MASTER, Richard (1746-1800).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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7 May 1785 - 10 May 1792

Family and Education

b. 1746, 2nd s. of Thomas Master, M.P., by Elizabeth Chester, da. and h. of Sir William Cann, 3rd Bt., of Compton Greenfield, Glos.; bro. of Thomas Master.  m. 18 Mar. 1784, Isabella Frances, da. and coh. of William Egerton, 4s. 1da.

Offices Held

Ensign 24 Ft. 1764, lt. 1769, capt. 1771, maj. 1782, ret. 1787.

Gov. Tobago 1799- d.


Richard Master was returned unopposed for Cirencester in 1785, a constituency which his father and grandfather had represented. He voted with Government on Richmond’s fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and in the division on the Regency of 16 Dec. 1788, but in the consolidated list on the Regency is classed with the Opposition.

He died 26 Oct. 1800.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke