STEWART, Alexander Robert (1795-1850), of Ards, co. Donegal.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1830

Family and Education

b. 12 Feb. 1795, 1st s. of Alexander Stewart*. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1815. m. 28 July 1825, Lady Caroline Anne Pratt, da. of John Jeffries Pratt*, 1st Mq. Camden, 1s. suc. fa. 1831.

Offices Held

Sheriff, co. Donegal 1830-1.

Lt.-col. Londonderry militia ?1822-d.


Stewart succeeded his father as Member for county Derry on the interest of his father’s brother Lord Londonderry. As Castlereagh’s cousin, he supported government, silently. His votes with them on the case of Wyndham Quin*, 29 Mar., against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May, and for the foreign enlistment bill, 10 June 1819, attested to this. He voted for Catholic relief, 3 May 1819. He died 25 Mar. 1850.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. J. Jupp