Kenneth Macaulay (politician)

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Kenneth Macaulay
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Cambridge
Personal details
Rothley, Leicestershire, England
Died27 July 1867
Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, England
Spouse(s)Harriet Woollcombe
RelationsMacaulay family of Lewis
Alma materCambridge University

Kenneth Macaulay (1815 – 29 July 1867)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician. He sat in the House of Commons between 1852 and 1865.

Macaulay was born in 1815 in Rothley, Leicestershire, England, the son of Rev. Aulay Macaulay, the vicar of Rothley. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1835.[2] He was a Cambridge Apostle; in 1843, he married Harriet Woollcombe, daughter of W. Woollcombe.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament for Cambridge at the 1852 general election,[3] but the a petition was lodged and the election was declared void on 1 March 1853. A Royal Commission was established, and the writ of election was suspended until 1854. Macaulay contested the Cambridge again at the 1857 general election, and regained his seat,[4] holding it until he stood down at the 1865 general election.[1][5]

Macaulay died on 27 July 1867, in Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge.[6]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 1)
  2. ^ "Macaulay, Kenneth (FML831K)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "No. 21341". The London Gazette. 20 July 1852. p. 2011.
  4. ^ "No. 21984". The London Gazette. 3 April 1857. p. 1218.
  5. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  6. ^ Venn, J. A. (1951), Alumni cantabrigienses: a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900, vol IV, pt II, Cambridge University Press, p. 253

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Adair
Hon. William Campbell
Member of Parliament for Cambridge
1852 – 1853
With: John Harvey Astell
Succeeded by
Robert Adair
Francis Mowatt
Preceded by
Robert Adair
Francis Mowatt
Member of Parliament for Cambridge
With: Andrew Steuart
Francis Powell
Succeeded by
William Forsyth
Francis Powell