Charles Manners Lushington

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Charles Manners Lushington (1 August 1819 – 27 November 1864)[1][2] was an English Conservative[3] politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1854 to 1857.

Lushington was born at Sanderstead, Surrey, the son of Stephen Rumbold Lushington and his wife Annie Elizabeth Harris.[1] He served in the East Kent Yeomanry Cavalry of which he became captain in November 1853.[4]

He was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Canterbury at a by-election in August 1854,[5] after the borough's writ of election had been suspended when a Royal Commission found that there had been extensive corruption. Lushington held the seat until the 1857 general election,[2] which he did not contest.[3] At the 1859 general election, he unsuccessfully contested the borough of Nottingham.[6]

Lushington lived at Norton Court, Kent.[1] He died at Boulogne at the age of 45.[7]

Lushington married, on 5 May 1846, Henriette Stafford Northcote, daughter of Sir Henry Stafford Northcote, 7th Baronet and Agnes Mary Cockburn.[1] She died at Florence 20 January 1900, in her 80th year.[8] Their daughter Agnes married Walter Phillimore, 1st Baron Phillimore.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d the
  2. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 2)
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 78–9. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. ^ London Gaxette November 1853
  5. ^ "No. 21585". The London Gazette. 22 August 1854. p. 2598.
  6. ^ Craig, page 226
  7. ^ Illustrated London News 1864
  8. ^ "Obituary - Mrs. Lushington". The Times (36046). London. 23 January 1900. p. 7.
  9. ^ Arthur Charles Fox-Davies Armorial families

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Writ suspended (1853)
Title last held by
Henry Plumptre Gipps
Henry Butler-Johnstone
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
With: Sir William Somerville, Bt
Succeeded by
Henry Butler-Johnstone
Sir William Somerville, Bt