Thomas Rider (MP for Kent)

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Thomas Rider (20 August 1785 – 6 August 1847) [1] was a British Whig [2] politician who held a seat in the House of Commons from 1831 to 1835. He was the eldest son of Ingram Rider of Leeds, Yorkshire and educated at Charterhouse School (1776) and University College, Oxford (1783). [1]

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He was appointed High Sheriff of Kent for 1829–30. [1] He was elected at the 1831 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Kent, [2] [3] and held the seat until the constituency was divided under the Reform Act 1832. [1] At the 1832 general election he was returned as an MP for the new Western division of Kent, [2] [4] but at the 1835 election he polled poorly, [5] and withdrew from the election at the end of the first day of polling. [2] At the 1837 general election he contested the Eastern division of Kent, [5] but failed to unseat either of the two sitting Conservative Party MPs. [2]

Death

He died on 6 August 1847, aged 81.

Family

He had married Mary Ann Elizabeth Pinnock, but had no children. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "RIDER, Thomas (1765-1847), of Boughton Monchelsea Place, nr. Maidstone, Kent". History of Parliament. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Stooks Smith, Henry. (1973) [1844-1850]. Craig, F. W. S. (ed.). The Parliaments of England (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp.  157, 158. ISBN   0-900178-13-2.
  3. "No. 18805". The London Gazette . 20 May 1831. p. 972.
  4. "No. 19009". The London Gazette . 1 January 1833. p. 4.
  5. 1 2 Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 403, 406. ISBN   0-900178-26-4.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Bt
Thomas Law Hodges
Member of Parliament for Kent
18311832
With: Thomas Law Hodges
Constituency divided
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Kent
18321835
With: Thomas Law Hodges
Succeeded by
Sir William Geary, Bt
Thomas Law Hodges