Brent Follett

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Brent Spencer Follett QC (1810 – 23 January 1887)[1] was a British Conservative politician and barrister.

Born at Topham, he was a younger son of Benjamin Follett and his wife Ann Webb, daughter of John Webb.[2] His older brother was William Webb Follett (1796-1845), MP and Solicitor General.[2] Follett was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1833. He became a Queen's Counsel in July 1851 and a bencher four months later.[3] In 1852, he entered the British House of Commons for Bridgwater, representing the constituency as Member of Parliament (MP) until 1857.[1] With the Land Registry Act 1862, Follett became the first Chief Land Registrar of the new created HM Land Registry, a post he held until his death in 1887.[4]

On 14 October 1848 at Stockport, he married Caroline Amelia Skirrow, youngest daughter of Walter Skirrow.[5] They had two sons.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Bridgwater". Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Dod, Charles R. (1852). The Parliamentary Companion (2nd ed.). London: Whitaker and Co. p. 144. 
  3. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Brent Spencer Follett". Retrieved 25 December 2006. 
  4. ^ "HM Land Registry, Official Website - History" (PDF). Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1848). The Gentleman's Magazine. London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. p. 80. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Broadwood
Charles John Kemys Tynte
Member of Parliament for Bridgwater
With: Charles John Kemys Tynte
Succeeded by
Alexander William Kinglake
Charles John Kemys Tynte