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Sir George Tyler KH (28 December 1792 – 4 June 1862)[1] was a British Royal Navy officer from who became a colonial governor and then Conservative Party politician.

The son of Admiral Sir Charles Tyler, he joined the navy in 1809,[2] rising to the rank of captain in 1822, rear admiral in 1852,[3] and vice admiral in 1857.[4]

Tyler was made a Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order in 1833, and knighted again in November 1838. From 1833 to 1840 he was Lieutenant Governor of the island of St Vincent in the Caribbean, which it became part of the part of the British Windward Islands. He was elected unopposed as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for Glamorganshire[5] at a by-election in 1851 following the resignation of Viscount Adare[6] He was re-elected[7] unopposed in 1852, and did not defend his seat at the 1857 general election.[5]

In 1847,[8] 1848,[9] 1849,[10] and 1850[11] he was one of the 3 people nominated for to be High Sheriff of Glamorgan for the following year, but was not appointed.[12]

Tyler lived at a Cotterell, in Glamorgan, Wales.[7] He died on 4 June 1862 in at Dunraven Castle, Glamorgan.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "G" (part 1)}[better source needed] }}
  2. 2.0 2.1 J. K. Laughton (rev. Andrew Lambert) (2008). "Tyler, Sir Charles (1760–1835)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/27939. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 6227. p. 929. 5 November 1852. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 22071. p. 4367. 11 December 1857. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 526. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  6. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 6052. p. 171. 4 March 1851. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The London Gazette: no. 21339. p. 1973. 16 July 1852. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 20915. pp. 4095–4097. 16 November 1847. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 20915. pp. 4071–4073. 14 November 1848. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  10. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 5911. pp. 1101–1103. 16 November 1849. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  11. The London Gazette: November 1850/pages/2992 no. 15 November 1850. pp. 2992–2994. 16 November 1849. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 21065. pp. 313–314. 5 February 1850. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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Government offices
New title Lieutenant Governor of Saint Vincent
1833–1842
Succeeded by
Richard Doherty
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscount Adare
Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot
Member of Parliament for Glamorganshire
1851 – 1857
With: Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Hussey Vivian
Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot

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