John Hanmer, 1st Baron Hanmer

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John Hanmer, 1st Baron Hanmer (22 December 1809 – 8 March 1881), known as Sir John Hanmer, Bt, between 1828 and 1872, was a British politician.

Background and education[edit]

Hanmer was the son of Thomas Hanmer, eldest son of Sir Thomas Hanmer, 2nd Baronet. His mother was Arabella Charlotte, daughter of T. S. D. Bucknell. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1828, he succeeded his grandfather as third Baronet.[1]

Political career[edit]

Hanmer sat as Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury between 1832 and 1837, for Kingston upon Hull between 1841 and 1847 and for Flint Boroughs between 1847 and 1872. He also served as High Sheriff of Flintshire for 1832. In 1872 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Hanmer, of Hanmer, and of Flint, both in the County of Flint.[2]


Lord Hanmer married Georgiana Chetwynd, daughter of Sir George Chetwynd, 2nd Baronet, in 1833. There were no children from the marriage. Lady Hanmer died in March 1880. Lord Hanmer died in March 1881, aged 71. The barony became extinct on his death while he was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, Wyndham.[1]



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainPorter, Bertha (1890). "Hanmer, John (1809-1881)". In Stephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography. 24. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Aglionby Slaney
Richard Jenkins
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
With: Robert Aglionby Slaney 1832–1835
John Cressett-Pelham 1835–1837
Succeeded by
Richard Jenkins
Robert Aglionby Slaney
Preceded by
Sir Walter James, Bt
William Hutt
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull
With: Sir Walter James, Bt
Succeeded by
Matthew Talbot Baines
James Clay
Preceded by
Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley, Bt
Member of Parliament for Flint Boroughs
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Cunliffe
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Hanmer
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Hanmer
(of Hanmer)
Succeeded by
Wyndham Edward Hanmer