Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameLawrence DUNDAS 1st Marquess of Zetland , 11307
EducationHarrow and Trinity College Cambridge
FatherJohn Charles DUNDAS , 11310
Mother Margaret Matilda TALBIT , 11312 (-1907)
ChildrenLawrence John Lumley , 7937 (1876-1961)
 Hilda Mary , 11319
Notes for Lawrence DUNDAS 1st Marquess of Zetland
Lawrence Dundas, 1st Marquess of Zetland, KT, PC (16 August 1844 – 11 March 1929), known as Lawrence Dundas until 1873 and as the Earl of Zetland from 1873 to 1892, was a British Conservative politician and statesman. He was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1889 and 1892.

Background, education and military service

Zetland was born in London, the son of the Hon. John Charles Dundas, younger son of Lawrence Dundas, 1st Earl of Zetland. His mother was Margaret Matilda, daughter of James Talbit. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] being commissioned as a Cornet in the Royal Horse Guards in 1866.

Political career

By 1869 a Lieutenant, Zetland retired from the British Army in 1872 and was elected Member of Parliament for Richmond, North Yorkshire that same year. However, he sat in the House of Commons for less than a year before succeeding his uncle as third Earl of Zetland. A Lord in Waiting from May to September 1880, Lord Zetland subsequently moved from supporting the Liberals to joining the Conservative Party in 1884. In 1889 he was sent to Ireland as Lord Lieutenant, a post in which he proved both successful and popular, and remained there until the Liberals returned to power in 1892. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1889 and in 1892, on Lord Salisbury's recommendation, he was created Earl of Ronaldshay, in the County of Orkney and Zetland, and Marquess of Zetland.

In the 1890s Lord Zetland became more involved in local politics, becoming an alderman on the North Riding of Yorkshire County Council in 1894 and being elected Mayor of Richmond in 1895 and 1896. In 1900 he was made a Knight of the Thistle. Like his uncle and grandfather a freemason, Zetland was the society's provincial Grand Master in the North and East Riding of Yorkshire from 1874 to 1923. He was also an enthusiastic sportsman, and was Master of the Zetland Hunt for thirty-five years.


Lord Zetland married Lady Lilian, daughter of Richard Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough, in 1871. He died in March 1929, aged 84, at Aske Hall, Yorkshire, and was buried there. His eldest surviving son Lawrence succeeded him. The Marchioness of Zetland died in December 1943.
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