Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet (16 December 1822 – 23 January 1916) was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Monaghan from 1871 to 1880. He succeeded his elder brother, Charles Powell Leslie III, in that role.

In 1830, he was sent to school at Dedham, Essex. During midsummer term, 1834, he joined his elder brother, Charles, at Harrow. In 1839, John entered Christ Church, Oxford. He obtained a commission in the 1st Lifeguards, and was quartered at the Regent's, Hyde Park, Windsor and Farnborough barracks.

In 1854, he met at Hazelwood a distinguished Waterloo veteran, Colonel George Dawson-Damer (younger brother of the 2nd Earl of Portarlington), and his daughter, Constance. Leslie married Miss Damer two years later at St George's, Hanover Square, London. His new mother-in-law, Mrs Damer ("Minnie Seymour"), was the adopted daughter of George IV's wife, Maria, Mrs Fitzherbert.


Sir John and Lady Leslie had one son and four daughters:

  • Sir John Leslie, 2nd Baronet (1857–1944)
  • Mary Leslie (1858–1936)
  • Constance Christina Leslie (1861–1945)
  • Theodosia Leslie (1865–1940)
  • Olive Louisa Blanche Leslie (1872–1945)


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Powell Leslie III
Sewallis Evelyn Shirley
Member of Parliament for Monaghan
With: Sewallis Evelyn Shirley)
Succeeded by
John Givan
William Findlater
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Glaslough)
Succeeded by
Sir John Leslie