Thomas Agar-Robartes, 1st Baron Robartes

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Thomas James Agar-Robartes, 1st Baron Robartes (18 March 1808 – 9 March 1882), was a British politician.


Robartes was the son of the Hon. Charles Bagenal Agar, youngest son of James Agar, 1st Viscount Clifden. His mother was Anna Maria Hunt, heiress of Lanhydrock, great-niece of Henry Robartes, 3rd Earl of Radnor and 4th Baron Robartes (which titles became extinct in 1757; see the Earl of Radnor 1679 creation for more information).

Political career[edit]

Robartes was returned to Parliament for Cornwall East in 1847, a seat he held until 1868. In 1869 the barony of Robartes held by his mother’s ancestors was revived when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Robartes, of Lanhydrock, and of Truro in the County of Cornwall.


Lord Robartes died in March 1882, aged 73. He was succeeded in the barony by his son, Thomas Agar-Robartes, 6th Viscount Clifden, who in 1899 also succeeded his second cousin as sixth Viscount Clifden.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Rashleigh
William Henry Pole Carew
Member of Parliament for Cornwall East
With: William Henry Pole Carew 1847–1852
Nicholas Kendall 1852–1868
Succeeded by
Sir John Salusbury-Trelawney, Bt
Edward Brydges Willyams
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Robartes
Succeeded by
Thomas Charles Agar-Robartes