Sir John Ramsden, 4th Baronet

Sir John Ramsden, 4th Baronet (1755 – 15 July 1839) was an English landowner and Member of Parliament.[1]

Sir John Ramsden, Bt
Member of Parliament for Grampound
In office
1780–1784
Serving with Thomas Lucas
Preceded byHon. Sir Joseph Yorke
Richard Neville
Succeeded byHon. John Somers Cocks
Francis Baring
Personal details
Born1755
Died15 July 1839(1839-07-15) (aged 83–84)
Piccadilly, London
Spouse(s)
Hon. Louisa Susan Ingram-Shepherd
(m. 1787; his death 1839)
Children9
ParentsSir John Ramsden, 3rd Baronet
Margaret Norton Bright
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford

Early lifeEdit

He was born in 1755 and was the only son of Margaret (née Norton) Bright and Sir John Ramsden, 3rd Baronet of Byram, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, whom he succeeded in 1769, inheriting the Manor of Huddersfield. His mother, the daughter of William Norton, Esq. of Sawley, was the widow of Thomas Liddell Bright.[2]

He was educated at University College, Oxford, 1774.[2]

CareerEdit

 
Huddersfield Broad Canal

An Act of Parliament (14 George III. Cap. 13) obtained on 9 March 1774, enabled "Sir John Ramsden, Baronet, to make and maintain a navigable Canal from the River Calder, between a Bridge called Cooper's Bridge, and the Mouth of the River Colne to the King's Mill, near the town of Huddersfleld, in the West Riding of the county of York". Completed in 1776 and originally named Sir John Ramsden's Canal, it is now known as the Huddersfield Broad Canal.[3]

He was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Grampound under the patronage of Lord Rockingham in 1780, retiring from politics in 1784. He was made High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1797–98.

Personal lifeEdit

On 7 July 1787, He married the Hon. Louisa Susan Ingram-Shepherd, daughter and coheiress of Charles Ingram, 9th Viscount of Irvine. Louisa's eldest sister, Isabella, married the 2nd Marquess of Hertford (and also became the mistress of the Prince of Wales, later George IV). Together, they were the parents of four sons and five daughters, including:[2]

He died at his home, Hamilton Place, Piccadilly, in 1839.[2] As his eldest son predeceased him, the baronetcy thus passed to John Charles' son Sir John William Ramsden, 5th Baronet, who married Lady Helen Guendolen Seymour, daughter of Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset. Through his daughter Frances, he was a grandfather of Gamel Pennington, 4th Baron Muncaster and Josslyn Pennington, 5th Baron Muncaster.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RAMSDEN, Sir John, 4th Bt. (1755-1839), of Byram, Yorks". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 22 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Sir John Ramsden, Bart". The Gentleman's Magazine. A. Dodd and A. Smith: 422. 1839. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Priestley, Joseph. Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals and Railways of Great Britain. p. 531.
  4. ^ "RAMSDEN, John Charles (1788-1836), of Buckden and Newby Park, Yorks. and 6 Upper Brook Street, Mdx". www.histparl.ac.uk. History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Rear Admiral Ramsden". The Gentleman's Magazine. F. Jefferies: 317. 1854. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1873). The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire as at Present Existing. Hurst and Blackett, limited. p. 291. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Annual Register. J. Dodsley. 1848. p. 192. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Lodge, Edmund (1833). The Peerage of the British Empire as at Present Existing: Arranged and Printed from the Personal Communications of the Nobility. Saunders and Otley. p. 223. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage. Kelly's Directories. 1916. p. 568. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Lodge's Peerage and Baronetage (knightage & Companionage) of the British Empire. Hurst & Blackett. 1859. p. 599. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Walford, Edward (1859). Hardwicke's Titles of courtesy: containing those members of titled families whose names do not fall within the scope of the peerage, baronetage, and knightage. p. 219. Retrieved 29 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. Sir Joseph Yorke
Richard Neville
Member of Parliament for Grampound
1780–1784
With: Thomas Lucas
Succeeded by
Hon. John Somers Cocks
Francis Baring
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Ramsden
Baronet
(of Byram)
1769–1839
Succeeded by
William Ramsden