Thesiger, Frederic, 1st Baron Chelmsford

BORN 14 Apr 1794, London - DIED 5 Nov 1878, London: 7 Eaton Square
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (5E 130,,9 x 30,,3)

Frederic Thesiger was the son of customs collector charles Thesiger. He served in the navy during the Napoleontic Wars. When his brother died he inherited an estate in the West Indies and his family decided he should leave the navy and study law to enable him to manage hisestate in the future. In 1818 he was called to the bar.

In 1822 he married Anna Maria Tinling. He made himself a name as a lawyer by defending Joseph Hunt in 1824. He continued to distinguish himself and he and received a peerage in 1832, becoming Lord Chelmsford. In 1834 he became King's Counsil. In 1840 he became a member of parliament for Woodstock.

He was Lord Chancellor in two conservative cabinets under Lord Derby (1858 and 1866). When Lord Derby was succeeded by Benjamin Disraeli in 1868 he was replaced by Lord Cairns and he was forced to retire. His second son Frederick Augustus became the 2nd Baron Chelmsford.

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The grave (with the cross) of Frederic Thesiger, 1nd Lord Chelmsford at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)


Frederic Thesiger - Wikipedia

Thesiger, Frederic, 2nd Lord Chelmsford

Published: 29 Jun 2013
Last update: 25 Dec 2021