James Remnant, 1st Baron Remnant

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James Farquharson Remnant, 1st Baron Remnant, CBE (13 February 1862 – 30 January 1933),[1] known as Sir James Remnant, 1st Baronet, from 1917 to 1928, was a British Conservative politician.


Remnant was the son of Frederick William Remnant of Southwold, Suffolk. He was educated at Harrow School and at Magdalen College, Oxford (1880–83). He was elected to the House of Commons at a by-election in March 1900[2] as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Holborn, a seat he held until 1928.[1] He never held ministerial office but was a member of the Select Committee on Taxation of Land Value (Scotland) in 1904, of the Royal Commission on Canals and Inland Navigation from 1906 to 1910, of the Select Committee on Police Day of Rest from 1908 to 1909, of the Home Office Committee on Conditions and Pay of Police in 1919 and of the Rating Machinery Committee in 1924. Remnant was created a Baronet, of Wenhaston in the County of Suffolk, in July 1917[3][4] and following his retirement from the House of Commons, on 26 June 1928 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Remnant, of Wenhaston in the County of Suffolk.[5]

Lord Remnant married Frances Emily, daughter of Robert Gosling, in 1892.[6] He died in January 1933, aged 70, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Robert. Lady Remnant died in 1944.



  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Charles Hall
Member of Parliament for Holborn
Succeeded by
Stuart James Bevan
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Remnant
Succeeded by
Robert John Farquaharson Remnant