Frederick Milner

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Caricature by Ape published in Vanity Fair in 1885.

Sir Frederick George Milner, 7th Baronet, GCVO PC (7 November 1849 – 8 June 1931)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1883 to 1885, from 1890 to 1906

Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, he was elected as one of the two Members of Parliament (MPs) for York at a by-election in 1883, but was defeated at the 1885 general election.[2]

He was returned to the Commons at a by-election in 1890 as the MP for Bassetlaw,[3] and held the seat until his defeat at the 1906 general election.[3] Milner then retired from politics due to problems with his hearing, but continued with his work to help ex-servicemen.[2] He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1900.

Milner married, in 1880, Adeline Gertrude Denison, second daughter of William Beckett-Denison, by his wife Hon. Helen Duncombe, daughter of William Duncombe, 2nd Baron Feversham. Lady Milner died on 7 July 1902.[4] They had one son, William Frederick Victor Mordaunt Milner, who succeeded to the baronetcy.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 365. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  4. ^ "Obituary". The Times (36814). London. 8 July 1902. p. 10. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Joseph Johnson Leeman
Ralph Creyke
Member of Parliament for City of York
With: Ralph Creyke
Succeeded by
Alfred Edward Pease
Frank Lockwood
Preceded by
William Beckett-Denison
Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw
Succeeded by
Frank Newnes
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Mordaunt Milner
(of Nun Appleton Hall)
1880 – 1931
Succeeded by
William Frederick Victor Mordaunt Milner