John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone

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Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 2nd Baronet (28 August 1799 – 24 February 1869) was a British Member of Parliament.

Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone was the son of Sir Richard Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 1st Baronet. He succeeded as second Baronet in 1807, at the age of seven, on the death of his father. In 1830 he was elected to the House of Commons for Yorkshire as a Whig, a seat he held until the constituency was abolished in 1832. The latter year he was returned for Scarborough. During the 1835 parliament he defected from the Whigs to the Conservatives, and lost his seat in 1837, but regained it in 1841, and continued to represent the constituency until his death 28 years later. However, from 1857 he sat as a Liberal.

Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone married Louisa Augusta Venables-Vernon-Harcourt, daughter of the Most Reverend Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York. He died, from injuries in a hunting accident,[1] in February 1869, aged 69, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Harcourt, who also succeeded him as Member of Parliament for Scarborough and who was elevated to the peerage as Baron Derwent in 1881. Lady Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone survived her husband by less than half a year, and died in August 1869.


  1. ^ Cokayne, G.E. (Editor) (1906). The Complete Baronetage, Volume 5. Pollard & Co.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Duncombe
The Viscount Morpeth
Henry Brougham
Richard Bethell
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
With: William Duncombe 1830–1831
The Viscount Morpeth 1830–1832
Richard Bethell 1830–1831
George Strickland 1831–1832
John Charles Ramsden 1831–1832
constituency abolished
Preceded by
Charles Manners-Sutton
Hon. Edmund Phipps
Member of Parliament for Scarborough
With: Sir George Cayley 1832–1835
Sir Frederick Trench 1835–1837
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Trench
Sir Thomas Charles Style
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Trench
Sir Thomas Charles Style
Member of Parliament for Scarborough
Served alongside: Sir Frederick Trench 1841–1847
The Earl of Mulgrave 1847–1851
George Frederick Young 1851–1852
The Earl of Mulgrave 1852–1857
John Dent 1857–1859
William Denison 1859–1860
John Dent 1860–1869
Succeeded by
John Dent
Sir Harcourt Vanden-Beeped-Johnstone
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Richard Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
(of Hackness Hall)
Succeeded by
Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone