Herbert Cory

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Sir James Herbert Cory, 1st Baronet (2 February 1857 – 2 February 1933)[1][2] was a Welsh politician and ship-owner.

He was born at Padstow, the younger son of John Cory (founder of Cardiff-based firm "John Cory, Sons & Co" – not to be confused with John Cory, founder of Barry Docks).

He was Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1913 [3] and served as Conservative MP for the Cardiff constituency from 1915 to 1918 and for Cardiff South from 1918 to 1923.[2] He was created a baronet in 1919.[4] In his time he was a director of 35 different companies, and gave much of his fortune to charity, particularly the King Edward VII Hospital and the Hamadryad Seamans Hospital in Cardiff.[2]

Cory married twice, firstly to Elizabeth Hoskin Wills, with whom he had five children including Herbert George Donald Cory who became the 2nd Baronet. He had two children via his second marriage with Elizabeth Cansh Walker.[1]

He died on his 76th birthday in February 1933 and was buried at Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff.


  1. ^ a b Sir James Herbert Cory, 1st Bt., thepeerage.com, 18 Feb 2011. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ a b c Sir JAMES HERBERT CORY ( 1857 - 1933 ), 1st baronet, National Library of Wales online. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  3. ^ "No. 28701". The London Gazette. 18 March 1913. p. 2059. 
  4. ^ "No. 31427". The London Gazette. 1 July 1919. p. 8221. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart
Member of Parliament for Cardiff
November 1915December 1918
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cardiff South
Succeeded by
Arthur Henderson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
Succeeded by
Herbert George Donald Cory