Samuel Danks Waddy
He was born in Gateshead, the son of Samuel Dousland Waddy, a Methodist minister. The family soon moved to Sheffield and his father was instrumental in the founding of Wesley College in 1838 (and was Governor of the school from 1844 to 1862). Samuel Danks Waddy attended Wesley College himself and was the first pupil to be registered in 1838.
He was elected as the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnstaple, Devon on 3 February 1874 but resigned this seat in December 1879 to stand in a by-election in the Sheffield constituency, taking the seat on 21 December 1879. However he held the Sheffield seat for less than four months, being voted out by just 40 votes on 3 April 1880.
In 1896 he was appointed as Judge of the Cheshire County Court but only held the position for two weeks, transferring to be Judge of the Sheffield County Court on 24 April 1896. He died in Islington, London aged 72.
- Stainton, J.H. (1924). The Storm of Politics. In The Making of Sheffield, 1865-1914, chapter 4. Sheffield: E. Weston & Sons. (This book is out of print but an OCR'd version is available online.)
- Gummer, G. (1927). Reminiscences of Rotherham: A Retrospect of over 60 years, pp. 106–108. Rotherham: H Garnett and Company Limited. (This book is out of print but a transcription is available online.)
- "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "B"." Leigh Rayments Peerage Page. Accessed on 20 June 2005. (See also  and  on the same website.)
- Cornwell, John (2005). King Ted's. King Edward VII School, Sheffield. ISBN 0-9526484-1-5.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Samuel Danks Waddy
- Foster, Joseph (1885). "Waddy, Samuel Danks". Men-at-the-Bar (second ed.). London: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 484.
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