Sir James Bourne, 1st Baronet

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Sir James Bourne, 1st Baronet CB DL JP (8 October 1812 – 14 March 1882) was an English Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1880.[1]

Bourne was the son of Peter Bourne of Hackinsall, Lancashire and of Heathfield, Liverpool and his wife Margaret Drinkwater, daughter of James Drinkwater of Bent, Lancashire. He was educated at Shrewsbury School. He was a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Lancashire. He was also Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the Royal Lancashire Militia Artillery, and Colonel of the 4th Brigade Lancashire Artillery Volunteers.[2]

Bourne stood for parliament unsuccessfully at Wexford Borough in 1841. At the 1865 general election Bourne was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Evesham. He held the seat until 1880.[1]

He was made a baronet, of Hackinsall Hall, in the parish of Stalmine, and of Heathfield, in the parish of Childwell, both in the County Palatine of Lancaster, on 10 May 1880.[3] He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1881 Birthday Honours.[4]

In 1841, Bourne married Sarah Harriet Dyson, daughter of Thomas Fournis Dyson of Willow Hall, Yorkshire, and of Everton, near Liverpool. They had children. He died at the age of 69, at his home of Heathfield House in Wavertree near Liverpool, and his son succeeded him briefly in the baronetcy.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Obituary". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 15 March 1882. p. 8.
  2. ^ Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  3. ^ "No. 24840". The London Gazette. 30 April 1880. p. 2786.
  4. ^ "No. 24976". The London Gazette. 24 May 1881. p. 2674.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Henry Willoughby, Bt
Edward Holland
Member of Parliament for Evesham
With: Edward Holland to 1868
Succeeded by
Daniel Rowlinson Ratcliff
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hackinsall Hall and Heathfield )
Succeeded by
James Dyson Bourne