Sir Benjamin Hall, Baronet and 1st Baron of Llanover and Abercarn, married 4 December 1823 Augusta Waddington was born in 1802 and died in 1867.
He attended St Peter's School, Westminster and matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1820. He was elected MP for Monmouth in 1831, 1833 and 1835 and for Marylebone in 1837, 1841 and 1847. He was created baronet on 16 Aug 1838 (Queen Victoria's coronation Honours List) and elevated to the peerage as Lord Llanover on 27 July 1859 on the appointment of Lord Palmerston's second administration.
During his career as a politician he served as President of the Board of Health (1854-1855), First Commissioner for Public Works (1855-1858) and as a Privy Councillor from 1854. He was a Liberal with 'of and advanced kind' for example campaigning strongly for the abolition of the church rate.
In 1843 his London address is given as 24 Portman Sqr. in 1867it is 9 Great Stanhope Street, (Now Stanhope Gate. Mayfair).
by Eadie, John, 1810-1876; Waller, John Francis, 1810-1894, p781 
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