Sir John Wood, 1st Baronet

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Sir John Wood, 1st Baronet. (8 September 1857 – 28 January 1951)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stalybridge from 1910–1918 and then for Stalybridge and Hyde from 19181922. He was created a baronet, of Hengrave, Suffolk, on 14 February 1918.

Educated at Rugby School and at Magdalen College, Oxford, Wood was a barrister, called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1883. He married twice, firstly in 1883 to Estelle Benham. His second marriage was in 1892 to Gertrude Emily Bateman (died 1927), third daughter of the 3rd Baron Bateman; they had two sons and one daughter. His elder son, John Arthur Haigh, succeeded to the baronetcy, and his younger son Edmund[2] was MP for Stalybridge and Hyde from 1924 to 1929.



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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Frederick Cheetham
Member of Parliament for Stalybridge
Jan. 19101918
constituency abolished
(see Stalybridge & Hyde)
New constituency
Member of Parliament for Stalybridge and Hyde
Succeeded by
John Phillips Rhodes
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Hengrave)
Succeeded by
John Arthur Haigh Wood