Robert Williams (1811–1890)

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Robert Williams (23 January 1811 – 7 June 1890)[1] was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Dorchester at the 1835 general election,[2] and held the seat until he stepped down from the House of Commons at the 1841 general election.[2] In 1855 he was appointed Sheriff of Dorset.[3]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with D, part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 172. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ a b Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland (Volume 2). 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Williams, senior
Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
With: Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Succeeded by
Sir James Graham, Bt
Anthony Ashley-Cooper