3rd Baronet Robert Peel
- Category : 1822-births
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British Peelite and later Liberal politician, and the eldest son of the prime minister Robert Peel. He was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford and entered the Diplomatic Service in 1844. He served as Member of Parliament for Tamworth, his father's constituency, from 1850 until 1880, for Huntingdon from 1884 and for Blackburn from 1885 to 1886. He was appointed Irish secretary in 1861 in Palmerston's ministry, but in 1865, under Russell he was succeeded by Chichester Fortescue. His political career was said to be marred by his lack of dignity and his inability to accept a fixed political creed. He was appointed a GCB in 1866.
From about 1856 he was extensively engaged in racing under the name of Mr. F. Robinson; and later on had an establishment at Bonehill, near Tamworth, where he bred horses.
Peel married Lady Emily, seventh daughter of George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, on 13 January 1856. They had one son and three daughters. On 9 May 1895, aged 73, Peel was found dead, from hæmorrhage on the brain, in his bedroom at 12 Stratton Street, London.