Thomas Matthias Weguelin

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Thomas Matthias Weguelin (5 May 1809 – 5 April 1885)[1][2] was an English Liberal Party politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1857 and 1880.


Weguelin was the son of William A Weguelin of Weymouth Street, Portland Place, London, who was a Russia merchant in London. He had directorships of the London and Liverpool and Globe Assurance Co., the Bahia and San Francisco Railway Co., and the Trust and Loan Co. of Upper Canada. From 1855 to 1859 he was a governor of the Bank of England. He was a J.P. for Surrey.[3]

Weguelin was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southampton at a by-election in February 1857.[4] He was re-elected at the general election in April 1857,[5] but was defeated at the 1859 general election.[6] He was returned to the Commons after a two-year absence at a by-election in July 1861[7] for Wolverhampton, and held that seat until he retired from Parliament at the 1880 general election.[8]

Weguelin died at the age of 75.


Weguelin married firstly in 1837 Charlotte Poulett-Thomson, daughter of A. H. Poulett-Thomson. She died in 1840 and he married secondly in 1844, Catherine Hammersley, daughter of Charles Hammersley.[3]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "S" (part 3)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "W" (part 5)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ a b Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1870
  4. ^ "no. 21967". The London Gazette. 13 February 1857. p. 499. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "no. 21987". The London Gazette. 10 April 1857. p. 1298. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 280. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  7. ^ "no. 22527". The London Gazette. 5 July 1861. p. 2789. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Craig, pages 338–9

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Cockburn
Brodie McGhie Willcox
Member of Parliament for Southampton
With: Brodie McGhie Willcox
Succeeded by
William Digby Seymour
Brodie McGhie Willcox
Preceded by
Sir Richard Bethell
Charles Pelham Villiers
Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton
With: Charles Pelham Villiers
Succeeded by
Henry Hartley Fowler
Charles Pelham Villiers