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Richard Philipps

Also Known As: "7th Baronet"
Birthplace: Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, Wales UK
Death: November 28, 1823 (74-83)
Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Phillips Philipps, 6th Baronet and Elizabeth Philipps
Husband of Mary Philipps

Managed by: Peter Forder (1943 - )
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About Richard Philipps, 1st Baron Milford Bt

Sir RICHARD PHILIPPS, the 7th baronet, was created lord Milford in the Irish peerage on 22 July 1776. He entered Pembroke College, Oxford, on 3 Feb. 1761. He m. Elizabeth, daughter of James Philipps of Pentypark in 1764. In politics a Tory, he was Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire 1765-70, 1786-1812, Plymton 1774-9, and Haverfordwest 1784-6. He was appointed custos rotulorum for Haverfordwest in 1764 and lord-lieutenant in 1770; custos rotulorum and lord-lieutenant of Pembrokeshire in 1786. He d. 28 Nov. 1823 without issue and the estate devolved on his cousin RICHARD BULKELEY PHILLIPPS GRANT ( 1801 - 1857 ) who assumed the surname Philipps and was created baron Milford of Picton castle in 1847. He died without issue and his estates devolved upon his half-brother the Rev. JAMES HENRY ALEXANDER PHILIPPS (formerly Gwyther ) (d. 1875 ). He was succeeded by his son-in-law Sir CHARLES EDWARD GREGG PHILIPPS (formerly Fisher ) who was created a baronet in 1887. This baronetcy and the Picton estate descended to his son Sir HENRY ERASMUS EDWARD PHILIPPS ( 1871 - 1938 ) and then to his son Sir JOHN ERASMUS GWYNNE ALEXANDER PHILIPPS (1915 - 1948). On the death of lord Milford in 1823, the first baronetcy devolved upon his kinsman Sir Rowland Henry Philipps-Laugharne-Philipps.

Sir Richard Philipps Philipps

  • Born in 1744.
  • Son of Sir John Phillips Philipps and Elizabeth Shepherd.
  • Married Mary Philipps on 2 June 1764.
  • Died on 28 November 1823, when the Barony expired and Picton Castle passed to his cousin Richard Bulkely Philipps Grant (see BP&B 1959 FOLEY-PHILIPPS, Bt) without issue.
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) –70 and 1786–1812, Plympton 1774–80 and Haverfordwest 1784–86,
  • Custos Rotulorum Haverfordwest 1764–70, Ld-Lt Haverfordwest 1770–1823, Ld-Lt Pembs 1786–1823 Pembs 1765.1 E). To console him for being refused permission to cut a carriage road up to the front door of his London ho).
  • Educated Pembroke College Oxford.
  • 1st and last BARON MILFORD in Ireland
  • Also known as 7th Baronet [U.K. Life Peer]. On 22 July 1766 so created (allegedly as a sop by the PM.1 In 2003 Lord North (see BP&B GUILFORD.

Reference Burkes Peerage 2003 volume 3, page 3471.

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Richard Philipps, 1st Baron Milford Bt's Timeline

Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, Wales UK
November 28, 1823
Age 79
Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, England UK