STUART, Hon. Frederick (1751-1802), of Kirktown, Cumbrae, Bute.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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17 Jan. 1776 - 1780
1796 - 17 May 1802

Family and Education

b. 24 Sept. 1751,1 3rd s. of John, 3rd Earl of Bute [S], and bro. of Hon. Charles Stuart* and Hon. James Archibald Stuart*. educ. Winchester; Christ Church, Oxf. 1768. unm.

Offices Held

Writer, E.I. Co. (Bengal) 1769, factor 1774, home 1775.


Stuart had fled abroad from his creditors in 1782 and his only means of subsistence was an allowance of about £250 a year from one of his family. In 1796, his brother Lord Bute provided him with a debtor’s refuge by returning him to Parliament on the family interest. No trace of parliamentary activity has been found and he died, intestate and heavily in debt, at Fladong’s hotel, Oxford Street, 17 May 1802, six weeks before the dissolution.2

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: D. G. Henry


  • 1. Gent. Mag. (1751), 476.
  • 2. Ibid. (1802), i. 586; Sheffield City Lib. Wharncliffe mss, ‘Heads of Interrogatories’.