George Repton

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Francis Charles Hastings Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford; Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote; George William John Repton by Camille Silvy

George William John Repton (1818 – 30 August 1906)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician[2] who held a seat in the House of Commons for most of the period from 1841 to 1885, first as a Member of Parliament (MP) for St Albans[3] and then for Warwick.[1]


Repton was the son of George Stanley Repton and his wife Lady Elizabeth, daughter of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon.[2]

He was educated at University College, Oxford,[4] and on 5 September 1848 he married Lady Jane Seymour FitzGerald, the only daughter of the Augustus FitzGerald, 3rd Duke of Leinster, who died on 3 November 1898.[2]

His address was listed in 1881 as Odell Castle, Bedford.[2]


Repton was elected at the 1841 general election as an MP for the borough of St Albans in Hertfordshire,[5][6] where he was re-elected in 1847.[6][7] However, a Royal Commission found evidence of extensive bribery in elections at the borough, which was disenfranchised in 1852.[6]

He was returned at the 1852 general election as an MP for the borough of Warwick,[8][9] where he was re-elected in 1857, 1859, and 1865, but did not stand in 1868.[9] He was again returned to the Commons from Warwick at the 1874 general election,[10] re-elected in 1880,[11] and retired from Parliament when the parliamentary borough of Warwick was abolished at the 1885 general election.[9]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b c d Mair, Robert Henry (1881). Debrett's Illustrated House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881. London: Dean & Son. p. 259.
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 1)
  4. ^ "Alumni oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886, vol.3".
  5. ^ "No. 19999". The London Gazette. 16 July 1841. p. 1856.
  6. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 261. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  7. ^ "No. 20762". The London Gazette. 6 August 1847. p. 2876.
  8. ^ "No. 21343". The London Gazette. 27 July 1852. p. 2072.
  9. ^ a b c Craig, pages 320–321
  10. ^ "No. 24064". The London Gazette. 10 February 1874. p. 594.
  11. ^ "No. 24829". The London Gazette. 2 April 1880. p. 2358.
  • Ducal House of Leinster

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Repton
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Muskett
The Earl of Listowel
Member of Parliament for St Albans
With: The Earl of Listowel to 1846
Benjamin Bond Cabbell 1846–1847
Alexander Raphael 1847–1850
Jacob Bell from 1850
Writ suspended,
then borough disenfranchised
Preceded by
William Collins
Sir Charles Eurwicke Douglas
Member of Parliament for Warwick
With: Edward Greaves
Arthur Peel
Succeeded by
Edward Greaves
Arthur Peel
Preceded by
Edward Greaves
Arthur Peel
Member of Parliament for Warwick
With: Arthur Peel
Constituency abolished

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