Richard Davison

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Richard Davison (1796 – 20 February 1869[1]) was a Belfast solicitor and Conservative politician.[2]

Davison was Member of Parliament (MP) for Belfast from 1852 to 1860, when he resigned his seat.[3] A defender of the established church in Ireland, in 1863 Davison read a paper 'On the present position of the Irish Church' to the 5th annual conference of the united dioceses of Down, Connor and Dromore.[4]


  1. ^ 'Death of Richard Davison, Esq., late M.P. for Belfast', The Belfast News-Letter, 22 February 1869
  2. ^ Gunn & Wiebe (eds.) Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1952-1856, 1982, p. 196
  3. ^ 'Parliamentary Intelligence', The Times, 7 June 1860
  4. ^ The Times, 31 October 1863

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Tennent
Lord John Chichester
Member of Parliament for Belfast
With: Hugh Cairns
Succeeded by
Hugh Cairns
Samuel Gibson Getty