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The Right Honourable
 The Lord Kesteven 

In office
1 March 1852 – 17 December 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by Matthew Talbot Baines
Succeeded by Matthew Talbot Baines

Born 5 May 1800 (1800-05-05)
Died 17 December 1874 (1874-12-18)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Julia Sheffield (d. 1876)

John Trollope, 1st Baron Kesteven PC (5 May 1800 – 17 December 1874), known as Sir John Trollope, Bt, between 1820 and 1868, was a British Conservative politician. He served as President of the Poor Law Board in the Earl of Derby's short-lived 1852 Conservative administration.



Trollope was the son of Sir John Trollope, 6th Baronet, and Anne, daughter of Henry Thorold. He was the elder brother of General Sir Charles Trollope and the Right Reverend Edward Trollope and the second cousin of the novelist Anthony Trollope. He was educated at Eton and later served with the 10th Hussars, achieving the rank of captain.[1]

Political career

Trollope was returned to Parliament for Lincolnshire South in 1841, a seat he held until 1868.[2] He served under the Earl of Derby as President of the Poor Law Board between March and December 1852[3] and was sworn of the Privy Council in March of the same year.[4] In 1868 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Kesteven, of Casewick in the County of Lincoln.[5]


Lord Kesteven married Julia Maria, daughter of Sir Robert Sheffield, 4th Baronet, in 1847. They had three sons and three daughters. He died in December 1874, aged 74, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son, John. Lady Kesteven died in November 1876.[1]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Handley
Gilbert Heathcote
Member of Parliament for South Lincolnshire
Served alongside: Christopher Turnor 1841–1847;
Lord Burgley 1847–1857
Anthony Wilson 1857–1859
George Hussey Packe 1859–1868
Succeeded by
George Hussey Packe
William Welby-Gregory
Political offices
Preceded by
Matthew Talbot Baines
President of the Poor Law Board
Succeeded by
Matthew Talbot Baines
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Trollope
(of Casewick)
Succeeded by
John Trollope
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Kesteven
Succeeded by
John Trollope


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