Thomas Gisborne the Younger

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Thomas Gisborne (1789 – 20 July 1852) was an English Whig and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1830 and 1852.[1]


Gisborne was the son of Thomas Gisborne, Prebendary of Durham. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge being awarded B.A. in 1810.[2]

At the 1830 UK general election Gisborne was elected Member of Parliament for Stafford and held the seat until 1832.[3] In the reformed parliament after the 1832 UK general election he was elected MP for North Derbyshire and held the seat until 1837.[4] On 27 Feb. 1839 he was elected MP for Carlow Borough until 1841.[5] He was elected MP for Nottingham in 1843 and held the seat until his death in 1852.[6]

Gisborne lived at Horwick House, Derbyshire and at Yoxall Lodge, Staffordshire where he died at the age of 62.[2]

Gisborne married firstly Elizabeth Fysche Palmer, daughter of John Palmer, of Ickwell, Bedfordshire and secondly in 1826, Susan Astley, widow of Francis Duckenfield Astley. He was survived by his eldest son Thomas Guy Gisborne (1812–69).[1] His second son Henry Fyshe Gisborne (1813–41),[2] a colonial commissioner, predeceased him.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ralph Benson and
Thomas Beaumont
Member of Parliament for Stafford
With: John Campbell
Succeeded by
William Fawkener Chetwynd and
Rees Howell Gronow
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Derbyshire
With: Lord Cavendish
Succeeded by
William Evans and
Lord George Henry Cavendish
Preceded by
Francis Bruen
Member of Parliament for Carlow Borough
1839 – 1841
Succeeded by
Brownlow Villiers Layard
Preceded by
John Walter
Sir Cam John Hobhouse, Bt
Member of Parliament for Nottingham
With: Sir Cam John Hobhouse, Bt
Succeeded by
Feargus O'Connor
John Walter (junior)