Francis Foljambe (Liberal politician)

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Francis John Savile Foljambe (9 April 1830 – 5 February 1917) was a British Liberal member of parliament.

Born at Osberton, Foljambe was the eldest son of George Savile Foljambe and Lady Selina Jenkinson, daughter of Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool, and the older brother of Cecil Foljambe, a fellow Liberal politician. His maternal greatuncle was Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

After being educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for East Retford in the 1857 general election. He was re-elected at every general election until the 1885 election, when the seat was abolished. He owned about 14,500 acres (59 km2) of land and was a member of Brooks's. He was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1895.

In 1856, he married Lady Gertrude Emily Acheson, eldest daughter of Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford; they had three sons. Foljambe died on 5 February 1917.


  • Obituary: p. 158, The Annual Register: a review of public events at home and abroad, for the year 1917. London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1918.
  • 'FOLJAMBE, Rt. Hon. Francis John Savile' in Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2007; online edition by Oxford University Press, December 2007 (subscription required) FOLJAMBE, Rt. Hon. Francis John Savile, accessed 23 August 2008.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Duncombe
The Viscount Galway
Member of Parliament for East Retford
With: The Viscount Galway 1857–1876
William Beckett Denison 1876–1880
Frederick Mappin 1880–1885
Constituency abolished
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Antony Gibbs
High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Seely