Sir Richard Levinge, 1st Baronet

For other people named Richard Levinge, see Richard Levinge (disambiguation).

Sir Richard Levinge, 1st Baronet (2 May 1656 – 13 July 1724) was an Irish politician and judge.

Leving was a Member of Parliament of the English House of Commons for Chester from 1690 to 1695.[1] In 1692 he also became a member of the Irish House of Commons for Blessington, a seat he held until 1695. During this time he served as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. He later represented Longford Borough from 1698 to September 1713 and Kilkenny City from 1713 to November 1715 in the Irish Parliament. In 1713 he was also returned for Gowran, but chose to sit for Kilkenny.[2] He also served as Solicitor General for Ireland and Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas [3]

Levinge was created a Baronet, of High Park in the County of Westmeath, in the Baronetage of Ireland on 26 October 1704.[4] He was once again a member of the Parliament of Great Britain for Derby from 1710 to 1711.[5]


  3. Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. ,
  4. Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "L" (part 2)
  5. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)


Parliament of England
Preceded by
George Mainwaring
Roger Whitley
Member of Parliament for Chester
With: Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt
Succeeded by
Roger Whitley
Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bt
Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
James Eustace
Maurice Eustace
Member of Parliament for Blessington
With: William Crowe
Succeeded by
Denny Muschamp
Gideon Delaune
Preceded by
Ambrose Aungier
William Wolseley
Member of Parliament for Longford Borough
With: Ambrose Aungier 1698–1703
Francis Edgeworth 1703–1709
George Gore 1709–1713
Succeeded by
George Gore
James Macartney
Preceded by
Patrick Wemyss
Sir Robert Maude, Bt
Member of Parliament for Gowran
With: James Agar
Succeeded by
Patrick Wemyss
James Agar
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Smyth, Bt
Sir Redmond Everard, Bt
Member of Parliament for Kilkenny City
With: Darby Egan
Succeeded by
Darby Egan
Ebenezer Warren
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord James Cavendish
Richard Pye
Member of Parliament for Derby
With: John Harpur
Succeeded by
Edward Mundy
John Harpur
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Nagle
Speaker of the Irish House of Commons
Succeeded by
Robert Rochfort
Baronetage of Ireland
New title Baronet
(of High Park)
Succeeded by
Richard Levinge
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Forster
Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas
Succeeded by
Thomas Wyndham

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