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Jonathan Peel M.P.

Jonathan Peel M.P.


A carte-de-visite portrait of the politician and patron of the turf Jonathan Peel (1799-1879), brother of Sir Robert Peel.

The following is taken from Boase's Modern English Biography (published 1897).

PEEL, JONATHAN (5th son of Sir Robert Peel, 1st baronet, 1750-1830). Born Chamber Hall, near Bury, Lancashire 12 October 1799. Educated at Rugby 1811-1815. 2nd Lieutenant Rifle Brigade 15 June 1815, Lieutenant 71st Foot 18 February 1819 to 13 December 1821, Lieutenant Grenadier Guards 7 November 1822 to 19 May 1825, Major 69th Foot 3 October 1826 to 7 June 1827, Lieutenant-Colonel 53rd Foot 7 June 1827, placed on half-pay 9 August 1827, L.G. 7 December 1859, sold out of the army 4 August 1863. M.P. for Norwich 1826-1830, M.P. for Huntingdon 1831-1868. Surveyor General of the Ordnance 1841-1846, Secretary of State for War 26 February 1858 to 18 June 1859, and July 1866, resigned 2 March 1867. Began racing 1821, won the Two Thousand Guineas with Archibald 1832, ran first and second for the Derby with Orlando and Ionian 1844, sold his stud for 12,000 guineas 18 March 1851, kept race horses again from 1869 until his death. Died at Marble Hall, Twickenham 13 February 1879, buried Twickenham New Cemetery.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 13 April 1862.


 

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