Sir Hugh Cholmeley, 3rd Baronet

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Sir Hugh Arthur Henry Cholmeley, 3rd Baronet DL, JP (18 October 1839 – 14 February 1904)[1] was a British soldier and politician.

He was the eldest son of Sir Montague John Cholmeley, 2nd Baronet and Lady Georgiana Beauclerk, fifth daughter of the 8th Duke of St Albans.[2] In 1868, he succeeded his father as baronet.[1] Cholmeley was educated at Harrow School.[3] He served then in the Grenadier Guards and eventually reached the rank of Captain.[4] From 1868 to 1880, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Grantham.[5] He became High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1885 and was a Justice of Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for the same county.[3]

On 12 August 1874, he married Edith Sophia Rowley, daughter of Sir Charles Rowley, 4th Baronet.[4] They had four daughters and a son, Montague, who succeeded to the baronetcy.[4]

Cholmeley is commemorated at St Andrew and St Mary's Church, Stoke Rochford, by a stained glass window erected by his widow and children. Further windows in the church were erected, one to his son Montague, the other to Lady Cholmeley.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Burke, John (1832). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. p. 242. 
  3. ^ a b Debrett, John (1893). Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. London: Oldhams Press. p. 109. 
  4. ^ a b c "ThePeerage - Sir Hugh Arthur Henry Cholmeley, 3rd Bt". Retrieved 9 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Grantham". Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  6. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1933, p. 550

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Henry Thorold
Edmund Turnor
Member of Parliament for Grantham
With: Frederick James Tollemache 1868–1874
Henry Francis Cockayne Cust 1874–1880
Succeeded by
John William Mellor
Charles Savile Roundell
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Montague Cholmeley
(of Easton)
1868 – 1904
Succeeded by
Montague Cholmeley