DASHWOOD, James (?1758-1840), of Parkhurst, Surr. and Forest Lodge, Warfield, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1802 - Jan. 1803

Family and Education

b. ?1758, 4th s. of Robert Dashwood of Vellow Wood, Som. by Mary née Sweeting. m. 18 Jan. 1786, Sarah, da. of Col. Moseley, 4s. 2da.

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Dashwood’s sister Rachel was the wife of Mark Wood I*. In 1802, together with his brother-in-law, he unsuccessfully contested Shaftesbury, where Wood had purchased the predominant interest. After this unexpected setback, Wood returned him for his proprietary borough of Gatton, but after a few months he vacated the seat so that Wood could bring in Philip Dundas at the request of administration. He made no mark in Parliament, presumably giving a silent support to administration; nor did he seek re-election. He died 21 Nov. 1840, aged 82.

PCC 1841, f. 21; Add. 38368, f. 206; HMC Fortescue, viii. 402; Gent. Mag. (1841), i. 106.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne