John Yarde-Buller, 1st Baron Churston

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Sir John Buller-Yarde-Buller, by Sir Francis Grant, 1840s
Arms of 1st Baron Churston impaling Newman of Mamhead for his second wife, stained glass, Churston Ferrers Church

John Yarde-Buller, 1st Baron Churston (12 April 1799 – 4 September 1871) was a British, Conservative politician.


Born John Buller-Yarde-Buller, he was the eldest son of Sir Francis Buller-Yarde-Buller, 2nd Baronet (1767–1833) by his wife Elizabeth Holliday, only daughter and sole heiress of John Holliday of Dilhorne Hall in the parish of Dilhorne, Staffordshire.[1]


In 1833 he inherited his father's baronetcy and entered Parliament two years later as Member of Parliament for South Devon. He held the seat for almost twenty-four years and on his retirement in 1858, was raised to the peerage as Baron Churston, of Churston Ferrers and Lupton, Co. Devon.[2] In 1860, he changed the family name to Yarde-Buller. He served as Lieutenant-Colonel of the South Devon Militia and became its commanding officer in 1852 when the post of Colonel of the Regiment was abolished. His son the Hon John Buller Yarde-Buller also served in the regiment and succeeded him in command.[3][4]

Marriages and children[edit]

Lord Churston married twice:

Death and succession[edit]

Lord Churston died in 1871 and his titles passed to his eldest grandson, John Yarde-Buller, 2nd Baron Churston.


  1. ^ The Assembled Commons; or, Parliamentary biographer, with an abstract of the ..., By Parliament, Commons, lists, p.42 [1]
  2. ^ "Buller Yarde, Francis (1767–1833), of Lupton House and Churston Ferrers, nr. Brixham, Devon. History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ H.G. Hart, The New Annual Army List, various dates.
  4. ^ Army List, various dates.
  5. ^ a b Burke


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for South Devon
With: Montague Parker 1835–1841
Lord Courtenay 1841–1849
Sir Ralph Lopes, Bt 1849–1854
Sir Lawrence Palk, Bt 1854–1858
Succeeded by
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Churston
Succeeded by
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by Baronet
(of Churston Court)
Succeeded by