WHITHED, Richard (c.1660-93), of Norman Court, West Tytherley, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. c.1660, o.s. of Henry Whithed. educ. I. Temple 1678. m. bef. 1685, Anne, da. of Sir Anthony Keck, commr. of the great seal 1689-90, of Bell Yard, Chancery Lane, Westminster, 2s. 1da. suc. fa. 1684.1
Freeman, Lymington 1683; commr. for assessment, Hants 1689-90, Wilts. 1690; j.p. Hants ?1689-d., dep. lt. 1689-d.2
Whithed was reported to have joined the Prince of Orange by 17 Nov. 1688, and was returned for Stockbridge, the family borough, at the general election. He was a moderately active Member of the Convention, in which he was appointed to ten committees, including those to consider the relief of Huguenot refugees, to prepare reasons on the oaths of supremacy and allegiance, to report on defects in the Militia Acts, and to provide for security against Papists. He acted as teller in three divisions, opposing the motion of 15 Nov. 1689 for disabling his colleague