Henry Woods (MP)

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Henry Woods (1822 – 16 May 1882) was an English cotton manufacturer and colliery owner and a Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1857 to 1874.

Woods was the son of William Woods of Wigan and his wife Elizabeth Marsden, daughter of Jonathan Marsden. He was a cotton manufacturer at Wigan, and a colliery owner. He was Deputy Lieutenant and J.P. for Lancashire.[1]

At the 1857 general election Woods was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Wigan. He held the seat until 1874.[2]

Woods died at the age of 59.

Woods married firstly in 1854 Hannah Hindley daughter of Charles Hindley MP of Portland House, Ashton-under-Lyne. She died in 1857 and he married secondly in 1864, Henrietta Emma Gilbert, daughter of Ashurst Gilbert, Bishop of Chichester.[1]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Acton
James Alexander Lindsay
Member of Parliament for Wigan
With: Francis Sharp Powell 1857–1859
James Lindsay 1859–1866
Nathaniel Eckersley 1866–1868
John Lancaster 1868–1874
Succeeded by
Thomas Knowles
James Lindsay, Lord Lindsay