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Lieutenant John Maunsell Richardson


(1865 - 1866)

Born: 12th June 1846, Great Limber

Died: 22nd January 1912, aged 65

Batting: Right-hand batsman

Bowling: Right-arm slow

Brother: William Richardson

Brother: Harry Glanville Southwell

Cousin: Thomas Marris

2nd Cousin: Rev. Charles Colquhoun Marris

2nd Cousin: Horace Frost Marris

2nd Cousin: Rev. William Hopkins Marris

Stepson: Charles Pelham, 4th Earl of Yarborough

Stepson: Victor Ralph Pelham

Stepson: Henry Cornwallis Pelham

Stepson: Dudley Roger Hugh Pelham

Other Cricket: Cricket Archive

First Class: (1866-74) 18 matches, 347 runs at 11.56, high score - 58. 1 wicket at 35.00, best bowling - 1/21. 10 catches.

Educated: Harrow; Magdalene College (Cambridge)

Lived: Healing Manor

Military Service: 1st Lincolnshire Light Horse Volunteers (1873-87)

Biography: Richardson served as Member of Parliament for Brigg from a 1894 by-election to the General election in the following year.

Grand Nationals: Richardson was one of the great gentleman riders of his day having 56 winners in 1872, in addition he trained race horses at his Limber Magna stables. He won the 1873 and 1874 Grand Nationals riding horses he had trained being Disturbance and Reugny.

Published Works: Gentlemen Riders Past & Present (1909)

Wikipedia: John Maunsell Richardson

Wisden Obituary: Wisden Almanack 1913

Times Obituary:

The death took place yesterday in London of Mr. John Maunsell Richardson, of Edmondthorpe Hall, Oakham, at the age of 65.

Mr. Maunsell Richardson was the second son of Mr. William Richardson, of Limber, Lincolnshire. He was a deputy-lieutenant for Lincolnshire, and sat in the House of Commons from the beginning of December, 1894, to July, 1895, as the Unionist representative of the Brigg Division of that county. He contested the division on four consecutive occasions during the period between July, 1886, and July, 1895. On the first occasion he was defeated by the late Mr. S. D. Waddy, Q.C., and again, in July, 1892, by small majorities, but at the by-election caused by the appointment of Mr. Waddy to the Recordership of Sheffield, in December, 1894, Mr. Maunsell Richardson turned the tables on his old opponent and won the seat by a majority of 77. This was one of the by-elections which were fought and won by the Unionists either during or shortly after the second Home Rule struggle, and to which considerable importance was attached as showing the trend of public opinion on the point. But when the Home Rule question had been got out of the way the constituency returned to its Radical allegiance and Mr. Maunsell Richardson had again to submit to defeat, this time at the hands of Mr. H J. Reckitt.

Mr. Maunsell Richardson was, of course, well known in hunting circles in Leicestershire. It will be remembered that in January of last year Lord Lonsdale decided to retired the Mastership of the Cottesmore, and Major-General Brocklehurst was chosen in his place. Mr. Richardson then became General Brocklehurst's coadjutor and acted as Field Master of the pack. At one time, too, he had a great reputation as a steeplechase rider, and of his four mounts in the Grand National two were successful. He won the race in two successive years - namely, on Disturbance in 1873 and Reugny in 1874. He also won the National Hunt Steeplechase in 1870 on Schiedam in the colours of Mr. Henry Chaplin.

In 1881 Mr. Maunsell Richardson married Victoria Countess of Yarborough, widow of the third earl.

The funeral will take place at Edmondthorpe on Friday. The Times, Tuesday, 23rd January, 1912, page 11.

Photo of JM.Richardson

Overall Batting Record


Mat Inn NO Runs Ave HS 0 50 100 4s 6s Ct St RO
Friendly 2 4 1 53 17.67 34* 1 0 0 0 0 000
Total 2 4 1 53 17.67 34* 1 0 0 0 0 000

Overall Bowling Record

Mat Inn Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Ave Strike RPO Best 3W 5W
Friendly 2 0
Total 2 0

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