Robert Lacey Everett

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Robert Lacey Everett (28 January 1833 – 21 October 1916) was an English farmer and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons three times between 1885 and 1910.

Life[edit]

Everett was born at Rushmere St Andrew, Suffolk, the son of Joseph David Everett and his wife Elizabeth Garwood. He became a yeoman farmer of 375 acres (1.52 km2).[1]

In 1880 Everett stood unsuccessfully for Parliament at East Suffolk[2] as a farmers' candidate.[3] He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Woodbridge at the 1885 general election but lost the seat in 1886.[4] He was elected again in 1892, but lost in 1895. He won the seat for the third time in 1906 but did not seek re-election in January 1910.[4]

Everett died at the age of 83.

Everett married in 1863, Elizabeth Nussey, daughter of Obadiah Nussey of Leeds, a cloth merchant, and manufacturer.

Publications[edit]

  • Tithes: Their History, Use and Future 1887
  • The real causes of agricultural distress 1895

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 462. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ Debrett's lists him as having been a farmer's candidate in 1880, but Craig lists him as a Liberal.
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 395. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency
before: see East Suffolk
Member of Parliament for Woodbridge
18851886
Succeeded by
Robert Hamilton Lloyd-Anstruther
Preceded by
Robert Hamilton Lloyd-Anstruther
Member of Parliament for Woodbridge
18921895
Succeeded by
E. G. Pretyman
Preceded by
E. G. Pretyman
Member of Parliament for Woodbridge
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
Robert Francis Peel