Frederick Romilly

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Romilly (21 March 1810 – 6 April 1887), was a British Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1850 to 1852 and a cricketer who played for MCC.

Romilly was a younger son of Sir Samuel Romilly and Anne, daughter of Francis Garbett, of Knill Court, Herefordshire. Lord Romilly was his elder brother.[1] In 1836 he played one first class match for MCC against Cambridge University in which he scored one run in each innings.[2]

Romilly was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Canterbury in March 1850, a seat he held until the 1852 general election.[3]

Romilly married Lady Elizabeth Amelia Jane, daughter of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 2nd Earl of Minto, in 1848. He died at Westminster in April 1887, aged 77. Lady Elizabeth died in January 1892.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. George Smythe
Lord Albert Denison
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1850 – 1852
With: Hon. George Smythe
Succeeded by
Henry Plumptre Gipps
Hon. Henry Butler-Johnstone
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