Thomas Hanbury-Tracy, 2nd Baron Sudeley

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Thomas Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 2nd Baron Sudeley (5 February 1801 – 19 February 1863), known as Thomas Leigh between 1806 and 1838 and styled The Honourable Thomas Leigh between 1838 and 1839 and The Honourable Thomas Hanbury-Tracy between 1839 and 1858, was a British colliery owner and politician.

Hanbury-Tracy was the son of Charles Hanbury-Tracy, 1st Baron Sudeley, and the Honourable Henrietta Susanna Tracy, daughter of Henry Tracy, 8th Viscount Tracy.[1] The Hanbury family derived its wealth from its ownership of the Pontypool Iron Works. In 1806 he assumed by Royal license the surname of Leigh in lieu of his patronymic.[2] However, in 1839 he discontinued the use of this surname and resumed by Royal license his original surname of Hanbury-Tracy.[3] He was returned to Parliament for Wallingford in 1831, a seat he held until 1832.[4] On 10 February 1852, his father appointed him a deputy lieutenant of Montgomeryshire.[5] He succeeded his father in the barony in 1858 and also succeeded him as Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire, which he remained until his death five years later.[6]

Lord Sudeley married Emma Elizabeth Alicia Pennant, daughter of George Hay Dawkins-Pennant, in 1831. Their younger son Frederick Stephen Archibald Hanbury-Tracy sat as Member of Parliament for Montgomery. Sudeley died in February 1863, aged 62, and was succeeded in the barony by his son, Sudeley. Lady Sudeley died in July 1888.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Hughes
Robert Knight
Member of Parliament for Wallingford
1831–1832
With: Robert Knight
Succeeded by
William Seymour Blackstone
(Representation reduced to one member 1832)
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Sudeley
Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire
1858–1863
Succeeded by
The Lord Sudeley
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Hanbury-Tracy
Baron Sudeley
1858–1863
Succeeded by
Sudeley Hanbury-Tracy