John Neilson Gladstone

18th Jan 1807 - 7th Feb 1863

Immediate descendant of a claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son of John Gladstone and brother of William (both of whom q.v.), left £120,000 on his death in 1863, largely received from John Gladstone.

  1. Campaigning in the Walsall election in 1841, John Neilson Gladstone's Anti-Corn Law League opponent alluded not only to the family's slave-holding past, but to the use of compensation money to fund John Neilson Gladstone's election expenses.

  2. Captain, Royal Navy. Married Elizbeth Bateson 1839 (one son, seven daughters). MP Walsall 1841, Ipswich 1842-47, Devizes 1852-7, 1859-07/02/1863.

Sources

William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? 1860- (Volumes 3 and 4, manuscripts in preparation), reference 1863/24.

  1. Paul A. Pickering and Alex Tyrrell, The People's Bread. A History of the Anti-Corn Law League (London and New York, Leicester University Press, 2000), pp. 103-4.

  2. Rubinstein op. cit. reference 1863/24 Gladstone, John Neilson.


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Elizabeth daughter of Sir Robert Bateson
Children
7 daughters, 1 son

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Edinburgh and Northern (No. 2) [184559]  
£2500 

Political (1)

MP
Conservative 
election →
Walsall Staffordshire
1841
election →
Ipswich Suffolk
1842 - 1847
election →
Devizes Wiltshire
1852 - 1857
election →
Devizes Wiltshire
1859 - 1863

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
First Cousins
Brothers
Brothers

Addresses (1)

London, Middlesex, London, England