Benn-Walsh, John ___ 1798-1881 ___ British ___ landowner, politician

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Benn-Walsh was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, before entering Parliament for the borough of Sudbury in 1830. After losing that seat and campaiging unsuccessfully for others, he was elected, in 1840, for Radnorshire, a seat which he then held for nearly 30 years. He was a noted advocate of social and parliamentary reform. He also acted for a while as a Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff in Berkshire and later for Radnorshire. He owned large areas of land, including in Ireland which he visited often. He was created a baron in 1868 (Baron Ormathwaite). He married Jane Grey in 1825, and they had two sons and two daughters. As a writer he published various pamphlets, such as one comparing astronomy and geology, and another on the lessons of the French Revolution.
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1831-1836 ___ maritime travel weather nature science geology Ecuador Brazil Argentina Chile Tahiti NewZealand

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