William Bateman-Hanbury, 1st Baron Bateman

William Bateman-Hanbury, 1st Baron Bateman of Shobdon (24 June 1780 – 22 July 1845) was a Member of Parliament and later a Baron in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

At birth his name was William Hanbury, although he was a distant descendant of Sir James Bateman who had been Lord Mayor of London, was his 2nd Great-Grandfather. Hanbury studied at Eton College and then Christ Church, Oxford graduating from the later in 1798.

He served as a Whig MP from Northampton from 1810-1818. From 1819-1820 he was High Sheriff of Herefordshire. In 1835 Hanbury made an unsuccessful run for Parliament as a liberal.

In January 1837 Hanbury became the first Baron Bateman of Shobdon. In February he had his name legally changed to William Bateman-Hanbury. In 1822 he had married Elizabeth Chichester, the granddaughter of Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Bouverie
Spencer Perceval
Member of Parliament for Northampton
With: Spencer Perceval to 1812
Earl Compton from 1812
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Kerrison, Bt
Earl Compton
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Bateman
Succeeded by
William Bateman-Hanbury
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