Campbell , John Frederick

Person Key: 
CAM008
Family Name: 
Campbell
First Name(s): 
John Frederick
Person Title: 
1st Earl Cawdor
Titular Place: 
Cawdor
Rank In Peerage: 
Earl
Division of Peerage: 
United Kingdom
Birth Year: 
1790
Death Year: 
1860
Century: 
19
County: 
Pembrokeshire
Biography: 

John Frederick Campbell, of Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, was the elder son of John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor and Lady Caroline Howard, daughter of the 5th Earl of Carlisle. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated 27 January 1808, took his B.A. in 1812, and was created a D.C.L. 15 June 1841. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society 11 June 1812, and was Member of Parliament for Carmathen 1813 1821. In 1816 he married Elizabeth Thynne, daughter of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath, succeeded his father 1 June 1821, and was created Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin 5 October 1827.

Seat / Residence(s): 
Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire
Biographical Sources: 
Joseph Foster. Alumni Oxonienses 1715 1886. Oxford, 1888. R.G. Thorne. The history of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790 1820. London, 1986.