The Hon. Eliot Douglas Thomas Yorke (20 April 1805 – 3 May 1885), was a British Conservative Party politician.


Yorke was the third son of Vice-Admiral the Hon. Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke, second son of Charles Yorke, second son of Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke. His mother was Elizabeth Weake Rattray, daughter of James Rattray. Admiral Charles Yorke, 4th Earl of Hardwicke, was his elder brother. After his elder brother succeeded in the earldom in 1834, Yorke was granted the style of a younger son of an earl, and thus styled the Honourable Eliot Yorke.

Political careerEdit

Yorke was elected as one of three representatives for Cambridgeshire in the 1835 general election, a seat he held until 1865.

Personal lifeEdit

On 31 January 1833, Yorke married Emily Anne Millicent, daughter of Emilius Henry Delmé Radcliffe, in St. Mary, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. They had no children. He died on 3 May 1885, at 15 Park Street, Westminster, London, aged 80. Emily Yorke died on 1 January 1894, in Westminster, London.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Greaves Townley
Charles Yorke
John Walbanke-Childers
Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
With: Richard Greaves Townley 1835–1841, 1847–1852
Richard Jefferson Eaton 1835–1847
John Peter Allix 1841–1847
Lord George Manners 1847–1857, 1863–1865
Edward Ball 1852–1863
Henry John Adeane 1857–1865
Succeeded by
Lord George Manners
Viscount Royston
Richard Young