Richard Cross

Sir Richard Assheton Cross

Rush ID: 1424

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1823
Died:
8 January 1914
Birth place:
Redscar, Lancashire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Election occupation:
Barrister / Advocate
Parentage:
William and Ellen Cross
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
True
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
1

References

Rush ID:
1424
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q5613675
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. CROSS, Sir Richard (1823-1914)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Cross

    New hereditary

    1886

Constituencies

  1. Newton

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1886*
    Date of exit: 19 August 1886
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Lancashire South Western

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  3. Preston

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1862*
    Date of exit: c. 1862*
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. Home Secretary 1874-1880

  2. Secretary of State for India 1886-1892

  3. Home Secretary 1885-1886

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Rugby

Marriages

  1. Lyon, Georgiana

    Year: 1852

Relationships

  1. Father of William Cross

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum

  2. Carlton Club

  3. St Stephen's Club