Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRichard HAMPDEN, 15648
FatherJohn HAMPDEN , 1946 (-1696)
MotherSarah FOLEY , 15650 (-1687)
FatherSir William ELLYS , 15657
Notes for Richard HAMPDEN
Richard was an M.P. for Bucks, and Treasurer of the Navy in 1718 but in 1720 a deficiency of £73,706 appeared in his accounts, said to be due to speculations in the South Sea scheme. He unfortunately lost over £95,000 in the "South Sea Bubble" disaster, which entailed the forfeiture of "many of his estates in the vicinity of Great Hampden". A bill was brought in Parliament to enable the Treasury to strike a deal with him and the affair created a great scandal.
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