John Charles Williams
John Charles Williams (30 April 1861 – 29 Mar 1939) was an English Liberal Unionist politician and a noted gardener at Caerhays Castle, Cornwall, where he grew and bred rhododendrons and other plants. An important group of camellia cultivars, Camellia × williamsii, was originally bred by him. He also took an interest in the development of new daffodil cultivars.
In 1882 he acquired the estate of Werrington, then in Devon, since 1974 in Cornwall. He was elected at the 1892 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Truro, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1895 general election. He was High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1888, and Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall from 1918-36.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- "Williams, John Charles (WLMS881JC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Oxford dictionary of national biography. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. 2004. p. 61472. ISBN 019861411X.
- Cornwall Record Office, Werrington Estate Records, covering dates 1433 - 1909, ref: WW, Introduction
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Charles Williams
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1892 – 1895
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