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Authorised form of nameChaloner; Robert (1776 - 1842); politician
SurnameChaloner
ForenamesRobert
Dates1776 - 1842
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
23 September 1776
Death:
07 October 1842
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School
Career:
Partner in the York banking house of Wentworth, Chaloner and Rishworth which failed in the financial crash of 1825 bankrupting Chaloner; MP for Richmond, Yorkshire (1810-1818), York (1820-1826); Lord Mayor of York (1817); North West Riding yeomanry, Cornet later Captain (1798); Major, Cleveland Volunteers (1803); Major, North Riding militia (1808); land agent for Coolattin estate in Ireland, the property of his wife's cousin the Earl of Fitzwilliam in which role he participated in land clearnaces and forced emigration
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/04/1811
RelationshipsSon of William Chaloner (d. 1793) of Guisborough and Emma, daughter of William Harvey of Chigwell, Essex; married the Hon. Frances Laura Dundas, daughter of Sir Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas
General contextAwarded compensation under The Slave Compensation Act 1837 with Abel Rous Dottin, John Pollard Mayers and Henry Walker Yeoman as trustees of the marriage settlement of his sister Caroline Cumberbatch for the Cleland and Farm estates in Barbados.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Wikipedia; HP; UCL LBS
References:
'Robert Chaloner', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/45212 [accessed 3rd July 2020]
Notes:
Never appeared on PL.
Royal Society codeNA5196
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1811/04Chaloner, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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