Sir John Fletcher, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Samuel Fletcher, 1st Baronet JP (3 November 1841 – 20 May 1924)[1] was a British barrister and Conservative Party politician.


He was the second son of Samuel Fletcher, merchant of Manchester, and his wife Elizabeth Helen Kelsall, daughter of John Kelsall.[2] Fletcher was educated at Harrow School and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1864 and a Master of Arts in 1869, having been called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn the year before.[2]


Fletcher was appointed a member of the Hampstead Board of Guardians in 1876 and a chairman four years later, retiring from his post in 1898.[3] He joined the London County Council in 1889, became a deputy chairman in 1900 and left the council after another four years.[4] Fletcher entered the House of Commons in 1905, sitting as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hampstead until 1918.[5] On 17 May 1919, he was created a baronet, of Ashe Ingen Court, in the Parish of Bridstow, in the County of Hereford.[6] Fletcher served as a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex and London.[4]


Fletcher married Sara Clark, second daughter of Jonathan Clark in 1895.[7] They had no children and with his death the baronetcy became extinct.[1]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "F" (part 1) [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Walford, Edward (1919). The County Families of the United Kingdom. London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. p. 481. 
  3. ^ Who is Who 1914 (66th ed.). London: Adam & Charles Black. 1914. p. 718. 
  4. ^ a b Debrett, John (1918). Arthur G. M. Hesilrige, ed. Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son. p. 58. 
  5. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ "No. 31433". The London Gazette. 4 July 1919. p. 8388. 
  7. ^ Whitaker's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companioage. J. Whitaker & Sons. 1923. p. 274. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Milvain
Member of Parliament for Hampstead
1905 – 1918
Succeeded by
George Balfour
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Ashe Ingen Court)
1919 – 1924