Sir John Briscoe, 1st Baronet

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Sir John James Briscoe, 1st Baronet JP, DL (6 December 1836 – 1 May 1919)[1][2] was a British baronet.[3]

Briscoe was the eldest son of John Briscoe and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Leigh Burrowes.[4] He was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for the county.[4]

Briscoe was a member of the Liberal Party, and unsuccessfully contested the seat of King's Lynn at the 1886 general election.[3][5]

Briscoe was appointed High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire for the year 1888.[3][6]

When Cambridgeshire County Council was created in 1889, Briscoe was elected to the council as an alderman at their first meeting.[3][7]

He was created a baronet, of Bourn Hall, in the Parish of Bourn, in the County of Cambridge on 12 July 1910.[3][8][9]

Briscoe married Ellen Charlton, only daughter of Alfred Charlton on 11 June 1863 and had by her seven children, three daughters and four sons.[6] His wife died in 1910 and Briscoe survived her until 1919.[10] He was succeeded in the baronetcy successively by his first son Alfred and then his second son John.[10]


  1. ^ "BRISCOE, Sir John James". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. December 2007. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 11 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Obituary: Sir John James Briscoe". The Times. 2 May 1919. p. 14. 
  4. ^ a b Dod, Charles R. (1915). Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Dod's Peerage Ltd. p. 105. 
  5. ^ "The General Election. The Polls". The Times. 3 July 1886. p. 7. 
  6. ^ a b Who is Who 1914. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1914. pp. 249–250. 
  7. ^ "The County Councils". The Times. 1 February 1889. p. 10. 
  8. ^ "Birthday Honours. Seven Peerages". The Times. 24 June 1910. p. 9. 
  9. ^ "No. 28400". The London Gazette. 26 July 1910. p. 5392. 
  10. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir John James Briscoe, 1st Bt". Retrieved 26 January 2007. 
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Bourn)
Succeeded by
Alfred Leigh Briscoe