Hugh Adair

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Sir Hugh Edward Adair, 3rd Baronet (26 December 1815 – 2 March 1902)[1] was a British Liberal Party politician who served from 1847 to 1874 as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Ipswich in Suffolk.


Adair was the second son of Sir Robert Shafto Adair, 1st Baronet, and his first wife Elizabeth Maria Strode.[2] He was educated at Harrow, and at St John's College, Oxford.[3]

Adair was elected at the 1847 general election as one of the two MPs for Ipswich, and held the seat until he stood down from the House of Commons at the 1874 general election.[4]

He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1886, on the death of his elder brother Robert.

He died at Tunbridge Wells on 2 March 1902, aged 86.[3]


Adair married Harriet Camilla Adair, daughter of Alexander Adair, on 10 July 1856. They had three sons, the eldest of whom lived for only ten years.[5]

On his death, his second son Frederick succeeded to the baronetcy, and after Frederick's death in 1915 the title was inherited by Hugh's third son, Robert.[5]


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "I"". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Sir Robert Shafto Adair, 1st Bt". Retrieved 12 January 2010.[unreliable source]
  3. ^ a b "Obituary - Sir Hugh Edward Adair". The Times (36706). London. 4 March 1902. p. 8.
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 162–163. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  5. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Sir Hugh Edward Adair, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 12 January 2010.[unreliable source]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Neilson Gladstone
Sackville Lane-Fox
Member of Parliament for Ipswich
With: John Cobbold 1847–1868
Henry Wyndham West 1868–1874
Succeeded by
John Cobbold
James Redfoord Bulwer
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Adair
of Flixton Hall, Suffolk
Succeeded by
Frederick Edward Shafto Adair