Thomas Chester-Master (1841–1914)

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Thomas Wiliam Chester-Master (15 May 1841 – 14 November 1914)[1] was an English Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1878 to 1885.

Chester-Master was the eldest son of Thomas William Chester Master and his wife Catherine Elizabeth Cornewall daughter of Sir George Cornewall, 4th Baronet. He was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was an officer in the North Gloucestershire Militia and a J.P. for Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire.[2]

In 1878 Chester-Master was elected at a by-election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the borough of Cirencester.[3] He held the seat until the parliamentary borough was abolished at the 1885 general election. Chester-Mastere did not stand for Parliament again until the 1892 general election, when he contested the new Cirencester division of Gloucestershire.[4] He tied in votes with Harry Lawson Webster Lawson but lost in the run-off by-election in 1893.[1][4]

Chester-Master died at the age of 73.

Chester-Master married Georgina Emily Rolls, daughter of John Etherington Welch Rolls of Monmouth.[2]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1881
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 93. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 283. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Allen Bathurst
Member of Parliament for Cirencester
Succeeded by
Arthur Brend Winterbotham
Preceded by
Arthur Brend Winterbotham
Member of Parliament for Cirencester
Succeeded by
Harry Levy-Lawson