|Volume 1, page 172, sitting number 890.
Identified in the Silvy books as ‘Lord Laurent Palk M.P.’, this is Lord Lawrence Palk, born in London on 5 January 1818, the son of Sir Lawrence Vaughan Palk, 3rd Bt. Educated at Eton, he entered the Army in 1835 as a cornet in the 1st Dragoon Guards, retiring as a lieutenant in 1840. He succeeded his father on 16 May 1860, becoming 4th Baronet Haldon of Haldon in Devon.
On 15 May 1845 at Rufford in Lancashire, he married Maria Harriett Hesketh, daughter of Sir Thomas Henry Hesketh, 4th Bt.
He held the office of M.P. for South Devon from 1854 to 1868. He was later a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Devon, honorary colonel of the 1st Devon Artillery Volunteers, and chairman of the Teign Valley Railway Company.
He was created 1st Baron Haldon of Haldon in Devon on 29 May 1880.
He died on 22 March 1883, at the age of 65.
Silvy portraits of Lord Palk's children appear on page 42 of this section.
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