Milnes, Richard Monckton, 1st Baron Houghton (1809 -1885)

Richard Monckton Milnes was the only son of Robert Pemberton Milnes of Fryston Hall and Bawtry Hall in Yorkshire, and Henrietta Maria Monckton Arundell, second daughter of Robert Monckton Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway. He was educated at Hundhill Hall, near Doncaster, privately, and at Trinity College Cambridge, where he was one of the "Apostles", and a close friend of Tennyson, Hallam and Thackeray, he took his M.A. in 1831, and afterwards attended classes at University College, London, and travelled abroad, spending some time at the University of Bonn. Member of Parliament for Pontefract from 1837 to 1863, author of various volumes of poems, Monographs, personal and social, The life and letters of John Keats, and political and theological pamphlets, a D.C.L., Fellow of the Royal Society and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, he married, 3 August 1851, Anabella Hungerford, younger daughter of John, 2nd Lord Crewe, and was created Baron Houghton 20 August 1863.He died 11 August 1885 and was succeeded by his son. He collected a fine library of early nineteenth century literature which he left to his son afterwards the first Marquess of Crewe, who sold some of the William Blake illuminated books in 1903.

Seat / Residence(s): Crewe Hall, Cheshire
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Crest: A garb charged with a fess dancetty thereon three mullets
Heraldic Charges: fess dancetty, Heraldic Charges: garb, Heraldic Charges: mullets (3)