Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet

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Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet DL (13 March 1782 – 21 April 1863)[1] was an Irish baronet, landowner and Conservative politician.

He was the only son of Thomas Bateson and his wife Elizabeth, youngest daughter of George Lloyd.[2]

On 18 December 1818, he was created a Baronet, of Belvoir Park, in the County of Down.[3] [4] Bateson entered the British House of Commons in 1830, sitting for Londonderry until 1842, when he was succeeded in the constituency by his eldest son Robert.[5] He was a magistrate in County Down and represented it as a Deputy Lieutenant.[6] On the 27 February 1857, the 4th Marquess of Londonderry conferred on him the honour to lay the foundation stone of the Londonderry Monument, better known today as the Scrabo Tower.[7]

He married Catherine, the youngest daughter of Samuel Dickinson on 27 April 1811, and had by her two daughters and four sons.[8] In 1863, Bateson died aged 81 at his seat Belvoir Park and his son Robert having predeceased him at Jerusalem twenty years before,[9] he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his second son Thomas, later raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Baron Deramore.[10] Bateson's youngest son George was per a special remainder heir to his brother's barony.[10]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  2. ^ Walford, Edward (1860). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Robert Hardwicke. p. 37.
  3. ^ "No. 17404". The London Gazette. 3 October 1818. p. 1767.
  4. ^ Burke, Bernard (1869). A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (31st ed.). London: Harrison. p. 73.
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Londonderry". Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  6. ^ Dod, Robert P. (1855). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 107.
  7. ^ "Memorial To The Late Marquis Of Londonderry". The Illustrated London News (March 28 1857). p. 300.
  8. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Bt". Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  9. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1863). The Gentleman's Magazine. part I. London: John Henry and James Parker. pp. 804–805.
  10. ^ a b Cokayne, George Edward (1916). Vicary Gibbs and H. Arthur Doubleday (ed.). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. vol. IV. London: St Catherine Press. p. 188.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Robert Dawson
Alexander Robert Stewart
Member of Parliament for Londonderry
1830 – 1842
With: Theobald Jones
Succeeded by
Theobald Jones
Robert Bateson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Belvoir Park)
1818 – 1863
Succeeded by
Thomas Bateson