PRICE, Richard (1773-1861), of Knighton, Rad.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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18 Mar. 1799 - 1847

Family and Education

b. 1773, 1st s. of Richard Price, attorney, of Norton Manor, Knighton by Mary alias Margaret, da. of Charles Humphreys, attorney, of Pennant Hall, Mont. educ. Univ. Coll. Oxf. 17 Nov. 1790, aged 17. unm. suc. fa. 1797.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Rad. 1794-5.

Lt.-col. Rad. vols. 1803, lt.-col. commdt. 1803, (militia) 1808.


A nephew of Chase Price, who had sat for Radnorshire, Price was ‘brought in by Alderman Harley’, uncle of the patron Edward, 5th Earl of Oxford, for the boroughs seat on a vacancy in 1799. In 1807 it was alleged that

the present Lord Oxford has continued to support him; although Mr Price opposes Lord Oxford’s interest in the county of Radnor, and although Mr Price affects to come in for the borough of Radnor upon his own interest, and independently of the interest of Lord Oxford.