William Stuart (1798–1874)

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Sir William Stuart (31 October 1798-7 July 1874), was a British Tory politician.

Stuart was the son of the Most Reverend William Stuart, Archbishop of Armagh, fourth son of Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. His mother was Sophia Margaret Juliana, daughter of Thomas Penn, of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. Stuart was Member of Parliament for Armagh City from 1820 to 1826, and returned to Parliament as one of two representatives for Bedfordshire in 1830, a seat he held until 1831 and again from 1832 to 1835. Stuart was also a Deputy Lieutenant. He resided at Tempsford Hall, Bedfordshire, and Aldenham Abbey, Hertfordshire.

Stuart married firstly Henrietta Mariah Sarah, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Pole, 1st Baronet. They had several children, including William Stuart. After her death in 1853 he married secondly Georgiana, daughter of General Frederick Nathaniel Walker, in 1854. They had no children. Stuart died in July 1874, aged 75. His second wife later remarried and died in September 1903.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Leslie Foster
Member of Parliament for Armagh City
18201826
Succeeded by
Henry Goulburn
Preceded by
The Marquess of Tavistock
Thomas Potter MacQueen
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
1830–1831
With: The Marquess of Tavistock
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Tavistock
Sir Peter Payne
Preceded by
The Marquess of Tavistock
Sir Peter Payne
Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire
1832–1835
With: Lord Charles Russell
Succeeded by
Lord Charles Russell
Viscount Alford