RIDER, Sir Barnham (?1683-1728), of Boughton Monchelsea, nr. Maidstone, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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30 June 1716 - 1722
1 June 1723 - 1727

Family and Education

b. ?1683, o.s. of Thomas Rider, M.P., of Covent Garden and Boughton Monchelsea by Philadelphia yst. da. of Sir Robert Barnham, 1st Bt., M.P., of Boughton Monchelsea. educ. M. Temple 1697; St. John’s, Oxf. 16 Nov. 1703, aged 20. m. c. 29 Nov. 1717,1 Susan, da. of V.-Adm. James Littleton of North Ockendon, Essex, 2s. 2da. suc. fa. c.1704. Kntd. 20 Oct. 1714.

Offices Held


Rider’s mother inherited Boughton Monchelsea from her father, Sir Robert Barnham, who represented Maidstone in Parliament. The family owned premises in Broad Street, London, which were leased to the navy pay office.2 Knighted at George I’s accession and returned for Maidstone at a contested by-election in 1716, Rider voted with the Administration, except on the peerage bill which he opposed. In a list of payments in the Sunderland papers,3 his brother is shown as receiving a payment of £200 through ‘Mr. Stanhope’, presumably Charles*. Defeated in 1722 but returned at a by-election in 1723, he was again defeated in 1727, dying 21 Nov. 1728, before his petition came up.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: A. N. Newman


  • 1. Hist. Reg. 1717, chron. p. 47.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. xix. 59; xx. 347.
  • 3. Sunderland (Blenheim) mss D. II, 4.