VAUGHAN, Richard (?1655-1724), of Derwydd, Carm.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1685 - 1687
1689 - 26 Oct. 1724

Family and Education

b. ?1655, 1st s. of John Vaughan of Court Derllys by Rachel, da. of Sir Henry Vaughan, M.P., of Derwydd. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 23 May 1672, aged 16; G. Inn 1673, called 1680, bencher 1706. m. (lic. 12 July 1692) Arabella, da. of Sir Erasmus Philipps, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Picton Castle, Pemb., sis. of Sir John Philipps, 4th Bt., s.p. suc. uncle Sir Henry Vaughan, M.P., to Derwydd 1676.

Offices Held

Recorder, Carm. 1683-6, 1688-1722; c.j. Carm. circuit 1715-d.


Vaughan, who came of a junior branch of the Vaughans of Golden Grove, the leading Whig family in Carmarthenshire, represented Carmarthen for nearly 40 years. Though made a Welsh judge in 1715, he was absent from the division on the septennial bill in 1716, and voted against the Government on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts and on the peerage bill in 1719. He died 27 Oct. 1724, his estates going to his niece, the wife of John Vaughan.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas