Sir Robert Price, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Robert Price, 2nd Baronet (3 August 1786 – 6 November 1857) was a British baronet and Member of Parliament.

Robert Price was the only son of Sir Uvedale Price, the writer on the Picturesque, by Lady Caroline Carpenter, fourth daughter of George Carpenter, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel.[1]

He was MP for Herefordshire from 1818 until 1841.[2] On 8 July 1823 he married his first cousin Mary Anne Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Dr. Robert Price, Canon of Salisbury and Prebendary of Durham, by his second wife Mary Anne Sanderson. The marriage took place at the house of Barrington Price, then of Haslemere,[3] the youngest of his six uncles on his father's side. Sir Uvedale Price died in 1829 and Robert succeeded as 2nd Baronet of Foxley.

Sir Robert stood for election to the constituency of Hereford City in 1845; he was unopposed, and remained the MP until January 1857. He was "of Whig principles; in favour of an extension of the franchise and short parliaments".[4]

He died 5 or 6 November 1857 without issue, whereupon the baronetcy became extinct. His widow died March 1878.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Rev. Charles John (1873): A History of the Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire. Longman & Co.
  2. ^ Griffith, John Edward (1914): Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families. Horncastle: Morton & Sons.
  3. ^ The London Magazine vol. VIII, July–December 1823, p.231. London: Taylor & Hessey.
  4. ^ Dod, Robert Phipps (1857): The Parliamentary Companion for 1857, p.258. London: Whittaker & Co.
  5. ^ Duncumb, Rev. John. Collections towards the History and Antiquities of the County of Herefordshire.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Foley
Sir John Cotterell
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
18182005
With: Sir John Cotterell to 1831
Kedgwin Hoskins 1831–1847
Edward Thomas Foley 1832–1841
Succeeded by
Thomas Baskerville
Kedgwin Hoskins
Joseph Bailey
Preceded by
Edward Bolton Clive
Robert Pulsford
Member of Parliament for Hereford
1845 – 1857
With: Robert Pulsford to 1847
Henry Morgan-Clifford from 1847
Succeeded by
George Clive
Henry Morgan-Clifford
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Uvedale Price
Baronet
(of Foxley, Herefordshire)
1829–1857
Extinct