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 (MP) 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