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John Maunsell Richardson

John Maunsell Richardson JP DL (Great Limber, Caistor, Lincolnshire 12 June 1846 - Westminster, London, 22 January 1912), was a cricketer who played for Cambridge University,[1] Member of Parliament and a steeplechase jockey who won two Grand Nationals as a rider in the 1870s.[2]


Grand Nationals

Richardson won the 1873 and 1874 Grand Nationals riding Disturbance and Reugny respectively. Both were trained by James Machell.

Member of Paliament

Richardson won the 1894 by-election for Brigg, but lost his seat in the General election in the following year.


In 1881, Richardson married Victoria Alexandrina (née Hare), the Countess of Yarborough and widow of his friend Charles Anderson-Pelham, 3rd Earl of Yarborough, who had died six years earlier.[3] His wife, though legally Victoria Richardson, continued to be known as Victoria, Countess of Yarborough.[1]

They had one son, John Richardson.

Parliament of the United Kingdom


  1. Cricinfo
  2. bbc.co.ukGrand National facts
  3. Shona McIssac MP

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