John Charles Ramsden

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John Charles Ramsden (30 April 1788 – 29 December 1836)[1][2] was a British Whig[3] and Liberal Party[4] politician from Newby Park in Yorkshire.[5] He sat in the House of Commons between 1812 and 1836.

Family[edit]

He was the eldest son of Sir John Ramsden, 4th Baronet (1755–1839), the Member of Parliament (MP) for Grampound, and his wife Hon. Louisa Susan Ingram-Shepheard (c.1766–1857), daughter of the 9th Viscount of Irvine.[6] On 4 May 1814 he married Isabella Dundas (1790–1887), daughter of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas of Aske and Lady Charlotte FitzWilliam.[7] Isabella's maternal grandfather was William Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam,[8] and her uncle was William Fitzwilliam, 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, a leading Whig politician and one of the richest people in Britain.

Politics[edit]

At the 1812 general election, Ramsden was elected as one of the two MPs for borough of Malton.[3][9] He was re-elected at the next four general elections,[10][11] [12][13] and held the seat until 1831.[2] At the 1831 general election he was elected as one of the four MPs for the Yorkshire county constituency.[5][14] He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Yorkshire in May 1831,[15] and held his seat in Parliament until the constituency was divided by the Reform Act 1832,[1] and at the general election in December 1832 he unsuccessfully contested the new North Riding of Yorkshire constituency.[4]

He was returned to the Commons three months later, when he was elected without a contest[16] as MP for the Malton,[17] at a by-election after the sitting Liberal MP Viscount Milton resigned to contest a vacancy in the Northern division of Northamptonshire.[16] He was re-elected unopposed in 1835,[18] and held the seat until his death.[2]

He died in 1836, aged only 48. As he predeceased his father, his son John William succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of the 4th baronet in 1839.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y"
  2. ^ a b c Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 1)
  3. ^ a b Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844–1850]. Craig, F. W. S., ed. The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 414. ISBN 0-900178-13-2. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 489. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  5. ^ a b "No. 18804". The London Gazette. 17 May 1831. p. 948. 
  6. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "John Charles Ramsden". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010. [unreliable source]
  7. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Isabella Dundas". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010. [unreliable source]
  8. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "ILady Charlotte FitzWilliam". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ "No. 16662". The London Gazette. 27 October 1812. p. 2166. 
  10. ^ "No. 17376". The London Gazette. 7 July 1818. p. 1217. 
  11. ^ "No. 17627". The London Gazette. 26 August 1820. p. 1635. 
  12. ^ "No. 18268". The London Gazette. 14 July 1826. p. 1752. 
  13. ^ "No. 18721". The London Gazette. 27 August 1830. p. 1831. 
  14. ^ Stooks Smith, page 393
  15. ^ "No. 18813". The London Gazette. 14 June 1831. p. 1168. 
  16. ^ a b Craig, page 204
  17. ^ "No. 19030". The London Gazette. 15 March 1833. p. 523. 
  18. ^ "No. 19234". The London Gazette. 30 January 1835. p. 170. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Bryan Cooke
Robert Lawrence Dundas
Member of Parliament for Malton
18121831
With: Viscount Duncannon 1812–26
Viscount Normanby 1826–30
Sir James Scarlett 1830 – April 1831
Francis Jeffrey from April 1831
Succeeded by
Henry Gally Knight
Francis Jeffrey
Preceded by
Richard Bethell
William Duncombe
Viscount Morpeth
Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, Bt
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
18311832
With: George Strickland
Viscount Morpeth
Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, Bt
Constituency divided
Preceded by
Viscount Milton (1)
Charles Pepys
Member of Parliament for Malton
18331836
With: Charles Pepys to 1836
John Childers from 1836
Succeeded by
Viscount Milton (2)
John Childers