James Joicey, 1st Baron Joicey
He was elected as Member of Parliament for Chester-le-Street at the 1885 general election, and held the seat until the 1906 election. He was created a Baronet of Longhirst and of Ulgham, both in the County of Northumberland, on 3 July 1893 and then elevated to the peerage as Baron Joicey, of Chester-le-Street in the County of Durham, on 13 January 1906.
He was Chairman of the family mining company James Joicey & Co Limited, (founded by his uncle James Joicey in about 1831 and incorporated in 1886), which operated several collieries in the West Durham coalfield including pits at Beamish and Tanfield. In 1924, that company merged with Lambton & Hetton Collieries to form Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Collieries.
From 1887 his seat was Longhirst Hall near Morpeth, Northumberland. In 1906 he bought the Ford Castle estate, Ford, Northumberland and in 1908 the Etal Castle estate in Northumberland, both of which remain in the ownership of the Joicey family.
He was succeeded by his son James.
- Durham Mining Museum
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Joicey
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1885 – 1906
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1906 – 1936
James Arthur Joicey
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
1893 – 1936
James Arthur Joicey
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