Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Baronet

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"one of those"; Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1886

Sir Walter Barttelot, 1st Baronet, CB (10 October 1820 – 2 February 1893) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom who served as Member of Parliament for several constituencies.[1]


A member of an ancient Sussex family, Barttelot was the son of George Barttelot and his wife Emma (née Woodbridge). He was educated at Rugby School and then served as a captain in the service of the 1st Royal Dragoons, purchasing his captaincy on 7 February 1845.[2] In December 1860 he was elected as a member for West Sussex, which he served until 1885 when he became member for Horsham, serving until his death. Horsham's Barttelot Road off the Brighton Road was named after him. Sussex Police Headquarters was located there and current photographs of Barttelot Road are featured (Hidden Horsham). Barttelot was created a baronet, of Stopham in the County of Sussex, on 14 June 1875,[3] and made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1880. In 1892 he was admitted to the Privy Council.

He became a director of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in August 1864, and served as its chairman from April to July 1867.

Barttelot married firstly Harriet, daughter of Sir Christopher Musgrave, 9th Baronet, in 1852. They had two sons and five daughters, including Dame Edith Sclater. After his first wife's death in 1863 he married secondly Margaret, daughter of Henry Boldero, in 1868. They had no children. Lady Barttelot died in January 1893. Barttelot survived her by only a few days and died in early February 1893, aged 72. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Walter.

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  1. ^ The National Archives (2008). Barttelot, Sir Walter Barttelot (1820-1893) 1st Baronet Politician. Retrieved on 19 October 2008.
  2. ^ "No. 20440". The London Gazette. 7 February 1845. p. 358.
  3. ^ "No. 24214". The London Gazette. 1 June 1875. p. 2853.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Earl of March
Henry Wyndham
Member of Parliament for West Sussex
With: Henry Wyndham to 1869
The Earl of March from 1869
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Sir Henry Fletcher
Member of Parliament for Horsham
Succeeded by
John Heywood Johnstone
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New title Baronet
(of Stopham)
Succeeded by
Walter George Barttelot
Business positions
Preceded by
Peter Northall Lawrie
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

April–July 1867
Succeeded by
Samuel Laing