Sir James Bourne, 1st Baronet
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
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. He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1861 and 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.
Bourne married in 1841 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 and his son succeeded him briefly in the baronetcy.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Sir James Bourne, Bt
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Henry Willoughby, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Evesham
1865 – 1880
With: Edward Holland to 1868
Daniel Rowlinson Ratcliff
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
(of Hackinsall Hall and Heathfield )
James Dyson Bourne
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