleverer, 1st Bt., of Allerton by 2nd w. Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Wilbraham of Woodhey, Cheshire. educ. G. Inn 1641. m. 10 Aug. 1642, Anne, da. of Sir Robert Clerke of Pleshey, Essex, 5s. (1 d.v.p.) 2da. Kntd. 27 Mar. 1645; suc. fa. c. June 1655.1
Gent. of privy chamber June 1660-d.; commr, for forestalling and engrossing 1663.2
J.p. Yorks. (W. Riding) July 1660-d.; commr. for assessment (W. Riding) Aug. 1660-d., (N. Riding) 1673-d.; col. of militia ft. (W. Riding) 1661-d.; commr. for corporations, Yorks. 1662-3, hackney coaches, London and Westminster 1663-d.; sheriff, Yorks. 1667-8, commr. for concealed lands 1670, recusants (W. Riding) 1675.3
Capt. Lord Gerard’s Horse 1666-7.4
Mauleverer’s ancestors had been seated at Allerton, six miles from Boroughbridge, since at least the 13th century, and first represented Yorkshire in 1334. His father, who represented the borough in the Long Parliament, was a regicide, but Mauleverer, to whom an annuity of £500 had been granted at his marriage, fought as a Royalist in both Civil Wars. His indignant father cut off his allowance, and consequently he escaped with a nominal fine of £4 6s. 8d. He took part in the royalist rising in Yorkshire in 1655, after which he made a daring escape from Chester Castle. He was again imprisoned in 1659, but released on bail in September. On the eve of the Restoration he crossed over to the exiled Court, and was made a gentleman of the privy chamber.5
Mauleverer was returned for Boroughbridge at the general election of 1661 on his own interest. An inactive Member of the Cavalier Parliament, he was appointed to 43 committees, including the committee of elections and privileges in nine sessions; but the only measure of major political importance with which he was concerned was the corporations bill. His father had been posthumously excepted from the Act of Indemnity, but the baronetcy and the estate, valued at £1,200 p.a., were restored to him. On 1 Apr. 1663 he acted as teller for retaining one applicant’s name in a naturalization bill. He was listed as a court dependant in 1664, and appeared on both lists of 1669-71 among the Members to be engaged for the Court by the Duke of Buckingham. He again figured on the Paston list of 1673-4, and was described as a ‘committeeman in Temple cloisters with many more of his gang’. On 30 Apr. 1675 he was granted £200 as royal bounty. He was buried in Westminster Abbey on 25 July.6
Ref Volumes: 1660-1690
Authors: P. A. Bolton / Paula Watson / John. P. Ferris
- 1. Thoresby, Ducatus Leodensis, 191.
- 2. CSP Dom. 1659-60, p. 427; 1663-4, p. 372; Carlisle, Privy Chamber, 168.
- 3. SP29/42/66; HMC 8th Rep. pt. 1 (1881), 275; C181/7/215, 373; Cal. Treas. Bks. iii. 634.
- 4. CSP Dom. 1665-6, p. 557.
- 5. Thoresby, 118, 190; DNB; Royalist Comp. Pprs. (Yorks. Arch. Soc. Rec. Ser. xx), 5-6; D. Underdown, Royalist Conspiracy, 140-1; Thurloe, iii, 304; CSP Dom. 1659-60, pp. 44, 179, 573; Cal. Cl. SP, iv. 382; Pepys Diary, 27 Apr. 1660.
- 6. CSP Dom. 1661-2, pp. 267, 357, 498; Harl. 7020, f. 46v; Cal. Treas. Bks. iv. 725; Westminster Abbey Reg. (Harl. Soc. x), 186.