Robert Williams (1811–1890)
He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Dorchester at the 1835 general election, and held the seat until he stepped down from the House of Commons at the 1841 general election. In 1855 he was appointed Sheriff of Dorset.
He died in 1890. He had married twice: firstly Mary Anne, the daughter of Rev. John William Cunningham, Vicar of Harrow, with whom he had two sons and three daughters and secondly Lady Emily Maria Leslie-Melville.
- "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with D, part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 172. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (Volume 2).
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Robert Williams
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Robert Williams, senior
|Member of Parliament for Dorchester
1835 – 1841
With: Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Sir James Graham, Bt