George Johnstone (1764–1813)

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George Johnstone (10 December 1764 – 20 November 1813)[1] was a British politician. He sat in the House of Commons of Great Britain and then in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom from 1800 to 1813.

Johnstone was born in Pensacola, Florida. He was one of four illegitimate sons of George Johnstone, then a captain in the Royal Navy, later an admiral. His mother was Martha Ford.[2]

He was elected at a by-election in 1800 as Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Aldeburgh.[3] The following year, he bought an estate in Wales and began canvassing the borough of Hedon in Yorkshire, and topped the poll at the 1802 general election.[2] He was re-elected 3 times, facing a contest only in 1807,[2] and held the seat until his death in 1813.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 2)
  2. ^ a b c Stokes, Winifred; Thorne, R. G. (1986). R. Thorne, ed. "JOHNSTONE, George (1764-1813), of Hanover Square, Mdx". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Aubrey, Bt
Michael Angelo Taylor
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
March 1800 – December 1800
With: Sir John Aubrey, Bt
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Aldeburgh
18011802
With: Sir John Aubrey, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir John Aubrey, Bt
John McMahon
Preceded by
Christopher Atkinson Saville
Lionel Darell
Member of Parliament for Hedon
1802–1813
With: Christopher Atkinson Saville to 1806
Anthony Browne from 1806
Succeeded by
Anthony Browne
John Broadhurst