Sir Robert Jardine, 1st Baronet was a Scottish businessman and Liberal politician.
Jardine was born at Edinburgh the son of David Jardine of Muir House, Lockerbie, Dumfries and his wife Rachel Johnstone.
In 1865 he became head of Jardine, Matheson and Company, one of the largest Far East trading houses based in Hong Kong. The Ashburton constituency was abolished at the 1868 general election and he was elected instead at Dumfries Burghs. In 1874 he changed seat again and stood unsuccessfully for Dumfriesshire.
However he was elected at the next election in March 1880 and held the seat until he stood down at the 1892 general election.
Jardine was created 1st Baronet Jardine, of Castlemilk, Dumfries in June 1885. He was Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant of Perthshire.
He was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Jardine lived at Castle Milk, Lockerbie.
He died aged 79. in April 1867.
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