William Deedes senior

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William Deedes (born 17 October 1796 at Sandling Park, Kent; died 30 November 1862 at Belgravia, Westminster) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1817 to 1826, and a Conservative Party politician.

Cricket[edit]

Deedes made his debut first-class appearance in 1817 for the Old Wykehamists, in a team which also included future Kent player Benjamin Aislabie. Playing no further first-class cricket until 1821, he played for various Marylebone Cricket Club sides over the next four years.

Deedes made his county cricket debut playing for Hampshire against Sussex and was dismissed by Jem Broadbridge in each innings.

Now 29 years of age, he was to play just two further first-class matches within the following calendar year, his final first-class appearance coming as a tailender in a combined Hampshire and Surrey team against Sussex in 1826. He took seven stumpings and two catches in the match. Deedes' brother, John and son William also played first-class cricket.

Politics[edit]

Deedes was elected to House of Commons as a Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kent at an unopposed by-election March 1845.[1] He was re-elected unopposed in 1847 in a contested election in 1852 general election, but was defeated at the general election in April 1857. However, Sir Edward Dering, a Liberal who won one of East Kent's two seats in 1852, resigned from the House of Commons on 1 December 1857, and Deedes was elected unopposed at the resulting by-election. He was returned unopposed in 1859, and held the seat until his death in 1862 aged 66.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 403. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward Knatchbull
John Pemberton Plumptre
Member of Parliament for East Kent
18451857
With: John Pemberton Plumptre 1845–1852
Sir Brook Bridges, Bt 1852
Sir Edward Dering, Bt 1852–1857
Succeeded by
Sir Brook Bridges, Bt
Sir Edward Dering, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Edward Dering, Bt
Sir Brook Bridges, Bt
Member of Parliament for East Kent
18571862
With: Sir Brook Bridges, Bt
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Dering, Bt
Sir Brook Bridges, Bt