Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The 1st Earl of Zetland.

Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland (10 April 1766 – 19 February 1839) was a British politician and nobleman.

Biography[edit]

Born in Westminster, the son of Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas, he was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

He was elected Whig Member of Parliament for Richmond, North Yorkshire in 1790. Twelve years later he exchanged this seat for that of York, and in 1808 returned to Westminster as representative for his old Richmond seat. In 1811 he was again elected MP for York, and became Lord Mayor of the city that same year, having been an alderman since 1808. He was Lord Mayor a second time in 1821.

He married Harriet Hale, one of the twenty-one children of General John Hale and his wife Mary Chaloner, by whom he had three sons and four daughters. She died in 1834.

In 1820 Dundas succeeded his father as second Baron Dundas and as a baronet. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland in 1831, and in 1838, on the occasion of the coronation of Queen Victoria, he was created Earl of Zetland (i.e. Shetland) for having provided financial assistance to the new Queen's parents, the Duke & Duchess of Kent, in the years preceding her accession.

He died suddenly the following year at his home of Aske Hall, Yorkshire. He was succeeded by his eldest son Thomas Dundas, 2nd Earl of Zetland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundas, Lawrence (DNDS784L)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
The Earl of Inchiquin
Sir Grey Cooper
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorkshire)
with The Earl of Inchiquin 1790–1796
Charles George Beauclerk 1796–1798
Arthur Shakespeare 1798–1801

1790–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorkshire)
with Arthur Shakespeare

18011802
Succeeded by
Arthur Shakespeare
George Heneage Lawrence Dundas
Preceded by
Richard Slater Milnes
Sir William Mordaunt Milner
Member of Parliament for York
with Sir William Mordaunt Milner

18021807
Succeeded by
Sir William Mordaunt Milner
Sir Mark Masterman-Sykes
Preceded by
Arthur Shakespeare
Charles Lawrence Dundas
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorkshire)
with Charles Lawrence Dundas 1808–1810
Robert Chaloner 1810–1811

1808–1811
Succeeded by
George Heneage Lawrence Dundas
Robert Chaloner
Preceded by
Sir William Mordaunt Milner
Sir Mark Masterman-Sykes
Member of Parliament for York
with Sir Mark Masterman-Sykes 1811–1820
Marmaduke Wyvill 1820

1811–1820
Succeeded by
Robert Chaloner
Marmaduke Wyvill
Honorary titles
Vacant
Title last held by
The Lord Dundas
Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland
1831–1839
Succeeded by
John Charles Dundas
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Dundas
Baron Dundas
1820–1839
Succeeded by
Thomas Dundas
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl of Zetland
1838–1839
Succeeded by
Thomas Dundas