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Damer was the third son of John Dawson, first Earl of Portarlington and his wife Lady Caroline Stuart, daughter of the third Earl of Bute. Damer inherited lands at Came in Dorset from his cousin, Lady Caroline Damer. In accordance with the agreement, on 14 March 1828 he added her surname to that of his own. (London Gazette, 2 Jan - 30 June 1829 p. 574).
[NB other sources on the internet have Caroline Damer as "aunt".The Gazette says "cousin".]
Damer was a soldier, seconded to the Russian army in 1812 with his regiment under Sir Robert Wilson. In 1815 he became Quartermaster-General to the Prince of Orange and fought at both Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
He was MP for Portarlington from 1835 to 1847, serving in Peel's second ministry as Comptroller of the Household. From 1847 to 1852 he sat as MP for Dorchester.
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