Henry Meysey-Thompson

Sir Henry Meysey Meysey-Thompson

Rush ID: 1943

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1845
Died:
3 March 1929
Birth place:
Moat Hall, Yorkshire, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Company director (railways)
Election occupation:
Company director (railways)
Parentage:
Sir Henry Thompson MP and Elizabeth Anne Croft
Notes:
Succeeded as Baronet in 1874.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1874
HighestOffice:
Backbencher
Who's Who volume:
1,2

References

Rush ID:
1943
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q5725848
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. MEYSEY-THOMPSON, Sir Henry (1845-1929)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Knaresborough

    New hereditary

    1905

Constituencies

  1. Handsworth

    Party: LU
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: 4 July 1892
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1905*
    Date of exit: 26 December 1905
    Party: LU
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Brigg

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 24 November 1885
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1886
    Date of exit: 1 July 1886
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: None
  3. Knaresborough

    Party: Liberal
    Year of election: 1880
    Date of election: 31 March 1880
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1881*
    Date of exit: c. 1881*
    Party: Liberal
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Area
    Notes: Exit in or before May 1881; unseated on petition.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Lincolnshire Northern

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Liberal

Higher education

  1. Trinity College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Eton College

Marriages

  1. Pottinger, Ethel Adeline

Relationships

  1. Son of Harry Thompson

  2. Brother of Ernest Meysey-Thompson

  3. Grandfather of Peter Legh

Parties

  1. Liberal Party member

    -1886

  2. Liberal Unionist member

    1886-

Clubs

  1. Brooks's Club

  2. Marlborough Club

  3. Bachelors' Club

  4. Turf Club