Sir Edmund Antrobus, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Edmund Antrobus, 3rd Baronet (3 September 1818 – 1 April 1899) was a British politician and Member of Parliament for several constituencies.

Sir Edmund was the eldest son of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 2nd Baronet and Anne Lindsay of Antrobus Hall, Cheshire and Amesbury, Wiltshire and was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[1] He married Marianne Georgiana Dashwood on 11 February 1847, and with her had six children: Louisa Emma, Edmund, Robert Lindsay, Cosmo Gordon and two other daughters.

His land included the ancient monument Stonehenge, but during his lifetime he not only refused to let the government agency for the preservation of ancient monuments even look at the property. It was rumored that an anonymous buyer wanted to buy the stones and take them to the United States; if Antrobus had accepted the offer, no one could have stopped him.[2]

He was elected MP for East Surrey in 1841, serving until 1847. He was subsequently elected as Liberal MP for Wilton in 1855, serving until 1877. He was High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1880.

He succeeded to the Baronetcy upon the death of his father on 4 May 1870. Upon his death, he was succeeded to the Baronetcy by his eldest son, Sir Edmund Antrobus, 4th Baronet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antrobus, Edmund (ANTS836E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Bill Bryson (2010). "At Home: A Short History of Private Life". Anchor Books. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Alsager
Henry Kemble
Member of Parliament for East Surrey
18411847
With: Henry Kemble
Succeeded by
Peter John Locke King
Thomas Alcock
Preceded by
Charles Henry Wyndham A'Court
Member of Parliament for Wilton
1855–1877
Succeeded by
Sidney Herbert
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edmund Antrobus
Baronet
(of Antrobus Hall, Cheshire)
1870–1899
Succeeded by
Edmund Antrobus