Henry Sturt

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Henry Charles Sturt (/stɜːrt/; 9 August 1795 – 14 April 1866), of Crichel House, Dorset, was a British landowner and politician.


Sturt was the son of Charles Sturt, son of Humphrey Sturt and his wife Diana, daughter of Sir Nathaniel Napier, 3rd Baronet, and his wife the Hon. Catherine, daughter of William Alington, 3rd Baron Alington.[1][2]

Political career

Sturt was elected to Parliament for Bridport in 1817, a seat he held until 1820. In 1823 he was appointed Sheriff of Dorset and later represented Dorchester in 1830 and Dorset between 1835 and 1846.[3]


Sturt married Lady Charlotte Penelope, daughter of Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan. They had several children, including Henry Sturt, who was elevated to the peerage as Baron Alington in 1876. Sturt died in April 1866, aged 70.[4]


  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 3533". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ "The Ancient Feudal Manor and Lordship of Winterborne St. Martin (Dorsetshire) - The family of Sturt". Martinstown.co.uk. 2003-09-20. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  3. ^ "STURT, Henry Charles (1795-1866), of Crichel House, Wimborne Minster, Dorset". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Person Page 3533". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09. [unreliable source]

External links

  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
  • Lundy, Darryl. "Darryl Lundy's thePeerage.com page". The Peerage.
  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Henry Sturt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Best
Sir Horace St Paul, Bt
Member of Parliament for Bridport
With: Sir Horace St Paul, Bt
Succeeded by
James Scott
Christopher Spurrier
Preceded by
Robert Williams
Anthony William Ashley-Cooper
Member of Parliament for Dorchester
April 1830 – August 1830
With: Robert Williams
Succeeded by
Robert Williams
Lord Ashley
Preceded by
Lord Ashley
William John Bankes
Hon. William Ponsonby
Member of Parliament for Dorset
With: Lord Ashley 1835–1846
Hon. William Ponsonby 1835–1837
Hon. John Fox-Strangways 1837–1841
George Bankes 1841–1846
Succeeded by
George Bankes
Henry Ker Seymer
John Floyer
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