Arthur Duncombe (Royal Navy officer)

Arthur Duncombe
Born 24 March 1806
Died 6 February 1889 (1889-02-07) (aged 82)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Rank Admiral

Admiral Arthur Duncombe (24 March 1806 – 6 February 1889) was a British naval commander and Conservative politician.


Duncombe was a younger son of Charles Duncombe, 1st Baron Feversham, and his wife Lady Charlotte, daughter of William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth.[1]


Duncombe served in the Royal Navy and achieved the rank of Admiral. Apart from his naval career he also sat as Member of Parliament for East Retford between 1830 and 1831 and 1835 and 1852 and the East Riding of Yorkshire between 1852 and 1868.[1] He served in the short-lived 1852 Conservative administration of the Earl of Derby as a Fourth Naval Lord.[2]


He married firstly Delia, daughter of John Wilmer Field, in 1836. Their eldest son, Charles Wilmer Duncombe, was a Major-General in the Army; their second son Arthur Duncombe was also a politician; while their fourth and youngest son George Augustus Duncombe was created a baronet in 1919 (see Duncombe baronets).[1] After Delia's death in 1873 he married secondly Jane Maria, daughter of Sir James Walker, 1st Baronet.[1] Duncombe's second wife died in August 1917. Duncombe lived at Kilnwick Percy Hall at Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.[3] He died in February 1889, aged 82.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Milne, Bt
Fourth Naval Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Alexander Milne, Bt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Robert Dundas
William Battie-Wrightson
Member of Parliament for East Retford
With: Viscount Newark
Succeeded by
Granville Vernon
Viscount Newark
Preceded by
Granville Harcourt-Vernon
Viscount Newark
Member of Parliament for East Retford
With: Granville Harcourt-Vernon 1835–1847
The Viscount Galway 1847–1852
Succeeded by
William Duncombe
The Viscount Galway
Preceded by
Henry Broadley
The Lord Hotham
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire East Riding
With: The Lord Hotham
Succeeded by
William Harrison-Broadley
Christopher Sykes
Court offices
Preceded by
Groom in Waiting in Ordinary
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Bowater
Political offices
Preceded by
William Cowper-Temple
Civil Lord of the Admiralty
Succeeded by
William Cowper-Temple

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