Alfred Barnes (Derbyshire politician)
Barnes was the youngest son of John Gorrell Barnes, of Ashgate, Derbyshire, and was educated at a private school at Worksop. He married, in 1854, Charlotte Wilson, daughter of Thomas Wilson, of Liverpool.
In 1846 he leased a large area of coal-ground in Derbyshire, and was one of the first to develop the Derbyshire coalfield. He was successful, owning one of the finest collieries in the county at the time of his death. He was also a large shareholder in several railway companies.
At the 1880 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Derbyshire East. When that constituency was abolished in the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, he was returned to the House of Commons for the new Chesterfield constituency.
- "Obituary - Alfred Barnes" The Times (London). Friday, 29 November 1901. (36625), p. 6.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alfred Barnes
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