BATHURST, Hon. Seymour Thomas (1793-1834), of 1 Gt. Stanhope Street, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1826

Family and Education

b. 27 Oct. 1793, 3rd s. of Henry Bathurst*, 3rd Earl Bathurst, and bro. of Henry George Bathurst, Lord Apsley*, and Hon. William Lennox Bathurst*. educ. Eton 1808-11. m. 6 Oct. 1829, Julia, da. of John Peter Hankey of Grosvenor Square, Mdx., 1s. 1da.

Offices Held

Ensign and lt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1814; capt. 80 Ft. 1821; lt. and capt. 1 Ft. Gds. 1821; maj. 56 Ft. 1823; lt.-col. 1825 and inspecting field officer of militia, Ionian Isles; half-pay 1828.

Treasurer, Malta 1831-3.


Bathurst pursued a military career: in 1814 he went to France with the Guards. On 28 May he wrote to his father from Bordeaux, ‘Your want of steadiness in the cabinet has again upset all my plans and wishes’. This may refer to a notion of serving against the Americans, with whom peace negotiations had started. He reported that Lord Dalhousie had got Colonel Ponsonby to ‘mount’ him for an expedition in France. He took part in the battle of Waterloo and subsequently Sir George Murray informed Lord Bathurst that he would try to find military employment for him, as ‘aide-de-camp in my own family’ or in allied employ.

In 1818 Bathurst came into Parliament on the interest of Lord St. Germans; like his two elder brothers he was returned as a supporter of administration, of which his father was a member. He voted with them on 29 Mar., 18 May, 10 June and 23 Dec. 1819. No speech is known before 1820. He died 10 Apr. 1834, after holding a post in Malta.

HMC Bathurst, 278, 357, 408; Greville Mems. ed. Strachey and Fulford, iii. 31; Gent. Mag. (1834), ii. 108.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne