MORE, Richard II (d.1635), of the Middle Temple, London and Cuddington, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. and h. of William More of Totternhoe, Beds. educ. New Inn; M. Temple 1586, called 1594. m., 2s. Kntd. 1619.

Offices Held

Master in Chancery extraordinary 1616; assoc. bencher, M. Temple 1616.


More was a London lawyer whose return for Aylesbury probably resulted from some connexion with the lord of the manor, Sir John Pakington. Perhaps this was professional, or perhaps More was related to the Sir Jasper More who married (as her second husband) Sir John Pakington’s sister Katherine. By 1605 More himself is described as ‘of Aylesbury’. He died in or shortly before June 1635, when the benchers of the Middle Temple arranged for the disposal of goods left in his chamber at his death, and assigned the chamber to a new occupant.

Vis. Bucks. (Harl. Soc. lviii), 192-3; VCH Beds. iii. 449; Cal. Bucks. Recs. (Bucks. Arch. Soc. recs. br. v), 68; M.T. Bench Bk. (2nd ed.), 99; M.T. Recs. i. 286.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: Irene Cassidy