Sir Henry Peek, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Peek, 1st Baronet DL (26 February 1825 – 26 August 1898)[1] was an importer of spices, tea and other groceries, a philanthropist and Conservative Party politician.

At the 1865 general election, he was an unsuccessful candidate in the Eastern division of Surrey. After boundary changes under Second Reform Act, he was elected in 1868 as Member of Parliament (MP) for the new Mid division of Surrey, and held that seat until his resignation in 1884.[2]

He was made a baronet on 13 May 1874, of Rousdon in the County of Devon.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Baronetcies beginning with "P" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 23 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 465, 467. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Mid Surrey
With: William Brodrick to 1870
Richard Baggallay 1870–1875
Sir Trevor Lawrence, Bt from 1875
Succeeded by
Sir Trevor Lawrence, Bt
Sir John Whittaker Ellis, Bt
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Rousdon)
1874 – 1898
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Edgar Peek