John Blakiston-Houston

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John Blakiston-Houston
Member of Parliament
for North Down
In office
7 December 1898 – 24 October 1900
Preceded by Thomas Waring
Succeeded by Thomas Lorimer Corbett
Personal details
Born (1829-09-11)11 September 1829
Died 27 February 1920(1920-02-27) (aged 90)
Nationality British
Political party Irish Unionist
Spouse(s) Marian Streatfield
Children 12

John Blakiston-Houston DL JP (11 September 1829 – 27 February 1920) was an Irish Member of parliament.

Blakiston-Houston was the son of Richard Bayly Blakiston-Houston (d. 1857), of Orangefield, County Down, and his wife Mary Isabella Houston. He was a grandson of Sir Matthew Blakiston, 2nd Baronet. He married Marian Gertrude Streatfield, of Sussex (d. 1890); the couple had twelve children.[1]

John Blakiston-Houston was High Sheriff (1860) and Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Down. He also held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of County Down. Between 1898 and 1900 he was the Irish Unionist Member of parliament for North Down at Westminster.[1]


  1. ^ a b Profile,; accessed 28 March 2016.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Waring
Member of Parliament for Down, North
Succeeded by
Thomas Lorimer Corbett