Frederick North (MP)

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Frederick North DL, JP (2 July 1800, Hastings – 29 October 1869), was a British Liberal politician.

Background and education[edit]

A member of the North family headed by the Earl of Guilford, Frederick North was the son of Francis Frederick North, great-grandson of the Hon. Roger North, younger son of Dudley North, 4th Baron North. Roger North's elder brother Francis North, 1st Baron Guilford was the great-grandfather of Prime Minister Lord North. Frederick North's mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Reverend William Whitear. He was educated at Harrow and St John's College, Cambridge.[1]

Political career[edit]

North entered Parliament as one of two representatives for Hastings in 1831, a seat he held until 1835 and again between 1854 and 1865 and 1868 and 1869. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Norfolk.

The highest point in Hastings is now named North's Seat in his honour, from which France can be seen on a clear day.

Family[edit]

North married Janet, daughter of Sir John Marjoribanks M.P., 1st Baronet of Lees in the County of Berwick, in 1825. They had several children, one of whom, Marianne, became a notable traveller and botanical illustrator. Janet died in January 1855. North remained a widower until his death in October 1869, aged 69.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "North, Frederick (NRT817F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Planta
Sir Henry Fane
Member of Parliament for Hastings
1831–1837
With: John Ashley Warre 1831–1835
Howard Elphinstone 1835–1837
Succeeded by
Joseph Planta
Robert Hollond
Preceded by
Musgrave Brisco
Patrick Francis Robertson
Member of Parliament for Hastings
1854–1865
With: Patrick Francis Robertson 1854–1859
Lord Harry Vane 1859–1864
Hon. George Waldegrave-Leslie 1864–1865
Succeeded by
Hon. George Waldegrave-Leslie
Patrick Francis Robertson
Preceded by
Hon. George Waldegrave-Leslie
Patrick Francis Robertson
Member of Parliament for Hastings
1868–1869
With: Thomas Brassey
Succeeded by
Thomas Brassey
Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth