Joseph Hardcastle (politician)

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Joseph Alfred Hardcastle
Born 1815
Clapham, Surrey, England[1]
Died 1899 aged 83
Beaminster, Dorset, England[2]
Nationality United Kingdom
Known for Member of Parliament

Joseph Alfred Hardcastle (1815–1899)[3][4] was an English Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1847 and 1885.

Hardcastle was born at Clapham, London, the son of Alfred Hardcastle of Hatcham House, New Cross (then in Surrey) and the grandson of Joseph Hardcastle. He was educated at Mill Hill School and the Grammar School at Bury St Edmunds. He then studied at King's College, London and, after matriculating at Wadham College, Oxford, at Trinity College, Cambridge where he obtained a scholarship in 1836. He was also admitted at the Inner Temple on 2 December 1837 and called to the Bar on 11 June 1841.[5] He was a Cambridge Apostle.

He was a Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey and a Justice of the Peace for Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.[6]

Hardcastle was elected at the 1847 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for Colchester,[3] but was defeated in 1852.[7] At the 1857 general election he was elected for Bury St Edmunds,[4] and held the seat until his defeat at the 1874 general election.[7]

He was re-elected at the 1880 general election, but when the borough's representation was reduced to one seat for the 1885 general election, he was defeated by the Conservative candidate, and did not stand again.[8]

Hardcastle died at Woodlands, Beaminster, Dorset at the age of 83.

Hardcastle married firstly Frances Lambirth, daughter of H. W. Lambirth of Writtle on 24 February 1840, and had issue. He married secondly Hon. Mary Scarlett Campbell, daughter of Lord Chancellor Campbell.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 11891 Census RG12/18 Folio 51, Page 43, Schedule 195: London - Kensington 54, Queens Gate Terrace (Names and Surname: Joseph A Hardcastle, Relation to Head of Family: Head, Condition of Marriage: M, Age last Birthday: 75, Profession or Occupation: Living on own means, Where Born: Clapham, Surrey
  2. ^ General Register Office index of deaths registered in July, August, September, 1899 - Name: Hardcastle, Joseph Alfred Age: 83 District: Beaminster Volume: 5A Page: 221.
  3. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with C (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  4. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with S (part 6)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Hardcastle, Joseph Alfred (HRDL834JA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
  7. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  8. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Sanderson and
Sir George Henry Smyth, Bt.
Member of Parliament for Colchester
18471852
With: Sir George Henry Smyth to 1850
John Manners from 1850
Succeeded by
John Manners and
William Warwick Hawkins
Preceded by
James Oakes and
The Earl Jermyn
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
18651874
With: The Earl Jermyn to 1859
Lord Alfred Hervey 1859–1865
Edward Greene from 1865
Succeeded by
Edward Greene and
Lord Francis Hervey
Preceded by
Edward Greene and
Lord Francis Hervey
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
18801885
With: Edward Greene
Succeeded by
Lord Francis Hervey