Laurence Peel

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Laurence Peel (28 June 1801 – 10 December 1888) was a British Tory politician.

Peel was the sixth son of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet and Ellen Yates. He was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

In 1827 he was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Cockermouth.[2] He held the seat until 1830. His eldest brother, Robert Peel, became Prime Minister in 1841.

He married Lady Jane Lennox, daughter of Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond on 20 July 1822. After leaving Parliament he and his wife devoted themselves to the promotion of charitable and religious causes.[3] His eldest son was Sir Charles Lennox Peel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ D.R. Fisher, The History of Parliament online, PEEL, Laurence (1801-1888). Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  2. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. ^ D.R. Fisher, The History of Parliament online, PEEL, Laurence (1801-1888). Retrieved 14 April 2016.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Wilson
Viscount Garlies
Member of Parliament for Cockermouth
1827–1830
With: Viscount Garlies
Succeeded by
Philip Pleydell-Bouverie
Viscount Garlies