Gilbert Wills, 1st Baron Dulverton

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Gilbert Wills, Lord Dulverton

Gilbert Alan Hamilton Wills, 1st Baron Dulverton (28 March 1880 – 1 December 1956), known as Sir Gilbert Wills, 2nd Baronet, from 1909 to 1929, was a British businessman and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Wills was the son of Sir Frederick Wills, 1st Baronet, and his wife Annie (née Hamilton). The Wills family were part owners of W. D. & H. O. Wills, tobacco importers and cigarette manufacturers, which later became part of Imperial Tobacco. Wills was President of the latter company and also served as a Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1912 to 1918 and for Weston-super-Mare from 1918 to 1922. In the 1929 Dissolution Honours he was raised to the peerage as Baron Dulverton, of Batsford in the County of Gloucester.

Lord Dulverton married Victoria May, daughter of Sir Edward Chichester, 9th Baronet, in 1914. He died in December 1956, aged 76, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Anthony. Lady Dulverton died in 1968.



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Wellesley Peel
Member of Parliament for Taunton
Succeeded by
Dennis Fortescue Boles
New constituency Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare
Succeeded by
The Lord Erskine
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Dulverton
Succeeded by
Frederick Wills
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Wills
(of Northmoor)
Succeeded by
Frederick Wills