Sir Thomas Colebrooke, 4th Baronet

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"Lanarkshire". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1885.

Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke, 4th Baronet (19 August 1813 – 11 January 1890)[1] was a British politician.

He was the son of Henry Thomas Colebrooke and Elizabeth (née Wilkinson) Colebrooke. He inherited the baronetcy in 1838 on the death of his uncle, Sir James Edward Colebrooke.[2]

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Taunton 1842–1852, Lanarkshire 1857–1868 and North Lanarkshire 1868–1885. He was Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire 1869-1890.[1]

Colebrook was Dean of Faculties at the University of Glasgow from 1869 to 1872 and was awarded an honorary LLD in 1873.[1]

He married Elizabeth Margaret Richardson, daughter of J. Richardson, on 15 January 1857.

Colebrooke came to live in Ottershaw in 1859. He provided sufficient land from his estate for a church, churchyard and vicarage, paid all the construction costs and endowed the church with £100 per year.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke". The University of Glasgow Story. University of Glasgow. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Debrett, John; Collen, William George (1840). "Colebrooke, of Gatton, co Surrey". Debrett's Baronetage of England. Wiliam Pickering. p. 124. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Our History". Christ Church, Ottershaw. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Athersuch, John (2010): An Illustrated History of Ottershaw Park Estate, 1761–2011, Peacock Press, ISBN 978-1-904846-63-5
  • Binns, Sheila (2014): Sir Edward Colebrooke of Abington and Ottershaw, Baronet and Member of Parliament: The Four Lives of an Extraordinary Victorian, Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd, ISBN 978 17814 86948

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Thomas Bainbridge
Henry Labouchere
Member of Parliament for Taunton
With: Henry Labouchere
Succeeded by
Arthur Mills
Henry Labouchere
Preceded by
Alexander Baillie-Cochrane
Member of Parliament for Lanarkshire
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for North Lanarkshire
Succeeded by
Robert McLaren
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lord Belhaven and Stenton
Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
1869 – 1890
Succeeded by
The Earl of Home
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
James Colebrooke
(of Fairwarp, Kent)
1838 – 1890
Succeeded by
Edward Colebrooke