Roger Eykyn

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Roger Eykyn
Roger Eykyn Vanity Fair 30 November 1872.jpg
Vanity Fair caricature of Eykyn by James Tissot
Born 21 October 1830
Died 14 November 1896
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Maria Prinald Schlotel
Mary Caroline Mostyn
Parent(s) Richard Eykyn
Susanna Starr

Roger Eykyn (21 October 1830 – 14 November 1896)[1] was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1866 to 1874.

Early life[edit]

Robert Eykyn was born on 21 October 1830. He was the son of Richard Eykyn of Crouch End, Middlesex, and Ackleton, Shropshire and his wife Susanna Starr, daughter of Sir William Starr, of Canterbury, Kent.

Political career[edit]

Eykyn was a J.P. for Berkshire, and a cornet in the Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Lancers.[2]

In 1866 Eykyn was elected at a by-election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Windsor after the return of the previous general election was declared void.[1] He held the seat until his defeat at the 1874 general election.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Eykym married firstly Maria Prinald Schlotel, daughter of George Schlotel of Essex Lodge, Streatham, Surrey. She died in October 1866 and he married secondly in 1868, the Hon. Mary Caroline Mostyn, daughter of the 6th Baron Vaux of Harrowden.[2]


Eykyn died at the age of 66.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 4)
  2. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 337. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Labouchère
Sir Henry Ainslie Hoare, Bt
Member of Parliament for Windsor
With: Charles Edwards to 1868
Succeeded by
Robert Richardson-Gardner