Caledon Du Pré

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Caledon George Du Pré (28 March 1803 – 7 October 1886)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1839 to 1874.

Du Pré was the son of James Du Pré of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, and his wife Madelina Maxwell, daughter of Sir WIlliam Maxwell, 4th Baronet. His father was MP for Gatton, Aylesbury and Chichester. Du Pré was an officer in the 1st Life Guards and became a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire.[2]

In February 1839, Du Pré was elected at a by-election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Buckinghamshire.[3] He held the seat until the 1874 general election,[1] when he did not stand for re-election.[4]

Du Pré died at the age of 83.[1]

Du Pré married his cousin Louisa Cornwallis Maxwell, daughter of Sir William Maxwell, 5th Baronet.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  3. ^ "no. 19709". The London Gazette. 22 February 1839. p. 350. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 355–6. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Preceded by
The Marquess of Chandos
Sir William Young, Bt
George Simon Harcourt
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
With: Sir William Young, Bt to 1842
George Simon Harcourt to 1841
Charles Scott-Murray 1841–1845
Hon, William FitzMaurice 1842–1847
Christopher Tower 1845–1847
Benjamin Disraeli 1847–1876
Hon. Charles Cavendish 1847–57
William Cavendish 1857–63
Robert Harvey 1863–68
Nathaniel Lambert 1868–80
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Harvey, Bt
Nathaniel Lambert
Benjamin Disraeli