Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 1st Baron Derwent

Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 1st Baron Derwent (3 January 1829 – 1 March 1916), known as Sir Harcourt Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 3rd Baronet, from 1869 to 1881, was a British peer and Liberal Party politician. He served for ten years as a Member of Parliament (MP), before becoming a peer with a seat in the House of Lords.

Derwent was the son of Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone, 2nd Baronet, and Louisa Augusta Venables-Vernon-Harcourt, daughter of the Most Reverend Edward Venables-Vernon-Harcourt, Archbishop of York. He succeeded as second Baronet on the death of his father in 1869 and the same year he also succeeded his father as MP for Scarborough, a seat he held until 1880. In 1881 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Derwent, of Hackness in the North Riding of the County of York.

Lord Derwent married Charlotte Mills, daughter of Sir Charles Mills, 1st Baronet, in 1850. They had nine children. Lady Derwent died in 1901. Lord Derwent survived her by fifteen years and died in March 1916, aged 87. He was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Francis.



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    Parliament of the United Kingdom
    Preceded by
    Sir John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone and
    John Dent
    Member of Parliament for Scarborough
    With: John Dent 1869–1874
    Sir Charles Legard 1874–1880
    William Sproston Caine 1880
    Succeeded by
    William Sproston Caine and
    John George Dodson
    Baronetage of Great Britain
    Preceded by
    John Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
    (of Hackness Hall)
    Succeeded by
    Francis Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
    Peerage of the United Kingdom
    New creation Baron Derwent
    Succeeded by
    Francis Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone
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