Edward Johnson-Ferguson

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Sir Jabez Edward Johnson-Ferguson, 1st Baronet (27 November 1849 – 10 December 1929) was an English businessman and Liberal politician.

Johnson-Ferguson was born Jabez Edward Johnson at Salford, Lancashire. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[1] He was a merchant of Lancashire[2] living at Kenyan Hall near Manchester and chairman of his company, which had several names including Messrs Jabez Johnson & Co and Jabez Johnson, Hodgkinson and Pearson, Ltd. He was also a director of Williams, Deacon & Manchester and Salford Bank Ltd. In 1881 he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Ferguson in 1881.

Johnson-Ferguson was elected as Member of Parliament for Loughborough in 1885. He was a radical Liberal. He lost the seat in 1886, but regained it in 1892, holding it until 1906.[3] In 1891 he became a director of Bolckow Vaughan Co. Ltd, a mining company, and became its chairman and managing director in 1906 until his death.[4] He became a baronet on 18 July 1906.[5]


  1. ^ "Johnson-Ferguson, Jabez Edward (JHN868JE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ James R. Moore The transformation of urban liberalism
  3. ^ Hansard list of MPs
  4. ^ Marianne Pitts How are the mighty fallen: Bolckow Vaughan Co. Ltd. 1864–1929
  5. ^ "No. 27932". The London Gazette. 17 July 1906. p. 4885. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Loughborough
Succeeded by
Edwin de Lisle
Preceded by
Edwin de Lisle
Member of Parliament for Loughborough
Succeeded by
Sir Maurice Levy
Baronetage of Great Britain
New creation Baronet
(of Springkell, Kenyon and Wiston)
Succeeded by
Edward Johnson-Ferguson