Sir George Nugent-Grenville 2nd Baron Nugent of Carlanstown

31st Dec 1789 - 26th Nov 1850


A younger son of George Nugent-Temple, 1st Marquess of Buckingham and Lady Mary Elizabeth Nugent, only daughter and heiress of Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent. His mother was the half-sister of Sir George Nugent (1757-1849), Governor of Jamaica.

Included here because Judd lists him as a 'West Indian' MP. However, he was a radical Whig and, among other things, was a strong opponent of slavery. For example, in January 1826 he chaired an anti-slavery meeting in Buckingham and became President of the local Anti-Slavery Society.

Although his brother owned enslaved people, it is not obvious why Judd lists him as a West Indian MP.


Entry by David R. Fisher in History of Parliament online; Gerrit P. Judd IV, Members of Parliament 1734-1832 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1955). For more on Sir George Nugent, his wife Maria and their connections to Stowe see

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Anne Lucy Poulett
No children

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Whig / West India interest 
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Buckingham Buckinghamshire
1810 - 1812
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Aylesbury Buckinghamshire
1812 - 1832
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Aylesbury Buckinghamshire
1847 - 1850

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