Birth: Mar 1, 1577, Roxelle, Essex, England;
Death: Mar 13, c. 1635; ;
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- 1st Earl of Portland, 1st creation - Dates: 1633-1635
- Knight of the Garter - Dates: 1628
- Baron Weston, of Neyland - Dates: 1628-1635
- Lord High Treasurer - Dates: 1628-1635
- Chancellor of the Exchequer - Dates: 1621-1628
- Lord Lieutenant of Essex - Dates: 1629-1635
- Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire - Dates: 1631-1635
Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland, KG (1 March 1577 – 13 March 1634/1635), was the eldest son and heir of Sir Hierome Weston, High Sheriff of Essex, and the former Mary Cave. He was born at Roxwell, Essex.
During the reign of King James I of England, Weston was sent on embassies to Bohemia, Brussels, and Spain. On the last assignment, he negotiated for the restitution of the Palatine. Upon his return to England, he was made Chancellor of the Exchequer of England. He was elevated to the peerage on 13 April 1628, as Baron Weston, of Neyland. He was subsequently made Lord Treasurer of England and invested with the Order of the Garter. On 17 February 1633, he was created Earl of Portland. Lord Portland was married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Pincheon of Writtle in Essex. His second wife was Frances Walgrave of Boreley in Essex. He had three children by his first marriage, including Lady Mary Weston (2 January 1603-after August 1678), who married the 2nd Lord Aston of Forfar in 1629. He had eight children by his second marriage, including Elizabeth Weston, who married the 2nd Viscount Netterville, and his son Thomas, who later succeeded as 4th Earl. His nephew, Jeremiah Clarke, became a Governor of Rhode Island in the American colonies.
On his death, he was succeeded by his second but eldest surviving son, Jerome.
Styles from birth to death
Mr. Richard Weston (1577-1628)
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Weston (1628-1630)
The Rt. Hon. The Lord Weston, KG (1630-1633)
The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Portland, KG (1633-1635)
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