Sir John Simeon, 4th Baronet

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Poster (believed to be for 1895 UK General election) of Tankerville Chamberlayne (left) and Barrington Simeon

Sir John Stephen Barrington Simeon, 4th Baronet (31 August 1850 – 1909) was one of the two Members of Parliament[1] for Southampton at the end of the 19th century and the start of the 20th century.

He was born at Swainston Manor[2] in West Wight on 31 August 1850[3] and succeeded his father, the 3rd baronet, in 1870. He served as Ensign in the Rifle Brigade until he married Isabella Dutton in 1872. The marriage was childless. In 1880 he became private secretary to the Rt Hon John Bright, MP, and entered parliament himself in 1895 as a Liberal Unionist. Shortly after his election he commissioned a private railway station[4] at Watchingwell, some four miles (6 km) west of Newport.[5] Re-elected in 1900 he left the House of Commons in 1906 and died three years later.[6]


  1. ^ Some larger cities returned two members elected on a single ballot.
  2. ^ A country estate totalling 8,800 acres.
  3. ^ Who was Who,1897-1915(Vol1): London,A&C.Black,1987 ISBN 978-0-7136-2670-4
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey Grid reference SZ448884
  5. ^ Pomeroy, C,A "Isle Of Wight Railways, Then and Now": Oxford,Past & Present Publishing, 1993, ISBN 0-947971-62-9
  6. ^ Succeeded by his brother, Edmund.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Henry Evans
Tankerville Chamberlayne
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: Tankerville Chamberlayne to 1896
Sir Francis Henry Evans 1896–1900
Tankerville Chamberlayne 1900–1906
Succeeded by
Sir Ivor Philipps
William Dudley Ward
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Simeon
of Grazeley, Berkshire
Succeeded by
Edmund Charles Simeon