Henry Brudenell-Bruce, 5th Marquess of Ailesbury

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Henry Augustus Brudenell-Bruce, 5th Marquess of Ailesbury (11 April 1842 – 10 March 1911), styled Lord Henry Brudenell-Bruce from 1878 to 1894, was a British soldier, businessman and Conservative politician.

Early life[edit]

Ailesbury was the third son of Ernest Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury, and his wife the Hon. Louisa Elizabeth, daughter of John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies.

Career[edit]

He served in the British Army and achieved the rank of Captain in the 9th Regiment of Foot and Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment. Between 1886 and 1892 he sat as Member of Parliament for Chippenham. He was also Chairman of Meux & Co, brewers. In 1894 he succeeded in the marquessate on the early death of his nephew and took his seat in the House of Lords.

Family[edit]

Lord Ailesbury married Georgiana Sophia Maria, daughter of George Henry Pinckney, in 1870. She died in June 1902. Ailesbury remained a widower until his death in March 1911, aged 68. He was succeeded in the marquessate by his son George.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Banister Fletcher
Member of Parliament for Chippenham
1886–1892
Succeeded by
Sir John Dickson-Poynder
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Brudenell-Bruce
Marquess of Ailesbury
1894–1911
Succeeded by
George Brudenell-Bruce