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Charles Abbot, 2nd Baron Colchester

The Right Honourable
The Lord Colchester
PC
Paymaster-General and
Vice-President of the Board of Trade
In office
27 February 1852 – 17 December 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by The Lord Stanley of Alderley
Succeeded by The Lord Stanley of Alderley
Postmaster General
In office
13 March 1858 – 11 June 1859
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by The Duke of Argyll
Succeeded by The Earl of Elgin
Personal details
Born 12 March 1798 (1798-03-12)
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Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Hon. Elizabeth Law
(d. 1883)

Admiral Charles Abbot, 2nd Baron Colchester PC (12 March 1798 – 18 October 1867), known as Charles Abbot before 1829, was a British naval commander and Conservative politician.

Contents

  • Background and education 1
  • Naval career 2
  • Political career 3
  • Family 4
  • References 5

Background and education

Colchester was the son of Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester, Speaker of the House of Commons, and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Philip Gibbes, 1st Baronet. He was educated at Westminster College and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.

Naval career

Colchester served in the Royal Navy. He was promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1854, to Vice-Admiral in 1860 and to Admiral in 1854.

Political career

Colchester succeeded to his father's peerage in 1829 and entered the House of Lords. However, it was not until 1835 that he made his maiden speech.[1] He served under the Earl of Derby as Paymaster-General and Vice-President of the Board of Trade in 1852[2] and as Postmaster General between 1858 and 1859. In 1852 he was sworn of the Privy Council.[3] Apart from his naval and political career he was also President of the Royal Geographical Society between 1845 and 1847.

Family

Lord Colchester married the Hon. Elizabeth Susan, daughter of Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough, in 1836. He died in October 1867, aged 69, and was succeeded in the barony by his son, Reginald. Lady Colchester died in March 1883.

References

  1. ^ hansard.millbanksystems.com Mr Charles Abbot
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21297. p. 671. 2 March 1852.
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 21296. p. 633. 27 February 1852.
  • O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). " 
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Stanley of Alderley
Paymaster-General
1852
Succeeded by
The Lord Stanley of Alderley
Vice-President of the Board of Trade
1852
Preceded by
The Duke of Argyll
Postmaster General
1858 – 1859
Succeeded by
The Earl of Elgin
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Abbot
Baron Colchester
1829 – 1867
Succeeded by
Reginald Abbot
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