Richard Hopkins (died 1799)

Richard Hopkins (1728?–1799), of Oving, Buckinghamshire, was an English politician.

He was the eldest son of Edward Hopkins of Coventry, whom he succeeded in 1736, and was educated at Lincoln's Inn (1739) and Queens' College, Cambridge (1746).

He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Dartmouth on 7 February 1766 – 1780 and 1784–1790; for Thetford in 1780–1784; for Queenborough in 1790–1796; and for Harwich in 1796 – 19 March 1799.[1]

He was a Clerk of the Green Cloth (1767–1777), a Lord of the Admiralty (1782–1783 and 1784–1791) and a Lord of the Treasury (1791–1797).

He died unmarried on 18 March 1799 and was buried in the Parish Church of St. Michael, Coventry, as were his parents and paternal grandparents. The church contained plaques commemorating these family members, and flat stones marked their burial places.[2] As Coventry Cathedral, the church was destroyed during World War II.


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  2. ^ John Astley (1885), The Monumental Inscriptions in the Parish Church of S. Michael, Coventry, together with drawings of all the arms found therein, pp. 18–19, Wikidata Q98360469
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Jeffreys
Hon. Richard Howe
Member of Parliament for Dartmouth
With: Hon. Richard Howe
Succeeded by
Hon. Richard Howe
Arthur Holdsworth
Preceded by
Hon. Charles FitzRoy
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore
Member of Parliament for Thetford
With: Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore to 1782
Earl of Euston 1782–84
Succeeded by
George Jennings
Sir Charles Kent, Bt
Preceded by
George Bowyer
John Clater Aldridge
Member of Parliament for Queenborough
With: Gibbs Crawfurd 1790–93
Augustus Rogers 1793–94
John Sargent
Succeeded by
John Sargent
Evan Nepean
Preceded by
Thomas Orde
John Robinson
Member of Parliament for Harwich
With: John Robinson
Succeeded by
Henry Dillon-Lee
John Robinson