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Lord Churston

Lord Churston

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lord Churston (1799-1871).

Born John Buller-Yarde-Buller, he was the eldest son of Sir Francis Buller-Yarde-Buller, Bt. and his wife, Elizabeth. In 1833, he inherited his father’s baronetcy and entered Parliament two years later as the Member of Parliament for South Devon. He held the seat for almost twenty-four years and on his retirement in 1858 was raised to the peerage as Baron Churston of Churston Ferrers and Lupton in the County of Devon. In 1860, he changed the family name to Yarde-Buller.

On 24 January 1823 he married Elizabeth Wilson-Patten (the sister of the future Lord Winmarleigh); they had two children.

Lord Churston died in 1871 and his titles passed to his eldest grandson, John, his son having predecased him in 1867.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 27 March 1861.


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