Robert Bownas Mackie
Mackie was the son of Robert J Mackie of St John's Wakefield. He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield and became a partner in the firm of Robert Mackie and Sons, corn merchants. He was a J.P. for the West Riding of Yorkshire. His brother was John Mackie, J.P. (1836–1891), benefactor of the Crigglestone area, whose wife dedicated the Church of St John the Divine, Calder Grove in his honour. R.B. Mackie married Fanny Shaw daughter of William Shaw of Stanley Hall, Wakefield in 1852.
In 1874 Mackie stood unsuccessfully for parliament at Wakefield. At the 1880 general election he was elected Member of Parliament for Wakefield. He held the seat until his death at the age of 64 in 1885.
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
- Keith Wainwright, Crigglestone Backtrack 4: past reflections of a rural parish (ca.1996) pp.54–47, in Wakefield local studies library
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Robert Mackie
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1880 – 1885
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