Chiswell, Richard (1673-1751) (DNB00)

CHISWELL, RICHARD, the younger (1673–1751), traveller, was son of Richard Chiswell the elder [q. v.], by his second wife, Mary, daughter of Richard Royston, bookseller to Charles I and Charles II. He was a Turkey merchant, travelled much in the East, was a director of the Bank of England, and in 1714 M.P. for Caine, Wiltshire. He purchased Debden Hall, with the manor of Deynes, Essex, in 1715 (Wright, Essex, ii. 140, 143). He died on 14 May 1751, aged 78, and was buried at Debden (Morant, Essex, ii. 562). He married Mary, daughter and heiress of Trench, merchant of London; she died in 1726, having had ten children.

He wrote, but apparently did not publish: 1. Remarks on a voyage or journey to the river Euphrates, &c., in April and May 1698. 2. Journal of travels through Germany and Italy to Scanderoon in company with Henry Maundrell and others, March-July 1696. 3. Journal of a voyage from Aleppo to Jerusalem in company with Henry Maundrell in 1697. All these are in Addit. HS. 10623.

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