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Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Baronet DL (13 March 1782 – 21 April 1863)[1] was a Irish baronet, landowner and Conservative politician.

He was the only son of Thomas Bateson and his wife Elizabeth, youngest daughter of George Lloyd.[2]

On 18 December 1818, he was created a Baronet, of Belvoir Park, in the County of Down.[3] Bateson entered the British House of Commons in 1830, sitting for Londonderry until 1842, when he was succeeded in the constituency by his eldest son Robert.[4] He was a magistrate in County Down and represented it as a Deputy Lieutenant.[5]

He married Catherine, the youngest daughter of Samuel Dickinson on 27 April 1811, and had by her two daughters and four sons.[6] In 1863, Bateson died aged 83 at his seat Belvoir Park and his son Robert having predeceased him at Jerusalem him twenty years before,[7] he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his second son Thomas, later raised to the Peerage of the United Kingdom as Baron Deramore.[8] Bateson's youngest son George was per a special remainder heir to his brother's barony.[8]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 19 October 2009.  
  2. ^ Walford, Edward (1860). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Robert Hardwicke. pp. 37.  
  3. ^ London Gazette: no. 17404, p. 1767, 3 October 1818. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Londonderry". Retrieved 19 October 2009.  
  5. ^ Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co.. pp. 107.  
  6. ^ "ThePeerage - Sir Robert Bateson, 1st Bt". Retrieved 19 October 2009.  
  7. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1863). The Gentleman's Magazine. part I. London: John Henry and James Parker. pp. 804-805.  
  8. ^ a b Cokayne, George Edward (1916). Vicary Gibbs and H. Arthur Doubleday. ed. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. vol. IV. London: St Catherine Press. pp. 188.  

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Robert Dawson
Alexander Robert Stewart
Member of Parliament for Londonderry
1830 – 1842
With: Theobald Jones
Succeeded by
Theobald Jones
Robert Bateson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Belvoir Park)
1818 – 1863
Succeeded by
Thomas Bateson


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