Arthur Frederick Jeffreys

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Arthur Frederick Jeffreys
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Born (1848-04-07)7 April 1848
Died 14 February 1906(1906-02-14) (aged 57)

Arthur Frederick Jeffreys, PC (7 April 1848 – 14 February 1906), of Burkham House in Hampshire, was a British Conservative politician.

Jeffreys was the son of Arthur Jeffreys, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, who had emigrated to Australia in 1839. During his youth he was a successful cricketer with Hampshire and New South Wales.[1][2]

He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with a B.A.. He studied law at the Inner Temple and was called to the bar in 1872. He served as a justice of the peace for Hampshire.[3]

He was elected to the House of Commons for Basingstoke in 1887, a seat he held until his death. He was sworn a member of the Imperial Privy Council on 11 August 1902,[4] following an announcement of the King′s intention to make this appointment in the 1902 Coronation Honours list published in June that year.[5] He served briefly under Arthur Balfour as Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board from June to December 1905.

Jeffreys died in February 1906, aged 57. In 1877 he married Amy Fenwick, and their son George became a prominent military commander and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Jeffreys in 1952.[3][6]


  1. ^ "Arthur Frederick Jeffreys". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Arthur Frederick Jeffreys". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 1 January 2017. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b  Foster, Joseph (1885). "Jeffreys, Arthur Frederick". Men-at-the-Bar (second ed.). London: Hazell, Watson, and Viney. p. 241. 
  4. ^ "no. 27464". The London Gazette. 12 August 1902. p. 5174. 
  5. ^ "The Coronation Honours". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 5. 
  6. ^ "Jeffreys, Baron (UK 1952)". Cracroft's Peerage. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Sclater-Booth
Member of Parliament for Basingstoke
1887 – 1906
Succeeded by
Arthur Clavell Salter
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Grant Lawson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board
Succeeded by
Walter Runciman