Alfred Percy Allsopp

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Alfred Percy Allsopp (26 August 1861 – 22 February 1929)[1] was an English businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Allsopp was the sixth and youngest son of Henry Allsopp, 1st Baron Hindlip[2] and Elizabeth Tongue.[3] Several of his brothers were active in politics.

He was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Taunton at a by-election in April 1887,[4] in the place of his oldest brother, Samuel, who had succeeded to the peerage on the death of their father.[5] He was re-elected in 1892,[6] and stood down from Parliament at the 1895 general election.[7]

Allsopp was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in 1887.[8] He was also a Justice of the Peace (JP) in Worcestershire.[3] He was Mayor of Worcester three times,[2] including in 1894 and 1909.[3]

Alfred entered the family business Samuel Allsopp & Sons, as a junior partner from 1883 to 1887.[9] He later became chairman of the company,[2] and oversaw its conversion into a Limited Company, and retired from the business in 1900[2] and then sold all his shares in the company.[9] He was also a director of the New Grand Hotel in Birmingham, of the Yolandi Mining Corporation Limited, and of Allsopp and Partners.[9]

He was made bankrupt in June 1914, after losses at Allsopp and Partners forced him to resort to moneylenders, and discharged from bankruptcy in 1920.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c d "Obituaries: Mr. A. P. Allsopp". The Times (London). 25 February 1929. p. 17, col C. 
  3. ^ a b c Lundy, Darryl. "Alfred Percy Allsopp". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 16 November 2010. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25695. p. 2324. 26 April 1887. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Election Intelligence". The Times (London). 25 April 1887. p. 8, col C. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26311. p. 4311. 29 July 1892. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  7. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 198. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 25707. p. 3087. 7 June 1887. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  9. ^ a b c d "Mr. A. P. Allsopp's Affairs". The Times (London). 22 January 1920. p. 5, col A. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Samuel Allsopp
Member of Parliament for Taunton
18871895
Succeeded by
Alfred Welby