Benjamin Whitworth

Mr Benjamin Whitworth

Rush ID: 1043

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1816
Died:
24 September 1893
Birth place:
Manchester, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Company director (textiles)
Election occupation:
Company director (textiles)
Parentage:
Nicholas Whitworth, merchant of Drogheda, and Sarah Barrett
Notes:
Succeeded as MP for Drogheda by his son Thomas in 1869.
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
1043
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q4889385
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WHITWORTH, Benjamin (1816-1893)

Constituencies

  1. Drogheda

    Party: HR
    Year of election: 1880*
    Date of election: 2 March 1880
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Party: HR
    Nature of exit: Relocation / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Defeated contesting Lewisham at 1885 General Election.
  2. Kilkenny [borough]

    Party: HR
    Year of election: 1875*
    Date of election: 28 April 1875
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1880*
    Date of exit: c. 1880*
    Party: HR
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Regional
    Notes: Exit after 15 February 1880; resigned to contest by-election at Drogheda.
  3. Drogheda

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: 11 July 1865
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1869*
    Date of exit: c. 1869*
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Exit January 1869; disqualified on petition after 1868 General Election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Lewisham

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 1885-11-24 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
  2. Stafford

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1869*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal

Marriages

  1. Walker, Jane

    Year: 1843

Relationships

  1. Brother of William Whitworth

  2. Father of Thomas Whitworth

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

Clubs

  1. Reform Club