Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 2nd Baronet

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Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 2nd Baronet (1807 - 19 December 1881)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1851 to 1880.

Payne-Gallwey was the son of Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 1st Baronet and his wife Harriet Quin, daughter of the 1st Earl of Dunraven. His father was a British army general and Governor of the Leeward Islands. Payne-Gallwey was a major in the 7th Fusiliers and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1831. He was a Deputy Lieutenant and J.P. for the North Riding of Yorkshire.[2]

At a by-election in March 1851, Payne-Gallwey was elected unopposed as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Thirsk.[3] He was re-elected without a contest in the next four general elections, and in contested elections in 1868 and 1874.[3] He held the seat until he stood down at the 1880 general election.[1][3]

Payne-Gallwey died at the age of 74, as a result of severe internal injuries sustained after falling upon a turnip while out shooting in the parish of Bagby.[4]

Payne-Gallwey married Emily Anne Russell, daughter of Sir Robert Frankland Russell, 7th Baronet in 1847. They had four sons and three daughters.[2] He was succeeded by his eldest son, Ralph.


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  3. ^ a b c Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 307. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ Northern Echo, 20 December 1881.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Bell
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
Succeeded by
Lewis Payn Dawnay
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Payne-Gallwey
(of Hampton Hill, Middlesex)

Succeeded by
Ralph Frankland-Payne-Gallwey