Sir John Kennaway, 3rd Baronet
He was Member of Parliament (MP) for East Devon from 1870 to 1885, when the constituency was abolished by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. He was then MP for the new Honiton constituency from 1885 until the January 1910 general election.
Kennaway was made a Privy Counsellor in 1897, and from 1908 to 1910 he was Father of the House of Commons. In 1904 he was appointed as a member of the Royal Commission On Ecclesiastical Discipline, which reported in 1906, recommending the repeal of the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874.
He also served as President of the Church Missionary Society.
He was a governor at the Kings School Ottery St Mary. As homage to him the school has named one of its houses after him—Kennaway.
- Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline; The Commission at anglicanhistory.org
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [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 Sir John Kennaway
- Sir John Henry Kennaway in the National Archives
- Portraits of Sir John Henry Kennaway at the National Portrait Gallery, London
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Lawrence Palk
Edward Baldwin Courtenay
|Member of Parliament for East Devon
1870 – 1885
With: Sir Lawrence Palk 1870-1880
William Walrond 1880-1885
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Honiton
1885 – 1910
Sir Arthur Clive Morrison-Bell
|Father of the House
1908 – 1910
|Baronetage of Great Britain|
1873 – 1919
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