William Pole-Carew

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William Henry Pole-Carew (30 July 1811 – 20 January 1888) was a Cornish politician.


Pole-Carew was born in Eaton Place, Marylebone in 1811. His parents were Reginald Pole-Carew and Hon. Caroline Anne Lyttelton, daughter of William Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton. He was educated at Charterhouse School from 1824 to 1828, and then at Oriel College, Oxford, gaining a BA in 1833 and an MA in 1864.[1]

He served as Conservative Member of Parliament for East Cornwall from 1845 until 1852,[1] and unsuccessfully contested Liskeard in 1859. He served as High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1854–1855, and as Recorder of East Looe from 1857 to 1886.[1]

Pole-Carew joined the Canterbury Association on 3 June 1848. He was friends with John Robert Godley, and the Godley family stayed with him at Antony House while awaiting departure of the Lady Nugent for Lyttelton.[1]

He was married on 28 August 1838 to Frances Anne Buller, daughter of John Buller. They had issue of 3 daughters and 4 sons, the eldest son being Lieutenant-General Sir Reginald Pole-Carew.[2]

He died on 20 January 1888 at the Villa Poralto, Cannes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Bain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. pp. 69–70. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "William Henry Pole-Carew". the peerage.com. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Eliot
William Rashleigh
Member of Parliament for East Cornwall
With: William Rashleigh 1845–1847
Thomas Agar-Robartes 1847–1852
Succeeded by
Thomas Agar-Robartes
Nicholas Kendall
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Francis Howell
High Sheriff of Cornwall
Succeeded by
Sir William Berkeley Call, Bt