Francis Mowatt (politician)

Francis Mowatt (1803 – 12 February 1891)[1][2] was a British Radical politician.

Francis Mowatt
Member of Parliament
for Cambridge
In office
18 August 1854 – 28 March 1857
Serving with Robert Adair
Preceded byKenneth Macaulay
John Harvey Astell
Succeeded byKenneth Macaulay
Andrew Steuart
Member of Parliament
for Penryn and Falmouth
In office
30 July 1847 – 8 July 1852
Serving with Howel Gwyn
Preceded byJohn Vivian
James Hanway Plumridge
Succeeded byHowel Gwyn
James William Freshfield
Personal details
Born1803
Died (aged 87)
NationalityBritish
Political partyRadical
SpouseSarah Sophia Barnes
ChildrenFrancis Mowatt

Mowatt married Sarah Sophia, daughter of Captain Barnes of Romford, and they had at least one son, Francis Mowatt, a British civil servant.[3]

Mowatt was first elected Radical MP for Penryn and Falmouth at the 1847 general election, and held the seat until 1852 when he unsuccessfully sought election at Cambridge. He was later elected MP for the latter seat at a by-election in 1854—caused by the 1852 result being declared void due to bribery and treating. He held the seat until 1857, when he did not seek re-election, and was unsuccessful when he again stood in 1859.[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  3. ^ Wright, Maurice (21 May 2009). "Mowatt, Sir Francis". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35137. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S., ed. (1977). British Parliamentary Election Results 1832-1885 (e-book) (1st ed.). London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 978-1-349-02349-3.
  5. ^ Collet, Collet Dobson (1899). History of the Taxes on Knowledge: Their Origin and Repeal. London: T. Fisher Unwin. p. 93. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ "To the electors of Cambridge". Cambridge Chronicle and Journal. 5 August 1854. pp. 4–5. Retrieved 22 April 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cambridge
18541857
With: Robert Adair
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Penryn and Falmouth
18471852
With: Howel Gwyn
Succeeded by