Thomas Bateson, 1st Baron Deramore

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Deramore
Thomas Bateson Vanity Fair 1882-01-28.jpg
Lord of the Treasury
In office
23 February 1852 – 19 December 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Personal details
Born (1819-06-04)4 June 1819
Died 1 December 1890(1890-12-01) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Anne Rice-Trevor
Alma mater Royal Military College, Sandhurst

Thomas Bateson, 1st Baron Deramore DL (4 June 1819 – 1 December 1890), known as Sir Thomas Bateson, 2nd Bt from 1863 until 1885, was a British peer and Conservative Party politician.

Early life[edit]

Bateson was the son of Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet, of Belvoir Park, County Down and Catharine Dickson. After attending the Royal Military College, Sandhurst he served as an officer in the 13th Light Dragoons. He attained the rank of captain.


Bateson was first elected to the House of Commons in 1844 as a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for County Londonderry, but he resigned this seat in 1857. He was returned again in 1864 as a member for Devizes, which seat he retained until 1885. Bateson served as a Junior Lord of the Treasury in Lord Derby's short-lived 1852 protectionist government.

He had succeeded to his father's baronetcy following his death in 1863. In 1885 he was created Baron Deramore, of Belvoir, in the County of Down in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. As he had no sons, both the baronetcy and the barony passed by special remainder to his younger brother, George, who became the second baron and third baronet. Bateson served as a Deputy Lieutenant for Down.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 24 February 1849 he married Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Anne Rice-Trevor, the second daughter and co-heiress of George Rice-Trevor, 4th Baron Dynevor. They had two daughters:

  • Hon. Eva Frances Caroline Bateson (died 18 May 1940), married David Alfred Ker
  • Hon. Kathleen Mary Bateson (died 20 Jul 1935), married Walter Randolph Farquhar


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Bateson
Theobald Jones
Member of Parliament for County Londonderry
With: Theobald Jones
Succeeded by
Theobald Jones
James Johnston Clark
Preceded by
William Addington
Christopher Griffith
Member of Parliament for Devizes
With: Christopher Griffith 1864–1868
reduced to one seat in 1868
Succeeded by
Walter Hume Long
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir William Gibson Craig, Bt
Henry Rich
Richard Bellew
Junior Lord of the Treasury
With: Marquess of Chandos
Lord Henry Lennox
Succeeded by
Lord Alfred Hervey
Lord Elcho
John Sadleir
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Deramore
Succeeded by
George de Yarburgh-Bateson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Bateson
(of Belvoir Park)
Succeeded by
George de Yarburgh-Bateson