Cartwright, Thomas (1795-1850) (DNB00)

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CARTWRIGHT, Sir THOMAS (1795–1850), diplomatist, eldest son of William Ralph Cartwright, M.P., of Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, by Emma Maude, daughter of Cornwallis, first viscount Hawarden, was born on 18 Jan. 1795. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and entered the diplomatic service, and was secretary of legation at Munich 1821–8, at the Hague 1828–30, and minister plenipotentiary at Frankfort 1830–8 and at Stockholm 1838 till death. He was a supporter and close friend of Lord Palmerston. He received the honour of G.C.H. in 1834. He succeeded to his father's property on 4 Jan. 1850, but died at Stockholm on 17 April of the same year.

[Gent. Mag. new series, xxxiv. 91; Burke's Knightage.]

T. F. H.