James Macgregor (MP)

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James Macgregor (1 August 1808 – 5 September 1858) was a British banker, railway chairman and politician.

Early life[edit]

James Macgregor, Esq. (sometimes spelled Mac Gregor or M'Gregor) was born in Liverpool, England on 1 August 1808,[1] the son of Alexander Macgregor, Esq. of Bloomhill in Manchester, England.[2]

Business career[edit]

James Macgregor began his business career as a banker in Liverpool, serving as the manager of Liverpool Commercial Banking Company.[3] In September 1845 Macgregor was elected chairman and managing director of South Eastern Railway. The position gave Macgregor full autonomy over the railway's operations. After nine challenging years dealing with the line's expansion and acrimonious relations with other railways, Macgregor resigned in 1854.[4]

In addition to his private business responsibilities, Macgregor served as M.P. for Sandwich,[5] England beginning in 1852 until his defeat in 1857.[6]

Family[edit]

James Macgregor was firstly married on 3 November 1829[7] at St Marylebone Parish Church[2] to Jane Small, eldest daughter of London merchant, Robert Small, Esq. of York Terrace, Regent's Park, London.[2] Jane and her father were members of the Smalls of Dirnanean, Perthshire, Scotland. The couple had nine children before Jane Small's death in 1845.[8]

Macgregor secondly married Catherine Pendarvis Lochner at St Mary on Paddington Green Church on 11 August 1849,[9] and with her had an additional five children, including Lt.-Col. James Pendarvis Macgregor.[10]

A grandson was John Cecil Currie DSO** MC (1898 – 26 June 1944).

James Macgregor died in London on 5 September 1858,[6] aged 50.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McGregor, James (1811). "Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1659-1812". Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. p. 38. Christening Year, 1811 
  2. ^ a b c "Marriages". Morning Journal, London, Middlesex, England. 6 November 1829. 
  3. ^ Perkins, J. C. (1873). Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Lord Chancellor and the Court of Appeal in Chancery, Volume 60. Boston, MA, USA: Little, Brown & Company. p. 594. 
  4. ^ Gray, Adrian (1990). The South Eastern Railway. Middleton Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-906520-85-7. 
  5. ^ Charles Roger Dod, Robert Phipps Dod (1852). Dod's Parliamentary Companion, Volume 20. London, England: Whittaker & Co., Ave Maria Lane. p. 223. 
  6. ^ a b Williams, Williams Retlaw (1899). The Parliamentary History of the County of Oxford, 1213-1899. England: Priv. Print. for the author by E. Davies. p. 191. 
  7. ^ Macgregor, James, Jane Small (1829). London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921. Salt Lake City, UT: Anecstry.com. p. 150. Parish of St. Mary-le-bone, County of Middlesex, London, England 
  8. ^ Urban, Sylvanus (1845). The Gentleman's Magazine,Volume XXIII. London, England: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons. p. 674. 
  9. ^ James MacGregor, Catherine Pendarvis Lochner (1849). London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921. St. Paddington's, London, Middlesex, England: Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. p. 59. 
  10. ^ W.P. Griffith and Sons (1898). "St. Martin's-le-grand". St. Martin's-le-grand. Volume 9: 346–348. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Grenfell
Lord Charles Clinton
Member of Parliament for Sandwich
18521857
With: Lord Charles Clinton
Succeeded by
Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen
Lord Clarence Paget