Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Leslie, 1st Bnt.

Birthdate: (93)
Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Powell Leslie II, Fifth of Glasslough and Christiana Fosbery, of Clorane
Husband of Lady Constance Wilhelmina Frances Leslie
Father of Sir John Leslie. 2nd Baronet of Glaslough; Mary Leslie; Theodosia Bagot; Constance Christina Hope and Olive Louisa Blanche Leslie
Brother of Charles Powel Leslie, Sixth of Glasslough; Prudentia Penelope Leslie; Thomas Leslie; Julia Leslie; Emily Leslie and 1 other
Half brother of Alicia Mary Leslie; Charlotte Leslie and Anne Gurdon

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet

Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet (16 December 1822 – 23 January 1916) was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Monaghan from 1871 to 1880. He succeeded his elder brother, Charles Powell Leslie III, in that role.

In 1830, he was sent to school at Dedham, Essex. During midsummer term, 1834, he joined his elder brother, Charles, at Harrow. In 1839, John entered Christ Church, Oxford. He obtained a commission in the 1st Lifeguards, and was quartered at the Regent's, Hyde Park, Windsor and Farnborough barracks.

In 1854, he met at Hazelwood a distinguished Waterloo veteran, Colonel George Dawson-Damer (younger brother of the 2nd Earl of Portarlington), and his daughter, Constance. Leslie married Miss Damer two years later at St George's, Hanover Square, London. His new mother-in-law, Mrs Damer ("Minnie Seymour"), was the adopted daughter of George IV's wife, Maria, Mrs Fitzherbert.

Family Sir John and Lady Leslie had one son and four daughters:

Sir John Leslie, 2nd Baronet (1857–1944) Mary Leslie (1858–1936) Constance Christina Leslie (1861–1945) Theodosia Leslie (1865–1940) Olive Louisa Blanche Leslie (1872–1945)

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Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet's Timeline

December 18, 1822
August 7, 1857
Age 34
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
September 30, 1858
Age 35
September 23, 1861
Age 38
January 5, 1865
Age 42
September 14, 1872
Age 49
January 23, 1916
Age 93
Greater London, England, United Kingdom