George Rushout, 3rd Baron Northwick
George Rushout, 3rd Baron Northwick (30 August 1811 – 11 November 1887), was a British Conservative politician.
Northwick was the son of Reverend the Hon. George Rushout-Bowles, younger son of John Rushout, 1st Baron Northwick. His mother was Lady Caroline, daughter of John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway. He was born at Burford, Shropshire where his father was then parish Rector.
Rushout was returned to Parliament for Evesham in 1837. In May 1838 he fought a duel with Peter Borthwick, who had been elected alongside Northwick in 1837 but had been unseated on petition in March 1838, over the election results. He continued to represent Evesham until 1841, and later sat as Member of Parliament for Worcestershire East between 1847 and 1859. The latter year he succeeded his uncle in the barony and to Northwick Park, Gloucestershire and entered the House of Lords.
Military Career and Other Interests
Lord Northwick married the Hon. Elizabeth Augusta, daughter of William Bateman-Hanbury, 1st Baron Bateman and widow of George Drought Warburton, in 1869. There were no surviving children from the marriage, an only child, a daughter Caroline, dying aged eight in 1878. On 23 January 1886 the couple, then married sixteen years, were awarded the prize of the Dunmow Flitch, "receiving it privately and without the customary forms".
- The Complete Peerage. St Catherine's Press. 1936. p. 752.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Rushout
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Charles Cockerell, Bt
| Member of Parliament for Evesham
With: Peter Borthwick 1837–1838
Lord Marcus Hill 1838–1841
Lord Marcus Hill
James Arthur Taylor
| Member of Parliament for Worcestershire East
With: James Arthur Taylor 1847
John Hodgetts-Foley 1847–1859
Hon. Frederick Gough-Calthorpe
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Baron Northwick
|Baronetage of England|