Robert Peel Dawson

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Colonel Robert Peel Dawson (1818 – 2 September 1877) was an Irish Member of the House of Commons at Westminster.

He was one of the Dawson family of Castledawson and lived at Moyola Park, County Londonderry. He was the son of The Rt. Hon. George Robert Dawson and Mary Peel, daughter of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Baronet and sister of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet.

He was appointed High Sheriff of County Londonderry for 1850 and served as MP for County Londonderry from 1859 to 1874.

His daughter, Mary, married Lord Adolphus John Spencer Churchill Chichester, younger son of Lord Donegall; thus his grandson was the South Londonderry MP Robert Chichester and his great-great-grandsons were Lord Moyola, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland and the Londonderry MP Robin Chichester-Clark.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Johnston Clark
Samuel Macurdy Greer
Member of Parliament for Londonderry
With: Sir Frederick Heygate, 2nd Bt
Succeeded by
Richard Smyth
Hugh Law
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Acheson Lyle
Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry
1870 – 1877
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Bruce, Bt