Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron Templemore

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Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron Templemore (8 January 1797 – 26 September 1837) was an Anglo-Irish soldier, politician and courtier.

Chichester was born in Westminster, London,[citation needed] the eldest son of Lord Spencer Chichester, second son of Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall. His mother was Lady Anne Harriet Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway.[1] He was educated in England, matriculating at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1815, and entered the British Army, serving with the 2nd Life Guards and eventually attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1827.[citation needed]

In 1826 Chichester was elected Whig Member of Parliament for Milborne Port, a seat he held for four years[2] before becoming representative for County Wexford in 1830.[3] The following year, on the occasion of the coronation of William IV, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Templemore, of Templemore in the County of Donegal ("Templemore" refers to the civil parish in the city of Derry, Northern Ireland). He was also made a Gentleman of the Bedchamber in 1835, and in 1837 succeeded this appointment as a Lord in Waiting.

Lord Templemore married Lady Augusta Paget, daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, in 1820. They had five sons and two daughters.[1] He died after a short illness aged 40 at his home of Coombe Bank, Kent, and was buried at nearby Sundridge. His wife outlived him by thirty-five years, dying in 1872.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Graves
Hon. Berkeley Paget
Member of Parliament for Milborne Port
With: Thomas Graves 1826–1827
John Henry North 1827–1830
Succeeded by
George Byng
William Sturges Bourne
Preceded by
Robert Carew
Viscount Stopford
Member of Parliament for County Wexford
With: Viscount Valentia
Henry Lambert
Succeeded by
Robert Carew
Henry Lambert
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Templemore
Succeeded by
Harry Spencer Chichester