Ralph Assheton (1830–1907)

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Ralph Assheton (1830-1907) was an English politician.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ralph Assheton was born on 20 December 1830.[1][2] His father was William Assheton (1788-1853) and his mother, Hon. Frances Annabella Cokayne (1795-1835).[1] His maternal great-grandfather was Charles Cokayne, 5th Viscount Cullen (1710–1802).[1] He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a Masters of Arts degree.[1]

Career[edit]

He was elected as Member of Parliament for Clitheroe at an unopposed by-election in 1868 following the death of Richard Fort. He held the seat at the subsequent 1868 general election, and also in 1874, but was defeated at the 1880 general election.[3] He did not stand for Parliament again.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Emily Augusta Feilden, sister of Joseph Feilden (1824–1895) and daughter of Joseph Feilden and Frances Mary Master, on 3 August 1854.[1] They had seven children:

They resided at Downham Hall in Downham, Lancashire.[1] He died on 22 June 1907.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n The Peerage: Ralph Assheton
  2. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Fort I
Member of Parliament for Clitheroe
18681880
Succeeded by
Richard Fort II