Matthew Ridley

Sir Matthew White Ridley

Rush ID: 764

Details

Born:
c. 1 January 1842
Died:
28 November 1904
Birth place:
London, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Landowner
Election occupation:
Landowner
Parentage:
Sir Matthew White Ridley MP, 5th Bart, and Cecilia Anne Parke, daughter of 1st Baron Wensleydale
Notes:
Succeeded as Baronet in 1877. Succeeded his father as MP in 1868.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1877
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
2

References

Rush ID:
764
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q337696
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. RIDLEY, Sir Matthew (1842-1904)

Peerages

  1. 1st Viscount Ridley

    New hereditary

    1900

Constituencies

  1. Blackpool

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1886*
    Date of election: 20 August 1886
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1900*
    Date of exit: 11 December 1900
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Northumberland Northern

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1868
    Date of election: 17 November 1868
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1885
    Date of exit: 24 November 1885
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: Defeated contesting Hexham at 1885 General Election.

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Newcastle upon Tyne

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  2. Hexham

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election:
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:

Ministerial offices

  1. Home Secretary 1895-1900

  2. Under-Secretary of State 1878-1880

    Home Office

  3. Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1885-1886

Higher education

  1. Balliol College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Harrow

Marriages

  1. Marjoribanks, Hon. Mary Georgiana

    Year: 1873

Relationships

  1. Related by marriage to Dudley Marjoribanks

  2. Related by marriage to Edward Marjoribanks

  3. Son of Matthew Ridley

  4. Grandson of Matthew Ridley

  5. Brother of Edward Ridley

  6. Nephew of George Ridley

  7. Father of Matthew Ridley

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Local governments

  1. Northumberland County Council

    member

    Chairman -1895

Clubs

  1. Athenaeum

  2. Carlton Club

  3. Travellers' Club