John Bonham-Carter (1788–1838)

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John Bonham-Carter DL JP (1788–1838) was a British politician and barrister.

The son of Sir John Carter (before 20 December 1741 – 18 May 1808, Mayor of Portsmouth, and son of John Carter, who was a merchant), he changed his name to Bonham-Carter in 1827[1] to inherit his cousin's estates.[2] Bonham-Carter was a Justice of Peace and Deputy Lieutenant. He was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1829 and Whig Member of Parliament (MP) for Portsmouth from 1816 to 1838.

On 25 December 1816, he married Joanna Maria Smith, daughter of William Smith. They had several children and founded a dynasty still alive in Britain, see Bonham Carter family.

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  • "thePeerage". Retrieved 22 January 2007.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Miller
John Markham
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
With: John Markham 1816–1818
Sir George Cockburn 1818–1820
John Markham 1820–1826
Francis Baring 1826–1838
Succeeded by
Francis Baring
Sir George Staunton