William Carlile

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Carlile in 1895.

Sir William Walter Carlile, 1st Baronet OBE, DL, JP (15 June 1862 – 3 January 1950)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician from Gayhurst in Buckinghamshire who served from 1895 to 1906 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Buckingham or (Northern) division of Buckinghamshire.[2]


Carlile was the only son of James Walter Carlile of Ponsbourne Park in Hertfordshire and his wife Mar (née Whiteman) from Glengarr in Argyll.[3] He was educated at Harrow and at Clare College, Cambridge,[4] and later became a Lieutenant of the 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry.[3]

He held several offices in the county: as a Justice of the Peace,[3] a Deputy Lieutenant (having been appointed in 1897[5]), and an Alderman of Buckinghamshire County Council.[3]

Carlile first stood for Parliament at the 1892 general election, when he was defeated in Buckingham by the sitting Liberal Party MP Herbert Samuel Leon.[6] He won the seat at the next election, in 1895,[7] on a swing of 4.5%,[6] and was re-elected in 1900.[8] He stood down from the House of Commons at the 1906 general election, when Buckingham was won by the Liberal Frederick William Verney.[9]


In the King's birthday honours in 1928 he was made a baronet, of Gayhurst in the County of Buckingham,[10] having previously been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).[10] The baronetcy became extinct on his death.[1]


In 1886, Carlile married Blanche Anne Cadogan, daughter of the Rev, Edward Cadogan of Wicken, Northamptonshire.[3]

His residence was listed in 1901 as Gayhurst House in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire,[3] a late-Elizabethan stone mansion house formerly owned by Everard Digby, one of the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.[11] Set in well-wooded park of 250 acres (1.0 km2), it has been described as "one of the most charming examples of Elizabethan architecture in the county".[11]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "C" (part 1) [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 6)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1901. London: Dean & Son. 1901. 
  4. ^ "Carlile, William Walter (CRLL881WW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26850. p. 2538. 7 May 1897. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  6. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 225. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26651. p. 4479. 9 August 1895. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27244. p. 6768. 6 November 1900. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27885. p. 1038. 13 February 1906. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  10. ^ a b The London Gazette: no. 33400. p. 4495. 3 June 1928. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
  11. ^ a b Page, William, ed. (1927). "Parishes : Gayhurst". A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 4. pp. 343–347. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Herbert Leon
Member of Parliament for Buckingham
Succeeded by
Frederick Verney
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
of Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire