Richard Abell was a British politician.
The eldest son of William Abell, of East Claydon, Buckinghamshire, he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar as a member of the Inner Temple in 1714.
He entered Parliament at a by-election in 1720 for Richmond, Yorkshire as a Whig, in the interest of the Duke of Wharton. He transferred to Aylesbury in 1722. He did not stand for Aylesbury again in 1727. In 1728, he sold the manor of East Claydon to the Viscount Fermanagh, retaining a life interest in the property.