Frederick Thellusson, 4th Baron Rendlesham

Frederick Thellusson (1798-1852), 4th Baron Rendlesham.jpg

Frederick Thellusson, 4th Baron Rendlesham (6 January 1798 – 6 April 1852), was a British Conservative Party politician.

BackgroundEdit

Rendlesham was a younger son of Peter Thellusson, 1st Baron Rendlesham, and Elizabeth Eleanor, daughter of John Cornwall.

Political careerEdit

Rendlesham succeeded his elder twin brother in the barony in 1839. As this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to an automatic seat in the House of Lords. He was instead elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Suffolk East at a by-election in 1843, a seat he held until his death nine years later.[1]

FamilyEdit

Lord Rendlesham married Elizabeth Charlotte, daughter of Sir George Prescotte, 2nd Baronet, and widow of Sir James Duff, in 1838. They had one son and one daughter. Lady Rendlesham died in December 1840. Lord Rendlesham survived her by twelve years and died in April 1852, aged 54. He was succeeded in the barony by his only son, Frederick.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 461. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Henniker
Sir Charles Broke Vere
Member of Parliament for Suffolk East
18431852
With: The Lord Henniker 1843–1846
Sir Edward Gooch, Bt 1846–1852
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Gooch, Bt
The Lord Henniker
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Thellusson
Baron Rendlesham
1839–1852
Succeeded by
Frederick William Brook Thellusson