DUNDAS, Thomas (1795-1873).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1830
1830 - 1832
11 Nov. 1833 - 1834
1835 - 19 Feb. 1839

Family and Education

b. 5 Feb. 1795, 1st s. of Hon. Lawrence Dundas*. educ. Harrow 1804-9/10; Trinity Coll. Camb. 1812. m. 6 Sept. 1823, Sophia Jane, da. of Sir Hedworth Williamson, 6th Bt., of Whitburn Hall, co. Dur., s.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Earl of Zetland 19 Feb. 1839; KT 1 July 1861; KG 26 Dec. 1872.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. Yorks. (N. Riding) 1839-73.


Dundas was returned for his grandfather’s borough at the first general election after his coming of age. He had joined Brooks’s Club on 7 May 1816. Like his father he signed the circular letter offering the leadership of opposition in the House to Tierney and voted silently with opposition in both sessions of the 1818 Parliament. He was, however, the only member of his family to support Burdett’s motion for parliamentary reform, 1 July 1819, and was more active than his relations in opposing the repressive legislation of December. He died 6 May 1873.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: J. M. Collinge