Dingley Askham Brittin

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1855–1856 2nd Christchurch Country Independent

Dingley Askham Brittin was born in Huntingdonshire, England in 1823. He came out to New Zealand on the Minerva in 1853. By profession, he was a solicitor, but he did not practice in the colony. He represented the Christchurch Country electorate in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament from 1855, but resigned in 1856 before the end of his term.[1] He returned to England on 'urgent business' in 1856 and did not return to New Zealand.[2]

He died in 1881 and is buried at All Saints, the Parish Church of St Ives. His wife Anna Maria Brittin, who died in 1902, is buried next to him.[3]


  1. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 97. 
  2. ^ "Christchurch City And Suburban — Ex- Members of the House of Representatives". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Canterbury Provincial District. Christchurch: The Cyclopedia Company Limited. 1903. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "British History Online". Retrieved 7 March 2010. 

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New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Jerningham Wakefield
James Stuart-Wortley
Member of Parliament for Christchurch Country
Served alongside: John Hall
Succeeded by
John Ollivier