Arundell, Richard d. 1687, first Baron Arundell of Trerice, Clarendon's Dear Dick, was second son of Sir John Arundell of Trerice [qv.]. He was present at the battles of Edgehill and Lansdowne. He was M.P. for Lostwithiel in the Short and Long parliaments of 1640, but was expelled for putting into execution the commission of array in 1642. He was a colonel in the king's army, and Clarendon describes him as a stout and diligent officer. His estates, much impoverished during the civil war, were confiscated by the parliament in 1647, but on the Restoration were recovered by him. He was elected M.P. for Beeralston in 1660 and again in 1662, and on 23 March 1664-5 he was created a baron. Charles I, writing from Oxford in January 1643, had promised William Killigrew that Richard Arundell should succeed his father in the government of Pendennis Castle, and accordingly in 1662 Charles II redeemed his father's promise. He died 7 Sept. 1687.

     Cf. Harl. MSS. 1079, art. 9, and 3319, art. 22
     Ashmolean MSS. (Bod. Lib.) 838, art. 51
     Tanner MSS. (Bod. Lib.) 59, fol. 193.

Contributor: W. H. T. [Walter Hawken Tregellas]

Published: 1885