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19th Century British Politicians

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19th Century British Politicians

Picture to right: General George Anson (1769-1849) British officer and politician who sat for many years as a Whig Member of Parliament.

Image by Thomas Barber - BBC Your Paintings (now available by Art UK), Public Domain, Wiki Commons

The list below is from Wikipedia UK MPs 1801–02. Although there will be duplications through the years this is still a huge project and this list is just for starters. Please remember to add profiles to the umbrella project British Politicians and try to create a hyperlink to Geni profiles for the names listed:


Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester

Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford

Robert Adair (politician)

Admiral Sir Charles Adam KCB

James Adams (MP)

William Adams

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

John Hiley Addington

Henry Adeane

James Whorwood Adeane

Francis Aglionby

Henry Aglionby

Sir Robert Ainslie, 1st Baronet

David Ainsworth

Peter Ainsworth

William Alcock

William Aldam

Sir Claud Alexander

John Allcroft

John Hensleigh Allen

Ralph Shuttleworth Allen

Sir RIchard Paul Amphlett PC QC

Sir John Anderson, 1st Baronet, of Mill Hill

Miles Peter Andrews

John Angerstein

William Angerstein

Thomas Anson, 1st Viscount Anson2nd Earl LItchfield

Lt. Col Augustus Henry Archibald Anson VC MP

Gibbs Crawfurd Antrobus of Eaton Hall

Francis Arkright

George Arkwright

Richard Arkwright MP

Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett MP

John Astell

William Astell

Sir John Dugdale Astley MP

Arthur Atherley

Sir John Aubrey, 6th Baronet

Thomas Austen


Thomas Babington

Charles Bagot Chester

John Bagwell

William Bagwell

Henry Baillie

James Baillie

Peter Baillie

Crawshay Bailey

James Baird John Baird

William Baker (1743–1824)

Nisbet Balfour

Thomas Balfour

Sir Charles Bampfylde, 5th Baronet

Alexander Barclay

Charles Barclay

Joseph Barham

Alexander Baring

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet

Snowdon Barne

Michael Barne

Henry Barnett

Edmund Bastard MP

John Pollexfen Bastard

Richard Bateman-Robson

Charles Bathurst

Aubrey Beauclerk

Col Thomas Richard Beaumont

Wentworth Beaumont

Wentworth Blackett Beaumont

Matthew Bell

Patrick Bellew

Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore

Lord Edward Bentinck

Lord William Bentinck 4th Duke of Portland

Benjamin Benyon

John Claudius Beresford

George Cranfield Berkeley

Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey

Robert Myddelton Biddulph (1761–1814)

Sir Thomas Bernard Birch

William Wilberforce Bird (MP)

John Blackburne (1754–1833)

John Blaquiere, 1st Baron de Blaquiere

Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, 1st Baron Skelmersdale

Ayscoghe Boucherett

Henry Boyle, 3rd Earl of Shannon

Rt Hon Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst)

Charles Brandling

Thomas Bristowe MP

James Brodie of Brodie

William Brodrick

Henry Vaughan Brooke

William Broughtam

Isaac Hawkins Browne (coalowner)

Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Marquess of Ailesbury

Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan

Thomas Dyot Bucknall

James Buller

Colonel John Bullock

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sir Charles Bunbury, 6th Baronet

Rowland Burdon (died 1838)

Sir Harry Burrard-Neale, 2nd Baronet

Francis Nathaniel Burton

James Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde

Sir Robert Buxton, 1st Baronet

George Byng (1764–1847)


Henry Cadogan
John Calcraft (the younger)

Henry Frederick Campbell

John Campbell, 7th Duke of Argyll

George Canning

George Irish Canning

Sir David Carnegie, 4th Baronet

William Ralph Cartwright

George Cavendish, 1st Earl of Burlington

Henry Manners Cavendish

Horatio Churchill

Thomas Cholmondeley, 1st Baron Delamere

Nathaniel Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim

Daniel Coke

Edward Coke (politician)

Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (seventh creation)

John Cole, 2nd Earl of Enniskillen

Thomas Colyear, 4th Earl of Portmore

Jeremiah Colman

Harvey Christian Combe

John Cocks, 1st Earl Somers

William Cornwallis

Weston Cracroft-Amcotts

Sir Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, 1st Baronet

John Crewe, 1st Baron Crewe

William Currie (British politician)

Sir William Curtis, 1st Baronet

Robert Curzon (MP)

Sir Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith


Sir George Dallas, 1st Baronet

Sir Adolphus John Dalrymple

St George Daly

Nathaniel Dance-Holland

Sir Henry Dashwood, 3rd Baronet

Sir John Dashwood-King, 4th Baronet

Richard Dawson (1762–1807)

Oliver De Lancey (British Army general)

Sir James Steuart Denham, 8th Baronet

Henry Dillon, 13th Viscount Dillon

Sir William Dolben, 3rd Baronet

Sylvester Douglas, 1st Baron Glenbervie

William Drummond of Logiealmond

Thomas Duffield

Patrick Duigenan

Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham

Charles Dundas, 1st Baron Amesbury

Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland

Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville

William Dundas

James Du Pre


Sampson Eardley, 1st Baron Eardley

George Eden

William Edwardes, 1st Baron Kensington

John Emerich Edward

John Egerton, 7th Earl of Bridgewater

William Egerton

Sir William Elford, 1st Baronet

John Eliot, 1st Earl of St Germans

William Eliot, 2nd Earl of St Germans

Edward Ellice (1783 - 1863)

Edward Ellice (1810 - 1880)

William Elliot (MP)

Charles Ellis, 1st Baron Seaford

Henry Ellis, 2nd Viscount Clifden

Richard Ellison (politician)

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

Sir William Erskine, 2nd Baronet


Sir Frederick Falkiner, 1st Baronet

Francis Fane of Spettisbury

Henry Fane (politician)

John Fane (1751–1824)

Walter Fawkes

Randle Feilden

Newton Fellowes 4th Earl of Portsmouth

William Henry Fellowes

James Ferguson (Scottish politician)

Maurice FitzGerald

Robert Uniacke Fitzgerald

Richard FitzPatrick

George FitzRoy, 4th Duke of Grafton

Richard FitzWilliam, 7th Viscount FitzWilliam

Sir Henry Fletcher, 1st Baronet, of Clea Hall

John Floyer

Andrew Foley (MP)

Edward Foley (1747–1803)

Francis Ferrand Foljambe

John Anthony Fonblanque

Dudley Fortescue

John Foster, 1st Baron Oriel

Charles James Fox

Sir Thomas Frankland, 6th Baronet

John Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale

Arthur French (politician)

John Frere

John Hookham Frere

William Fullarton

John 'Mad Jack' Fuller


Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner

Thomas Garfit

George Garland

William Garthshore

Isaac Gascoyne

Sir William Geary, 2nd Baronet

Davies Gilbert

Sir Richard Glyn, 1st Baronet, of Gaunt's House

General Sir James Willoughby Gordon

Arthur Gore, 3rd Earl of Arran

William Gore-Langton (1760–1847)

Sir James Graham

Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch

William Grant (British politician)

Samuel Graves

Francis Gregor

Thomas Grenville

Robert Fulke Greville

George Grey, 6th Earl of Stamford

Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster

Thomas Grosvenor (British Army officer)


Sir Charles Hamilton, 2nd Baronet, of Trebinshun House

Hans Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton

William John Hamilton

Sir Andrew Hamond, 1st Baronet

William Handcock, 1st Viscount Castlemaine

Lt Col Henry Hanmer

John Hanmer

George Hardinge

Thomas Harley

Edmund Haviland-Burke

Sir Christopher Hawkins, 1st Baronet

Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 4th Baronet

Henry Howard MP of Greystoke Castle John Hely-Hutchinson, 2nd Earl of Donoughmore

John Henniker-Major, 2nd Baron Henniker

Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon

Sir Benjamin Heywood

James Heywood

MIchael Hicks-Beach

William Hicks-Beach

Sir Samuel Hoare

Sir Benjamin Hobhouse, 1st Baronet

John Holroyd (Later Baker- Holroyd), 1st Earl of Sheffield

Sir John Honywood, 4th Baronet

Alexander Hope (British Army officer)

William Johnstone Hope

General Beaumont Hotham

George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle

Lord Henry Howard-Molyneux-Howard

William Huskisson


George Jackson (Irish politician)

Joseph Jekyll (1754–1837)

Sir Robert Jenkinson, Prime Minister

Jervoise Clarke Jervoise (died 1808)

Henry Jodrell

Thomas Johnes

William Jolliffe (MP)

Thomas Tyrwhitt Jones


Sir John Keane, 1st Baronet

Maurice Keatinge

Sir Richard King, 1st Baronet

Sir Edward Knatchbull, 8th Baronet

Richard Payne Knight

George Knox


Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake

Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood

David LaTouche

French Laurence

Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough

Thomas Legh MP

John Leicester, 1st Baron de Tabley

John Leland (politician)

John Lemon

Sir William Lemon, 1st Baronet

Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond

Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville

Sir Richard George Augustus Levinge

Matthew Lewis (writer)

Sir Edward Littleton, 4th Baronet

Sir Alexander Macdonald Lockhart of Lee

John Loftus, 2nd Marquess of Ely

William Loftus (British Army officer)

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

James Lowther (1753–1837)

Sir John Lowther, 1st Baronet, of Swillington

William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale

Sir John Lubbock, 1st Baronet

Sir Stephen Lushington, 1st Baronet

William Lushinton


Alexander Macdonald, 2nd Baron Macdonald

Charles MacDonnell MP

Sir James Mackintosh

Robert Mackreth

Sir John Macpherson, 1st Baronet

Thomas Mahon, 2nd Baron Hartland

William Mainwaring (English politician)

Sir Horatio Mann, 2nd Baronet

James Mann, 5th Earl Cornwallis

Robert Manners (1758–1823)

Thomas Manners-Sutton, 1st Baron Manners

George Manners-Sutton

William Manning (British politician)

John Markham (Royal Navy officer)

James Marriott

Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney

Richard Martin (MP)

Francis Mathew, 2nd Earl Landaff

Sir Stephen May

William Meeke

William Mellish

Philip Metcalfe

Sir Henry Meux

William Mitford

Lord Henry Thomas Molyneux-Howard

Edward Monckton

Robert Monckton-Arundell

Charles Montagu-Scott, 4th Duke of Buccleuch

Lord Frederick Montagu

George Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich

Matthew Montagu

Charles Moore (English politician)

Sir John Mordaunt, 7th Baronet

Sir Charles Morgan, 2nd Baronet

John Bacon Sawrey Morritt

Sir John Morshead

Edward Miller Mundy (1750–1822)

Hector Munro, 8th of Novar

George Murray, 5th Earl of Dunmore


Evan Nepean

Robert Parry Nisbet JP DL

Sir Gerard Noel, 2nd Baronet

William Noel-Hill, 3rd Baron Berwick

Dudley Long North

William Northey

Chapple Norton


George Ogle

Thomas Onslow, 2nd Earl of Onslow

Sir John Osborn, 5th Baronet

Francis Osborne, 1st Baron Godolphin


Sir Gregory Page-Turner, 3rd Baronet

Arthur Paget (diplomat)

Edward Paget

Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey

John Palmer (postal innovator)

Henry Parnell, 1st Baron Congleton

Lawrence Parsons, 2nd Earl of Rosse

Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet

Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester

Richard Penn (governor)

John Pennington, 1st Baron Muncaster

Charles Perceval, 2nd Baron Arden

Spencer Perceval

George Percy, 5th Duke of Northumberland

Henry Peters

John Petty, 2nd Marquess of Lansdowne

Richard Philipps, 1st Baron Milford (first creation)

Richard Philipps

Charles Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers

William Pitt the Younger

William Pleydell-Bouverie, 3rd Earl of Radnor

Sir Thomas Plumer

Arthur James Plunkett 9th Earl of FIngall - 2nd Baron Fingall

George Ponsonby

John Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Ponsonby

William Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby

William Powell

Sir James Power

William Stephen Poyntz

Sir James Pulteney, 7th Baronet

Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet


Philip III Rashleigh (1729–1811)

Sir Thomas Nicholas Redlington KCB

Sir Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Baronet

David Robertson

Edmond Roche 1st Baron Fermoy

James Roche 3rd Baron Fermoy

Lancelot Rolleston

George Rose (politician)

George Henry Rose

Lord William Russell

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby

Richard Ryder (politician, born 1766)


Francis Savage

David Scott (of Dunninald)

Sir Samuel Scott

William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell

Sir John Henry Scourfield

Robert Sewell (lawyer)

Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford

Lord George Seymour

Lord Robert Seymour

Charles Shaw-Lefevre (politician)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Samuel Shore

George Shuckburgh-Evelyn

George Shum

Humphrey Sibthorp (1744–1815)

Sir John Simeon, 1st Baronet

Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet

Sitwell Sitwell

Sir Grey Skipwith

Hans Sloane (MP)

Charles Smith (MP)

George Smith (1765–1836)

Joshua Smith (English politician)

Samuel Smith (1754–1834)

Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby

John Smyth (1748–1811)

Nathaniel Sneyd

Lord Charles Somerset

Lord Edward Somerset

Henry Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort

Alexander Speirs

Archibald Speirs

John Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Spencer

Francis Spencer, 1st Baron Churchill

Walter Spencer-Stanhope (1749–1822)

James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn

St Andrew St John, 14th Baron St John of Bletso

Thomas Stanley (1749–1816)

John Staples

Thomas Steele (politician)

Sir Philip Stephens, 1st Baronet

Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh

William Stewart (1774–1827)

James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown

Sir Henry Strachey, 1st Baronet

Andrew Strahan

Joseph Strutt (MP)

Lord Evelyn Stuart

Sir John Stuart, 4th Baronet

James Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Wharncliffe

Thomas Powell Symonds


Sir Charles Talbot, 2nd Baronet

James Talbot

Banastre Tarleton

Michael Angelo Taylor

Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston

Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

Frederick Thellusson 4th Lord of Rendlesham

Frederick Thellusson 5th Baron Rendlesham

Peter Thellusson, 1st Baron Rendlesham

Henry Thornton (reformer)

Samuel Thornton (MP)

George Thynne, 2nd Baron Carteret

John Thynne, 3rd Baron Carteret

George Tierney

William Tomline

John Horne Tooke

Lord John Townshend

Frederick Trench, 1st Baron Ashtown

Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty

Henry Tufton, 11th Earl of Thanet

Sir Charles Turner, 2nd Baronet

Thomas Tyrwhitt (MP)

William Tyssen-Amherst 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney


Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry

Robert Vans-Agnew

Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley

John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Lisburne

Sir Robert Vaughan, 2nd Baronet

Sir William Verner

Thomas Vesey

George Villiers (1759–1827)

John Villiers, 3rd Earl of Clarendon


Thomas Walker

Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace

Coulson Wallop

Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford

Sir John Borlase Warren, 1st Baronet

George Watson (MP)

William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington

Frederick West (MP)

Henry Robert Westenra

Charles Western, 1st Baron Western

Samuel Whitbread (1764–1815)

Sir Robert Wigram

William Wilberforce

Walter Wilkins (d. 1828)

Owen Williams (MP)

Sir Robert Williams, 9th Baronet

Watkin Williams (1742–1808)

Sir Hedworth Williamson

Charles Williams-Wynn (1775–1850)

Sir Henry Watkin Williams-Wynn, 5th Baronet

Sir Mathew WIlson

Richard Wilson (Barnstaple MP)

William Windham

Richard Wingfield

Sir Edward Winnington, 2nd Baronet

Ayshford WIse

John Wodehouse, 2nd Baron Wodehouse

Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Baronet

Sir William Wrixon-Becher

John Wrottesley, 1st Baron Wrottesley

Digby Wrangham

Henry Penruddocke Wyndham

Owen Wynne (1755–1841)

Thomas Wynn, 1st Baron Newborough


Charles Philip Yorke

Joseph Sydney Yorke

Sir William Young, 2nd Baronet