Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet

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Colonel Sir Michael Robert Shaw-Stewart, 7th Baronet (26 November 1826 – 10 December 1903) was a British baronet and Conservative Party politician.[1] He sat in the House of Commons from 1855 to 1865.

He was the son of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 6th Baronet.

A keen cricketer, Shaw-Stewart played a single first-class cricket match for the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1850.[2]

He was said to be a staunch supporter of the Renfrewshire fox hunt.[3]

In May 1855, he was elected at an unopposed by-election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Renfrewshire.[1] He was re-elected in 1857 and 1859, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1865 general election.[1]

Shaw-Stewart was Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire from 1869 to 1903 and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland from 1873 to 1882. He bought the manor of Hindon, Wiltshire from his wife's mother[4] and was appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire for 1883.[5]

On 28 December 1852, he married Lady Octavia Grosvenor, sixth daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster. They had five sons and four daughters,[6] including:

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  1. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 600. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  2. ^ "Player profile: Michael Shaw-Stewart". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Full text of "Records of the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt"". archive.org. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ Baggs, A.P.; Crittall, Elizabeth; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H (1980). Crowley, D.A. (ed.). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 11 pp82-103 - Parishes: East Knoyle". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  5. ^ "No. 25208". The London Gazette. 3 March 1883. p. 1232.
  6. ^ Obituary in The Times, 11 December 1903, pg. 6. Retrieved 16 March 2016.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Mure
Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire
1855–1865
Succeeded by
Archibald Alexander Speirs
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Glasgow
Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire
1869–1903
Succeeded by
The Lord Blythswood
Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Rosslyn
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1873–1882
Succeeded by
The Earl of Mar
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Michael Shaw-Stewart
Baronet
(of Blackhall)
1836–1903
Succeeded by
Hugh Shaw-Stewart