James Maxwell, 9th Baron Farnham

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James Pierce Maxwell, 9th Baron Farnham (1813 – 26 October 1896) was an Irish peer, Nova Scotia baronet and Member of Parliament.

He was the son of Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham and Lady Anne Butler. He became a Member of Parliament for County Cavan on 17 February 1843. As Lieutenant Colonel of the 97th Foot he was severely wounded during the Crimean War.[1]

On his brother's death, he succeeded on 4 June 1884 as 9th Baron Farnham, and later the next year, on 4 December 1885, he succeeded his distant cousin as 12th Baronet of Calderwood. He died unmarried and was succeeded by his nephew, Somerset Henry Maxwell.


  1. ^ "National Library of Ireland - Collection List No. 95 - FARNHAM PAPERS" (PDF). National Library of Ireland. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Young
Henry John Clements
Member of Parliament for County Cavan
With: Sir John Young 1831–1855
Robert Burrowes 1855-1857
Hugh Annesley 1857-1874
Succeeded by
Hugh Annesley
Edward James Saunderson
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Somerset Richard Maxwell
Baron Farnham
Succeeded by
Somerset Henry Maxwell
Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
William Maxwell
(of Calderwood)
Succeeded by
Somerset Henry Maxwell