Daniel Rowlinson Ratcliff

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Ratcliff in 1880

Daniel Rowlinson Ratcliff (2 October 1837 – 1923)[1][2] was an English lock and safe manufacturer and a Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1880.

Ratcliff was born in Birmingham, the son of Joseph Ratcliff of Edgbaston, to a family of machinists and founders.[1][3] He was a partner in the safe-making firm of Thomas Milner and Son.[4] He was a J.P. for Worcestershire and Warwickshire.[5]

At the 1880 general election Ratcliff was elected Member of Parliament for Evesham. His election was declared void in June 1880.[6]

Ratcliff was living at Mansion House, Great Alne, Warwickshire with his wife Jane and several children in 1881.[3] In 1889 he established the company of Ratner Safe with his son William Milner Ratcliff and John Horner.[4]

He died at the age of 85.

Ratcliff married Jane Milner only daughter of Thomas Milner in 1862.[4]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Bourne
Member of Parliament for Evesham
April 1880July 1880
Succeeded by
Frederick Lehmann