John Yarde-Buller, 1st Baron Churston

Sir John Buller-Yarde-Buller, by Sir Francis Grant, 1840s.

John Yarde-Buller, 1st Baron Churston (12 April 1799 – 4 September 1871) was a British, Conservative politician.

Born John Buller-Yarde-Buller, he was the eldest son of Sir Francis Buller-Yarde-Buller, Bt. and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1833, he inherited his father's baronetcy and entered Parliament two years later as MP for South Devon. He held the seat for almost twenty-four years and on his retirement in 1858, was raised to the peerage as Baron Churston, of Churston Ferrers and Lupton, Co. Devon.[1] In 1860, he changed the family name to Yarde-Buller.

On 24 January 1823, Yarde-Buller married Elizabeth Wilson-Patten (the sister of the future Lord Winmarleigh); the couple had two children:

Lord Churston died in 1871 and his titles passed to his eldest grandson, John.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord John Russell
John Bulteel
Member of Parliament for South Devon
1835 – 1858
With: Montague Parker 1835–1841
Lord Courtenay 1841–1849
Sir Ralph Lopes, Bt 1849–1854
Sir Lawrence Palk, Bt 1854–1858
Succeeded by
Samuel Trehawke Kekewich
Sir Lawrence Palk, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Churston
Succeeded by
John Yarde-Buller
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Buller-Yarde-Buller
(of Churston Court)
Succeeded by
John Yarde-Buller

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