Rowland Smith

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Rowland Smith (6 December 1826 – 24 February 1901) was an English Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1874.

Life and career[edit]

Smith was the son of Samuel George Smith, of Goldings, Hertfordshire and his wife Eugenia Chatfield.[1]

At the 1868 general election, Smith was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for South Derbyshire and he held the seat until his defeat at the 1874 general election.[2] He was resident at Duffield Hall. Smith was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1877 [3] a Deputy Lieutenant and J.P..

Smith married Constance Henrietta Sophia Louisa, daughter of Lord Granville Somerset MP on 20 August 1857. His brothers were also members of parliament. Samuel George Smith represented Aylesbury and Frederick Chatfield Smith represented North Nottinghamshire.[4] He died in Belper aged 74.


  1. ^ Marquis of Ruvigny & Raineval, Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval Staff Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal Genealogical Publishing Company 1994
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 373–374. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  3. ^ "No. 24416". The London Gazette. 7 February 1877. p. 607.
  4. ^ Nottinghamshire History - Bramcote Hall

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas William Evans
Charles Robert Colvile
Member of Parliament for South Derbyshire
With: Sir Thomas Gresley 1868–1869
Sir Henry Wilmot 1869–1874
Succeeded by
Thomas William Evans
Sir Henry Wilmot
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Nathaniel Charles Curzon
High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Succeeded by
William Jessop