Joseph Feilden

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Randle Joseph Feilden (1824 – 19 May 1895) was a businessman and Conservative politician who represented several Lancashire constituencies.

Feilden was born at Clifton, Bristol, the second son of Joseph Feilden of Witton Park, Lancashire. He was an officer in the 60th Rifles. He was elected member of parliament for Blackburn in 1865, but lost the seat in 1868. He was elected MP for North Lancashire in 1880, and when the constituency was restructured became MP for Chorley. He held the seat until his death.

In 1861, Feilden married his first cousin once removed, Jane Campbell Hozier, daughter of James Hozier, Esq. of Maudslie Castle, Lanarkshire, by Catherine Margaret, second daughter of Sir William Feilden, 1st Baronet. Lord of the Manor of Witton, Lancashire, Feilden resided at Witton House.[1]


  1. ^ A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland 1862, vol. I, ed. Sir Bernard Burke, pg 731

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Arthur Stanley
Thomas Henry Clifton
Member of Parliament for North Lancashire
With: Frederick Arthur Stanley
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Chorley
Succeeded by
Lord Balniel