Richard Gurney (1790–1843) was vice-warden of the stannaries of Devon. In 1830, he claimed to be elected member of parliament for Tregony in Cornwall, but did not succeed in obtaining the seat. He was the author of: Fables on Men and Manners, 1809. Romeo and Juliet Travesty,, 1812. The Battle of Salamanca, a Poem, 1820. The Maid of Prague, 1841. He died at Bonn, Germany, in 1843. His wife, Catherine Harriet, died in 1876. He was the father of Archer Thompson Gurney, clergyman, hymn-writer and poet.