George Frederick Young

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George Frederick Young (1791 - 23 February 1870) was an English shipbuilder and politician.[1][2]

He was born the second son of Vice-Admiral William Young and his wife Ann Curling, the daughter of a shipbuilder. He became a leading partner in Curling, Young & Co. of London, constructors of East Indiamen and passenger steamships, and later developed interests in Lloyd's and the colonization of New Zealand.

George was Member of Parliament for Tynemouth and North Shields 1832-1838. He was the first member elected for the newly created constituency in the 1832 general election, and lost his seat to Charles Edward Grey on 23 February 1838 as a result of a petition following the 1837 general election. He was later MP for Scarborough 1851-1852.

His son Sir Frederick Young was a traveller and writer.


  1. ^ Howe, A. C. (2004). "Young, George Frederick (1791–1870)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 24 Oct 2010. Available online to subscribers
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Tynemouth and North Shields
Succeeded by
Charles Edward Grey
Preceded by
John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone

Earl of Mulgrave

Member of Parliament for Scarborough
With: John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
Succeeded by
John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone

Earl of Mulgrave