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.

Feilden married Jane Campbell in 1861. A Lord of the Manor, Feilden resided at Witton House.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Pilkington and
William Henry Hornby
Member of Parliament for Blackburn
With: William Henry Hornby, 1865–1869
Succeeded by
Henry Master Feilden
Edward Kenworthy Hornby
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