John Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor

John Frederick Campbell, 1st Earl Cawdor (8 November 1790 – 7 November 1860) was a British peer and MP.

He was born the son of John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor and Lady Caroline Howard and educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating BA in 1812. In 1827 he became Viscount Emlyn of Emlyn and Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin in the county of Pembroke.

In June 1812 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1]

He was MP for Carmarthen from 1813 to 1821 and Lord Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire from 1817 to 1860. He died on his family estate at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire.

He had married Lady Elizabeth Thynne, daughter of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath and the Honourable Isabella Elizabeth Byng, on 5 September 1816. They had seven children:


  1. "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 21 December 2010.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Campbell
Member of Parliament for Carmarthen
Succeeded by
John Jones
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Dynevor
Lord Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire
Succeeded by
The Earl Cawdor
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl Cawdor
Succeeded by
John Frederick Campbell
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Campbell
Baron Cawdor
Succeeded by
John Frederick Campbell

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