Sir William Bowring, 1st Baronet

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Sir William Bowring
Lord Mayor of Liverpool
In office
Preceded by Robert Durning Holt
Succeeded by William Henry Watts
Personal details
Born (1837-02-13)13 February 1837
St. John's, Newfoundland
Died 28 October 1916(1916-10-28) (aged 79)

Sir William Benjamin Bowring, 1st Baronet (13 February 1837 – 20 October 1916), was a British shipowner, local politician and benefactor.

Bowring was a senior partner of C. T. Bowring & Company, shipowners,[1] and served as Lord Mayor of Liverpool between 1893 and 1894. He gave Bowring Park, Knowsley, to the city of Liverpool in 1906 and was created a baronet, of Beechwood in the Parish of Grassendale in the County Palatine of Lancaster, in 1907.[2] He died in October 1916, aged 79, when the title became extinct.

He was the son of Charles Tricks Bowring and grandson of Benjamin Bowring and brother of Charles R. Bowring of Newfoundland.


Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Durning Holt
Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Succeeded by
William Henry Watts
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Beechwood)