Robert Chaloner

23rd Sep 1776 - 7th Oct 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Robert Chaloner MP for Richmond 1810-18 and York 1820-26, awarded the compensation with Abel Rous Dottin, John Pollard Mayers and Henry Walker Yeoman (each of whom q.v.) as trustees of the marriage settlement of his sister Caroline Cumberbatch for the Cleland and Farm estates in Barbados.

  1. The marriage settlement under which Robert Chaloner was co-trustee was between Caroline Chaloner and Abraham Parry Cumberbatch and was dated 10/04/1819; it secured Caroline Cumberbatch née Chaloner for life an annual sum of £356.

  2. Robert Chaloner was born 23/09/1776, the son of William Chaloner and Emma Harvey. Married Frances Laura Dundas, daughter of Thomas Dundas 1st Baron Dundas of Aske and Lady Charlotte Fitzwilliam on 24/01/1805. Died 07/10/1842.

  3. Robert Chaloner a partner with Godfrey Wentworth Wentworth in the York banking house of Wentworth, Chaloner and Rishworth. Bankrupted in the financial crisis of 1825-6. His cousin, the Earl of Fitzwilliam, helped to save his Yorkshire property and also appointed him steward of his 85,000 acre estate of Coolattin, Ireland. On the Irish estates Chaloner a prime mover in land clearances and the forced emigration of ‘surplus’ peasant families. His descendants included, among his great-grandchildren, Walter Long, 1st Viscount Long (1854-1924) and Richard Chaloner, 1st Baron Gisborough (1856-1938). Walter Long was a leading Unionist politician (including as leader of the Unionists, 1905-1910), Britain’s Chief Secretary of Ireland (1905) and held numerous other government offices. Richard Chaloner (who changed his name to Chaloner to inherit Guisborough), was Conservative MP for Westbury 1895-1900 and for Liverpool Abercromby 1910-1917.


T71/899 Barbados claim nos. 4612 (Cleland) and 4948 (Farm).

  1. T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4948 carries the details of the counterclaim. In T71/899 Barbados claim no. 4612 Robert Chaloner is identified as late of Guisborough Yorkshire.

  2. The Peerage citing Charles Mosley (ed.), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (107th edn., 3 vols., 2003), vol. 2, p. 1556, accessed 08/01/2012.

  3. Robert Chaloner in Wicklow; entry by J. M. Collinge History of Parliament online 1790-1820 and entry by Sharman Kadish History of Parliament online 1820-1832, all accessed 22/01/2013, revised 18 January 2019.

We are grateful to Mike Syer for his help in identifying the linkages of the trustees under the award in this entry.

Further Information

Frances Laura Dundas
William; Margaret Bruce; Robert; Admiral Thomas
Banker and politician

Associated Claims (2)

£5,348 1s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,015 12s 8d

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Royal Society...... 
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For the full record of Chaloner's membership of the Royal Society see Royal...

Political (2)

Local Government
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Lord Mayor
1817 -
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Richmond Yorkshire
1810 - 1818
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York Yorkshire
1820 - 1826

Relationships (1)


Addresses (2)

Yorkshire, England
Hanover Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
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According to Chaloner's Royal Society Fellowship record he was living at Hanover Square in 1811.