George Hampden Evans

George Hampden Evans

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Rt.Hon. George Hampden Evans (died 2 July 1842) was an Irish politician. He was the eldest son of Captain Hampden Evans and his wife Margaret n e Davis of Portrane, County Dublin. in 1805 he married Sophia Parnell, only daughter of Sir John Parnell former Chancellor of the Exchequer of Ireland. The Evans family were the principal landowners in the Portrane area, and in 1820, on the death of his father, George inherited the family estates. He was High Sheriff of County Dublin in 1829-1830. At the 1832 general election, Evans was elected to the United Kingdom House of Commons as member of parliament for County Dublin. He described himself as an independent, although he took the Whig whip. In June 1834 he was involved in an angry public confrontation with Daniel O'Connell, leader of the Repeal Association. O'Connell dismissed Evans as both a landlord and a Whig. Evans replied that "I belong to no party, I have no object in view but the happiness and prosperity of Ireland."show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135840290
  • 9786135840292