Sir Henry Halford, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Henry Halford, 2nd Baronet (1797 – 22 May 1868)[1] was an English Tory and later Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1832 to 1857.

Halford was the son of Sir Henry Halford, 1st Baronet and his wife Hon. Elizabeth Barbara St John daughter of John St John, 12th Baron St John of Bletso.[2]

Halford was elected at the 1832 general election as one of the two Members of Parliament (MP) for the newly created Southern division of Leicestershire,[3] and held the seat at five further general elections until he stood down at the 1857 general election.[1][4] he faced only one contested election, in 1841, when he was returned with a large majority.[4]

Halford married his cousin Barbara Vaughan, daughter of Sir John Vaughan, his paternal uncle and his wife Louisa Boughton, widow of St Andrew St John, 14th Baron St John of Bletso and daughter of Sir Charles William Rouse-Boughton, 9th Baronet. They had two sons (both of whom married, but died issueless)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "L" (part 2)
  2. ^ Funerary monument for Hon. Elizabeth Barbara Halford:"To the memory of the Honourable ELIZABETH BARBARA daughter of JOHN, eleventh LORD ST JOHN of Bletsoe and wife to Sir HENRY HALFORD, of Wistow, Baronet.". Retrieved 12 March 2009. The numbering used by the family is one less than the official rumbering used in Burke etc.
  3. ^ "No. 19008". The London Gazette. 28 December 1832. p. 2837. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 417. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
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Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire
18321857
With: Edward Dawson to 1835
Thomas Frewen Turner 1835–1836
Charles William Packe from 1836
Succeeded by
Viscount Curzon
Charles William Packe
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Halford
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(of Wistow)
1844 – 1868
Succeeded by
Henry Halford