Sackville Stopford-Sackville

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Sackville George Stopford-Sackville DL, JP (19 March 1840 – 6 October 1926), known as Sackville Stopford until 1870, was a British Conservative politician.

Background and education[edit]

Born Sackville Stopford, Stopford-Sackville was the eldest son of William Stopford-Sackville, son of Reverend the Hon. Richard Bruce Stopford, younger son of James Stopford, 2nd Earl of Courtown. His mother was Caroline Harriett, daughter and heiress of the Hon. George Sackville, younger son of George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville. He assumed in 1870 (alongside his father) by Royal licence the additional surname of Sackville. Through his mother he notably inherited Drayton House, Lowick, Northamptonshire. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.

Political career[edit]

Stopford-Sackville was returned to Parliament for Northamptonshire North in 1867, a seat he held until 1880. He remained out of the House of Commons for the next twenty years trying unsuccessfully to return to parliament in the 1894 Wisbech by-election. In 1900 he was re-elected for his previous constituency Northamptonshire North, and continued to represent it until 1906. He was also an Alderman of the Northamptonshire County Council and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace of that county.


Stopford-Sackville married Edith Frances, daughter of William Rashleigh, in 1875. There were no children from the marriage. She died in December 1905. Sackville-Stopford survived her by over twenty years and died in October 1926, aged 86.

A reredos was installed in his memory in St Peter's Church, Lowick.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Burghley
George Ward Hunt
Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire North
With: George Ward Hunt 1867–1877
Lord Burghley 1877–1880
Succeeded by
Lord Burghley
Hon. Charles Spencer
Preceded by
Edward Philip Monckton
Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire North
Succeeded by
George Nicholls