Thomas Meyrick

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Sir Thomas Charlton Meyrick, 1st Baronet KCB (14 March 1837 – 30 July 1921), known as Thomas Charlton until 1858, was a Welsh Conservative Member of Parliament.

Biography[edit]

Born Thomas Charlton, he was the son of John Chivarton Charlton.[1] He assumed by Royal licence the surname of Meyrick (which was that of his maternal grandfather Thomas Meyrick) in lieu of his patronymic in 1858.[1][2] He was returned to Parliament for Pembroke in 1868, a seat he held until 1874.[1] In 1880 he was created a Baronet, of Bush House in the Parish of St Mary in the County of Pembroke and of Apley Castle in the parish of Wellington in the County of Salop.[3]

Mayrick served in the army, and became a lieutenant-colonel. After he had retired from the regular army, he was on 19 March 1902 appointed Honorary colonel of the 3rd (Militia) Battalion the King's (Shropshire Light Infantry).[4]

Meyrick was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1898,[5] and was promoted to Knight Commander (KCB) in 1910.[6]

Family[edit]

Meyrick married Mary Rhoda(died 1924[7]), daughter of Richard Frederick Hill, in 1860. He died in July 1921, aged 84, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Frederick.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lundy 2014, p. 1713 § 1712 cites Mosley 2003, p. 2676
  2. ^ "No. 22125". The London Gazette. 9 April 1858. p. 1793. 
  3. ^ "No. 24840". The London Gazette. 30 April 1880. p. 2786. 
  4. ^ "No. 27417". The London Gazette. 18 March 1902. p. 1887. 
  5. ^ "No. 26947". The London Gazette. 14 March 1898. p. 1686. 
  6. ^ "No. 28388". The London Gazette (Supplement to the London Gazette Extraordinary). 24 June 1910. p. 4476. 
  7. ^ Lundy 2011, p. 5027 § 50270 cites Mosley 2003, p. 1918

References[edit]

  • Lundy, Darryl (2 November 2014), Sir Thomas Charlton Meyrick, 1st Bt., The Peerage, p. 1713 § 17125  cites:
  • Lundy, Darryl (5 December 2011), Mary Rhoda Hill, The Peerage, p. 5027 § 50270  cites:
    • Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 2 (107th in three volumes ed.), Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books), p. 1918 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Hugh Owen
Member of Parliament for Pembroke
1868–1874
Succeeded by
Edward James Reed
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Bush)
1880–1921
Succeeded by
Frederick Charlton Meyrick