Sir Howard Elphinstone, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Howard Elphinstone, 2nd Baronet (9 June 1804 – 16 March 1893)[1] was a British Whig politician

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings at the 1835 general election, having unsuccessfully contested the seat in 1832.[2] He did not stand for re-election in Hastings at the 1837 general election, but stood instead in Liverpool, where he did not win a seat.[3] He returned to the House of Commons at the 1841 general election, when he won one of the two seats in Lewes. He did not stand again in 1841.[4]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1832.[5]


Elphinstone was the son of Lt.-Gen. Sir Howard Elphinstone, 1st Baronet (1773–1846) and Frances Warburton (died 1858). He was a barrister, and had the degrees of MA and Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.). He married Elizabeth Julia Curteis, in 1829, and they had two children.[6]

He succeeded to his father's baronetcy in 1846, and on his death was succeeded by his son Howard Warburton Elphinstone (1830–1917).[6]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 146. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ Craig, op. cit., page 191
  4. ^ Craig, op. cit., page 183
  5. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 30 November 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Howard Elphinstone". Retrieved 24 January 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ashley Warre
Frederick North
Member of Parliament for Hastings
With: Frederick North
Succeeded by
Joseph Planta
Robert Hollond
Preceded by
Viscount Cantelupe
Henry Fitzroy
Member of Parliament for Lewes
With: Summers Harford to 1842
Henry Fitzroy from 1842
Succeeded by
Robert Perfect
Henry Fitzroy
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Howard Elphinstone
(of Sowerby)
Succeeded by
Howard Elphinstone