MUNDY, George (1777-1861), of Shipley Hall, Derbys.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1820
7 June 1820 - 1830

Family and Education

b. 3 Mar. 1777, 3rd s. of Edward Miller Mundy* by 1st w. educ. Eton 1788; Portsmouth naval acad. 1789-92. unm. CB 4 June 1815, KCB 28 Feb. 1837.

Offices Held

Midshipman RN 1792, lt. 1796, cdr. 1798, capt. 1801, r.-adm. 1830, v.-adm. 1841, adm. 1849.

Capt. E. Derbys. vol. cav. 1817-24.


After a distinguished naval career, Mundy retired from active service in 1816. Subsequently he volunteered to suppress disorder in the manufacturing districts of his county. In 1818 he entered Parliament on the interest of his brother-in-law, the 4th Duke of Newcastle, after a contest. He was expected to support administration and did so in silence. On 2 Mar. 1819 he paired against criminal law reform. He voted with ministers against Tierney’s censure motion and for the foreign enlistment bill, 18 May, 10 June 1819. His patron’s hold was again challenged in 1820, but he secured his seat on petition. He died 9 Feb. 1861.

Marshal, Naval Biog. iii. 333-5; Morning Chron. 4 Mar. 1819.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Winifred Stokes