Charles Shore, 2nd Baron Teignmouth

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Charles John Shore, 2nd Baron Teignmouth FRS (13 January 1796 – 18 September 1885) was a British Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

The grave of Charles John Shore, Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh

Charles John Shore was born in Calcutta in India, the son of John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth and Charlotte, only daughter of James Cornish, a medical practitioner at Teignmouth. He was educated at a private school in Clapham and, from 1808, a school in Chobham, Surrey. He then entered Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was the third President of the Cambridge Union Society.[1]

On his death at 89 years of age he was buried in Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh. The grave lies in the south-west spur.


In 1838 married Caroline Browne in Cumbria.

Political career[edit]

Lord Teignmouth served as MP for Marylebone from 1838-1841. He came third in the poll in the 1837 General Election, but took his seat on 3 March 1838, after Sir Samuel Whalley's election was declared void.[2]

In June 1834 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[3]

His autobiography, Reminiscences of Many Years, was published in 1878.[4]


  1. ^ "Shore, the Hon. Charles John (SHR813CJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Marylebone Election Papers". Records of the House of Commons: Library: Manuscripts Collection. House of Commons. c. 1837. Retrieved 16 June 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". The Royal Society. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Reminiscences of Many Years". Retrieved 15 October 2010. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Whalley
Benjamin Hall
Member of Parliament for Marylebone
1838 – 1841
With: Benjamin Hall
Succeeded by
Charles John Napier
Benjamin Hall
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Shore
Baron Teignmouth
Succeeded by
Charles James Shore