Robert Yerburgh

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"Chester". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1893.

Robert Armstrong Yerburgh DL JP (17 January 1853 – 18 December 1916), was a British Conservative Party politician.

Robert was the son of Reverend Richard Yerburgh and Susan Higgin, and was educated at Rossall School, Harrow School and then University College, Oxford. He was elected to the House of Commons for Chester in 1886, a seat he held until 1906 and again from 1910 to 1916. Yerburgh was also a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire and a Justice of the Peace for Kirkcudbrightshire. He was intended for a peerage in 1916 but died in December of the same year, before the patent had been completed, aged 63.

Yerburgh married Elma Amy, daughter of Daniel Thwaites, in 1888 and the couple lived at Billinge Scar, near Blackburn before moving to Woodfold Hall. They had two sons. Their eldest son Robert, also became a Conservative politician and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Alvingham in 1929. Elma Amy Yerburgh died in 1946.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Balthazar Foster
Member of Parliament for Chester
18861906
Succeeded by
Alfred Mond
Preceded by
Alfred Mond
Member of Parliament for Chester
19101916
Succeeded by
Owen Philipps