George Thomas Kenyon

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"Denbigh Boroughs". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1888.

George Thomas Kenyon (28 December 1840 – 26 January 1908)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons in two periods between 1885 and 1906.

Kenyon was the second son of Lloyd Kenyon, 3rd Baron Kenyon and his wife Hon. Georgina de Grey, daughter of Thomas de Grey, 4th Baron Walsingham. He was educated at Harrow School and at Christ Church, Oxford and was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1869. He was a captain in the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry and a J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Flintshire and a J.P. for Shropshire. He was guardian to his nephew, Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, 4th Baron Kenyon who inherited the title at the age of five.[2]

At the 1874 and 1880 general elections, Kenyon stood unsuccessfully for the Denbigh Boroughs.[3] He was elected Member of Parliament for Denbigh at the 1885 general election [4] and held the seat until he stood down in 1895.[4] He was elected again for Denbigh in 1900 and held the seat until he stood down again in 1906.[1][4]

Kenyon lived at Llanerch-Parva, Ellesmere and died at the age of 67.

Kenyon married Florence Anna Leche in 1875.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "D" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 504. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 456. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Robert Cunliffe, 5th Baronet
Member of Parliament for Denbigh Boroughs
18851895
Succeeded by
WIlliam Tudor Howell
Preceded by
William Tudor Howell
Member of Parliament for Denbigh Boroughs
19001906
Succeeded by
Allen Clement Edwards