CHISWELL, Richard (1673-1751), of Debden Hall, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. 16731, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Richard Chiswell of St. Paul’s Churchyard and St. Botolph’s, Aldersgate, London, bookseller, by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of Richard Royston, bookseller to James I, Charles I and Charles II. educ. St. Paul’s. m. (lic. 27 May 1702) Mary, da. and coh. of Thomas Trench of London, merchant, 3s. 2da. suc. fa. 1711.

Offices Held

Director, Bank of England 1714-21 (with statutory intervals).


Between 1696 and 1698 Richard Chiswell, a Turkey merchant, made three journeys through the Middle East, of which he wrote accounts.2 Ret