Sir Edward Coates, 1st Baronet

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Sir Edward Coates
Born25 February 1853
Died14 August 1921
EducationMarlborough College
OccupationStockbroker, politician
Parent(s)John Coates

Major Sir Edward Coates, 1st Baronet, DL (25 February 1853 – 14 August 1921) was a British stockbroker and politician.

Early life[edit]

Sir Edward Coates was born in 1853.[1] His father, John Coates, was a magistrate. He was educated at Marlborough College.


Coates was a member of the city stockbroking firm of Coates and Son.[2]

In 1903 he was elected Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham. When that constituency was abolished in 1918 he won the new seat of Lewisham West which he held until his death.[2]

He was an art collector who specialised in old prints and was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. He was also a sportsman who took part in shooting, hunting, yachting and coach-driving, and won numerous cups and trophies.[2]

In 1905, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Surrey.[3] He was an alderman in Surrey County Council, being chairman of the finance committee for ten years and chairman of the council for four. He was a member of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and was made a baronet in 1911.[2]


Coates died on 14 August 1921.[1]


  1. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "L"". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  2. ^ a b c d Obituary, The Times, 15 August 1921.
  3. ^ "No. 27769". The London Gazette. 28 February 1905. p. 1503.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Penn
Member of Parliament for Lewisham
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Lewisham West
Succeeded by
Philip Dawson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Helperby Hall)
Succeeded by
Clive Coates