CRICHTON STUART, Lord Patrick James Herbert (1794-1859), of Cardiff Castle, Glam.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1820
1820 - 1826
1826 - 1832
3 Mar. 1834 - 1852
1857 - 7 Sept. 1859

Family and Education

b. 25 Aug. 1794, 2nd and posth. s. of John Stuart*, Visct. Mountstuart. educ. Eton 1808; Christ’s, Camb. 1812. m. 13 July 1818, Hannah, da. of William Tighe* of Woodstock, co. Kilkenny, 2s. 1da. Took additional name of Crichton 21 Mar. 1817; patent of precedence as son of a mq. 28 May 1817.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. Bute 1854-d.

Constable, Cardiff Castle 1823.


Crichton Stuart, who had taken his mother’s surname in 1817, was returned for the family seat of Cardiff Boroughs by his brother the 2nd Marquess of Bute at the first election after he came of age, his uncle making way for him. He came home from the Continent for the purpose and was the first member of the family to meet with opposition. To disarm his opponents, his brother had to come to an arrangement which lasted only for that Parliament. Crichton Stuart’s politics in any case alienated his brother’s friends and he gave up the boroughs in 1820, transferring to the safer and cheaper seat for Bute, before making a comeback at Cardiff at the next election.

Unlike his brother, Crichton Stua