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John Stuart-Wortley, 2nd Baron Wharncliffe

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The Lord Wharncliffe

John Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 2nd Baron Wharncliffe.jpg
Circa 1840's, by Hill & Adamson
Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
In office
20 December 1834 – 27 January 1835
MonarchWilliam IV
Prime MinisterSir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded bySir George Grey, Bt
Succeeded byWilliam Ewart Gladstone
Personal details
Born20 April 1801
Died22 October 1855 (1855-10-23) (aged 54)
Political partyTory
Spouse(s)Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Ryder (d. 1884)

John Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 2nd Baron Wharncliffe FRS (20 April 1801 – 22 October 1855), was a British Tory politician. He served briefly as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies between December 1834 and January 1835.


A member of the Stuart family headed by the Marquess of Bute, Wharncliffe was the son of James Stuart-Wortley, 1st Baron Wharncliffe, and his wife Lady Caroline Elizabeth Mary Crichton, daughter of John Crichton, 1st Earl Erne. He was the elder brother of Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie and James Stuart-Wortley.

Political career

Wharncliffe sat as Member of Parliament for Bossiney from 1823 to 1830,[1] for Perth Burghs from 1830 to 1831[2] and for the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1841 to 1845.[3] He served under the Duke of Wellington as Secretary to the Board of Control in 1830 and under Sir Robert Peel as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1834 to 1835. in 1845 succeeded his father in the barony and took his seat in the House of Lords.

Lord Wharncliffe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June, 1829.[4]


Lord Wharncliffe married Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Ryder, daughter of Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby, in 1825. They had five children:

Lord Wharncliffe died in October 1855, aged 54, at Wortley Hall, Wortley,[5] and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Edward, who was created Earl of Wharncliffe in 1876. Lady Wharncliffe survived her husband by almost 30 years and died in August 1884.




  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 1)
  3. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y" (part 1)
  4. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  5. ^ [DEATH OF LORD WHARNCLIFFE. The Morning Post (London, England), Tuesday, 23 October 1855; pg. 5; Issue 25523.]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Compton Domvile, Bt
John Ward
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
With: Sir Compton Domvile, Bt 1823–1826
Edward Rose Tunno 1826–1830
Succeeded by
Edward Rose Tunno
Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
Preceded by
Hugh Lindsay
Member of Parliament for Perth Burghs
Succeeded by
Francis Jeffrey
Preceded by
Edward Rose Tunno
Charles Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
Member of Parliament for Bossiney
With: Edward Rose Tunno
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Viscount Morpeth
Sir George Strickland, Bt
Member of Parliament for the West Riding of Yorkshire
With: Edmund Beckett Denison
Succeeded by
Edmund Beckett Denison
Viscount Morpeth
Political offices
Preceded by
George Bankes
Secretary to the Board of Control
Succeeded by
Viscount Sandon
Preceded by
Sir George Grey, Bt
Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Succeeded by
William Ewart Gladstone
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Archibald Stuart-Wortley
Baron Wharncliffe
Succeeded by
Edward Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie
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