STURT, Charles (1763-1812), of Crichel More, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1802

Family and Education

b. 20 Mar. 1763, 2nd s. of Humphry Sturt.  m. 14 Apr. 1788, Lady Mary Anne Ashley Cooper, da. of Anthony Ashley, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury, 1s. 2da.  suc. fa. in Crichel estate 1786.

Offices Held


Sturt was returned on the family interest at Bridport. In William Adam’s list of May 1784 he was classed as Opposition. He voted in favour of parliamentary reform, 18 Apr. 1785, and his only other recorded votes were with the Opposition over the Regency, 1788-9. He intervened in a debate on fortifications and ordnance, 27 Feb. 1786, and during the debate of 19 Jan. 1789 on restrictions on the Regency he declared that though no orator, ‘when he saw an attempt made to new-model the constitution, he gave his voice against it’.1

He died 12 May 1812.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond


  • 1. Stockdale, vii. 242; xvi. 269-70.